The founder and publisher of the Handbuilt Bicycle Guide, Paul has long experience in Europe and North America as a cycling journalist as well as having helped as a communications consultant at events such as Sea Otter Classic, North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and more recently the Philly Bike Expo. He has owned and ridden handbuilt custom bicycles since his teenage years. Paul lives in San Francisco, California, with five bicycles.
The 2019 Giro d'Italia starts this weekend, and finishes again in the Verona Area. Officina Battaglin releases a limited edition frame that honours the venue of the greatest day in Giovanni Battaglin's career.
If they're good enough for F1 cars, flat-plate pivotless suspension arms should be okay for cycling. Ti-Cycles, as ever looking to incorporate clever thinking into its designs, approached the esteemed engineer John Castellano to adapt his Flat-Plate chainstay for 3" tyres.
Two years ago, in 2017, Battaglin announced a run of 30 diamond-studded frames commemorating Stephen Roche's 1987 Tour-Giro-World's hat trick. Only one set remains of the materials required for this stunning custom frame.