Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with C). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.
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About two years ago, I’ve posted an article about Chesini bikes and the beautiful city of Verona, titled “Verona and Chesini“. In that article, I wrote about how I paid an accidental visit to Chesini shop at Ponte Navi, Verona.
Chesini was founded in 1925 in Verona by Gelmino Chesini, who had been a bicycle mechanic before he began building bicycles. Until the end of the era of steel tubes and lugs, Chesini was a famous bike company. Even some world championships were won with Chesini frames.
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Sak_art is a motorcycle & industrial design company founded in 2010 based near Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. They design motorcycles, helmets, and bicycles. Sak_art design want to create synergies with the greatest frame builders, Each fine frame become their unique painting work that displaying their aesthetic creativity and passion that have roots in the beauty & culture of their land, Tuscany, Italy.
Their last two great projects are for limited edition handmade airbrush painting bicycles: Chesini Florentia MMXIII (presented at InterBike 2013 Las Vegas – this special bicycle even participated in Granfondo Pinarello 2013, and Viva Bike Vegas 2013); and Parkpre “Future” project, created in joint venture with the brand Parkpre Bicycles (born in the ’80s with the aim to become one of the protagonists in the cycling sector – the brand was purchased and brought to Italy in 2004).
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I went to Verona in 2009 for a one-day vacation. It was late March. Verona is the city of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”.
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