CICLI DI BARTOLOMEI
Renato and Alessandro Di Bartolomei.
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From house-built bikes to 'broom-bikes'
Cicli di Bartolomei is in business since 1945 and was founded by late grandpa Di Bartolomei. He was it who designed the magnific logo that was used on their bike badges. Cicli di Bartolomei is specialized in repairing bikes but build their own bikes too. They get the label ‘Special Edition’.
Renato di Bartolomei: 'Building a bike is like making a work of art. You have to put your soul in it. In every bolt, in every nut. I wonder if the Chinese put soul in it… Because all they do is killing the market in stead of building heritage for bicycling.' ‘Most funny anecdote lately was a client that had fixed his bike with a broom. After he destroyed it again — which was not difficult, obviously — he came to our shop to have it fixed by us. The only thing ; he wanted us to fix it again… with a broom.’
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