Alfio Bonanno (?~ 2008?)
built bikes for great champions
such as Francesco Moser.
He had his tricks to build bicycles. First of
all the cyclists went to his dark workshop in Catania in
Sicily. Like a tailor, he took the measurements of the legs,
the bust, and the arms of the cyclist. And according to these
measures developed the frame. I was a kid when I went to find
him in his workshop that was narrow and long and total black
in the heart of the city.
The elephant coat of arms on your bike is the
symbol of Catania (which we call Sicilian "liotru". )
None of her children
or grandchildren wanted to follow the art of
him because he was a closed person. He worked alone and did
not want anybody between his feet."
davidecus on BikeForums
bicycle at auction on Italian eBay by Fast_cyclist
artistic frame set made for Moser by Alfio Bonnano
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