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Updated
10.11.2022     

Carlo Drali b. 1897 had made racing bikes for Gloria, and Giuseppe ("Beppino") b. 1910, joined his father in the shop in 1941.
Bianchi resumed manufacturing in 1945 after the war, and Carlo and Beppino were called in to build bicycles for Fausto Coppi, who won the first "Milan-Sanremo" on a Drali frame.
Then into the 1960s Carlo and Giuseppe Drali were engaged by the Bianchi Reparto Corse Racing division to build frames for not only Coppi but also Baldini, Nencini and Gimondi.
Bianchi closed itís in-house racing division in 1970 and Beppino Drali continued building small numbers of Bianchi labeled race frames decaled for pro teams.
In 2014 Drali closes his workshop, but in 2017, Gianluccca Pozzi,
Angelo Mantovani, Andrea Camerana and Robert Carrara join with Beppino to restart production in a new company.
Giuseppe Drali passed away on Dec 27, 2021.
Biography

Article:
"My Time with Giuseppe Drali, a Bicycle Icon"
Drali Pokerissimo bike
on cicliartigianali.co.uk
Drali Pokerissima bike
on IWOB

Video with Beppino in his old shop

Video in new location

1980s Drali bike courtesy steel-vintage.com

           

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