Verona, Italy.

Updated 6.26.2011

       "In 1930, Silvino Grandis built his first bicycle but it wasn't until 1965 that the first Grandis branded frame appeared. In the years preceding 1965 he gained a wealth of experience. In 1957 as the official mechanic of the "Venice A" team, he saw the triumph of "his" athlete Mino Bariviera at Milan-San Pellegrino (ex Italia Tour amateurs). Teofilo Sanson, who was well aware of Silvino's professionalism, also engaged him as the official mechanic of Gianni Motta of Sanson."
       "By 1986, the original shop space on Via Col. Fincato in Verona was no longer sufficient to handle the numerous customers so a new location was opened nearby in Viale Venezia 79. In 2004 they moved to their "Grandis Centre" at Via Strada della Giara n11 (which is actually in Poiano)."
                                                                           Angel Garcia

See his visit to the current Grandis facility HERE

"1975 Grandis Special Gran Prix that I restored last summer. I am the original owner. The frameset was purchased at the "Spoke" shop in Austin, Texas while I was in college for $295!"    Keith Kessel

      .

And built up as bike...

   

                 

The web master's Grandis Special circa 1981