an unsung artisan who, beginning in 1946,
crafted many champions' bicycles, including winners of The Tour De France, The Giro d'Italia and the World Championships. He was never to receive the credit, due to the
politics of race team sponsorships.
Pictured is Maestro Picchio (on the left) with his top assistant
Francesco Trentin, who had been team mechanic for the Torpado team in its grandest days.
All brazing was done by Picchio or Trentin.
The intricately carved lugs of the Model