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PINO MORONI
Detroit Visionary!
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Updated 2/10/2002

        Long before aftermarket lightweight gadgetry was readily available, Pino Moroni was working on innovative ways to lighten and improve bicycles. He is pictured above with his lugged and brazed Titanium track bike, the only such bike in existence!  In cooperation with Cecil Behringer, he devised a special "silver solder" type method to join the temperamental Titanium tubes!

All photos courtesy of Mr. Moroni

Pino Moroni passed away in 1999. His innovative mind and resourcefulness will be remembered and missed in the world of sport bicycling.

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Pino holding rider beginning test
of his complete bike with Dr. Conconi.
Velodrome E.U.R. Roma

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Pino's  brainchild! A bulbous front wheel and made-to-fit front fork, all for aerodynamics....no sooner constructed but then to be outlawed by the UCI!

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Pino watching Rossi (32 times Champion
of Italy) & stoker test his radical prototype
Tandem. (look closely at the arrangement

of tubes.)

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Pino's special bottom bracket..
Ahead of his time again!

A recollection by David Patrick

"Like an airplane", complete with 3 green mice.

Decal set,
courtesy

Glenn Airoldi

Wayne Bingham's bike
 
(coming)

 

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