Fixed gear

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Sacro Macello di Valtellina IV

Words by Vito / Pictures by Alexia, Guido & Cello   Partenza sotto il diluvio, conoscendo i miei polli mi incollo al culo di Mr. Ohm e nei primi km di flat verso il Ghisallo prendo tutti gli schizzi del suo mudguard nei denti. Iniziamo a climbare il Ghisallo come se non ci fosse un domani, mi giro prendendo fiato e mi accorgo che rimaniamo solo io, Ohm e Pascal da Roma;...

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Il più stronzo che conosco

Words by Lo-Fi Boi / Pictures by Alexei "Lone Wolf" Popov It’s 6/6 and the italian fixed gear scene gives us a lot of superlative events, but we are assholes so me and Alexei a.k.a. Lone Wolf decide to do a very asshole thing: Bologna – Roma on fixed gear bikes. I think it is not too much for me to do 420 km, so I decide to shit out of...

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Gli Spacconi

Words by Clava / Pictures by Cello, Clava, Fisto & Pagha Fuck it! The Holywater Death Race, the gravel race in Acquasanta Terme, fell through. The Cani won’t go. We’ll regret it! This time again I must stay here in the valley with my pals playing the braggart narrow-minded country-dweller (do you know those guys who spend all the day outside the town bar with their rolled up t-shirt sleeves and...

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Frontalieri

Words & pictures by Cello This trip was formerly rode by Giovanni http://granciclismo.com/frontalieri/ and Massimo https://spokesandnipples.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/13-gennaio-14-frontaliers/ Thank you! We've only added the road from our homes to Argegno and back from Menaggio.   Ferry rules. Nordic ski in Lanzo d'Intelvi. The ficsi-friendly descent after the Arogno customs. If you are so lucky to find in Switzerland an empathic spot, you should always recommend it: Bar Colonne, Largo Mario Soldini, Mendrisio The hard climb to Scudellate. Crossing the...

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Track Bikes & Backpacks

Words by Clava / Pictures by Cello & Clava The day after this: http://caniscioltivaltellina.it/alpine-dirt-roads-on-road-bikes/ “…Suddenly you see barriers and signs with the word finish written on them. The stage is over!… But soon you realize that the road continues, and so you go on…” “Watch out for the witch!” - told us the guy on the sidewalk that, after overstepping us, stopped his walk, as if all of a sudden something...

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Viaggio al termine della notte

Words by Clava / Pictures by Cello La notte più lunga è stata lunga quanto basta: siamo partiti che era già cominciata e siamo tornati che non era ancora finita... Vi è mai capitato di camminare in una stanza al buio tendendo le mani in avanti in attesa di arrivare a toccare il muro? Sai che poco spazio ti divide da esso, solo pochi metri, ma il momento del contatto sembra non arrivare...

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Ciao amore, esco a far correre i Cani…

https://vimeo.com/113257985 Foce dell'Adda /// November 16th 2014 Camera: Cello/Fisto /// Fujifilm X-E1 Editing: Cello Rider: Cello/Fisto /// Pinarello Pista/Bianchi D2 Cross Music: (the) Melvins /// A history of bad men /// (A) senile animal (2006)   Words & Pictures by Cello Last Sunday I woke up late. So after breakfast I planned to go for a TBTW hill-bombing session through the mountains over the Como lake. Alone. I pulled out my Pinarello Pista...

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Sacro Macello di Valtellina

Words by Guido|CasbahCicloClub / Pictures by Guido|CasbahCicloClub, Cello & Gaf There’s nothing to say about sacro macello, it is the hardest, toughest, and purest race for track bikes I know. caniscioltivaltellina are a bunch of guys hanging around morbegno, a city on top of como lake, they may appear as normal guys with a good aptitude to alcoholics and over-buttered food, but there is definitely something more underneath. When it comes to riding they...

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TRACK BIKES IN THE MOUNTAINS

Words by Juliet Elliott / Pictures by Dave Noakes & Cello "These guys are total nutjobs. In the nicest possible way.” I was trailing behind three Italian strangers with whom I’d briefly interacted on Instagram, and I was wondering about their sanity. Forty five minutes into a seemingly never-ending climb my legs were beginning to grumble. Switchback followed switchback as we dragged ourselves ever higher into the mountains of Valtellina....

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Tremola

Via Tremola al San Gottardo / Fixed Gear / 47x17 / Brakeless Words by Pagha / Pictures by Cello & Pagha   ..it’s been months we’ve been thinking about doing the Tremola.. it was initially supposed to be a two day ride.. road bikes and gears… two days earlier, after a few beers, we started talking about the next ride and the Tremola came to mind.. ‘yeah Captain, why not?...

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