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Almost twenty-four years ago to the date was my trip to see the great Italian frame builder, Giovanni Pinarello. Famous for his beautiful racing bikes and... as the last rider to actively pursue the maglia nera, or the black jersey from the 1951 Giro d'Italia. I have fond memories of him. He was extremely hospitable, distinguished and rightly proud of his noble handmade bicycles. With camera in hand I was graciously allowed to photograph inside his factory in Treviso. Awe inspiring for a young cyclist/artist from Canada! Here's another photograph I re-discovered from my archives from that wonderful time at the world-famous bike builder, Cicli Pinarello.