Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sannino vintage Time Trial bike on

Sannino is an Italian brand built by Mauro Sannino. He was taught framebuilding by his grandfather and spent about 10 years apprenticing to other framebuilders before starting his own business in 1979. He earned his reputation by supplying bicycles to the Polish and Russian national teams. (In the excellent film "American Flyers" the Russian team are riding Sannino frames.) Production was fairly limited, with about 1500 frames per year in the mid-1980s. A trademark of many Sannino models were steeper geometries. Seventy-five degree seat tubes and seventy-seven degree head tubes were used on the mid-1980s Professional model! Mauro Sannino is now building the Corratec frames in Munich Germany. He moved away from Turin about 10 years ago. This time trial bike was a very popular model in the early 1980's, the small, 24" front wheel size was used by F. Moser, who set th hour record. It helps to decrease wind drag, and allows a more aerodynamic body position

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