We all dream about finding a brand new, virgin classic in a small bike shop and for Piero Morano, shop manager of Deus CYCLEWORKS, that dream came true. Piero stumbled upon this Carrera Corse in Cicli Rochini, a small store in his family’s hometown of Imola, Italy.
Deus CYCLEWORKS is the bicycle arm of Deus Ex Machina, world-renowned alchemists of motorcycles. Founded by Dare Jennings (the man behind one of the most successful surf brands, Mambo), Rod Hunwick (who started Action Motorycles) and utilizing the creative direction of Carby Tuckwell (ex-Moon Designs), Deus builds some of the coolest motorcycles on the planet. An enthusiasm for motorcycles naturally attracted an interest in their pedal-powered ancestors and Deus CYCLEWORKS was born. Piero Morano runs the operation and is a font of knowledge when it comes to Italian classics.
Piero’s Carrera Corse was constructed in the workshop of one Dario Pegoretti from Columbus SLX and is equipped with Campagnolo’s 1st Generation eight speed Record gruppo, which incorporated the last generation of the revered Delta brake set. This was the first range to feature Ergopower levers. The Carrera Jeans team included a young Marco Pantani from 1992 to 1996 whose contract required him to wear that infamous kit of Lycra printed with acid wash denim. Were they not the glory days of cycling couture?
The Deus Ex Machina showroom (‘The Temple of Enthusiasm’) is located in Camperdown, Sydney and the Deus CYCLEWORKS is on Oxford Street in Sydney’s east. Piero can sort you out with all your classic and modern builds and restorations, contact him and keep updated on the latest news via their Tumblr. Big thanks to Carby Tuckwell and Matthew Woodward for the photography.