Paolo Chiossi worked his magic once again, this time with a circa-1940s Gloria frame. While Paolo’s refinement is masterful, it also serves to highlight the quality of construction that made Gloria famous in the ‘30s and ‘40s.
The frame has been resprayed in a shade similar to Bianchi’s ‘celeste’ but with a touch more green. The drive train has been updated with a modern internally geared system, and a dynamo hub in the front to power the headlight. The wooden hand grips are a wonderful detail, as is the Ghisallo rims. Once again, Paolo assigns his restoration with his signature gold badge on the seat tube. The perfect vehicle for traversing the cobbled alleys and laneways of Modena.
You can contact Paolo Chiossi through his website. Thanks to Marcello Venturelli for the photography.