Daccordi Designer

Daccordi Designer

Steven Cascalheira’s Daccordi demonstrates that sometimes it’s OK to mix a little rice with one’s pasta, but while you’re at it, you may as well start with a French apéritif. His Luigi-built Designer sports a predominantly Shimano 105 groupset, which contrasts with the Stronglight crankset.

Information on the Daccordi heritage is scant, there’s not even a Classic Rendezvous entry. In fact, the most extensive documentation available is a page from the Daccordi catalog on Mark Bulgier’s exhaustive archive, accompanied by some photos of Giuseppe, Luigi and their band of handsome young Italians – concentrating very hard and looking very industrious. Giuseppe Daccordi began building frames in 1937 but was halted by the Second World War. Afterwards, production was accelerated, resulting in a number of pro teams riding their bikes to victory. Giuseppe instilled his own exemplary work ethic in his son, Luigi, who joined the business during the 1960s, and they continue to produce high quality (albeit aluminum and carbonio) frames to this day. There is a steel frame in their range, and I’m currently battling Google Translate to discover whether it’s made by hand in their Pisa Workshop. Can anyone enlighten me?

Grazie to Steven Cascalheira for the great Wall Street-esque photography.

Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer
Daccordi Designer

  • Busyman

    some busyman to finish it off would be nice I reckon.

    • Every bike can benefit from some Busyman, I reckon!

  • Guest
    • Hi mate, Adam here, editor of Cycle EXIF. Thanks for sending that in, I came across that this morning and hunted around for more photos online than those that were on that web page, to no avail, otherwise it would be the next bike in line. It’s a beauty, isn’t it? I had to make do with posting it up on the Cycle EXIF facebook page.

      Thanks again for sending it in, and for reading!

      Adam

  • How do I find out who did the bike up and where they sourced the decals??  Would love to know.

    • Casci

      She is all original bro! That’s what makes her so awesome”…. I very rarely take her out, but it’s a lovely smooth ride that’s for sure, she has been since blessed with a brooks saddle (honey brown) and matching bar tape, also a set of nos rigida rims and changed the tyres out to more period relevant black ones

  • Stefano Boggia

    Hi,

    I’m Stefano from Daccordi bicycles. You can find us on facebook, twitter or by e-mail.

    Thank you for the great photos of this bicycle made by us some years ago! We still produce bicycles very similar to this one.

    Stefano