Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

Bringing classic steel to life with modern paint is a trick that My Wild Love Cycles of Treviso, Italy is getting quite good at. Case in point is their latest road frame, the Angolo, which unites Columbus SL tubing and explosive, 4-tone paintwork.

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

Unlike their first offering of road frames that had a new-old-stock back-story, the Angolo is a new frame, built in Treviso from contemporary Columbus steel. Slender, lugged tubing give it a lightness of design, while the straight fork brings an aggressive touch to the front end.

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

Its distinctive livery is inspired by explosive force and is built up of fractured slivers that radiate out from the frame’s centre. Each layer of paint is applied separately and baked, with the result that one frame takes two days to mask and spray.

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

To pay homage to Treviso’s long history of bicycle building, the Angolo features vintage lugs on the head tube. Made in the 80s – and sourced from the frame builder’s basement – these ornately shaped lugs create a genuine link between past and present.

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

Pantographing (on the fork crown, bottom bracket and seat stay tips) was also done locally on vintage machines. In use since the 60s, these Italian-built machines have carved steel for all the great brands, from Cinelli to Pinarello and CIOCC, to name a few.

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

As can be seen from the horizontal top tube, the Angolo is crafted with classic geometry. Frames are offered in 2cm increments, from 50 to 60 cm. For those that need it, custom sizing is also possible.

Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo

This version is built up with Campagnolo Potenza in shiny silver, completed with parts from Deda, wheels by Gipiemme and tires from Vittoria. The result is a true Italian thoroughbred with contemporary looks and competitive performance.

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Bursting Forza: My Wild Love Angolo