Giovanni Pelizzoli recently introduced a new model to his range, a suave road-going frame constructed from Columbus XCR. The new frame, named AETA, adds a modern slant to the Pelizzoli lineup, which consists of some the finest handmade Italian racing machines.
The AETA is a personally tailored chassis, Giovanni created this one for a 6’4″ tall customer who requested a frame with ultimate stiffness that was as light as possible. It’s kitted out with custom carbon fiber components from Italian manufacturer WR Compositi — the fork, handlebar, seat post and saddle have been especially formed as a result of an exclusive working arrangement between the two. Final weight? An impressive 7.6kg.
Giovanni Pelizzoli is a living legend of Italian bicycle racing culture. He is the man behind the legendary Ciöcc marque, which he established in 1969. Since the sale of Ciöcc in 1980, he has returned to the production of custom steel racing bicycles, and the restoration and preservation of vintage frames. You can contact Pelizzoli World through their website, and have a look at Andy White’s recent visit to the factory in Bergamo, Italy.