2013 is quite a milestone year. We’re currently enjoying the 100th edition of the Tour de France, while one of it’s most exceptional contributors, Campagnolo, celebrates it’s 80th anniversary. There have been competitors and imitators, but the Italian manufacturer remains the most authentic, ergonomic and stylish. What better skeleton to dress with the commemorative gruppo than a custom steel road frame by Massachusetts’ own Mike Zanconato.
Over the past fifteen years, Mike has generated a massive following throughout the United States for his exceptional cyclocross frames. His custom road frames deserve the same attention: pure steel thoroughbreds finished by the hands of man who loves what he does, and does it passionately. When Zank’s latest customer asked for a straight-up road bike, he was answered with a Columbus PegoRichie frame and forks, which coincided with the release of Campagnolo’s anniversary groupset.
Campagnolo is a brand that shares the same passion for quality riding. Founded in 1933, it’s founder, Tullio Campagnolo, can be credited with innovations such as the quick release mechanism and the derailleur. Over the years, an emphasis on functional design has graced their components with a jewel-like superiority. The anniversary set has been as highly finished as the frame—micro-sanded and anodized black—which Zank took into consideration, specifying a complementary paint scheme.