Zullo Vergine

Zullo Vergine

Some classic Italian marques just go to seed in their golden years, forgoing the integrity their name was built upon for the sake of a global market, but Tiziano Zullo keeps producing wonderful frames in his shop, the Columbus XCR stainless steel framed Vergine being one of them. This model was adorned with the regalia it deserves, the limited edition Shimano Dura-Ace 25th Anniversary groupset.

Tiziano Zullo has been producing frames for around 40 years and the experience is revealed in his craftsmanship and reputation for excellence. It’s fitting that one of the superlatives of the Italian frame building industry should have his frame graced with the elite Japanese groupset, Dura-Ace was introduced around the same time Tiziano began seriously wielding the torch. Pater Auer captured the moment the two of them came together, pre-ride, in the morning sun. I can almost smell the waft of roasting espresso. More details on Peter’s flickr stream.

Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine
Zullo Vergine

  • Mostlypedals

    Oh my. This bike is beautiful. I like the shiny bits.

  • revdub

    Yes indeed – this is a beauty. The amount of awesome details… I can stare at this for a long time. Riding it would be nice too!

    Also, If anyone knows if that is Brooks leather wrap on the bars, post up. Thanks.

    • revdub, that is indeed Brooks leather wrap on the bars. Check the flickr for more details.

    • dunga

      Hello Revdub,

      yes it’s a brooks leather wrap.

      Greetings
      Peter

      • revdub

        Thanks for the reply, Peter!

  • Zezeltin

    is that cable housing part of the dura-ace anniversary groupset?

    • dunga

      Hello zezeltin,

      the Cable housing are sillver Nokons.

      greetings
      peter

      • Zezeltin

        thank you dunga,
        absolutely beautiful stuff.

  • Burton

    This is easily the most beautiful and desirable bicycle I have seen in a long time. I can’t stop dreaming about it. Does anyone kow what brand of rims the builder has used?