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A carefully curated selection of content about the world of custom steel bikes. Discover the latest news about the Officina Battaglin products, get inspired by some truly unique builds to create yours, and get a behind-the-scenes look at Giovanni Battaglin’s racing career.

The King of the Mountains Chronicles Part 1: A real cycling odyssey

The “King of the Mountains Chronicles” is a series of 5 previously unreleased interviews with Giovanni Battaglin. In these interviews, Giovanni tells the untold story of how he won the polka dot jersey at the 1979 Tour de France, giving a unique insight into professional cycling back in the ’80s. France, June 27, 1979. Forty… (Read moreThe King of the Mountains Chronicles Part 1: A real cycling odyssey)

[VIDEO] Building a steel road bike: 8 special CROMOVELATO colors for your custom frame

Want to make your steel road bike truly unique? Finishing your frame in one of these 8 cromovelato colors is the way to go. In this video, you’ll see 8 different cromovelato samples. Each of these 8 small tubes is an authentic Columbus tube that has been finished the same way as a cromovelato frame.… (Read more[VIDEO] Building a steel road bike: 8 special CROMOVELATO colors for your custom frame)

Introducing the Portofino Premium: here’s the most exclusive custom finish for your Portofino!

Since its launch in 2017, the Portofino frame has been the answer for those looking for a truly unique custom bike. There’s no other frame in the world that blends the traditional lugged construction with the contemporary look of the triple-butted Columbus HSS tubeset and the tapered steerer. And while we were already offering custom… (Read moreIntroducing the Portofino Premium: here’s the most exclusive custom finish for your Portofino!)

[VIDEO] How to make a modern steel bike with lugs: behind the scenes of the Portofino project

Is it possible to make a modern steel road bike with lugs? The answer is yes, and in this video, Alex from Officina Battaglin will show you how. So step inside the Battaglin bike workshop, and get a unique insight into the Portofino’s design project! Introduced in 2017, the Officina Battaglin’s Portofino is the first… (Read more[VIDEO] How to make a modern steel bike with lugs: behind the scenes of the Portofino project)