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Framebuilder of the week
getting to know the people that make the bikes

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This feature offers the opportunity to learn more about exhibitors’ individual style and inspirations, as well as giving an insight into their behind the scenes preparation for Bespoked 2016.

Every week we ask a different framebuilder the same five questions and along with photos of them, their workshops and the bikes they make, display them on these pages.

 

Previous framebuilders of the week

Advanced Velo Design - Karl Sparenberg, Ahearne Cycles - Joseph Ahearne, August Bicycles - Gavin Buxton, Craddock - Richard Craddock ,Dear Susan Bicycles, Derailleur England, Donhou Bicycles - Tom Donhou, Field Cycles - Harry Harrison , Grim Bicycles -Rollo Lunn, Caren Hartley - Hartley Cycles, Jaegher Airlight, Llewellyn Custom Bicycles, Mawis - Mathias Scherer, Malcolm Custom, Quirk Cycles - Rob Quirk, Reilly Cycleworks - Mark Reilly, Rusby Cycles, Satoma Cycles, Rodford - Steve &Rob ,Shand Cycles - Steven Shand, Strawberry Bicycles- Andy Newlands , Sturdy Cycles, Sven Cycles - Darron Coppin, Sword Cycles - Tim Leicester, Sturdy Cycles, Takhion + Tsubasa, Winter Bicycles , Wittson Custom

Sergio Finazzi - Nevi Titanium

 

 

 

 

Nevi Titanium

Maker - Finazzi Sergio

Where - Italy

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Nevi was born in 1992 thanks to the determination of the co-founders Finazzi Sergio e Consuelo.From the beginning the purpose was to stand out from other bicycle frames brands, this just choosing to work a noble material such as titanium.

 

 

 

 

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Email - info@nevi.it

Phone - +39 035 8361303

 

 

 

 

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Sergio when he was a pro cyclist during the Giro in 1988 Passo Gavia stage - Photo courtesy of Nevi

1. Do you remember your first bike?

When I was 15 years old I had my first bike, I personally prepared it, AND started with my career as cyclist and at the age of 23 years I became a professional cyclist. My big desire to begin this adventure in 1992 after the end of my career was to build frames but only in titanium to make the difference from others.

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Disc Road- Photo courtesy of Nevi

2. How did you get into Framebuilding?

Because a very big passion for cycling but only for something special like titanium

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Covered - Photo by Ben Broomfield

3. How would you define your style as a framebuilder?

When I started in 1992 titanium was considered a strategic material used only for aerospace and aeronautical. it was not easy to start from the beginning, both concerning the knowledge of the raw material, even regarding the availability of the material itself. But difficulties do not scare me, like during the Giro D'Italia in 1988 the Passo Gavia stage, when the snow was the queen of the day and I arrived exhausted at the end ninth but very happy and led me important memories.

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Light, strong and fast - Photo by Ben Broomfield

4. Who or what has inspired you along the way?

I was supported by engineers and experts of titanium world and technological systems and so I could understand that titanium must be treated as a precious metal and I had to build tools for titanium machining.

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Best Titanium Berlin 2016 - Photo courtesyof Nevi

5. What can we expect to see from you at Bespoked 2016?

To remember my eighties as a professional cyclist I wanted to reproduce the frame but with the technology of nowadays so I built a vintage frame with a 1979 Record Campagnolo groupset and a nowadays road bicycle with disc brake.

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A bike to remember racing in the 80' s - Photo courtesy of Nevi

6. Where is your favourite place to ride?

I usually like to ride on Alps because we are lucky to live near mountains, so when I have enough time I ride Crocedomini or Passo del Vivione

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7. If you weren’t building bikes for a living what would you be?

I have never though about another job because my aim was to work in bicycle world.

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Made in Italy - Photo by Ben Broomfield

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