30 March 2010
Cycle Chic Approves: Orco Cicli Bicycles
Oh dear. Yet another bicycle that makes us weak in the knees here at Cycle Chic. And goodness me, another Italian make. This affair has got to stop. Meet the much too fine bicycles from Orco Cicli, out of Milano. Above is the Preta Donna, that cheeky vixen.
From Orco Cicli's website:
We don’t make bikes in series, we make them by hand one at a time: the measurements, the colour, the accessories and components can all be changed. What remains the same, is the geometry of the frames, the passion and care with which they are made and our trademark discreetly placed on the stem and on the rear case that holds the bike’s worksheet: you can remove it and use the case as a cigarette paper or business card holder.
How cool is that?! A little case holding the bike's worksheet but that can be used to hold rolling paper or business cards!
Anyway, back to business. If The Preta Donna is a cheeky vixen, then god knows what the Nilde Donna gets up to after dark. I shudder excitedly just thinking about it.
The boys are just as precocious, it would appear. The Amadeo Uomo, for example. Thank goodnes Orco Cicli only have five base models to choose from otherwise I'd go quite mad.
Oh, and lovely bicycle bell. Well, I thought it was a bell, but it's a gear shifter thingy.
Here's a film about the three chaps who started the company. It's in Italian, which is lovely to listen to even if you don't parlo.
Orco Cicli are based in Milano.
Their bicycles start at €1300.
Read the Cycle Chic post about their hand-painted bicycles here.