Romagna is a region where the passion, the devotion, and the love of the cycling are at their apex.
At the height of their creativity,a local bicycle fanatic from the Romagnola town of Lugo, Mr. Oliviero Gallegati, began in 1973 to manufacture exquisite custom road bicycles.
In the beginning the bikes were sold to local cyclists but with increased exposure at international bike shows, Mr. Gallegati received orders from many foreign customers fascinated with the work of superbly skilled artisans.
Two images met Mr. Gallegati’s vision of his dream:
- The tulip, because it is elegant and durable and comes in a vast array of colors
- The cavallino rampante -stallion-which Francesco Baracca, a famous war aviator from Lugo of the late 1800’s, had emblazoned on his airplane.
This same horse was given from Baracca’s family to Ferrari, and of course is now associated with their prestigious cars.
In the past years have created many new inovations in their frame developments which have also been seen ( copied ) on other.
In the 1970’s we introduced a new seat coller which integrated the rear seat stays for a more elegant look without sacrificing regidity.