Handcrafted near Venice Italy by the Gemmati family since 1919. Now available in North America. High performance noncompetitive vehicles for urban riding. New action video: Fashionable man in suit rides fine bicycle, Manhattan. Pictorial history of Iride: (also, Iride is pronounced like ERIE-deh, like the root of iridescent) www.irideusa.com facebook/irideusa youtube/irideusa [...]
This bike was built for a customer that wanted a functional cross racing bike but with a lot of style. The top mounted cables will keep the mud at bay while the flame paint job with polished lug work gives it that cool factor.
Utilizing the hard won expertise gained from generations of racing at the nearby velodrome, the Gemmati Velocipedi factory has developed a track bike frame with serious yet moderate geometry, resulting in an eminently ridable, quick, predictable, nimble, solid machine. The perfectly balanced handling characteristics are equally suitable for racing or pavement.
- Hand brazed lugged steel frame
- Tough powder coat finish
- Columbus Niobium SL triple butted steel alloy tubes
- Columbus Minimal full carbon fiber fork
- Non-drilled brake bridge
- No added braze ons or bottle mounts
- Miche Primato bottom bracket bearings
- Miche Supertype seat post
- Miche Primato Advanced crank set 144mm BCD 48 tooth
- Miche Pista chain
- Miche Primato cog 16 tooth, fixed gear only
- Miche Pistard wheel set with machined and painted sides
- 700×23 clincher tires
These two bikes were a lot of fun to build. I loved the challenge of making those fat tires fit into my frame. The rides that I was able to take on them were great fun too. I can’t wait to finish mine so that I can discover what new types of exploring I will be able to do on it.
For me a ride on the trails and gravel back roads around home are a great way to get in a workout and reset my head on a commute home from work. The versatility of a mountain or cyclocross bike means that my route options are almost limitless.
Ready for all day, all terrain adventure. Connector-less dynamo hub makes it extra clean and hassle free wheel removal. Integrated rack, lighting and fender.
Here is Tim’s road frame, it had to satisfy some unique fit issues and look good. The sloping top tube added stand over clearance and the over size tubes gave it the stiffness he needed.