Not many people know that, but Italy gave a really important contribution to the production of titanium bicycles. During the 70’s, mr. Amelio Riva (from Mozzo, a little village near Bergamo, north of Italy) created a brand called “Trecià” which had the aim to produce the first titanium bicycles. During the Cold War titanium was used only for military purposes and it wasn’t so easy to find, so mr. Riva procured the materials by himself and produced the tubes. He even bought the weld chamber from the company Auto Delta.
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