Translucent candy apple red powder coat and black stove enamel over chrome.

We’re heading the 2015 installment of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville, Kentucky, running March 6 to 8.  We’ll be bringing four bikes, including our Nuovo Cromovalato LWB, shown here.  The finish on this one-off frame is a new twist on an old Italian technique called cromovelato, which used a tinted lacquer over chrome plating.  We’ve updated it with translucent powder coating on the chrome.  “LWB” stands for long wheel base, which this bike achieves with extra-long 47 cm. chainstays.  It’s smooooth and steady, but still carves turns with ease.  We’ll feature this and other show bikes in upcoming posts.

You have to see it shining in the sun to fully appreciate this stunning finish!