Reno native Roland Della Santa won Best Road Bike at this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The Reno-native, known for producing bikes for guys like Greg Lemond and yours truly, won with his beautiful 40th Anniversary Frame.
About nine years ago Roland Della Santa purchased the last 23 sets of Nervex lugs from Geoff Butler Cycles in London, intending to save them for a special project. This project became a limited edition set of 20 bicycles to celebrate his 40th anniversary of frame building. Using old Columbus tubes and offering only three braze-ons (and one waterbottle cage) Della Santa created an Eddy Merckx period piece that the awards jury simply could not resist.
Congrats to Roland - keep up the great work!
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