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I had a chance to interact with Brian Miller of Iride Bikes and he has the passion for Italian bikes
and other things Italian. At first I thought could this be the bike Apple is producing? Designed in
the United States and manufactured in Italy? Not. These urban city bikes are 100% Italian and
handmade by only one master. His name is Carlo Gemmati. The grandson of the Umberto
Gemmati, the founder who open his workshop in 1919. I was told that the frames are all cut,
brazed and painted by only Carlo so you are truly getting a work of art from an artist.
It seems like Iride’s niche is designing fast riding city bikes for the cyclist who want to ride in
style but they also build your standard road and track bikes. They currently produce 5 models
and will debut the newest 6th model at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The latest
offering will be the Donna, a variation of the Monello model. The Donna is a single speed city
bike for women that prefer to ride with a skirt. The top tube has been changed to two thinner
sloping tubes that extend to the rear axle. It has a different handlebar and crank, but similar in
Above is the Monello model. I look forward in seeing the Donna at the show since it’s time to
get a new bike for the spouse.
Check out Iride Bikes website (Irideusa.com). They will be at the North America Handmade
Bicycle Show on Feb. 26-28.