Frame weight. Modern road bikes are light. However, lightness at the expense of performance and reliability is a major liability. Our bikes are both light and reliable.
Frames are characterized by their geometry, material and the craftsmanship of the builder. We choose our custom frames by their biomechanical efficiency, balance and handling.
Land Shark. There is no such thing as a generic Land Shark. Each frame is designed and built for a specific rider, including the custom paint.
Land Shark builder, John Slawta, has handcrafted lightweight performance steel frames since 1982. He has recently introduced a new line of hand-built carbon frames. Land Sharks have been ridden to victory in the World and U.S. championships, as well as the only U.S. victory in the Giro d’Italia.
Slawta uses all new technology in tubesets from Reynolds, Columbus and Dedacciai. He is a master in the technique of fillet brazing.
Pegoretti. These Italian frames are new to the U.S. market. The builder, Dario Pegoretti, builds frames for a number of the well-known professional riders in the Peloton, including seven winners of the Tour de France.
Pegoretti has an acute understanding of how variations in geometry, tube selection and material can be utilized to build a frame with specific performance characteristics. He is a master of the art of tig welding, which results in frames that are strong yet light.
"Randonneur" & Touring Frames
Land Shark. John Slawta, known for his performance frames, is also a fine builder of touring bikes.
Also available are steel frames by Davidson, Cinelli, Daccordi and others. Il Vecchio builds all their bikes to suit individual riding needs and budget. Single and tandem frames available with fillet brazing or traditional lugs.