City bikes remain a vital source of design inspiration in Europe. A real
standout at Eurobike were the Viva bikes, which included the Duro.
The unique frame used “two thin pipes tied together” to make for a
beautiful split-rail design. The one-piece bar/stem combo was also an
Time Sport had three different versions of their new Fluidity
model on display: this one with disc brakes and an integrated
seat post, an ISP bike with standard brakes, and a standard
brake bike with a standard seat post. Time did a good job
integrating the (cable pull) front brake cable into the fork.
Hands down, the Tommasini Tecno remains one of the most beautiful steel bikes around. Handmade with Columbus tubing, the Tecno is
available in a paltry 16 sizes! Not to be outdated, Tommasini also produces some beautiful carbon bikes at their family-run factory in
Grosseto via Nepal, Italy.