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2011 Exhibitor News:
Mattia Paganotti of Legor:

The Northern Italian city of Brescia is known both for its fog and artisan population.  Jackrabbits inhabit the surrounding countryside and are known as Legor in an old Brescian dialect.

Mattia Paganotti grew up in Brescia in a family full of steelworkers.  After falling in love with cycling it was natural that he was to become a frame builder.

Mattia studied the art of frame building with Gino Lissinoli who told him “An artisan is shit unless he as passed on his knowledge before retiring.”  While learning his craft at Gino’s chaotic workshop Mattia befriended the widow of Serena a historically important framebuilder who was regarded the best of his generation in Italy.  Recognizing the passion and craftsmanship in the young builder’s work she entrusted Mattia with her late husband’s entire shop of frame building tools and machines.

With a dedication to both innovate and stay true to the quality of Italy’s traditional masters the Legor brand was born.

Legor:

The first Legor to hit the streets of New York City has arrived…. Built up and ready for the long drive to Austin.

photos by: Doug Takeshi Wolfe

2011 Bikes:
Legor da Passeggio:
Mattia Paganotti of Legor:

The Northern Italian city of Brescia is known both for its fog and artisan population.  Jackrabbits inhabit the surrounding countryside and are known as Legor in an old Brescian dialect.

Mattia Paganotti grew up in Brescia in a family full of steelworkers.  After falling in love with cycling it was natural that he was to become a frame builder.

Mattia studied the art of frame building with Gino Lissinoli who told him “An artisan is shit unless he as passed on his knowledge before retiring.”  While learning his craft at Gino’s chaotic workshop Mattia befriended the widow of Serena a historically important framebuilder who was regarded the best of his generation in Italy.  Recognizing the passion and craftsmanship in the young builder’s work she entrusted Mattia with her late husband’s entire shop of frame building tools and machines.

With a dedication to both innovate and stay true to the quality of Italy’s traditional masters the Legor brand was born.

Legor:

The first Legor to hit the streets of New York City has arrived…. Built up and ready for the long drive to Austin.

photos by: Doug Takeshi Wolfe