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2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show: the pope’s rims and Della Santa’s honesty

Roland Della Santa reveals the truth behind his chainstay decorations as Ric Hjertberg expounds on wheels past and future.

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2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Ghisallo rims
Ghisallo rims are handmade in Italy, a few meters from the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel (a Catholic cycling shrine) by the Cermenati family. In 2007 they presented the pope with a wooden bicycle featuring their rims. Photo: Nick Legan

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