Giuseppe Drali was born in 1928 in Milan the son of Carlo Drali, who in 1925 opened his bicycle shop and Bianchi dealership constructing racing frame. Guiseppe (Beppino) joined his father in the shop at the age of 10 and continues to the present day at the age of 90 hand building artisan racing frames.
In 1949 he created the Bianchi Specialissima "Elaborata Drali" track bikes for Fausto Coppi. It was the only case in which the historic brand has allowed a frame maker to affix his signature on their frames. One of the bikes has always hung in Drali’s shop.
Recently a group of enthusiasts invested in Drali and relaunched Cicli Drali with the help of Beppino’s long term apprentice Alessandro just around the corner from the original shop. Beppino comes to work every day
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