Cicli Bican was launched in 1972 by Cesare Perna and Giuseppe Piacentino in the small town of Mercenasco in the county of Canavese north of Torino.
The acronym BICAN is the abbreviation of BIciclette CANavese
Frames were built by Cesare up until his death in the late 1980s.
Their top quality custom made steel frames are pantographed with P&P for the surnames of the founders.
Cicli BICAN is still a successful business in Mercenasco servicing and supplying bikes. It has an active cycle team sponsoring local riders and organizes many sporting events.