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Congratulations to Mark DiNucci

March 4, 2010 :: Tags: , :: 3 Comments

I have already been waiting a few months for my own DiNucci Bike. As it turns out Mark was preparing for the Hand Made Bicycle Show. He is such a perfectionist that he won the award for Best Lugged Frame.

Mark does everything handmade, using pretty basic tools, and absolutely with no compromise. Mark does not try to save money or cut the corners. If the end product will have his name on it, it better be darn good. My kind of guy who also happens to be an audiophile, a lover of analog naturally. To my estimate, Mark can make about 24 bikes a year if he is lucky. In fact, if we are lucky. I am number 2 on his current list. Man, I hate being anything but number one. Grateful being on the list though.

Pictures below are courtesy of urbanvelo.org.

3 responses to “Congratulations to Mark DiNucci”

  1. BB says:

    Brother Mehran,

    Sorry to stand in line ahead of you, but somebody has to be #1. Yes, I couldn’t be happier to see my friend win the ‘best lugged frame’ award at the global gathering of the finest craftsmen cycling has to offer. And even more happy that when the dust settles, I get to pedal the prize home. For anyone interested in seeing more of this wonderful work, please check out my two Flickr sites:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10703870@N06/galleries/72157623470369560/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10703870@N06/sets/72157621950157319/

    What’s worth noting most in Mark’s work is his completeness. Most build frames from the lugs (frame fittings) and tubing designs of others. On the winning bike, Mark designed not only the bike, but all the components used to make it (lugs, tubing, bottom bracket shell and dropouts). Add in his obsessive attention to detail and you have the kind of product that looks and rides beautifully.

    -BB

  2. mehran says:

    BB, my dear friend. Thanks for the posting, and thanks for noting your flickrs. I love the pictures. Great photography too. Finally thanks for encouraging me to get a Vanilla and also DiNucci. I am so excited and looking forward to it.
    I have learned a lot about design from you, and I sincerely appreciate it.
    To me, the works of people like DiNucci and Sacha are no different from the work of the original craftsmen behind leica, hasselblad, mechanical watches, and fine tonearms like Moerch, DaVincci, Schroeder, Graham, Triplanar and another fine one a friend has just manufactured and is about to introduce. I feel lucky for knowing you and DiNucci, having these fine items, and even for being a number two in this case. Partly because I know each work of DiNucci will be better than his previous one 🙂
    Love and gratitude from Chicago…..

  3. jamie beninger says:

    Mehran:

    I didn’t know you were a bike affectionado but in many ways it does not surprise.

    Great engineering and art apply equally to audio and these gorgeous cycles!!

    jamie b
    Calgary, Canada

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