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Aldo Pavia

Classic Italian Bicycles

Classic Italian Bicycles

2019


My name is Aldo Pavia, photographer and industrial designer. I studied in Florence, Italy, where I got my diploma as an industrial designer in 2018. I have a deep passion and love for bicycles, I used to be a downhill rider. I arrived 2nd place in the national championships in Chile in 2010. Everything changed when I decided to move to Florence where I worked as a photographer for a vintage bicycle shop for 3 years where I learned almost everything about frames, components, years of production, range of models, framebuilders, Eroica, Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and many other things related to the road bicycles between the years 1960 to 2000. 95% of the time I had the opportunity to work only with Italian bikes and Campagnolo components, the rest was related to Shimano and other products for bicycles. I would like to talk about everything of what I saw during those 3 years working there but I also want you to relax and check out what beautiful bikes I had the opportunity to take photos of. So, take a seat and enjoy this selection of bicycles that I have for you here!


Something funny... This homeless, very intelligent, but sometimes with many personalties, always asked me for money, some of the times I had coins with me and sometimes not, well, those times he

got mad at me. Usually the day after he forgot what he made the day before. Once I forgot my tripod for the camera and he was that sweet and saved for me until the day after.


In these pictures, there’s a difference of two days, he was with the same clothes. In the first one, he’s energic and happy, in this page he felt not so well because the alcohol he got in the morning as a breakfast.


One of my favorite moments and events to see every year is definetly l’Eroica. Amazing landscapes in Tuscany, where people from all over the world come with their own bikes to do the “race” or take a look at how beautiful this event is. Such a fun moment where people can meet each other in the “strade bianche” (white streets) or in the vintage market trying to catch the best pieces or the best prices. Personally I didn’t see this world of vintage bicycles grow from the beginning, I saw part of it when it was already developed but constantly growing and expanding to new countries and cultures, which is something really incredible! This picture is from 2016 where this guy was really exhausted after the whole trip to arrive at Gaiole in Chianti, a town in the Chianti Valley. It’s not simple to arrive to this town, it’s pretty far and not well connected with other cities nearby. That’s why in this shot he’s just relaxing after his long trip to get there in his Scapin with Campagnolo Athena groupset.


L’Eroica

Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany - Italy


Atala Professionisti Campagnolo C-Record Columbus SLX tubes


Bianchi Specialissima X4 Argentin Campagnolo C-Record Columbus SLX tubes


Bianchi Specialissima Superleggera Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SL tubes


Bianchi Specialissima X4 Argentin Crono Campagnolo C-Record Cobalto Columbus SLX tubes


Bianchi Specialissima New Old Stock! Campagnolo 50th anniversary Columbus SL tubes

This is a special bike given as a gift from Bianchi to the movie producer of the Giro d’Italia Enzo De Pasquale in 1982.


Cinelli Supercorsa Campagnolo C-Record Columbus SLX tubes


Every time I had to walk around 300 mts. from the shop where I used to work in Florence, to get in Piazza del Carmine Square. My tasks were bring the camera gear, products to clean the tires while I had to shoot and at least 2 bicycles.

That’s me cleaning the tires of my own bike in 2017.


Colnago Bititan Campagnolo Record Titanium Titanium tubes


Colnago C40 Lampre edition Campagnolo Record Carbon fiber tubes


Colnago Esamexico Pista Campagnolo C-Record Columbus ESA tubes


Colnago Extreme-C Campagnolo Record Titanium Carbon Fiber tubes


Colnago Master Krono Time Trial Campagnolo C-Record Columbus Gilco S4 tubes


Colnago Master Olympic Campagnolo Record Columbus Gilco S4 tubes


Colnago Nuovo Mexico Saronni Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SL tubes


Colnago Oval CX Campagnolo Super Record Columbus Oval tubes


De Rosa 1975 Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SL tubes


De Rosa Max Time Trial Campagnolo C-Record Columbus Max tubes


De Rosa Professional Team Sammontana Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SL tubes


Francesco Moser Leader Campagnolo Record Oria Leader tubes


Francesco Moser Classe Shimano Dura Ace Oria Leader tubes


Francesco Moser Va por la hora Campagnolo C-Record Oria tubes


Masi Milano Gran Criterium Campagnolo Nuovo Record Columbus SL tubes


Masi Milano Prestige Campagnolo Super Record Reynolds tubes


Pinarello Banesto Campagnolo Record Columbus SLX tubes


Pinarello Prologo Campagnolo Record Columbus Air tubes


Pinarello Prologo SLX Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SLX tubes


Rossin Prototype Campagnolo Record Pista Columbus SL tubes


Rossin Record Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SL tubes


Somec Promax Campagnolo Record Columbus Pro-max tubes


Stelbel Dynamics Crono Campagnolo C-Record Cobalto Columbus SL tubes


Tommasini Super Prestige Campagnolo C-Record Cobalto Columbus SLX tubes


Tommasini Super Prestige Campagnolo C-Record Cobalto Columbus SLX tubes


Tommasini Super Prestige Campagnolo C-Record Columbus SLX tubes


Willier Superleggera Campagnolo Super Record Columbus SL tubes


Photographed, edited and designed by Aldo Matteo Pavia Industrial designer and photographer Copenhagen, Denmark aldopavia@gmail.com

All the pictures were taken in Tuscany, Italy. The portraits of the bicycles in front of the door were taken in Piazza del Carmine, Florence, Italy. The door corrispond to the facade of Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine church, one of the most important paintworks (affreschi) from Masaccio and Masolino are in the interior of Cappella Brancacci, next to the church.

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Vintage Bicycles  

These are 3 years of work, where in Florence, Italy, I worked as a photographer for a vintage bicycle shop. Of course here you will find so...

Vintage Bicycles  

These are 3 years of work, where in Florence, Italy, I worked as a photographer for a vintage bicycle shop. Of course here you will find so...

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