A new 9-part video series from Italian bike maker Officina Battaglin’s offers a detailed peek into their workshop and how the company developed over time. Founder & 1981 Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin takes you inside their production shop in northern Italy to see the techniques Battaglin uses to craft modern, meticulously precise steel road bikes…

Battaglin’s How to build modern, precision steel bikes

In “The Man of Steel” series Giovanni Battaglin leads us into the workshop where he oversees the construction of his eponymous steel frames. The complete series details a “secret formula” Battaglin has used over the decades, and touches on some of the most successful steel bikes to come out of his shop over the years.

Battaglin only speaks Italian, so the series gives him a voice-over & subtitles so more international viewers can hear his racing & bike building stories & opinions. Giovanni’s son Alex who manages the brand now said the put a lot of effort into producing the comprehensive video series because they “wanted our customers to see how their steel frames are made.”

This first video we embedded above is available directly on their site, with the remainder freely accessible via a private link once you sign up via email to their mailing list.

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Papabadri Padmanaban
Papabadri Padmanaban
3 years ago

His uniform really says ‘hard working man of the people’ to me.

DingDang
DingDang
3 years ago

“Giovanni’s son Alex who manages the brand now……” Maybe he is partially retired, hmmm? He can dress anyway he wants – he’s earned it.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
3 years ago

yeah hard working man done good. Deserved

Robin
Robin
3 years ago

If there’s one thing that’s super duper important, it’s judging someone by how they dress.

Ves Mandaric
3 years ago

…uniform….?????????????????????????????????????

Exodux
3 years ago

That’s some Italian flare there. The guys a legend, he can dress as he chooses.

I remember a long time ago, in my local shop, there used to be a Battaglin frame, painted in red, white and blue, stars and strips, hanging up on the wall with all the other frames, that I just lusted for.

uomorana71
3 years ago

he sold me my 1st frame, it was 1984, columbus aelle tubing, now i ride Giant Carbon bikes

Skip
Skip
3 years ago

It would be nice if I could expand the video to full screen…..

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3 years ago
Reply to  Skip

There’s 3 icons in the lower right of the video, volume, settings, and full screen… It can’t be any more obvious.

Per Bausager
Per Bausager
3 years ago

So how do a hard working man dress? I’ve known Giovanni for 42 years now and both as a rider and as a constructor he has always worked very hard. Always at the office or/and in the production.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
3 years ago

They make some really gorgeous bikes. I suggest checkout out their website.

walter
walter
2 years ago

Giovanni Battaglin dressed for the interview/video, in my opinion it is a sign of respect for the customers and viewers of the video. Giovanni has Always been a hard worker and a Grande Campione