One Sunday morning bike builder Rino Boschetti went to an exposition of naif artist Brenno Benatti in Bologna. The paintings he saw really fascinated Boschetti and he spent quite some time admiring Benatti's work.
When he was about to leave, an idea came to him. What if such a painting would be on one of his bikes. Like all great framebuilders, Boschetti in his inventious mind was always on the search for something truly unique and special, he envisioned how one of his bikes would literally become a piece of art.
So he decided to stay and wait until the end of the exposition. After he told Benatti about his idea and it didn’t take long for Benatti to embrace the project.
The base was a top of the range Boschetti bike equipped with high end Campagnolo components.
Benatti worked for 6 weeks on the bike in his studio. He created a total of 13 paintings which would represent rural Italy and the typical activities that take place on Italian farms throughout the year. The paintings are so detailed that even the shadows of the trees can be spotted.
As you can imagine Boschetti was mesmerized by Benatti’s creation. Ever since he keeps the bike in his private office. It stands as one of his most treasured and proud memories in his long frame building career.
When he was asked by Museo del Ghisallo if he would like to expose the bike in their legendary museum, he kindly refused. However a documentary about the bike was produced which could then be seen in Museo del Ghisallo instead.
After so many years Boschetti has finally decided to part with the bike and give it up for sale. The bike can be seen in Boschetti’s office in Marano sul Panaro. Asking price is 19.999€ and the lucky buyer will receive the original copy of the aforementioned documentary as well.
- The bike is in mint condition
- Built on Columbus Altec Aluminium tubing
- Fully Campagnolo Record Titanium groupset
- Selle Bassano Vuelta Titanium saddle
- FIR Super Rialto wheelset
- 3ttt Stem and handlebar
Pick up preferred at Mr. Boschetti's office in Marano Sul Panaro (Modena).
Reasonable offers are welcome.
If any questions don't hesitate to reach out.