Ghisallo Bicycles

Seen in a San Jose bike shop.

Ghisallo Bicyles

The story goes that a traveler named Ghisallo was attacked by roving bandits. He ran to a nearby shrine and sought refuge after he was drawn to the shrine by an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Religious leaders later proclaimed this apparition — the Madonna del Ghisallo — to be the patroness of cyclists.


  • bikinginla
    September 15, 2013 - 10:01 am | Permalink

    I never ride without my Madonna del Ghisallo medallion; doesn’t hurt to have a little divine protection. At least until Rome gets around to making Gino Bartali a saint.

    I’d be very curious what that Ghisallo Bicycles refers to, though. I know Litespeed has a Ghisallo frame, but that doesn’t seem to be what that is.

  • September 18, 2013 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    Hey Ted, I don’t know what’s inside the box.

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