Morroni Pino

Detroit Visionary!

Updated 4.20.2022

Pino Morroni passed away in 1999.
His innovative mind and resourcefulness will be remembered and missed in the world of sport bicycling.

Pino Morroni with one of the Pi-Behr titanium bikes, brazed with lugs of titanium with magnesium parts.

Photos courtesy of Mr. Morroni

Pino Morroni was working on innovative ways to lighten and improve bicycles long before aftermarket lightweight gadgetry was readily available. He is pictured above with his lugged and brazed titanium track bike. Yes, that was BRAZED! In cooperation with Cecil Behringer, he devised a special “silver solder” type method to join the temperamental titanium tubes!
“Pino was highly educated as a tool maker, so in those days it was theoretician, inventor, manufacturer. Then he worked as a machinist for Chrysler for most of his adult life. Pino could seem “over the top” to most bike riders, but he was a hurricane of fresh ideas to the bike builders.”

Dave Porter on the Classic Rendezvous Google group

Pino holding rider beginning test of his complete bike with Dr. Conconi. Velodrome E.U.R. Roma

Pino riding

Pino watching Rossi (32 times Champion of Italy) & stoker test his prototype tandem. (look closely at the arrangement of tubes.)

Pino's special bottom bracket.. Ahead of his time again!

Pino's titanium handle bar stem

Titanium lug set

Left side drive Titanium track bike Note the anti-vibration holes in the main tubes, the tapered titanium stays & fork, the ti lugs that look vaguely like Nervex Dubois.

Photo courtesy Dave Porter

Pino's frame jigs, as now being used by Dave Porter

Cambio Corsa equipped bike Pino was demonstrating at the bike show in 1980s

Pino & Cecil Behringer's titanium fork

photos courtesy Richard Sachs

Quick release wheel skewer (10 photos)

Photos courtesy Mark Agree

Triple nut wheels

Photos courtesy Mark Agree

Branded bicycles by Pino Morroni

“Like an airplane”, complete with 3 green mice.

Decal set, courtesy Glenn Airoldi

Telavio tandem as shown at the Americaine show

at the International Velodrome, Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, Michigan
Courtesy Tim Potter