Pino Morroni with one of the Pi-Behr titanium bikes, brazed with lugs of titanium with magnesium parts.
Pino Morroni passed away in 1999. His innovative mind and resourcefulness will be remembered and missed in the world of sport bicycling.
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.”