…the more they stay the same!
It has been fifteen years (!) since Dustin first opened a bicycle shop in the trendy Berlin suburb of Prenzlauer Berg, with the name Cicli Berlinetta emblazoned above the door! In the subsequent decade and a half of wheeling and dealing in older bicycles, a lot has certainly changed, but his passion remains undimmed.
[read more]When the original premises became too small to house the expanding stock of vintage steel bicycles, Dustin moved to a larger retail space. In addition to acquiring ever more bikes, and a voluminous stash of individual components, he became a family man.
From the off, Dustin knew he couldn’t rely on passing custom, and Cicli Berlinetta needed an internet presence. At the onset the digital domain was as humble and quirky an affair as those chaotic first years in the cramped old shop. Never a shy or retiring type, Dustin has always been a colourful character, and his web pages have always tried to reflect the charisma and personality of both proprietor and product assortment.
Other vendors have come along, the marketplace now quite saturated with similar offerings. Cicli Berlinetta can’t claim to have invented the bicycle, nor proclaim to have been the first to specialise in older steel bicycles of mostly Italian origin. What we can assert, and with great confidence, is that we are “The Home Of Cycling Chic in Berlin”, and we are mighty proud that our influence now reaches the farthest parts of the cycling world.
Different generations of the Cicli Berlinetta web domain have also come and gone, each an improvement upon previous iterations. We are delighted to present this latest, all singing, all dancing spectacular. We are confident you will enjoy browsing the many complete bicycles and individual components listed for sale. Just like the Work’Shop itself, you’ve found your way to a treasure trove full of marvels. We hope you’ll come back often, and tell your friends about us. [/read]