The Hunt Cycling is a full service bike-shop, independent journal and collective consisting of three cycling enthusiasts based in Halle Saale. We try to explore, document and share our experiences in the field of cycling and beyond. Besides drinking shandy, lots of riding and intellectual discusses about bike parts and stuff, we enjoy riding with friends and running our showroom and bike-shop located in the center of Halle.
It is autumn. One could think this year’s cycling season is finished. In spite of the weather becoming more and more uncomfortable we have a lot of visitors in the headquarter. Carlotta is one of them. She visits us quite regularly. Furthermore she’s completely fallen in love with a beautiful frame. No beauty at first sight but definitely a frame with a history. We are talking about a sunburst yellow, ultramarine blue-coloured Gianni Motta with smoothed out aluminum tig welds.
The über-yellow paint job is just amazing and reminds us of nothing else than pure summer bliss. Altough the color transitions are rough, the drop-outs are really massive, the welds are kind of unattractive and the Oria tube-set isn’t something special at all, yet this frame has something beautiful and a lot of potential for again becoming a classic road frame from the mid-nineties. Probably the seventyone-year-old Gianni Motta would love to see how twenty-year-old Gianni Motta frames still can make somebody happy.
Thank you Gianni Motta!