Colombia's last framebuilder

Tinno rummages through a box, like an excited kid on Christmas morning. Except that this box is full of Betamax tapes, each containing a key stage of some Tour de France from the 1980s. His enthusiasm for the sport, in both its past and present iterations, is boundless. Which perhaps helps explain why, in a country that once had several top frame builders who made bikes for some of the world's best cyclists, he's the last man standing. And proudly so.

During one of my last trips to Medellin, I spoke to Tinno, and made the video below, where he discusses his history within Colombian cycling, and the issues that he faces as a builder in Colombia.

If you'd like to read more about Tinno and his amazing history as a builder, you may enjoy this article. You might also like this article (in two parts, here and here) about another Colombian builder who is now retired, Jose Duarte.

You can learn more about Tinno through Instagram, his website and Facebook.

Lastly, you may also enjoy these two other videos I've made about important figures in Colombian cycling.