What is Signorina?
Signorina (young woman in Italian) is a unique 16-pound bicycle with frameset constructed entirely of carbon fiber composite. The sculpted female form is functionally incorporated into a conventional road-racing bicycle configuration. Her responsive geometry is that of today’s best road racers; the double seat tubes help create a very stiff platform. Signorina is equipped with Campagnolo 2014 Super Record components and Campagnolo Bora One 35 wheels.
Signorina was conceived and constructed by Allan Abbott. Abbott has designed and constructed several unique human-powered vehicles; in 1973 he rode the first of these designs to a new paced bicycle speed record of 140.5 mph. Abbott co-authored the book “Human-Powered Vehicles” in 1995.