It’s not often I come across prototype bicycles that I find interesting. Usually they are so extreme in design, they defeat the simplicity that is inherent to a bicycle. This Picchio is an exception. It is simple, and in my opinion quite beautiful. It was designed by Nicola Guida at the request of Picchio, a small manufacturer of racing cars based in Ancarano, Italy. This was Guida’s final student project, and was built with the help of Picchio.