Giani Bongiorno is a transplanted New Yorker who has been in California for seven years. He is a collector of vintage racing bicycles and has an extensive back round in the bicycle industry. He attended El Camino College in southern California where he studied TIG welding and machining. He has worked on various welding projects including fabrication of aluminum intercoolers and turbo chargers for sports cars. He currently is employed as a welder/fabricator working in all kinds of materials focused on stainless steel and copper.