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Pegoretti frame catalog

Bicycles as fine art. Pegoretti. Exclusivley in the Portland area at Lakeside Bicycles.


Pegoretti Comments and Colors

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"If steel wanted to race on a steel bike, it would buy this."

Life means little without something extra. Hidden away in the norther Italian city of Verona there is a workshop. Behind its bird bedecked doors lays a priceless treasure: Dario Pegoretti's workshop. We love these frames. We love the way they ride, the way they climb and reward every ounce of power you can summon and then drop off the top of the climb and guide you down the descent, the way they spring into action when you jump out of the saddle sprinting for the road signs with your mates and the beautiful comfortable ride they provide through a long day in the saddle. Most of all we love the way Dario does his own thing and is gloriously opinionated. He knows weight isn't everything and that ultimately power transfer and comfort are what matter most to his customers. He is innovative (check out the Reponsorium) but not for the sake of it and never to follow fashion. If you buy a Pegoretti you are buying into Dario's knowledge, his artistry and a great Italian framebuilding tradition. If you are after the latest ultra-lightweight, compact frame from the most exotic material look elsewhere, but if you are after the bike of a lifetime look no further. Dario Pegoretti credits Gino Milani for teaching him the science and the art of building bicycles. From there, Dario moved to his own workshop, where he continued to build frames. Pegoretti was amongst the first of the European framebuilders to embrace lugless TIG welding to build premium bicycles. In addition Dario worked with leading edge manufacturers, such as Excell and Dedacciai, in the development of new materials and tube sets. He earned a strong following among professional riders, and built bikes for a number of elite teams. Recently Dario moved to a new workshop where he builds a small number of fine frames, by hand, each year. In this age of mass produced products Dario Pegoretti occupies a unique position as a true individual. Since 2005 Dario has been building all his steel frames exclusively out of Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing insisting that Columbus take the extra step to heat treat the tubes for him. While the stock version of the tubes has very good elongation qualities and thereby provides a nice bit of shock damping, heat treating them gives them a considerable increase in responsiveness under a load, making a Pegoretti feel like it's gliding on a poor road surface to an extent unmatched by other tubesets. If you love bicycles and bicycling then every day you spend without a Pegoretti is a day spent in cycling depravation. Tell your spouse that it is a safety issue. Tell your children that they can go to college some other time. Tell your Priest or Rabbi that it will make you a better person. Tell your Pegoretti dealer that you are ready and then just do it. Everything will be better as a result. The Marcello and Duende frames are available in stock sizes 49cm - 60cm in 1 cm increments. The price includes a one colour paint finish, for other paint designs or custom geometry there is an extra charge of $300. (that is per color) Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun or you can e-mail us at Info@lakeside-bikes.com.
Pegoretti Falz Carbon Fork
$450.00

Dario Pegoretti Frames

Falz is a premium carbon fibre road cycling fork, designed, prepared and painted in-house at Pegoretti. It’s included as an option on most of their frames, but it’s not just for Pegorettis. Falz is an ideal aftermarket upgrade for any brand of road bike that uses a standard 1-1/8" headset. And because Pegoretti can paint it in a variety of RAL reference codes (including custom colours on request), Falz is an excellent choice for the rider seeking a colour-matched carbon fork to complement their bike’s paint scheme.

Depending on your frame size, Falz is available in a choice of two rakes: 45mm and 50mm. As a rule, Pegoretti specs a 50mm rake for Pegoretti frames of 53cm and smaller, and 45mm for frames of 54cm and larger. If in doubt, please get in contact, and we can happily offer some advice on which option would be best for your bike.

We try to keep clear coated, raw carbon examples in stock in both rakes. White forks are generally in stock at the importer and Pegoretti offers Falz in a wide range of RAL colours.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com.

Pegoretti Duende
$3,350.00 - $3,500.00

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Pegoretti's Duende takes its name from a concept in Spanish art that deals with a heightened state of emotion and authenticity typically associated with Flamenco.

While not quite as stiff as the Round, Mxxxxxo or Responsorium, Duende’s aesthetic is more classic than esoteric.  The Duende is well suited for someone seeking a comfortable all-day bike that does everything well. The tubing – Columbus ZONA – is still “oversized” in the front triangle to optimize stiffness, but with its rear triangle boasting traditional, tapering rear stays and more conventional dropouts for improved comfort.   We offer the Duende as a standard or Cycle Cross frameset, or you can custom order in the geometry of your choice in any of the currently available color schemes includeing Panel, Ciavete or solid colors.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti Duende, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Marcelo Mxxxxo
$3,950.00 - $4,300.00

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The Marcelo is the flagship steel bike from the most revered frame builder of his generation, it is what Dario thinks a steel race bicycle should be. Should you ever find yourself in Plato's cave, the shadows of steel road frames cast upon the wall, are cast from a Marcelo.

Round tubes attached to round tubes with angelic welds, the Marcelo you hold in your hands is merely the obvious manifestation of Dario's genius. Dig deeper and you will find the fanatic attention to detail that has driven the tubing manufacturers at Columbus mad. Every element of design and manufacture brings his vision exactly to life. Each custom drawn tube is a little bit wider here and somewhat thinner there such that each Marcelo manifests a dreamlike ride quality worthy of it's Pegoretti badge.

The Marcelo is made from Dario's own version of the Columbus heat-treated LIFE tubeset, the top steel alloy currently available for bicycle construction. His oversized version of LIFE makes the race-inspired ride of the Marcelo possible. It is stiff and responsive with the snappy, lively feel and results in a smooth and damped ride combined with taught, stiff responsiveness under power. The Marcelo gives up nothing when compared to other super premium frames no mater of what material.

The Pegoretti hooded dropouts are intricately machined stainless steel, stunning to behold and capable of absorbing hard wheel-in, wheel-out abuse. The chainstays are thick (18mm) and taper gracefully toward the bottom bracket to allow for stiffness and adequate tire clearance.

The Marcelo comes with Pegoretti's Falz full carbon fork. After an an exhaustive search failed to find any fork on the market to meet his specifications, Dario designed and Columbus made his own.

And the finish! - that famous Pegoretti paint. Hand applied with the same mystical attention to detail as the rest of the manufacturing process, if you don't like it, Picasso is probably beyond you as well.

We offer the Marcelo as a standard frameset or you can custom order in the geometry of your choice in any of the currently available color schemes including Panel, Ciavete or (though God knows why you would) solid colors. We would be happy to consult with you about a complete bike or a parts package to compliment your Pegoretti frameset. The Marcelo comes with a Falz fork and a custom designed Chris King D11 headset. It uses a 31.6 seatpost and comes with a custom, Pegoretti designed derailleur clamp. The bottom bracket is Italian threaded.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Marcelo, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Love#3
$4,100.00

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"Because even intellectuals fall in love at least three times in their lifetimes."

Replacing the 8:30 AM (another name inspried by a Zappa tune) in 2006, Pegoretti's Love#3 was an aluminum rendering of the Marcelo. Being aluminium, Dario considered the Love #3 to be a mercenary frameset of sorts -- it's a "pure race bike" that "50% of the people want, and 70% of them don't need." The oversized chainstays (30mm) and large diameter main tubes of Columbus XLR8 Scandium were custom drawn to Dario's specifications. The tubes were relatively thick-walled, in deference to Dario's concern with the ride quality and longevity of his frames rather than with a mindless quest to shave grams (though, at 1225g in the 54cm frame, we were able to break the UCI's weight limit without breaking a sweat). As usual, the attention to detail is mind blowing. .

Beautiful as it was, the Love #3 was well suited for hard riding and racing. Owners report that, unlike any other alloy frame they have known, the Love#3 had a Marcelo-like ride: smooth, comfortable, predictable on descents and very fast. All exactly what you would expect in a race specific frame.

The new Love#3 respects the original's killer feel and shares most of it's design features, but boasts a larger diameter headtube of 43mm, up from 39mm on the original.  The new headtube is stiffer and blends better with the rest of the frames custom, oversized Columbus 7.5 Alloy tubing.  Along with improved performance, the larger headtube necessitated an entirely new D19 headset designed as a collaberation between Chris King and Pegoretti, and based on the venerable Chris King NoThreadSettm

From his super-human welds and museum quality finish to the frame's aggressive stance everything is a bespoke reflection of the artist's vision. Unique among Pegorettis the Love#3 features removable derailleur hanger bolted to oversized, hooded alloy dropouts. It uses an Italian threaded bottom bracket, a 31.6mm seatpost and includes a Chris King D19 1 1/8" headset and a Falz fork 

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Love#3 please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Responsorium
$4,950.00 - $6,750.00

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Inspired by the Argentine musician Dino Saluzzi's album of the same name,  the Responsorium blends custom drawn Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing with Pegoretti's signature hooded dropouts, 16mm cylindrical non-tapering stays, thinner tube walls and more extensive butting made possible by XCR's superior strength (20% stronger than Columbus Niobim Spirit) to produce the lightest (100g less than the Marcelo), most vertically compliant frame in the Pegoretti line-up. 

The 55cm frame comes in at a respectable 1678g and the Falz fork at 425g. Each frame comes with a Falz fork painted to match the base frame color and a Chris King D11 headset. The Responsorium takes a 31.6 mm seatpost and a comes with a custom 32mm front derailleur clamp. As with all caliper Pegorettis, the Responsorium comes standard with an Italian threaded bottom bracket. Due to the constraints imposed by hydraulic hose routing, the disc version is exclusively available with an English bottom bracket.  XCr is being run exclusively for Pegoretti, so it will remain in short supply, if you can't find what you are looking for in existing inventories, we suggest you order now. Lead times are over six months and there is little or no chance your dream frame will "just show up".

Both Caliper and disc versions of the Responsorium are the only Pegorettis with a weight limit, if you are over 120kg (264lb) or plan on becoming over 120kg (264 lb), you will need to consider something else.   The Responsorium is available in both caliper and disc versions in 1cm increments from 48 to 60cm in standard Pegoretti geometires, or you can custom order in the geometry of your choice in any of the currently available color schemes including Panal, Ciavette, or (though we cannot imagine why you would) in a solid color.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti Responsorium, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Big Leg Emma
$5,800.00

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Named for the Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention song (appears on the 'B' side of the CD release of "Absolutely Free") and for Dario's mother, Big Leg Emma is based on the Marcello with the addition of oversized tubes (22mm chainstays vs. the Marcello's 18mm) and internal re-enforcing gussets. It is, by far, the stiffest steel frame in Dario's stable and is designed for Clydesdales or over-quadded crit specialists. If you need a 60 or 62cm frame, it is probably your baby.

After you hear it described, the design elements of the Big Leg Emma are straight forward: One, that wider diameter tubes are less prone to flexing under load. Two, the down tube and the chainstays directly effect bottom bracket deflection. It is all pretty obvious until you add a sprinkle of Pegoretti genius.

External covers on the downt tube of the Pegoretti Big Leg Emma.To get there Dario took a page out of Falerio Masi's book (he used a similar technique to stiffen the chainstays of track bikes during the 70's) and added gussets (stiffeners) to the oversized downtube. Prior to welding up the frame, Dario laser cuts several small grooves into either side of the downtube. He then brazes in horizontal anti-flex plates and finishes it off by brazing ornamental covers over the incisions. At the end of the day Dario achieves his goal of an uncompromisingly stiff race frame without sacrificing vertical compliance or aesthetics.

The Big Leg Emma is available only by special order, We ask for a full deposit in return for which I will gently annoy the people at Gita on a weekly basis until your baby arrives. I have no idea how long it is going to take to get here (18 to 30 months is a guess and probably wrong) but I guarantee it will be worth the wait. Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti Big Leg Emma, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Round
$6,000.00

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The Round, Pegoretti's latest frame, came to life over long lunches at the Bottega, and even longer deliberations by the espresso machine about it's place in the Pegoretti line-up.

For some time the Pegoretti community has been asking for the Bottega to take the exceptional performance of the Marcelo and develop it into a new model in stainless steel.  The Round is their response:  an incredibly reactive frame built for the rider seeking a no-compromise steel speed machine.

The Round blends bespoke Columbus XCR tubing with 3D printed stainless steel dropouts, and a new rear triangle and brake bridge design that affords superior lateral stiffness and responsiveness.

Named in honor of Dario Pegoretti's sign-off handle by which he was known to friends and customers alike, the Round features an original graphic called "Texas Flood", inspired by Dario's love for the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the city of Austin, Texas, and a certain colorful cowboy belt he brough back with him from that same city. 

We offer the Round as a standard caliper or disc frameset or you can custom order in the geometry of your choice in any of the currently available color schemes including Panel, Ciavete or (though God knows why you would) solid colors. We would be happy to consult with you about a complete bike or a parts package to compliment your Pegoretti frameset. The Round comes with a Falz fork and a custom designed Chris King D11 headset. It uses a 31.6 seatpost and comes with a custom, Pegoretti designed derailleur clamp. The bottom bracket is Italian threaded for the caliper frame or, due to constraints resulting from hydraulic hose routing, English threaded for the disc version.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti Round, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Day Is Done
$6,200.00 - $6,800.00

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Named after a Nick Drake song as covered by the jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, Day Is Done is the most recent addition to Dario Pegoretti's lexicon of steel framesets.

The Day is Done was developed as a performance lugged steel frame employing classic construction techniques and the benefits of oversized tubing.  The headtube is 7mm shorter than a TIG-welded frame, though a "ring" can be added to the upper lug to increase it's height if requested.

Heat treated Columbus Spirit Niobium tubing is based on the tubeset designed for the Marcelo with modifications to optimize it for lugged construction.. The Cadnezia oversized lugset was developed in a collaboration between Dario and Darrell McCulloch of Llewellyn Bikes in Australia. The rear dropout attachment is amended with a hollow tube through the stays offering an increased surface for brazing and providing a striking visual effect. The brazed tube also increases lateral rigidity of the chainstay at the critical juncture with the dropout

Building lugged frames is a more gentle and time consuming process than TIG welding.  In addition to cutting and milling, each tube must be fitted to a hand tapered lug and then, patiently silver brazed together at relatively low (600o C to 900oC) temperatures.  Due to the low temperatures and reinforcing of the lugs, this process results in an extremely strong and readily repairable frame.  In the hands of a superior builder working without time constraints, lugged steel represents the pinnacle of bicyle frame esthetics

“There is a reason for the “holes” in the stays at the dropouts. The small cylinders that are brazed into the stays give more surface area to braze the dropout. Since Dario likes to use non-tapering stays, he can’t use conventional dropouts as there wouldn’t be enough contact area. This is an alternative to using the “hooded” dropouts he uses on the Marcelo and Responsorium that he feels fits better with a lugged frame." -Nelson Frazier, Gita Sporting Goods

$6,400.00

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Few frames touch the heart-strings of steel afficianados as the Luigino. Through the Luigino Dario pays homage his favourite builders of those bygone days - Luigino Milani and Mario Confente.

One modern touch is, instead of sticking with the smaller diameter tubes of past decades, Pegoretti uses slightly oversized tubes to offer superior stiffness and responsiveness. One of the most striking details of the Luigino is its double-plate crown steel fork. Forks with box-style crowns offer the ultimate responsiveness to rider input, and the Luigino's double-plate design is a marvel of modern machining, bringing the box crown to a new dimension of beauty.

Available in very limited and unpredictable sizes or by special order. 27.2 seatpost, 28.6 front derailleur, 1" stearer. The Luigino is available in any current color scheme including Panel, Ciavet, or solid colors, though no one at lakeside can imagine why you would choose anything other than Faema.  Pegoretti also offers the Luigino with track fork ends at no extra cost:  if you were looking for the ultimate fixed/single speed frame, your search has ended.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

Pegoretti Responsorium Pantani Ciavete 54cm
$12,500.00

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Inspired by the Argentine musician Dino Saluzzi's album of the same name, the Responsorium blends custom drawn Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing with Pegoretti's signature hooded dropouts, 16mm cylindrical non-tapering stays, thinner tube walls and more extensive butting made possible by XCR's superior strength (20% stronger than Columbus Niobim Spirit) to produce the lightest (100g less than the Marcelo), most vertically compliant frame in the Pegoretti line-up.

The 54cm frame comes in at a respectable 1678g and the Falz fork at 425g. Each frame comes with a Falz fork painted to match the base frame color and a Chris King D11 headset. The Responsorium takes a 31.6 mm seatpost and a comes with a custom 32mm front derailleur clamp. As with all caliper Pegorettis, the Responsorium comes standard with an Italian threaded bottom bracket. XCr is being run exclusively for Pegoretti.

The Responsorium has a weight limit, if you are over 120kg (264lb) or plan on becoming over 120kg (264 lb), you will need to consider something else.

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a this extraordinary Pegoretti Responsorium, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at info@lakeside-bikes.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.

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