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
Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti Day is Done, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. We can be reached by phone at (503)699-8665, our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.
|Frame||Columbus Spirit Niobium tubing with Cadnezia oversized lugset|
|Fork||Falz carbon or optional Pegoretti heat treated Chro-Moly painted to match frame base color|
|Drive Train||Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)|
|Headset||1-1/8 Chris King AheadSettm in your choice of available colors|
|Bottom Bracket||70mm 36 X 24 TPI Italian, English available on custom frames|
|Seat Collar||Pegoretti 31.7mm handmade in Verona|
|Front Derailleur||Pegoretti front derailleur clamp handmade in Verona|
|Color(s)||Any current color scheme including Panel, Ciavete , or solid colors|
|Sizes||49 through 62cm in 1cm increments or custom order in geometry and color of your choice|
|Price||$5,925 - $7,450 Click here for a Current Pegoretti Price List|
* Subject to change without notice.
Painting with Dario Pegoretti
Painting with Dario Pegoretti.