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Pegoretti Day Is Done

Pegoretti Day Is Done
56cm Pegoretti Day Is Done in the Venetian Stucco color scheme. Currently in stock.
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Bicycle Frames by Dario Pegoretti. Available at Lakeside Bicycles

Currently in stock in 56cm Venetian Stucco, 57cm Fiorellin, and 58cm Faema as seen in the images above.

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.

Day Is Done was developed as a performance lugged  frame using classic construction and the benefits of oversized tubing.  The headtube is 7 mm shorter than a tig-welded frame.  A “ring” can be added to the upper lug to increase the height if requested.

The 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 that 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 900o C) temperatures.  Due to the low temperatures and reenforcing 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 represent the pinnacle of bicycle 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

Except for the three frames shown above, the Day Is Done is available only by special order with either a Falz carbon or a steel fork at no additional cost. 

Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti, 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 M-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at 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 Pegoretti heat treated Chro-Moly or Falz carbon
Headset 1-1/8
Seat Post 30.4
Front Derailleur Braze-on
Sizes 49 through 62xm
Warranty Limited Lifetime

* Subject to change without notice.


Painting with Dario Pegoretti

Painting with Dario Pegoretti.

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
56 PE-DAY-56-VENT 43251