"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 firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.
Why 'Love #3'? Because even intellectuals fall in love at least three times in their life
'Feels like riding a book,' said one of Dario's friends after testing the frame
Non-tapered chain stays and seat stays
The frame is light. Its ride is similar to that of a steel frame fast, reactive and comfortable. It absorbs road shock like no other aluminum frame.
|Frame||Custom drawn, oversized Columbus 7.5 alloy with replacable derailleur hanger.|
|Weight Limit||Max 120kg (264 lbs)|
|Drive Train||Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)|
|Headset||Chris King D11 in gloss black or silver|
|Bottom Bracket||70mm 36 X 24TPI Italian, English available on custom frames.|
|Seat Collar||Pegoretti seat collar, 35mm handmade in Verona|
|Front Derailleur||Pegoretti front derailleur clamp, handmade in Verona|
|Colors||Any current colour including Panel, Ciavete, or solid colours|
|Sizes||49 through 62cm in 1cm increments or custom order in geometry and color of your choice|
|Price||$4,100 - $5,200 click here for the current Pegoretti price list|
* Subject to change without notice.
Painting with Dario Pegoretti
Painting with Dario Pegoretti.