Pegoretti Marcelo with Ciavete Finish

A celebration of a cycling life well spent. An extraordinary bike for Alec.

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Race-bike. Keepsake. Art. Picture by Peter Harrington - Where Beagles Dare

"Race-bike. Keepsake. Art. Pegorettis occupy a unique space in the cycling firmament"

Alec's Pegoretti Marcelo

Every bike project has a story. A narrative that hopefully seeps out of our galleries.

A Pegoretti project frequently tends more toward the poetic than the prosaic. In the sense that most Cyclefit clients opt for a Ciavete finish. Ciavete means that one of the Pegoretti craftsman has the responsibility of performing an original piece of art on Dario's original sculptural Columbus tubes.

Former semi-professional
Alec is a former UK based semi-professional rider and although still in incredible shape, wants a bike for the pure enjoyment of riding. Hence we tweaked the Pegoretti stock geometry a little to reflect his body's pro-alike muscle-memory.
We chose the Marcelo for a couple of notable reasons -
Firstly Dario's bespoke interpretation of Columbus' front-line heat-treated Spirit tubing is a modern benchmark of performance and beauty (note: most folk who don't have a history riding steel, return from a Marcelo test-ride scratching their heads in bewilderment).
Secondly - Dario and Pietro, along with Richard Sachs have historically been given almost unique collaboration rights and access to Columbus. The Marcelo is (in my opinion) the most direct-driving steel frame in the Pegoretti palette and possibly in the world.
The Ciavete finish is a celebration of Alec's long participation at racing at a high level and historical fandom of the sport.
Ride well together Alec from all of us at Cyclefit.

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The more you look....

"We tweaked the Pegoretti stock geometry a little to reflect Alec's body's pro-alike muscle-memory"

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Built by Barna. Store Street's first build

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Photographed by Beth (Cyclefit Store Street)

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The patron saint of the day -

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Badge of honour

"A Pegoretti project frequently tends more toward the poetic than the prosaic"

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Created in Italy. Built in London. Ridden by Alec.

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The antithesis of mass-production. Made in Italy by some of the most dedicated craftspeople.

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Alec took the bike and test-rode in Haute-Route

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Pictures by Beth and Peter Harrington

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