Dario Pegoretti Officina visit

An afternoon with the desginers and builders of Pegoretti frames

Posted by Julian Wall

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A disc-brake Pegoretti for some is the same level of heresy as Dylan going electric!

"Pegoretti is part puritanical artisan bike-builder and part bicycle-cult"

The Hard Craft of Pegoretti

No bike builder we have ever worked with has the same effect upon its customers. Pegoretti is part puritanical artisan bicycle-builder and part bike-art cult. You may assume, given Pegoretti's close alliance with the art world, that the bikes spend most of their time hung up on a wall next to a Warhol or Monet. And you would assume wrong. Peg-Heads generally do huge mileages in the worst conditions possible - it is an unstated badge of honour in the Pegoretti community. Jules spends an afternoon at the hallowed halls of Pegoretti, with some of the most creative people in the cycling community.

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Dario's creative partner, and head of production, Pietro, studies a Cyclefit client file. Nice T-shirt.

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Ciavete is the licence a client gives the artisan to express themselves fully. Symbiosis.

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We have learnt to meld our process with theirs!

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Pietro, Jules and Cristina. Our friends at Pegoretti

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Some of the greatest frame builders apprenticed at Pegoretti

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Why wouldn't a brace of brake-calipers be art?

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Every single process is executed by hand. It is the process and the training. It propagates pride and excellence

"Dylan Goes Electric v's Pegoretti Goes Disc-Brake"

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The whole workshop emanates a sense of hard-craft

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Countless frames touched by countless hands

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"The whole workshop emanates a sense of hard-craft"

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The level frame-builders around the world aspire to. Pegoretti (and Richard Sachs) are the rightful godfathers of custom steel

About the author

Julian Wall, Co-founder

Co-founder, general manager, bike fitter and bike designer. Jules rides an Open U.P., Seven 622XX, Trek Top Fuel & a Trek Emonda SLR. Jules enjoys riding off-road on his U.P. and MTB racing. When he's not on his bike he tries to keep his garden under control, walks his dogs and enjoys nature.
Julian's Cyclefit bike-fit speciality is that he leads Cyclefit's work with professional teams and riders. In his element when he is calmly working through complex problems with someone whose livelihood depends on the outcome.

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