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Dario Pegoretti, his frames are available in the Portland area exclusively at Lakeside Bicycles.

Choosing a Pegoretti:

Dario Pegoretti offers steel frames in several different models to suit nearly anyone seking his proven interpretation of a high-performance bicycle.  In order to make the best selection, it helps to understand the differences between the models.

Responsorium Mxxxxo Marcelo Duende Luigino Day Is Done Big Leg Emma

As usual, clicking on the model named above will get you directly to the appropriate section of this page.  In addition, when frame models are mentioned below, they are also links to their catalog pages.  For links to all of our vast fund of Pegoretti knowlege,

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The album cover of Dino Saluzzi's Responsorium, inspiration for the Pegoretti Responsorium stainless steel bicycle frame sold by Lakeside Bicycles

Responsorium:

The Responsorium is the flagship model.  It is constructed of Columbus XCr stainless steel tubing.  While stainless steel doesn't impart any magical ride qualities it does allow the frame to be a little lighter than the Marcelo.  Dario designed this frame to be very comfortable without giving up the responsiveness for which his frames are justifiably famous.  It features cylindrical non-tapering stays coupled with his signature hooded dropouts.  This keeps the rear triangle stiff enough for tremendous power transfer while retaining enough comfort for all-day rides.  Since he incorportated his FALZ carbon fork and Chris King D11 headset into this frame, the front triangle dimensions have increased, allowing larger riders to enjoy it's benefits.  This is the only frame in Pegoretti's line-up with a recommended weight limit of 120 kg (264 lbs).  This is in contrast to the 187 lb limit of the pre D11 Responsorium.

Dario designed the FALZ carbon fork to have exceptional lateral stiffness in order to enhance responsiveness.  It's look is reminiscent of a traditional flat-crown fork, allowing for slightly longer fork blades for improved compliance and tire clearance (25mm or more).  The Chris King D11 headset is included and was designed by Dario in conjunction with Chris King.  It is essentially a standard Chris King GripLock™ headset with larger cups in order to accomodate Pegoretti's oversized head tubes and for improved esthetics in conjunction with the FALZ carbon fork The D11 headset uses standard King bearings.

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Every Pegoretti is lovingly hand built and painted by Dario Pegoretti

Mxxxxo (Marcelo):

The Marcelo is constructed of Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing with the front triangle employing the same tube diameters as the ResponsoriumThe rear triangle has slightly larger, cylindrical seatstays, resulting in a slightly stiffer and more responsive ride. The Marcelo is built with hooded drop-outs and comes with a Falz carbon fork and D11 headset.  It is a great choice for a stronger and/or heavier rider.  It is still a comfortable ride, but will give up a little of the comfort of the Responsorium.

Dario designed the FALZ carbon fork to have exceptional lateral stiffness in order to enhance responsiveness.  It's look is reminiscent of a traditional flat-crown fork, allowing for slightly longer fork blades for improved compliance and tire clearance (25mm or more).  The Chris King D11 headset is included and was designed by Dario in conjunction with Chris King.  It is essentially a standard Chris King GripLock™ headset with larger cups in order to accomodate Pegoretti's oversized head tubes and for improved esthetics in conjunction with the FALZ carbon fork The D11 headset uses standard King bearings.

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To have Duende is to have soul. Pegoretti bicycle frames, available at Lakeside Bicycles.

Duende:

The Duende is a little closer to a "traditional" frame than Dario's other frames.  Like the Marcelo it is constructed of Columbus Niobium Spirit tubeing, but without the heat-treatment.  The rear triangle is constructed with more traditional, tapering stays and more conventional dropouts.  The Duende comes with a Falz carbon fork and D11 headsetThe Duende is not quite as stiff as the Marcelo or the Responsorium, but it is well suited for someone looking for a comfortable "all-day" bike which, non-the-less, does everything well.  The tubing is still oversized in comparison with traditional steel framesets.

Dario designed the FALZ carbon fork to have exceptional lateral stiffness in order to enhance responsiveness.  It's look is reminiscent of a traditional flat-crown fork, allowing for slightly longer fork blades for improved compliance and tire clearance (25mm or more).  The Chris King D11 headset is included and was designed by Dario in conjunction with Chris King.  It is essentially a standard Chris King GripLock™ headset with larger cups in order to accomodate Pegoretti's oversized head tubes and for improved esthetics in conjunction with the FALZ carbon fork The D11 headset uses standard King bearings.

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Named after Luigino Milani, the Pegoretti Luigino is a superbly well behaved, lugged steel road frame available at Lakeside Bicycles.

Luigino:

Dario Pegoretti began his apprenticeship with master frame builder Luigino Milani in 1975.  Named after Dario's mentor, the Luigino is his interpretation of a classic Italian road race bicycle.  Available only by special order, it employs a traditional 1 inch headset and comes with a custom steel fork.

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Album cover of Nick Drake's Day is Done.  Inspiration for the Pegoretti oversized lugged frame.

Day Is Done:

Inspired by Nick Drake's Day is Done, this frame employs a 1-1/8 inch headset, over sized tubing and features Dario's non-tapering stays which culminate in a unique dropout designed just for this frame.  It is available by special order only with either the FALZ carbon fork (the D11 headset can be ordered separately), or a custom steel fork

Dario designed the FALZ carbon fork to have exceptional lateral stiffness in order to enhance responsiveness.  It's look is reminiscent of a traditional flat-crown fork, allowing for slightly longer fork blades for improved compliance and tire clearance (25mm or more).  The Chris King D11 headset was designed by Dario in conjunction with Chris King.  It is essentially a standard Chris King GripLock™ headset with larger cups in order to accommodate Pegoretti's over sized head tubes and for improved aesthetics in conjunction with the FALZ carbon fork The D11 headset uses standard King bearings.

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Mothers of Invention Big Leg Emma album cover.

Big Leg Emma:

For the rider who wants the ultimate in stiffness and responsiveness, there is the Big Leg EmmaNamed for the Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention song and for Dario's mother, this frame shares the front triangle of the Marcelo, but has reinforcing plates brazed inside the downtube for additional stiffness.  The chainstays are massive and help to create an amazingly stiff frame while retaining classic Pegoretti comfort.  This is a great frame for very large and/or very strong riders, especially those who love the sprint.  Available by special order only and with the FALZ carbon fork and the D11 headset.

Dario designed the FALZ carbon fork to have exceptional lateral stiffness in order to enhance responsiveness.  It's look is reminiscent of a traditional flat-crown fork, allowing for slightly longer fork blades for improved compliance and tire clearance (25mm or more).  The Chris King D11 headset is included and was designed by Dario in conjunction with Chris King.  It is essentially a standard Chris King GripLock™ headset with larger cups in order to accommodate Pegoretti's over sized head tubes and for improved aesthetics in conjunction with the FALZ carbon fork The D11 headset uses standard King bearings.

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