Dario Pegoretti began his apprenticeship with master frame builder Luigino Milani in 1975. Built using traditional lugged techniques, the Luigino is named in his honor.
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.
Dario uses custom drawn Columbus Nivacrom EL-OS cromoly tubing with hand cut ant tapered investment cast lugs and fork crown. The ingenious double-plate box design of the fork crown results in optimal responsiveness and is beautiful on it's own, while providing a canvas for graphics and color. The Luigino is a work of industrial art endowed with Pegoretti superior stiffness, responsiveness and beauty. The Luigino gives up nothing to any lugged frame from anywhere at any time.
The steerer tube is 1" threadless (the 56cm we have in the shop is threaded), the bottom bracket is Italian, the seatpost is 27.2, the front derailleur clamp is 28.6 and a 52cm frame weighs 1905g. Dario builds a limited number of these frames on a special order basis only. Be patient, we are still waiting on the frame we ordered 18 months ago.
Fatti Con Le Mani, Made By Hand.
|Size||Top Tube||Setback||Seat Angle||Head Angle||Headtube*||Chainstay|
*Stack height of a Chris King No Tread Set in 1-1/8" is 3.14cm (top and bottom together)