NOTE TO DARIO
Hi Dario, I become aware of your masterfull skill of frame building a year ago, till then I was riding the all carbon frame like the rest of the world. Tell you true the carbon feel lifeless compare to all steel frames, but don't get me wrong I love my bike but I thinking on my retireing frame and one of yours is on my list, so let cut the crap. Feel good, getter better and keep building those amazing frames (with cool names as well). Tomer
Tomer Eckhous, Melbourne
Get well soon, Dario !!!
Joe K,, Honolulu
On July 31 '07, as I rode through my 50th km at 42km/hr at approx. 6.50am, I coughed. At that moment I realised something was dreadfully wrong...I had a heart attack. At 39 and very healthy by all measures, what happened? My family and friends know my passion for cycling and bikes and how it grows with the help of websites such as this. But now I feel a greater connection - even more than any crash or car accident I'd had before. Maybe it's the feeling that now it's not just I that owes cycling but now cycling owes me, too...it's an analogy of perceived bonding I rather like. Passion for cycling is now more interesting to me than the technical advancements. Hopefully you now know why I love reading about you, dream of owning your work and pray you are recovering.
George Pesutto, Melbourne, Australia
on every ride, my fina estampa reminds me to live better, enjoy the day, and grow (i don't speak italian, but i think it might also be telling me that i am slow). thank you for small lessons in life
joe stein, chicago usa
I've just discovered your bicycles. Being the owner of a Pinarello 1985 SL tubing (full Record), I might say I am aware to fine craftmanship. Your bikes are incredibly attractive (I have a crush on the Mercelo). But most of all, I am aware that passionate people are of a rare race to wich you will forever belong. Best regards and long live.
Richard Legris, Montreal, Québec
Hi Dario, I'm sad to read that you are suffering from a serious desease and I just want to say that I sympathize with you and whish you all the best. I bought a Marcelo earlier this year. It's fantastic to watch and to ride. My son wants such a piece as well. He's only 4, but I will come back! Best regards Michael Lanser Stockholm, Sweden
Michael Lanser, Stockholm, Sweden
Dario, I hope things are improving and that a full recovery is not far away.
Denham Jones, Adelaide
Dario, Crashed my new Marcelo on a group ride the day your condition was announced. I thought I saw a tear drop seep from the small chip in the paint...as I cried, so did the world. Get well soon. Jeff
Jeff, Tuscaloosa, Al
Thislist of fans never can be too long. Please do recover well! There are some people who share good music, style and great bicycles. I'm happy to be in your accompagnionship. Many thanks for the simple but superbe Duende!
felix janssens, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dario, You are a gifted frame builder and I own two of your frames. I have raced on my Fina Estampa for several years and it never lets me down. I hope that you are feeling better and are on the road to recovery.
Mike Di Rado, Massachusetts