NOTE TO DARIO
Dear Dario: Hope you are well on your way to recovery. I ride two of your framesets--CCKP and Marcelo. They are the best I have owned in 35 years. Hope you will continue to be a world leader in this art.
John Hoops, Massachusetts
Dario, I have just discovered your work through your interview in Roleur magazine. Since researching your frames I have decided the only bike I truly want to ride is a Responsorium with your painting. Over any Colnago, Ciocc, or any other marque. Reassured you produce the most beautiful bikes in the world. I like to paint and you have inspired me as you have combined fine art and mechanical art in the one piece. Attached is a picture of my beloved Conti. I would love to find out more about this marque - made by Ciocc - or vice versa? Dedaacciai tubes with a barley twist pressing? My thoughts and prayers are with you. You truly are a master. Thank you.
Adam Leddin, Orange, NSW, Australia
Dear Dario I was sad to hear that you have lymphoma, my mother has been battling cancer recently and she has been coming through beautifully I hope and pray that the same is true for you. I love your bikes they are works of art they are likea a breath of fresh air to me. All the best and a fast recovery
Charles Adams, Jamestown North Carolina
Dario, my thoughts and best wishes are with you for your recovery. the cycling world needs more alchemists, more Renaissance mutants, iconoclasts to keep them honest. I hope to see and chat with you again at interbike. Your work is admired and your attitude is blessed. matt hale
Matt Hale, San Diego
Caro Dario, non ho avuto ancora la fortuna di incontrarla personalmente ma spero di farlo quando ritorno in Italia a Settembre, da quello che vedo il suo lavoro e' felomenale. Quando si ama quello che si fa San Pietro fa' una dispensazione personale. Le auguro una spledida guarigione e prego che i dottori (con l'aiuto di San Pietro) possano individuare la migliore cura per lei. Auguri anche alla famiglia.
PierAngelo (PA) Beltrami, Harper's Ferry, WV
Dario, I rode my bike to work every day until retirement, now I ride where I please. I have many bicycles but I like the Italians best & your bikes touch my heart! May The Lord of Life, The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob stretch out his hand to heal you.
Donald Hickerson, Olympia, Washington, USA
Some twenty years ago, I saw this on a sign at the employee entrance of a jewelry manufacturer: "Artists work with their hearts. Laborers work with their hands. Craftsmen work with their hearts AND their hands!" You are in my thoughts and prayers. The world needs its craftsmen.
Tom Nyzio, Pawtucket, RI
I wish you well in your battle with this awful illness. Your bikes are works of art and beauty, and you have created a legacy of which I and many are proud to enjoy. Best wishes.
Doug, Dallas, Texas
Dario, while I'm not a rich man or a pro rider,I ride your 8:30 am everyday to work It's my most prized posession. Its funny what a bike can do for your soul. Thanks
Peter, Portland OR
Dario: I just love my Pegoretti bicycle and can’t wait for the next one with the most outlandish paint job ever. Too many frames rely on gimmicks with multi-shaping, mixed materials, and you just deliver the goods in well thought out, simply artful way. Your chain stays are sublime, and your head tubes are just brilliance! Every ride, I can’t get over how a totally aluminum bike can ride so plush and read my mind when steering. Best of luck on your full & speedy recovery.
Moses Botbol, Brighton, MA USA