NOTE TO DARIO
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
Mr. Pegoretti, I own a Palosanto and Custom Team. I hope you are tolerating your treatments. My bikes stand out in the crowd and I get many compliments. I wish you could fabricate a pair of more muscular legs to push me down the road. Incedentally, I ride past Graceland often. Your are welcome to come to Memphis and I will take you to see the King's abode. (You can also check in on your Nashville and Little Rock retailers). Good luck and direct your positive energy to battle the lymphoma
Rick Sykes, Memphis, TN
Dario, I am new to the whole cycling realm but have seen your great masterpieces. I can't wait till when I can get my hands on my own. Hang in there. I know you're a fighter and can get through this. May you find comfort and God's grace and peace. You are in my prayers. Ciao
Tim Molina, Waco, TX
the review on this website of the responsorium made me sad. i think the conclusions the reviewer draws are completely unfounded. furthermore, i think you are an frame-building genius (and i don't like to use that word casually) the paint-work on the responsorium is brilliant. also, i think it gives little insight into your mental status, whatever that may be. more importantly, i would like to wish you well in your fight against cancer and hope that you can return to whatever makes you happy, whether it's constructing frames or not. at the moment i am a graduate student, but one day i will own one of your frames -- and i anxiously look forward to that day. i wish you the best. p.s. i like your taste in music (and art).
michael scott, st. louis
Dario, Spero che tutto posto!!! Mille grazie per questo momento con mio Marcelo!
Joe Moch, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Stay with us and get well! I'm an artist and a bike mechanic and I have nothing but the most respect for you and your work. I plan to travel over that way in the next year, and I've always wanted to get one of your frames. Especially the Responsorium (did I spell that right?). The one that's most famous, with the Basquiat inspired paint is a true dreambike for me. I would do most anything to get my hands on one of those. So stay strong so I can save my pennies and get that frame! Need an apprentice? Haha! Maybe I will see you soon! Sincerely, Leif Kruse www.leifkruse.com
Leif Kruse, St. Augustine, FL