NOTE TO DARIO
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
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