NOTE TO DARIO
Dear Mr Pegoretti, Your work has been an inspiration to me. I have never owned or ridden one your creations but whenever I find myself in a creative rut, I browse through images of your work and feel inspired. Aside from the exquisite craftsmanship, the different graphic concepts and the way they applied to the frames, is like poetry. They make me smile and they make me think. Best wishes to you sir and hope for a full recovery.
Keith, Providence RI
Dear Mr. Dario Pegoretti, I love my 8:30AM. My friends make fun of the name, but I laugh at their boring grey and black Cervelos, that can in no way compare to a handcrafted frame crafted by your hands. My 8:30 has led me to multiple amateur wins racing in Northern California, and will surly lead me to many more. If I ever purchase another bike, it will be a Pegoretti, not a factory-produced, yawn-inciting, conservative, uncharacteristic pile of metal they call a bike. If I could help in any other way, I would, but this is the only way I know, so my wishes are with you and get well.
Andreas Freund, Davis, CA
Signor P: anyone who finds inspiration in Zappa, Basquiat, and Mom is an inspiration to me. Get well and rest up; from the looks of this message board, there's going to be a lot more orders for Pegorettis.
Barry Rahmy, Weatogue, Connecticut
I couldn't afford one of your frames (yet), but could afford a Giordano jersey with your design imprint. What a breath of heaven...such wonderful style. Please take some comfort from all of the good wishes and hopeful prayers that are born on your behalf...
Greg Burns, Upland, CA USA
Dear Dario, Best wishes for a fast and complete recovery. May you draw inspiration and strength from all of us, as we have from you. Feel the pulse of life and healing we're sending through the music and cosmic resonance. I feel it every time I crank the pedals and by beautiful 8:30 AM propels me along my way. Thank you and peace.
Chris Wright, Wayne, PA USA
I'd been hunting around for a new frame earlier this year when I read about you and your frames. I knew that I'd found a kindred spirit! I love that you put part of your soul into these frames and so placed my order as soon as I could. You will beat this and you will be back!!
John Edwards, Alexandria, VA, USA
Dear Mr. Pegoretti, Please accept my wishes and prayers for your speedy recovery. I am new to cycling, riding a hybrid until I lose 60 pounds and can feel comfortable on a real road bike. I greatly admire road bikes that are not only finely tuned products of engineering excellence, but also works of art. And it is clear that your bicyles are at the pinnacle of both domains. My advice is to find continued joy in your work, and indulge in whatever makes you laugh a lot, and you will be fine! Many around the world are sending good energies and thoughts of well-being your way.
Donald Cameron, Golden, Colorado, USA
Dario, I didn't even know that I wanted a new bike when I saw an image of a Marcelo on a chatboard. That was in 2000. Then, I wrecked it in a race, and the frame was gracious enough to crumple instead of wrecking me. I got a second Marcelo and then an 8:30 a.m. to race on, because I didn't want to wreck another Marcelo. I assure you that I've not bought my last Pegoretti. We've never met or spoken, but riding the bikes that you built for me feels as if we have got to know each other. I have had the privilege of leaving sweat, drool, and snot on your top tubes. If that's not love, what is? Get well, be well.
Bill Cusmano,, Arlington, VA
Be well. Your craftsmanship and devotion to personal vision has been inspirational.
Tom Perez, St. Louis, MO, USA