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A heartfelt thanks to Frank Camalo for making this possible!

Photo Credits: Jason Cohen

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Two masters brainstorming….

Photo Credit: Jason Cohen

Precision Bikes is honored to have Dario Pegoretti at the shop today! 
An Italian bicycle framebuilder, Dario is considered one of the great contemporary steel framebuilders and a pioneer of TIG welded frames. 
Dario will be in the shop at 3 this afternoon! 
See you then!
Photo: Precision Bikes is honored to have Dario Pegoretti at the shop today! An Italian bicycle framebuilder, Dario is considered one of the great contemporary steel framebuilders and a pioneer of TIG welded frames. Dario will be in the shop at 3 this afternoon! See you then!




The lounge at the Pegoretti workshop 
Lately we have perhaps been in danger of mentioning the name Dario Pegoretti a little too often, but well, let’s be honest, Dario Pegoretti is kind of a big deal. 
Dario’s frame building career began in 1975 and he has spent almost 40 years refining and honing his craft. 
A pioneer of TIG welding, experimenting with this method as early as 1985, Dario’s approach to Bicycle construction has been a significant influence on the way in which modern bicycles are made. 
All the materials in his frames have been made to his specifications, from the tube sets, to a custom carbon fork and matching Chris King Headset. 
Dario has built frames for pro riders, including Miguel Indurain, Marco Pantani, Stephen Roche, Claudio Chiappucci, Mario Cipollini, and Andrea Tafi. 
He began making frames under his own name in 1998, the models he offers today are a culmination of the experience and knowledge gained throughout his lengthy career, these frames are truly among the finest you will find on the market. 
To read the full article please click on The Brooks England Blog.
Dario Pegoretti was holding a “Tornemo indrio” (back to the roots) 4 day workshop where he would teach how to build bike frames with the traditional Italian technique
 Excerpt from story: “Dario was quick to dispel the mythology of his craft “they’re not planes, just 8 tubes welded together” – but those welded tubes hide a great deal of calculation, hard work, skill and sensitivity. It’s easy to create a bicycle shaped object, but to create a bicycle that not only works but is a joy to use, well, that takes a lot.” Full story at story at road.cc

Dario Pegoretti was holding a “Tornemo indrio” (back to the roots) 4 day workshop where he would teach how to build bike frames with the traditional Italian technique
 Excerpt from story: “Dario was quick to dispel the mythology of his craft “they’re not planes, just 8 tubes welded together” – but those welded tubes hide a great deal of calculation, hard work, skill and sensitivity. It’s easy to create a bicycle shaped object, but to create a bicycle that not only works but is a joy to use, well, that takes a lot.” Full story at story at road.cc

After Frank Camalo and Peggy Connick blessed Dario with several albums of local musicians, Zachary Richard can claim having an Italian fan for sure!
The picture speaks a thousand words…

Please check out the comments on my March 3rd post “F. Camalo at NAHBS, Austin, TX.”
Not just any bike shop website has visitors of this caliber…..


The 2005 North American Handmade Bicycle Show was the original event that brought together handmade bicycle frame builders.

Since that first show, NAHBS has unified and galvanized the handmade bicycle industry, and it remains the most widely accessible physical access point to the frame builders themselves.

The show began as, and remains, the largest and most important gathering of custom bicycle builders anywhere in the world. It features all conceivable types of bicycle: Some dazzlingly beautiful, some you thought might have been impossible to build, some very fuctional and utilitarian, and others that are simply classics of their genres.’

Did you miss the only-for-one-day viewing of D’Acciaio (Of Steel) directed by Ben Ingham?
The film captures Dario Pegoretti and co-workers in his workshop in Caldonazzo.
Please click here and you’ll be taken to the awesome blog “Italian Cycling Journal”
where the movie is posted. Enjoy!!!