IB13: Pegoretti Gallery – Beautiful Custom Painted, Handbuilt Steel Road Bikes

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Every year, Gita Sporting Goods brings a collection of fresh Dario Pegoretti road bikes to the show, highlighting the custom builders’ wildly artistic and handsomely detailed paint schemes. This year’s assortment didn’t disappoint, showing myriad finishes and techniques to serve as inspiration your own custom bike. Enjoy…

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Dario Pegoretti custom painted hand built steel bicycles from Interbike 2013

Comments

1Pro - 10/30/13 - 1:57pm

sweet!

Slow Joe Crow - 10/30/13 - 3:00pm

I’m digging the matte brown one. It reminds me of machinist’s tool chests.

jdog - 10/30/13 - 3:02pm

Sweet bikes..

Must resist..

Velo Zephyr - 10/30/13 - 3:17pm

Slow Joe Crow, you’re right. It looks exactly like a Kennedy Box!

dislivello - 10/30/13 - 3:29pm

Dario is a artist. He put on her bike only news that have hystory and innovation true. Thanks dario

Dr. Badtouch - 10/30/13 - 3:43pm

His paint jobs are much more remarkable than the frames hidden underneath. Not saying they’re sub par, but his paint is always stunning.

1Pro - 10/30/13 - 8:09pm

Dr Bad, basic frame yes but well designed and well constructed from top notch materials.

velohangar - 10/30/13 - 11:27pm

Best riding road bike I have ever owned.

devo - 10/31/13 - 12:30am

makes me think of pot enamel
or
oven enamel

James S - 10/31/13 - 1:41am

I’m probably alone in this, but using a carbon fork really ruins the look for me. It also begs the question – if carbon is so much better than steel for forks, why not use it for the frame too? Oh yeah, that’s been done. And dang if it’s not a heck of a lot lighter too! Don’t get me wrong – I love steel frames, but make mine with a steel fork please. Otherwise I’ll just go all carbon, thank you.

Evilminion - 10/31/13 - 6:58am

Tell me the third bike is not an exercise in polishing a turd.
some of his work is very nice but the aestheticsand exclusivity rather questionable…the bikesnob in me says “meh”!

rugolino cicli - 10/31/13 - 9:08am

Thank god we’ve Dario Pegoretti!

Matt - 10/31/13 - 11:04am

I work for a paint company which makes me a huge paint nerd so I was exited to see some Pegorettis at Bespoked Bristol. In the flesh they were actually pretty average, nice designs and all but the finish would be rejected where I work. Flat spots, orange peel, bits that hadn’t been polished, build up on edges, poor masking and even some over spray.
Sanchez Paint Shop’s work is where it’s at, totally flawless!

germanalazozza - 10/31/13 - 3:56pm

@james S:you got reason,a made in China carbon fork isn’t the best choice for these masterpieces…

germanalazozza - 10/31/13 - 4:01pm

james S,
yes,a made in China carbon fork isn’t the best choice for these masterpieces….

Jason - 10/31/13 - 6:39pm

One Day!!!!! There is something very special here. It would not be my club ride but I love one on the wall for long social rides. If only I could convince the MRS.

neil - 11/01/13 - 11:25am

to be clear, these aren’t some generic Chinese forks. Unhappy with other carbon offerings, Dario labored a couple over years over the fork design himself and has carefully overseen production. I can attest, since I have one on my 2013 MXXXXXO, that it is a phenomenal fork. Not only functionally, but aesthetically.

germanalazozza - 11/01/13 - 2:39pm

may be,but always a plastic chinese fork is….

Alex - 11/02/13 - 11:44am

My 2005 Marcello has a Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork (spec’d by Dario for the bike) that was made in the USA and is still going strong 8 years and 10′s of thousands of miles later. I have considered replacing it with a steel Pegoretti fork simply on aesthetic grounds, but have been loathe to spend the $500 just to make the bike heavier. It is BY FAR the best riding, best handling bike I’ve ever been on – the Pegoretti mystique is based on a very real superior frame design and build.

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