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pegoretti frames(3 posts)

pegoretti framesblownpupil
Dec 5, 2002 1:09 PM
I've read the rbr reviews...Anyone out there have additional info?

Has anyone dealt with Tiramisu (web retailer) for a Pegoretti? What's delivery time like? Any custom orders?

re: pegoretti framesjeff27
Dec 5, 2002 1:16 PM
I bought the Palosanto this past fall, got a good price
at from a pretty well known web retailer. The only thing I wasn't excited about was having to get the frame prepped after getting it. I didn't realize this, and the guy at the
mail order company didn't say anything about it. Puzzling,
but it all worked out. Nice steel frame, smooth ride, accelerates real nice, and isn't overall really heavy
(19.0lbs, ouzo pro fork, campy chorus, mavic cosmic carbones, 18.5 or so with nucleons)
plus the yellow paint color is sharp. Hope this helps.
I bought a Marcelo from Tiramisu -- How is my friend Matthew?bill
Dec 5, 2002 1:59 PM
Love the bike. Unlike Jeff, my frame was well-prepped -- everything faced, headset installed. Custom measurements were taken (I am not hard to fit; it was a no-cost option, so I said, what the hey), and the frame, maybe a bit small by Rivendell standards, fits by Euro racing standards (maybe 5 in, 12-13 cm, of seatpost showing).
Getting the bike, however, did take approximately forever (I think that I ordered in late March and got the frame in early August -- what is that, five months?). Pegoretti gave me a fork upgrade for my patience. Matthew met my patience and trust, by being every bit as patient and trusting with payment.
My biggest quarrell is with the paint job. The paint is criminally soft. Durability issues aside, I've never been thrilled with the way it looks; it was hard for me to envision the paint job I eventually ordered, and I've never been happy with it. I'll probably get it redone.
The bike rides like a dream, though. It is absolutely stiff laterally, and very comfortable. With Record (Nucleon wheels, Chorus cassette), with bottle cages and pedals, it weighs something less than 19 lbs.