Every Bike Is Special, But A Pegoretti Is Something Special

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It's awesome that every bike has the potential to be the greatest bike in the world. It doesn't matter whether it's a locally-made custom geo Eyewater or the rigid 26" mountain bike your uncle had behind his garage: any bike can be the best bike, and every bike is special. But there are always going to be frames, builds, and paint schemes that demand examination and attention and draw second looks.

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Pegorettis will always fit that description. This Marcelo was painted by Dario Pegoretti in the way only he does, and that's exactly how it should be. The PDJ Crew™ have taken to calling him the "Michelangelo of Steel," but his paint is so modern and avant-garde that it would be appropriate to liken his style to Basquiat.

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The build ticks many of our "favorite things" boxes. Vittoria Corsas, Lizard Skins bartape, White Industries hubs... the list goes on and on. And now, in 2018, it's time to induct Dura-Ace 7900 into the classic component hall of fame. The first legitimate electronic shifting and the last high-end five-arm Shimano cranks came from the 7900 era.

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