Dario Pegoretti credits Gino Milani for teaching him the science and the art of building bicycles. Pegoretti was among the first of the European framebuilders to embrace lugless TIG welding to build premium bicycles. In addition, Dario worked with leading edge manufacturers, such as Excell and Dedacciai, in the development of new materials and tube sets. He earned a strong following among professional riders, and built bikes for a number of elite teams. Recently, the enterprise moved to a new shop, where Dario builds a small number of fine bicycles, by hand, each year. In this world of cookie-cutter products, Pegoretti occupies a unique position as a true individual.