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Pegoretti Big Leg Emma for Rupert

by Anthony Little |


I was so excited when I opened the box this frame came in. I have had a stock BLE in the shop for quite a while now (size 57cm for anyone who wants a BLE and does not want to wait!) but this is my first custom one. Rupert changed the color but kept the same paint scheme. This is my favorite blue, so I think it's beautiful! We also tweaked the Geometry a little. Mostly a stock 58cm but with an extra 2cm in the top tube. Sizing turned out perfect thanks to Craig Upton's fit.





Started by prepping the frame...




Campagnolo prepping tools of course!




Derailleur hanger threads getting chased. You can see why this is important.




Head tube getting chased and faced just like the bottom bracket shell. Yeah, this is a Park tool, but at least to my knowledge Campagnolo only makes a 1" version...




End result of the bottom bracket facing, perfectly parallel faces for a perfect start to a smooth drive train and long lasting bearings...




Bike was built up with a Campagnolo Chorus groupset and Rolf Elan RS wheels. We used Deda bar and stem, San Marco Regal saddle (very nice choice), Continental GP 4000s clinchers and Look KEO pedals. We finish it up with King ti water bottle cages.


Beautiful!



Strong and stiff front end matches look and feel of the frame...




Big is an understatement!







You can see the deep drop Deda bars here, and the San Marco Regal saddle...





Another shot of the massive chain stays on the Big Leg Emma. Rupert (and even me a little) was worried that this might be TOO stiff of a bike. So far, not true. He says it's one of the smoothest bikes he's ridden (like my Marcelo) but without a bit of flex. Perfect bike for a big and powerful cyclist!




Nice touch and attention to detail. Helps keep paint from flaking on the dropout...









Here you can see one of the unique features of this frame. These "tabs" are part of a steel i-beam if you will that adds structural rigidity to the down tube and is what, combined with the over-sized chain stays, makes the Big Leg Emma such a great bike for those big and powerful cyclists...




Rupert and the Pegoretti Big Leg Emma. Enjoy!

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