Quite a few of us appreciate the beauty of both motorcycles and bicycles — there’s only an engine separating the freedom of two wheels and the wind in your hair. Peter Laibacher has taken for inspiration the Campagnolo-equipped factory Ducatis of the 80s to produce his trellis-framed mountain bikes and commuters.
Peter’s howmetown is the German town of Grossbottwar, located in a wine region 25km away from Stuttgart, the home of Porsche and Mercedes. Pelagro is a side business to his main occupation, but the production of these frames is his true passion. He’s been customizing bikes since he was 9 years old and modified his first motorcycle, a 50cc Sachs, at 14.
After building bikes for friends during the 90s, Peter built his first trellis frame in 2008 and now offers them as a specialty under the banner of Pelagro — Peter Laibacher Grossbottwar. The frames are produced from aircraft alloy, and can be tailored to your desire: commuter, mountain bike, single speed or fixed. They’re even available in colors other than Rosso Corsa… Just ask.