Charles Andrews wrote:
> PS--apropos of this thread, someone once proposed that the fast-back seat-stays on later Pogliaghis were characteristic of the breed. I countered that, in fact, Pogliaghis had simple flat track-frame-style caps for most of the shop's existence, and it was only at the end the Sante started doing fast-back stays...maybe as a special order? Or as some kind of homage to Cinelli?
When I researched the '59 Mercian Superlight for the Rivendell article there was mention that Mercian was one of the earliest users of fast back stays. Note that "fast back" is car lingo for a rapidly falling to the rear roof line. I think it predates 1959 in Italian car design. Another example of car lingo applied to bikes and bike products.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California