Re: [CR]ebay outing: Pogliaghi

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Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 02:12:33 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: Pogliaghi

snipped from below: "It's more a Sachs than the current Haro Masis, seems to me."

chester, ct

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somebody posted earlier about this Pogliaghi:<blah>

it seems a nice bike of its kind. I'm wondering just when it was made. If the parts are original, and it seems like they probably are (big assumption I know, but..) then this *might* be one of the bikes the Basso brothers made in consultation with Sante, who was in retirement. I shared some brochure text awhile back that stated that Basso worked directly with Pogliaghi to revive the marque, from the text, it sure seemed like Pogliaghi would have had some input into how the Basso steeds were designed, and how they looked.

It might be earlier (did Rossin own the name, then sell it to Basso by the late 80s or some such? I thought I had this straight but now I wonder).

Anyway, my point, aside from saying this is a rather nice bike, imho, is that, if this is a Basso-made product, one might reasonably say that it is something close to a legitimate Pogliaghi, if Sante was involved in production somehow, or design, anyway.

I've always felt that the frames made in Pogliaghi's shop, under his supervision were the real deal, and once he left, and his shop closed, that was the end. But, maybe not...

I mean, what if e-ritchie went into retirement (perish the thought), then Specialized sought him out for a frame with his name on it, made by Specialized, but designed and otherwise spec'd by Ritchie. Is it a Sachs? Or isn't it? It's more a Sachs than the current Haro Masis, seems to me. Maybe that's as nonsensical as being a little bit pregnant, though.. is this kind of thing black-and-white, or shades of grey, or does it depend on who's asking, or telling?


Charles Andrews