" appreciate all that you have to say and will never say that my opinion is "better" than anyone elses on this list. By the same token, I don't feel anybody's opinion is better than any others. I respect all opinions and consider them all equaly valid because thats all they are, opinions. What a boring place the world would be if we all agreed on Everything. Vive la diferrance, (hope I spelled that correct)."
Surely you jest. All opinions are most definitely NOT created equal. Otherwise, I'd have to take seriously the guy on the street who says his 99-dollar Taiwan Huffy is every bit as fine a bike as my Colnago Super from 1970.
It's his opinion against mine, after all, and what do I know? Since apparently all opinions are created equal.
Seriously--stating the painfully obvious-- some opinions are more relevent/informed/intelligent/ consonant-with-reality than others. If I believed what you just said here, I'd have nothing by Sears bikes made in China. They're cheaper, after all. And they even have nice paint colors, sometimes.
Charles Andrews SoCal.
PS...and at the risk of being late on this, the German Pogliaghi is nice enough, but it's just an anonymous italian frame made after Pogliaghi was gone from the scene. Nothing special. Even the graphics are the final version of the old Pogliaghi look, and haven't much, if any, charm. As for the rest, it probably rides great. But who cares? Really? I mean, I can buy lots and lots of great riding bikes that aren't worth the postage to get them, usually.
Some of us, Dave, actually have the temerity to make distinctions that your average racer, successful or not, could not care less about.