[CR]pogliaghi questions


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From: "c. andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 19:01:38 -0700
Subject: [CR]pogliaghi questions

I happened across the Wikipedia entry for Pogliaghi (I love Wikipedia, boo-boos and all), and it states that Pogliaghi died in 1983. Is this accurate?

The reason I ask is, a brochure sent to me by a fellow list member, from Basso, seems to clearly state that Basso was working with Pogliaghi (the actual man) in bringing back the marque under the Basso umbrella, and this brochure seems to date from later than 1983.

It sure would be nice to clear up these questions about Pogliaghi, both his dates, and what *exactly* happened to his name once he retired or otherwise passed from the scene. The persistent factoidish comment floating around is that Rossin acquired the name first, then Basso had it... and, to tell you the truth, I'd really like to know who owns it now. Does Basso still own it?

Anyone know?

Thanks!

Charles "Pogliaghi nut too lazy to work very hard to verify all this stuff, but curious enough to keep trying, when I'm in the mood" Andrews beautiful SoCal

(I think, of *all* the italian frame-makers of the last century, Pogliaghi is the most appealing to me...other than Gloria, maybe. There's a particular brutal elegance about his frames that's really attractive. Unassuming guy, by all accounts, just interested in making frames for winners. Which he did, for many years. And they all ride great, even this old tandem I have, which rides not nearly as well as a Herse or Taylor, but far better than it has any right to, considering everything. If I could, I'd buy every Pogliaghi I could lay hands on, esp. the earliest ones. Which bring up another point.. what year did he start making frame under his own name? As early as 1947? If so, where are those frames...? <g>)

"The deeper I go in considering the vanities of popular reasoning, the lighter and more foolish I find them."

--Galileo Galilei

"The deeper I go in considering the vanities of popular reasoning, the lighter and more foolish I find them."

--Galileo Galilei