[CR]Pogliaghi Track Bike on ebay...questions


Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 11:29:12 -0700
From: "Gary Watts" <watts.gary@gmail.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Pogliaghi Track Bike on ebay...questions

"It seems that at some point Sante Pogliaghi sold his name. In the opinion of the "cognoscenti" is the frame currently offered made by his hand, or that of others-if, in fact, this can be determined at all? Does this matter?(I would it imagine it does)."

Gary:I don't know the exact year but I'm pretty sure 1975 is past the selling date. Perception is the thing that drives prices on items. One brazed by Sante would be more valuable, even if you couldn't tell the difference visually.

The frame, alleged to be NOS, comes without a fork. Can the appropriate fork be readily obtained, or is a Lotto win more likely, or something in between? (i.e. might one be got during the current geologic era ?)

Gary: Not having the fork is a big deal to me. You will have a very hard time finding a Pog fork, let alone a pista version.

What would be the among the proper hubs, cranks, bars, saddle, rims, gearing, etc. for such a frame? I have seen imagines of some similar (?) bikes but can't identify what I'm seeing, nor do I know whether it's period correct.

Gary: Campy Pista group, Clement #1 or #3 silk tires, Cinelli bar and stem. Most were chrome steel in that era. Several choices on rims, Nisi, Ambrosia etc, Italian in any respect. Cinelli Unicanitor saddle.

Any and all help would be very much appreciated by, George Hollenberg, MD Westport, CT, USA

You're welcome.

Gary Watts
Vancouver, Washington