Re: [CR]Jay's Pogliaghi on ebay

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Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:30:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "jeffrey piwonka" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Jay's Pogliaghi on ebay
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He had on ebay, the '77 Cinelli track bike in orange, right?!?! I'm amazed at how beautiful both of those bikes are. Good god.

Jeff Piwonka
austin texas usa

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> Jay van De Velde is selling his Faema-styled
> Pogliaghi...for reasons I can't fathom (Jay, man,
> what's got INTO you?? <g>), but I'm really kinda
> surprised no-one here went for the buy-it-now.
> Do you know how hard it is to find these things? in
> any condition at all?
> And this one is in perfect, as-mint condition. I've
> seen it a couple of times, and the touch-up is
> *completely* invisible.
> Maybe it's too tall for most. I can see that. It'd
> probably be gone by now if it was a 56cm c-t.
> But if this bike fits you, it's one of those bikes
> you could buy, and then just dispose of every other
> vintage lightweight you had. If a person could have
> only one vintage lightweight, this one would make
> the list, for me.
> I've been doing that lately, prepatory to thinning
> my own herd over the next 12 months. It's very
> hard. Every bike I have I took a lot of time and
> trouble over, in the hunting, and the acquisition,
> and the restoration, whether just cleaning and
> parts, or repainting and more. I wanted every one,
> for some perfectly good reason..<g>
> But I can't keep them all. So I'm trying to figure
> out a good way to thin them out. It's not easy.
> One idea that keeps recurring though, is to look at
> each one and say to myself, if I could have *only*
> this one, and no other, would I be ok with that?
> It's an effective filter, because not all that many
> bikes make that grade. Jay's Pogliaghi is one such,
> though, to me.
> Charles Andrews
> Los Angeles
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