re: [CR]Jay's Pogliaghi on ebay

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Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 20:32:31 -0400
From: "Harvey Sachs" <>
Subject: re: [CR]Jay's Pogliaghi on ebay
To:, Classic Rendezvous <>

Please note that the description has been revised; size is now given as 60 cm c-t-c for the seat tube, 58 cm top tube.

For perspective, that's the size of my "new" 71 Cinelli SC, which I find very comfortable. My pants inseam is 30," so these bikes are well beyond my nominal "perfect" frame size by 2007 standards.

BUT: very comfortable for us older geezers, since the bars sit higher. And, the exposed seatpost is much more the lengths that I remember from the 1970s.

Each to his own, and I have no stake at all in this bike or its sale.

Of course, I'm not sure how my knees would react to 177.5 lrank arms. :-)

harvey sachs mcLean va ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Charles Andrews wrote: 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.<blah>

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