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.