[CR]My old Pogliaghi needs something, a home, and certainly not mine.

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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 13:52:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: "dean 53x13" <dpcowboy54@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <200803141934.m2EJYbFX023355@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: [CR]My old Pogliaghi needs something, a home, and certainly not mine.

Hi CR folks!:

This is/was the beginning of my latest project. I am in a quandry. I put it up on the bike stand today to begin disassembly and overhaul after a hard winter of riding. I think I last completely overhauled this winter bike in 2005, so it has had its share of grief, although I did keep the drive train and brakes clean! After looking at it, I thought I might just ride other bikes and let this one go to someone who gives a ratz' behind about a unit like this. Don't get me wrong, I loved this bike and have had it since 1986, when it was born. The Mavic group, well, it came that way. Long story. About 100,000 miles on this thing...but most of that was '86-'89, in Ireland. It is 126 spacing, and I use an old touring wheel (Phil Wood hub, 700x28 rim, 14 gauge DT spokes, flat Campy skewer) on the back, and whatever is true and not flat on the front. The Mavic 41-52 crankset is a find, as are the Modolo Pro (but Mavic logo) brakes. It has the Mavic sealed cartridge BB, and that cool lookin' Mavic sealed/needle bearing headset. Wow. The Mavic drivetrain w Stronglight/Huret/Mavic friction shifters (who made those things, anyway?) works like a charm, which is amazing, but well, shifting is important to me. This bike has seen its share of asphalt and grass (especially in Belgium, those guys are mean!) but is not bent or dinged in anyway, and a good builder put it on his steel plate three years ago and pronounced it perfectly straight. That surprised me. It needs paint and help and time away from me. Cinelli 1/R stem and Mod 42 (44cm, I think) bars. So, anyone out there want the frame and parts, without wheels, or even with the wheels? Does $500 without the wheels sound okay? $600 with? Less to a new loving owner! Keeping the rubber side down, Dean Patterson Alpine CA, USA

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