>From what I've seen of Pogliaghi frames from the 60's and early 70's is that more than any other small Italian builder of note; Pogliaghi has th e most variations and custom stays and such than anyone else of the peri od. He must have had some special relationship with Columbus (often time s in Italy these associations can even be through marriage and relatives , etc.). Sante, I believe, was very sensitive to special tube shapes and may even be considered a pioneer of same.
Regarding the choice to use Reynolds and/or Columbus tubes in any given frame; those choices are virtually always for a reason. There is too muc h to explain here how framebuilders relate to each of the frame tubes an d their makers; but suffice it to say that these choices are very intent ional.
La Mesa, CA
Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL are as dependable as tubing gets in my opin
ion. I like either; I'll take both. Same answer for chololate or vanilla
Why would Sante Choose Reynolds over Columbus tubing (and Visa versa)? Is this also a date indicator or would this be the choice of the rider etc:
Or is this Sante at again being rather mercurial about what and how he chooses to build his frames?
More meal for the grist.
Jack (Giacomo) GabusLaguna Beach, CA email@example.com http://www.wo oljersey.com/gallery/v/Giacomo-Gabus/?g2_page=2
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