Re: [CR] Pogliaghi BB Stamp

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Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 11:28:09 -0600
From: "Craig Francisco" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Pogliaghi BB Stamp

Thank you to all who responded to the Pogliaghi BB stamp inquiry. It seems to me the stamps were a way to identify a customers bike on a custom order. A Pista built for the 1972 Canadian Olympic Team was stamped CANA. Another list member saw 2 stamped with the client's last name. If there was a list member who ordered a custom build directly from Pogliaghi and has their initials stamped on the BB that would be definitive proof.....Of course in early production years there may have been no need for the stamps. I'll continue to compile a list of BB Stamps. Here is what I have so far:

12,212 = RENZ 1 D882 & D878 = TS D536 = HFC 9774 = RUTH 9606 = CANA 9203 = No Stamp 7620 = 5 digit number (unable to read) 7175 = No Stamp

Craig Francisco Minneapolis, MN

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Craig Francisco <> wrote:
> I'm attempting to decipher a meaning for the stamped imprints on the BB of
> most Pogliaghis. One side of the BB has the frame size stamp and the other
> side has some sort of initials. My bike D882 has TS. Another bike D878 has
> the same TS. I've seen one bike with RUTH, and another with RENZ 1....My
> guess is that this stamp was to identify the person or bike shop that placed
> the frame order with Sante Pogliaghi. Could this be a way to keep track of
> frames in a building shop? The owner of D878 has the original receipt from
> "*T*he *S*poke" bike shop in Boulder, CO. The person who sold me my bike
> 20 years ago told me he bought it when he was living in CO. Any thoughts
> from other Pogliaghi owners or list members would be great.
> Craig Francisco
> Minneapolis, MN