Re: [CR] Pogliaghi: who built it?

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:46:13 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR] Pogliaghi: who built it?

>Given my Pogliaghi is either an late 1983 or early 1984 frame, who would
>have built it?
>I'm pretty sure that Sante might have walked through the shop at least once
>while some
>unknown apprentice brazed the frame but that's about as far as I can stretch
>I know Freschi worked as an apprentice at Sante's shop, but who else did?
>In a similar vein who is the apprentice pictured in "The Custom Bicycle"
>of the Pogliaghi shop?
>It's winter, snowing in Texas and I'm bored, so I think we need an Italian
>heated discussion much like the recent Dawes one.
>Marty Eison
>in Slushy Frisco, Texas USA
>where I most decidedly won't be taking my Poglaghi Pista
>out to the Velodrome. Marty, I only know what I read in the's a quote: "Sante Pogliaghi went into semi-retirement in 1983 and sold his business to another manufacturer [Rossin??]... Then in 1989, Sante joined Alcide Basso to raise the name Pogliaghi to its former heights. With the old master's collaboration the Basso company intends to produce Pogliaghi frames one by one, in the classical style while using the most modern manufacturing techniques. "
>From what I read elsewhere it was indeed Rossin, and then Sante was acting as a "consultant" to the Basso Bros. in their 1989 resurrection of the brand.
Alan Goldsworthy
San Francisco, CA USA