Sante Pogliaghi is undoubtedly one of the best Italian frame builders of the post Second World War times. Many champions as Eddy Merckx and countless other champions rode with his frames, the frame builder from Milan was well known for his skills in building customised steel frames. Despite the fact that he mainly built track frames and tandems, Pogliaghi´s frames were also highly esteemed among road racers.He can easily be considered the grandfather of modern road bike design who inspired many others like Colnago or Pinarello.
Here we feature one of his stunning road bicycles. The frame is made of top quality Reynolds 531 steel tubes and is equipped with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset. According to the frame number - No. D687 - and the letters engraved on the seat lug - PSM (Pogliaghi Sante Milano), this frame was approximately built in the mid 1970s.Not only the frame also the parts are evidently showing the sense for what makes a bike performing perfectly whilst keeping it utterly elegant. Just take a look at the seat stays. Then take a look at the seat stays again!
The bicycle arrived at Steel Vintage Bikes in original condition and we decided to preserve its authenticity even with a rather long steerer tube. Thus only cables, tires and bar tape have been replaced with new parts. The bicycle has been fully checked and is ready to be ridden.
The perfect bicycle to participate in L´Eroica as well as to enrich any serious collection!
|Rahmenhöhe (Center-Top)||53 cm|
|Kurbel||Campagnolo Nuovo Record 170mm, 50/42 drilled|
|Innenlager||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Naben||Campagnolo Nuovo Record 23/14|
|Felgen||Mavic 700C Clinchers|
|Reifen||Michelin Dynamic Classic 23-622 clincher|