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 others 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.
Pogliaghi is on record stating he would retire by 1980 but he officially closed his workshop on 1983. He sold or transferred rights to build bicycles under his name in 1983-84. Mario Rossin took over the rights to the marque. Our Pogliaghi bike stems from the Rossin era and is in great original condition.
The frame with shot-in rear stays shows some nice details like chromed front and rear forks and chromed lugs. Some nice pantographs are to be found, too!
This is a bike which is not only a perfectly responding racing machine but also a thing of beauty.
Eroica-ready and in a condition which makes it suitable for the living room as well.
|Size (Center-Top)||54 cm|
|Top Tube||55 cm|
|Head Tube||12 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Record; pantographed|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 172.5mm; 53/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Rolls|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; Regina Freewheel 13-23|
|Rims||Fiamme Master; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 700c tubular|
|Stem||Cinelli 1R; 110mm; pantographed|