Pogliaghi Pista

Low starting bid, no reserve.

We assume the seatpost is fitted incorrectly (backward) in the photos, but maybe not.


A mid 60’s Pogliaghi track bike. Sante Pogliaghi is one of the top 5 well respected framebuilders of the of the cycling history.
The bike is in good used condition. No bents, dents, dings or anything alike. Needs some serious retouching or repainting.
The paint and decals show lots of scratches and wear(see pictures for reference)
The beautifull chrome forkcrown shows some corrotion.
The serial number says #7600 on the left side of the seatpost lug and PSM on the right side.
Reynolds 531 tubing.

Campagnolo pista crankset(165)
Campagnolo pedals
Campagnolo bottom bracket
Campagnolo headset
Sansin 36h wheelset(galli rims)
SR seatpost
San Marco Rolls sadle
3TTT stem
Unknown handlebar(really nice pista curve)

56CC Measured from the centre of the BB to the centre of the seatpost lug
57CT Measured from the centre of the seatpost lug to the centre of the head tube.



Well this is a rather plain bike

Plain, but not unattractive. We bet the ride is very nice indeed.


Up for auction: A very slightly used 1985 Pogliaghi Road bike built with Columbus SL tubing. There is no rear derailleur patent date on this bike and from looking at the Campagnolo timeline, Super Record rear derailleur’s stopped being stamped from 1984-1987 and production stopped in 1987. The crank is date coded 1985, so I thinking it was built in 85-86 time frame. This bike is very clean being plain white with minimal graphics and could well be a mid 1980’s model before internal cable guides and flashy decals. I’m not an expert on these transitional Pogliaghi’s as production first went to Rossin in 1984 after Sante retired, then later 1986-87? to the Basso Brothers. Serial number is 9112 which you can draw your own conclusions on as I can’t find enough information to know which builder built it. I’m dating the bike by the the crank date as I bought this bike from a seller over 10 years ago who claimed it was New Old Stock (NOS) to him. I don’t think he rode it much or at all.

This bike’s Seat tube is 48 cm center to center. Top tube is 51 cm center to center. Stand over height is slightly over 29 3/4 inches. Weight as equipped 22 lbs with clincher rims and tires as fitted. The Touring tires are on the heavy side but (with sew ups would probably be around 21 lbs). Very typical weight for a bike of this vintage. This bike is in original paint and has never been restored. I myself have ridden this bike 3 times for no more than 100 miles. There is very little wear to the components and the cranks, brakes, pedals and most of the components are excellent for their age. Some look as new. There is some wear to the braking surface of the wheel rims as we have mountains where I live but they are not heavily worn. I do not think the bike was ridden much before I owned it.

The paint on the bike is not perfect, and there is a small scrape on the right seat stay below the Pogliaghi logo and another couple chips on the bottom of the fork near the dropout. I do believe these chips are from storage as the bike was like this when I bought it. The chain protector is vinyl and is discolored from age and chain oil from protecting the stay. I have not touched these paint flaws up as I felt the bike should be left as is, original and unrestored. I have not seen many road bikes of this age in any better condition, and think this is a very nice bike as is. I am selling some of my bikes and parts due to contemplating a move to Europe. So this bike, being I have used it rarely and is slightly too small for me, is up for sale.


Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 52/42 chainrings, 170 mm arms, date code 11 in a square, or 1985
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo/Super record with Steel spindle
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record (brake pads hardly worn), levers in like new condition. Even has original rubber hoods not significantly aged
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo record, low flange, 32 hole
Front and Rear derailleurs: Campagnolo Super Record, (no Patent date on rear)
Freewheel: Regina CX 12-21, 7 speed, (looks new!)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri (black alloy cages, steel spindle)
toe clips: Campagnolo Alloy
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super record Stem: Cinelli 1/A Bars: Cinelli: 65 Criterium, 40 cm wide
Seat: Selle San Marco Rolls black with suede pattern with gold rails and rear badge
Wheels: Ambroso Extra 19 durex, 32 hole, Tires: Specialized Touring turbo 700×28c


Pipe dream of the day

Expensive, but lovely.


Up for sale this gorgeous masterpiece of Italian Vintage Track Cycling: a Pogliaghi track bike straight from the mid 60’s. Sante Pogliaghi is one of the top 5 well respected framebuilder of the of the cycling history. From early 50’s to mid 70’s Sante was the specialist for the best track frame ready to race across the velodromes of all the world. The bike was restored in paint with Nitro paint without any clear coat finish. Serial number says #7643 on the left side ot the seat lug and PSM as usual on the right side, it means the bike comes from the second half of the 60s.
Frameset measures 51 cm c-c on seat tube, 53 cm c-c on top tube, head tube is 12cm, full italian threads, front spacing is 100mm, rear 120 mm.
Bike got a Complete Campagnolo Record pista groupset with rare crankset in 151 bcd (pre-nuovo record era). The chainring is of 50 teeth, wheels are made by campagnolo record pista hubs laced to nisi rims. The rims are brazed near the hub area to give more straighness to the wheel. Stem and Handlebar are from Cinelli (1a stem 100mm long with a Cinelli pista 67 alluminum handlebar). The seat post is a Campagnolo Record polished with a Cinelli unicanitor saddle.
Please note the front tubeless must be replaced if you want to use the bike.
If you are interested in we have a pair of campagnolo record silver finish pedals on sale separately.


How high will it go?

We will soon find out (bidding is currently at $1,200 and reserve not met with 9 days remaining in the auction).

Bike is already located in the USA, which is somewhat surprising.


Approx. 1976 Sante POGLIAGHI track bike complete, original, perfect and beautiful. I was told that this was a show bike. Many parts appear to be NOS, and other than the rear wheel being placed in a couple of positions (fore/aft) in the rear dropouts, the bike looks new.

Serial number 11,0XX. Seat tube is 53 cm measured from the center of the BB spindle to the center of the top tube, and 54.5cm measured from the center of the BB to the top of the seatlug. Top tube is 54 cm.

Crankset CAMPAGNOLO Record 151mm BCD, 165mm 50T with highly polished arms and milled/radiused features
Hubs CAMPAGNOLO Record 32 hole large flange pista
Headset CAMPAGNOLO Record pista
Bottom Bracket CAMPAGNOLO Record
Pedals CAMPAGNOLO Supperleggera pista
Toe Clips ALE
Toestraps BINDA
Seatpost CAMPAGNOLO Nuovo Record 27.2 polished
Stem CINELLI model 2A 120mm
Bars CINELLI model 67 pista
Bar tape BENOTTO
Saddle CINELLI/Unicanitor model 55
Tires CLEMENT Criterium Seta NOS


Postscript: the auction closed at $3,999.99. Incredible.


This is probably an extraordinarily rare thing…


**POGLIAGHI TANDEM**MINT CONDITION* – $4000 (central austin)

I have owned this 1982 Pogliaghi Italcorse tandem since 1980 when I bought it new from Life Cycle in Denver, CO. I moved to Houston in 1987 and it has been kept in my house as a decoration ever since. With Campagnolo Record components and all original parts this Tandem is one of a kind. It is made of Columbus double-butted tubing in Milano, Italy. Comes with new Continental Tires, everything else is all original.


1975 Pogliaghi Strada 59.5cm

Wonder where this one will end up. From http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Pogliaghi/Pogliaghi_main.htm:

“Sante Pogliaghi was one of the acknowledged masters of post war Italian frame builders. He was sought after by top Olympic and Professionals alike. While his track bikes, both solo and track are most famous, he also made superb road bikes. Sante passed away << edited: (in the year) 2000. The rights to manufacture frames under his name had been acquired by Marc Rossin around 1982, then in the later 1980s, the Basso brothers. >> Bikes from the 1970s and earlier, made by Sante himself, are highly prized by knowledgeable collectors.”


Vintage road bike from Sante Pogliaghi (Italy), type “Strada”.

Probably made in 1975.

Made for Elio Betori, Foligno, Italy (stamped “BET” in bb shell)

Lugged steel framework with Campagnolo dropouts and Reynolds 531 tubing.

Frame number “#D130” and “PSM” in seat lug.

Original paintwork in “champagne metallic”.

Equipped with Campagnolo Record, Cinelli, etc.

Very original.

Good/OK condition:
Original paintwork with patina and signs of use and age.
No touch ups and all original paint.
Chrome on fork crown original with few hurts.
Parts mostly good/OK with some signs.

Good technic:
Parts in overall mostly good condition and full useable.
Full serviced and checked.

Large sized with 59.5cm from center to center:

Seat tube (c-c) 59.5cm (c-t 61cm), top tube (c-c) 58cm,
weight like presented 10.05kg, handlebar (c-c) 40cm, stem (c-c) 110mm.


Postscript: the auction closed at $2,900.