Sante Pogliaghi was a born on 23 September, 1913, in Milan, Italy. At the age of 11, Sante Pogliaghi started working with his uncle Sante Brambilla, a famous frame manufacturer from the 1920s. He quickly learnt how to weld and soon became one of the best craftsman ever. Known as the master of tailor bicycles, Sante Pogliaghi’s flagship was the tandem track frame. His track frames were usually tested in the close Vigorelli circuit. In 1947, after his uncle death, Pogliaghi opened his own tiny workshop in the city center of Milan. There he started building custom steel frames, esteemed by both the professional and amateurs riders.
Pogliaghi was a monumental figure in the Italian industry of the racing bicycle and one of the best Italian frame builders of the post Second World War times. He 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 prrsenting a legendary Italian racing machine, the POGLIAGHI Italcorse. The frame is work of art and dates back to mid 1960s. Featuring stunning lugs and fork crown, shinning in beautiful white/red paint job. Pogliaghi Italcorse was the reference by which other steel frames were judged back then. Build with Campagnolo Record 1gen parts, 3ttt Record stem and handlebar, original BROOKS saddle, Universal 61 brakes. Love at first sight.
The legend. Nice catch for any vintage bike collector. Ready for L’Eroica.
Frame & Fork: Pogliaghi Italcorse
– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm
– top tube (c-c): 52.5 cm
– headset tube: 9 cm
– standover: 76 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Brake Levers: Universal 61
Brakes: Universal 61
Stem: 3ttt(95 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Freewheel: Regina Oro
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (27,2mm)
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Toe cage: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege
Condition: Used, but good condition. New paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset is in good condition. All parts are working fine.
Era: late 1960s /