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Sante Pogliaghi
11 Via Cesare Cesariano, Milan, Italy

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"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 in the mid 1980s and the rights to manufacture frames under his name had been passed to Marc Rossin then to the Basso brothers. Bikes from the 1970s and earlier, made by Sante himself, are highly prized by knowledgeable collectors."

Pogliaghi chapter in "The Custom Bicycle
by Denise dela Rosa and Michael Kolin, Rodale press

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The first group of illustrations

are from a 1960s catalog
courtesy of Tom Hayes.
(cover illus. at left)

Pogliaghi serial numbers
An informal gathering of serial numbers to ascertain approx. manufacturing dates
Updated 6/18/2003

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Mod. Giro D'Italia     

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Mod. Crono

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Mod. track sprint
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Mod. Stayer

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Mod. Track Tandem

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Fork detail

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Road frameset

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Various Pogliaghi bikes

A early-to-mid 1960s frame #7609.







Ed Litton's #9127


Jack Bissell's silver beauty..  
See Jack's bike photography




Mark Petry's big orange mid-1970s serial  #9647.

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 Tandem #9404 as seen at auction on eBay.


Early to mid-1970s mod "Selection"(?) as seen in Ebay auction..

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Tom Hayes' bike, with fastback stays, serial #11704

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 A trio of "Pogs!"
The red bike
# 12656: owner Bernd Harkansson,
the green one
# 12200: owner Walter Duevelshaupt and
the chrome one #
11151: owner Juergen Spiekermann

Walter Duevelshaupt's #12200


Bill Huey's #12502


Track bike #12559


David Poole's early 1980s bike

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Bicycle featured in 1986 Bicycle Guide magazine

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Charles Nighbor's #348010, made by Basso


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