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    Walked away from a Pogliaghi today, in my size.

    I saw this on CL this morning and nearly jumped out of my shoes. I don't see many Pogliaghi's for sale, other than the mint 2-3K bikes on ebay. I'm glad I went to look at it. The guy only wanted $395 and probably would have went down to $300. The bike was dressed in Campy and Shimano and had an sloping crown aftermarket fork. No decals and probably repainted at some point. Under all the crud you could see a beautifully handcrafted frame, the well executed lugg work with all the diamond cut-outs, hand filed edges. A true work of art. The guy told me it was a $1200 bike back in '78.....I believe it.
    Can't chrome carbon.
    Yes, you can call me a slightly opinionated retrogrouch.

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    West Hartford?? I saw that too. Looked a bit too big for me. Was that crud on the brakes or rust? So why did you walk away?

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    And you walked away!!!????!!!

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    It was dust and dried oil. The frame had a "61" stamped on the BB and it looked like it would fit me. The problem was it was void of any decals and even though it looked like it was repainted professionally, it was a long time ago. Some bubbling under the new coat. Lots of rust at the BB faces with the possible problem of getting that thing out. The salvageable components would be the Campy ones, front hub, brake levers, F-der, crank and also the Cinelli bars & stem. As I said, the fork was wrong too. I told him he would have better luck stripping it down and parting it out.
    Can't chrome carbon.
    Yes, you can call me a slightly opinionated retrogrouch.

    "Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the bars"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trower View Post
    And you walked away!!!????!!!
    Yes I did. To get that bike to where I would want to ride it would be out of my price range.
    Can't chrome carbon.
    Yes, you can call me a slightly opinionated retrogrouch.

    "Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the bars"

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