Founded by Sante Pogliaghi, the company is based in Milan, Italy. Alcide Basso acquired the brand in 1993. Sante Pogliaghi saw in the young but already experienced frame maker his natural follower. He passed to Alcide his designs, his special made lugs and seals, the beautiful fork crowns and brake bridges. Those were the years of the development of carbon frames and just few appreciated the characteristics of steel frames. This legacy has been preserved by Alcide Basso until today, when at last many are rediscovering the noble material such as steel frames.
The idea of Alcide Basso is to maintain the same philosophy of Sante Pogliaghi: to propose not only custom bikes, but to offer bikes which are “sewn on”.