Re: [CR]Confente on eBay Question


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 10:15:41 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classic Rendevous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Confente on eBay Question
References: <200105221530.f4MFUtl05631@troi.cc.rochester.edu>


Douglas R. Brooks wrote:
> (snip)
> I mean, was there a non-official color
> like "Herse blue" or "Colnago Molteni orange"?
> Was it the white bike with the black decals?
> If this is all redundant, then apologies in advance.

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1147694473&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=991093826&indexURL=0&rd=1

I would have to say that the non-official color of a Confente would be Imron white with the yellow head tube and yellow and black decals. This was the color Mario painted his personal bikes.

I always thought white was kind of an unexciting color for a bike and once asked Mario why he like it for his bike. His answer was very interesting; he said white made the bike frame look soft like the curves of a Ferrari automobile body.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California http://www.velo-retro.com (Confente brochure listed)