if the bike is as old, (an early calif. masi) and has the stated povenance attached to it, the possible reason it was adulterated is that when it occured, there wasn't the appreciation for its past that we see now. there was no list, no velostuf, no retro-envy; nothing. the bike got painted and updated. if it happened in a later time, the rear may have been strong-armed into a 130mm situation. the serial number suggests it could've been one of the first 200 made here, possibly touched by the demi-god himself. given the interest shown by this list towards similar items, it's a shame this bike isn't original if it was, i'd have the auction bookmarked. e-RICHIE http://www.richardsachs.com
On Thu, 5 Jul 2001 19:06:07 -0400 "David Goerndt" <email@example.com>
> While I was drooling , err, perusing the the Masi on ebay, I
> noticed some
> odd details. The cables are routed under the bb shell, there are no
> guides on the top of the bb,and the cable stop on the chainstay is
> 90 degrees from what I've normally seen. Are these "custom"
> features added
> at the same time as the braze-ons? Why would one want to remove the
> guides on the bb and rout the cables differently?
> Any answers would be appreciated.
> David Goerndt