Re: [CR]Confente on eBay Question


Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente

Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 09:46:48 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: "Douglas R. Brooks" <dbrk@troi.cc.rochester.edu>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Confente on eBay Question
References: <200105221530.f4MFUtl05631@troi.cc.rochester.edu>


Douglas,

Well, so far no one has clued me in as to how to see this bike on ebay; so I can't see what color it is. All of the original Confentes I've seen that ate original paint have been very blah standard Imron colors straight off the chart; not exactly what I call exciting colors. A certain number of the bikes were painted by John Grant from Apollo Engraving. The few original examples of those were a bit different color wise. JFC painted the ones built in LA, but all were basic Imron colors that I've seen.

Some one please put that thingy I can click on and get to the auction, please. Curious if the bike has original paint or not. Might be one of those counterfiets, both of which had out of chatacter paint colors, wrong decal placement, and substandard paint application.

Brian Baylis
>
> Gratefully I will miss most of this auction but I was
> admiring the easy-on-the-eyes color of this fine bike.
> Can anyone, Brian?, tell us who painted the Confente bikes
> and about the colors?
> 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.
>
> this is rare and beautiful, and i'm betting about 3.5K
> buys it, if it goes there, and it's waaay too rich for my
> blood as it is, and I would not be surprised if it just sits
> near where it is for now,
> Douglas Brooks
> Canandaigua, NY