RE: [CR]Confente on eBay Question


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Subject: RE: [CR]Confente on eBay Question
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:01:46 -0400
Thread-Topic: [CR]Confente on eBay Question
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From: "Rich Rose" <rrose@normandassociates.com>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, "Classic Rendevous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


If I may be so bold.., I agree with (the late), Mr. Confente regarding the white paint. To my eye, white is a perfect compliment to a classically constructed lugged, steel bike, especially a really finely crafted one. With a really nice white paint job there is no "visual noise" associated with many "less boring" colors. The only thing that you read is the workmanship - perfect! BTW, this theory goes out the window if the paint is metallic. Lots of visual noise there, and all of the "softness" is gone too. My 2 cents.., Richard (I like white rooms too), Rose Toledo, Ohio

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Chuck Schmidt Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 2:16 PM To: Classic Rendevous Subject: Re: [CR]Confente on eBay Question

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)