Re: [CR]Re: Real Masi vs the American Forgeries


Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 20:22:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Real Masi vs the American Forgeries
From: Steven m Johnson <grisha2@juno.com>


On Mon, 08 Apr 2002 15:25:38 -0800 Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> writes:
> As an example, the only info on Galmozzi that I have ever seen, all
> came
> from one source: Takao Noda's postings on this list. As a result I
> wound up looking for and finally getting a Galmozzi. Wonderful
> Italian
> bike! But without the info provided by Takao, it would just be
> another nice bike to ride.

Well Chuck, you did better than I, but I found a website for an Italian bike that I had never seen, and is for sale for $1,500. http://www.wilier.it/ You can turn the music off at the bottom, or turn down your computer volume.

It is SR equipped, has a dent in the top tube, and the finish is what makes me hesitate buying it. It looks like it is chromed, and some sort of metallic finish that seems to be flaking. It is a Triestina model, and in the history section talks about a distinctive color, red copper.

I mean, like some old Italian bike maker is going to be well known because of some paint color [insert emotive here].

How the heck would I fix that, along with the dent? Is it really worth fixing?

Still haven't decided yet.

Steven M. Johnson, Chesapeake, VA http://www.geocities.com/azubris/history2.html