Re: [CR] Masi Sizing question

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

From: <GPVB1@cs.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 17:36:28 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] Masi Sizing question
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


The other thing we might mention is that Masi's method of frame size measurement was (is?) a bit different than most others. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Masi's frame size is measured to the tip of the seat lug, which is taller than the top of the top tube, thereby making a XX Masi about 0.5 cm smaller than an XX whatever else.

My 60 cm GC measures 59.5 cm by "normal" standards. Not a big deal, but you might want to consider this if you are looking to purchase one sight unseen.

Cheers,

Greg Parker A2 MI USA

Brian B. con mojo wrote:


> Message: 20
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:01:08 -0700
> From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
> Reply-To: rocklube@adnc.com
> To: Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>
> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Masi Sizing question
>
> Grant,
>
> Masis have always been available from 48cm C-T to 64 cm C-T in 1 cm
> increments. 65cm Masis exist but no "fixturing standard" frame hung on
> the wall at Masi in the early days. I have a 1962 Masi Special in 50cm,
> which is a very rare thing to find in a bicycle of the period except
> from someone like Masi. You needn't question Masis' greatness; it's
> real.
>
> If one wanted a 53.5cm (or for that matter a 53.7cm ) frame from Masi it
> could be had for the extra charge, whatever that would be. Convincing
> them it was neccessary might have been a chore, but money talks! Masi
> could do it if you wanted it. Hope that clears that issue up for you so
> you can proceed to fall in love with these classics; unless of course
> you ride a 50cm or so. In that case buzz off, I want it!
>
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> According to Peter Johnson "there's no such thing as having too many
> (classic) Masis". Or maybe that was me, but we both agreed.