[CR]Masi frame sizing

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

From: "Dennis" <dennis@mrpconsulting.com>
To: "Classics" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 16:51:25 -0700
Subject: [CR]Masi frame sizing

>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.

My 80 Masi GC has MC64 stamped on the BB shell. That turns out to be the distance from the center of the BB to the very top of the seat lug. To the top of the top tube is about 63.5cm or so.

I purchased on of the last lugged Masi Nuovo Strada frames (I know, not in the "proper" date range for this list), and it is measured center to center. It was advertised as a 63cm, but it turns out to be taller than my GC

Dennis Stover Arleta, CA

This list is almost as much fun as an E ticket (E tickets are within the date range for this list, aren't they?)