[CR]MASI confusion--a reply to Ken


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

From: Roadgiant@cs.com
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 18:19:07 EST
To: kdenny@uism.bu.edu, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]MASI confusion--a reply to Ken

Hi Scott,

I noticed your comments on the CR group regarding so-called "congfente touches" on your Masi. It is a myth of very high proportions to think that because your bike has a couple of holes drilled on the downward pointing lip on the seat lug that it is a Confente touch. As an owner of four Milan built Masi's, one of which has three graduated holes in the area you describe, I often wondered about that, so I posed the question to Alberto, who replied that it was a creative liberty that many of the builders of Italian Masi frames took. I also have a masi with a "V" stamped in the BB shell and on the steerer. To many, the assujmption would be that the frame was built in Verona - funny thing is that it was built at the Vigorelli shop (according to the invoice) and it does NOT have the three holes.

I think it's time to put some of these myths to rest once and for all.

Now that Confente sighting is another story (probably one that I've also heard ad-nauseum).

Please feel free to share my comments with your CR group.

Take care, Ken Denny

Ken, Huh? First of all, the "three holes Mario stuff" comes straight from the CR website courtesy of Jim Cinningham. Don't know why I should doubt him. But there you go mistakes can be made. As for the Confente sighting, what do you mean? That you've seen the bike or that you've heard this bike in Kevin's shop from a bunch of CR listers before me? Sorry to bore you with it. I'm posting photos that I took this afternoon of the Confente tonight. Don't look if you've had enough of Confentes.

Scott Smith
LA