RE: [CR]Mondonico Bikes


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

From: "Richard Rose" <rmrose@toast.net>
To: <MasiGC3V@aol.com>, <rmrose@toast.net>, <sgpnet@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Mondonico Bikes
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 15:15:34 -0500
In-Reply-To: <d6.107a889d.296f4fc9@aol.com>


My LBS has one permanently for sale. This is the exact bike used a few years back for the photo shoot when Bicycling Magazine was giving one away. The bike is a size 59 center/top with a 57top tube!! Very, very red... For me, the bike is ruined somewhat by the psuedo(?) fastback seatstay arrangement vs. the side attached & scalloped ones as well as the semi sloping fork crown vs. the flat version. Call me picky. BTW, permanently for sale because "no one wants to pay for a steel bike". LBS is currently using the bike on his indoor trainer. Could be a buy for someone...? Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)

-----Original Message----- From: MasiGC3V@aol.com [mailto:MasiGC3V@aol.com] Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 3:13 PM To: rmrose@toast.net; sgpnet@earthlink.net; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Mondonico Bikes

Mondonico also built the Team 3V frames for Masi USA (through Torelli) in 1996. I own one of these and its quite a nice ride. Its my favorite "modern" bike. Top tube decal reads, 'Faliero Masi'. I know the Torelli Masi's are much maligned by Masi purists and aficionados, but based on my experiences with this bike the Mondonico's must have been something special.

Regards,

Carlo Carr