Re: [CR]Early Masi 3Vs


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

To: LouDeeter@aol.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 10:14:17 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Early Masi 3Vs
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>


french supplier = excel tubing. e-REEECHARD ne c'est pas un fromage panini?

On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 10:05:54 -0400 LouDeeter@aol.com writes:
> I was rereading an article on the Masi 3V in the Sep/Oct 86 issue of
> Bicycle Guide. There are a couple of interesting bits of
> information. There is a report of an interview with Alberto Masi
> where he says that only a few 3V frames were made in Milan at the
> Vigorelli shop. "Alberto acknowledges that most Volumetricas are
> made in another Masi plant "far from here". Anybody know where that
> shop might have been? Secondly, Alberto says that the first 3V
> frames were made with tubing from a "French source" but that
> Columbus was providing the tubing by the time of the article. Were
> these Vitus tubed frames perhaps? He says that the small frames had
> straight guage tubes with .4mm walls. Wow! Lou Deeter, Orlando FL