Re: [CR]Mario Confente?

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Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:42:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Mario Confente?
From: Richard M Sachs <>

Brian Baylis <> writes: <I'd like to know more about this Pela(?) guy who built early 60's Masis...> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

he left the business. 'now makes custom windows.* e-RICHIE (sorry, dale...)

*no. NOT the microsoft kind!

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:38:55 -0700 Brian Baylis <> writes:
> Mark,
> As far as I know, there were no "Confente" frames built in Italy
> with
> his name on it. He was a contract builder. According to someone I
> have
> spoken with about this, there are Pogliaghi, Colnago, and Masi
> frames
> built my his shop in Italy but none with his name on them.
> Anyone have any PROOF to the contrary? If so, that would be the
> first
> I've heard of it which would be odd since I've been around the stuff
> for
> 30 years.
> Small contract builders were quite common in the 60's and early 70's
> and
> like Richie said, many of the better craftsmen are unknown to us in
> so
> far as us being able to recognize it in specific. I'd like to know
> more
> about this Pela(?) guy who built early 60's Masis but information
> seems
> hard to come by.
> Hope that answers your question.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> >
> > Just read some interesting articles about Mario, one of which was
> by Russ
> > Howe and another by Chuck Schmidt. I am sure most of you have read
> them at
> > one time or another. Even e-riche was quoted.
> >
> > My question is that of all the bikes he built in his work shop in
> Italy are
> > there any still about? Do they carry his name?
> >
> > Inquiring minds what to know!
> >
> > Mark, did my first long mountain climb of the season today,6
> miles, Poore
> > In downtown Slatyfork, WV