Re: [CR]Mario Confente?


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 12:15:47 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Mario Confente?
References: <20020422.144226.-155307.18.richardsachs@juno.com>


Richard,

Thanks! How did you find that out? I'd be interested to know more about his activities during his career; any possibility your source of information can provide more details. Even the approximate years and any other details of his association with Masi would be deeply satisfying.

I haven't had time to check out the Masi Special photos but will soon. I think Pela was active during the time that bike was constructed. I'm wondering if there are any telltale details similar to the "Mario traits" that the frames he made often show. Just curious; no need to strain yourself if the information isn't easily obtainable. Hopefully someday we will have a bit clearer picture of what happened back in the good old days.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA My house could use new windows, is he affordable?? ;-)
>
> Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com> 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 <rocklube@adnc.com>
> 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