RE: [CR]italian Masi frame

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Subject: RE: [CR]italian Masi frame
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 09:46:51 -0400
Thread-Topic: [CR]italian Masi frame
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From: "Bingham, Wayne R." <>
To: "Feeken, Dirk" <>, <>

>>>>>Can somebody help me dating an italian Masi Prestige frame? It is a Prestige but has two special features I haven't seen before. It is not painted silver but covered with clear coat, so the bare metal and the silver of the brazing is clearly visible. Very nice. It has also "aero" lever braze ons and the cables run through the tubes of the frame with nicely brazed on outlets. Looks like the frame at the bw picture of Faliero Masi at the CR Masi italy page. The numbers at the BB shell are FT55 822 55 is the size. Does "FT" stand for the builder and is 822 specifying "second frame of 1982" like at american Masis? Dirk<<<<

Dirk and listees - Since we're playing the Masi dating game ------- my Italian built Prestige has PN55 and the number 764 stamped in the BB shell. I'd also like to know if the three digit number signifies the build date. I had suspected that my frame was a '75, based on frame details and components, but it could certainly be a '76 instead. Besides the fact that the 55 is size, does anyone have the key to the rest of the letter/number scheme?

Wayne Bingham
Falls Church, VA