The exact date for that might be a little difficult to determine for sure. I wouldn't be surprised if 1968 was the year. Certainly not before some time in 1967 I would guess.
Perhaps, since it was a patented idea, records could be dug up to clarify the question for all time. Asking Alberto is probably an option that is second best.
Sorry I can't do any better than that without exceeding the bounds of my actual knowledge of the topic. I would like to know the answer to this question myself. Anyone feel like diving in?? I can't do it; my legs are tired!
FYI to the group, the reproduction Masi Special decal sets have arrived and I'm finishing two frames this week that have been waiting 2 years for the decals. I have two more, one of which gets a new down tube and top tube most likely before requiring the new transfers. Now, all I need are the "playing card" Colnago decals and I'm set for a while. Thank GOD for that!
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA I still have to shift with these fingers; I had better slow down. Or, I suppose I could learn to type using 10 fingers instead of two.
La Mesa, CA
> Masi-philes, please.....
> Does anyone hav a specific date as to when Masi introduced his patented flat-oval chainstays? My '68 Masi special has them, with "Brevetatta" in blue helvetic "press-type" style decals. My '69 GC has them with the more familiar "Brev.Masi" block /outline letters. Just \trying to narrow something down.....
> Ken Denny
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