I've seen LOTS of Masi GC's and Specials but I've never seen a GC with flat stay caps or an Special with fluted ones that still had original paint and transfers on it. I've seen both as repaints with incorrect decals on a few occassions. The only possibility of either one would have to be during the transition between the Special and GC. There are a few other traits that are specific to one or the other that can also help classify each frame if it is no longer original. I'm open to the possibility of what you suggest; but until I see an undisputable example of each I have to disagree with you, will all due respect, of course.
Anyone have an example of a genuine original Masi special with fluted stay caps or a genuine Gran Criterium with flat caps?? Like very much to see them. Until then, I'm sticking with what I know to be true so far.
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA Masis comming out of my butt. Sure beats monkeys!
> snipped, cut, repasted, and taken out of context:
> Chuck Schmidt <email@example.com> writes:
> So anyone know or have any idea who first came up with the fluted
> seat stay end that you see on Faliero Masi's Gran Criteriums (the
> earlier Special model from the 60s had a flat diagonal cutoff seat stay
> the fluted sear stay tops were on some Specials and the
> flat diagonal cutoff tops were on some G.C.'s
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