Best, most descriptive term for this style?
"Indented" seat stay end or "fluted" seat stay end? Any preferences?
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA
> In fact, Faliero addressed that topic in that same article:
> Masi: "I have no competitors, only copiers."
> Masi: "Just look at those indented seat stay heads..."
> Interviewer: "Yes, what about them?"
> Masi : "They were designed right here in 1965. "
> Tarantino: "Now everyone is using them."
> In a message dated 3/4/03 6:05:23 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >Bob Hovey wrote:
> >> In a message dated 3/4/03 1:16:58 PM, The Great and Powerful Lou Deeter
> >> writes:
> >> > I suppose I always thought that the Merckx design was more influenced
> >> >by Ugo Derosa than by Masi, but then, maybe Derosa was influenced by
> >> >
> >> According to Faliero, that would be a big "yes he was"... In an interview
> >> an old "Winning" magazine (sept 84 I think), Faliero tells the interviewer,
> >> "DeRosa copied my special fork head" ... "I called him on the phone
> >and told
> >> him he was a !!*#%!"
> >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 end).
> >In my opinion, the most sophisticated looking seat stay end by far.
> >My second fav, is the wrapping double fluted seat stay cap you see on
> >some Hetchins. Sort of a gothic look that complements the lug treatment.
> >Chuck Schmidt