[CR]Masi Cambio Corsa

Example: History:Norris Lockley

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 12:09:37 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Jan Heine <heine@mindspring.com>
Subject: [CR]Masi Cambio Corsa

I have a Learco Guerra with Cambio Corsa. After I bought it, the seller, Alex in Switzerland, reported that Faliero Masi had worked at Learco Guerra at the time my bike was built (mid- to late-1940s). When did he start on his own? When were Cambio Cora/Paris-Roubaix bikes last built?

I wonder whether so many Cambio Corsa bikes survived in relatively good condition because they became obsolete so rapidly? I assume that after the advent of the Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur, you had to be a Luddite of some sort to order a new bike with Cambio Corsa/Paris-Roubaix.

How do I determine whether my bike was built by Faliero? The workmanship is very nice, especially compared to many Cambio Corsa Bianchis I have seen. I wonder whether there were some trademark features on early Masis that may be present on my bike (or not). Not that that would prove anything...

Jan Heine, Seattle