Re: [CR]e-bay masi/confente


Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 07:08:21 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: mmeison@scubadiving.com
Subject: Re: [CR]e-bay masi/confente
References: <63987.20.137.30.50.1056112072.squirrel@zmail.scubadiving.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Marty,

Nearly all Masis built in CA were built "by committee". So when someone says that "Mario built their bike" what they are actually meaning is that Mario was there when it was built and he brazed it in all likelyhood. Why is the size and serial number missing from the BB? Sometimes that indicates a repair. Obviously the bike has been repainted and a bunch of braze-ons added. Personally, bikes done like this don't have any appeal to me on account of a non-original look. Doesn't do anything for me.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA Raining?? In So Cal?? In june?? What the hell is going on here??
>
> I happened across a 70's vintage Masi on e-bay and the seller
> is claiming that the bike was sold to him as a Confente built Masi.
> I was just wondering if Brian Baylis or someone else might like
> to comment on this.
> I don't want to dredge up the entire "who REALLY built it" thread
> but this one begs the question.
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3613743899&category=7298
>
> No relation to anybody.
>
> Marty "just curious" Eison
> Dallas, Texas