: ^ )
ANY collection with a Masi in it is UNCOMMON !
And a Marinoi also ? Not fair !
( yes , I'm envious )
And it just so happens , that I have just taken possession of a spectacular Richard Sachs frame ( built into a complete bicycle as a matter of fact ) , which features a fantastic pair of concave "top eyes" .
But , out of all of the "derailleur bicycles" sold in the U.S.A. , in the past 40 years , what percentage of them have this feature ?
( and I could count up my little collection , and talk about how common Sturmey Archer FG 4-Speed Dynohub rear wheels are . . . )
: ^ )
<email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 4:43 PM Subject: Uncommon ? "Spooned ends" Was: Ann's Mystery Frame
> How common are spooned or concave ends one might ask? I'd say more common
> than Raoul thinks. I walked around the basement and I can find 7 pairs of
> concave stay ends on the some of the bikes in my meagre collection. That'd
> be about 30% of my bikes and not all of them are vintage or steel. The ones
> that have concave stay ends include:
> 71 Masi Special Pista (the prettiest stay ends I'd say)
> 76 Zeus (almost diamond shaped but concave)
> 76 Marinoni (very much like the Masi's, very fine)
> 81 Gardin (also fine and engraved)
> 81 Pro Miyata (short like Ann's)
> 82 Velosport Mirage (also short like Ann's)
> 84 Miele (Japanese frame, quite pretty)
> Seem pretty common to me... or do I have an odd sample of frames/bikes?
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Raoul
> > Delmare
> > Sent: March 2, 2003 3:29 PM
> > To: C.R. List
> > Subject: [CR]Ann's Mystery Frame , Miyata , Matsushita , Le Tour
> > Hey Ann !!
> > Personally , I think one of the big identifying features will be the
> > upper ends of the seat stays , at the seat lug . In other words , I'm
> > talking about the "seat cluster" , or the "top eyes" . Those
> > "spooned" ends , which always instantly make me think of the
> > word MASI ,are certainly a not-too-common feature !!
> > Raoul Delmare
> > Marysville Kansas