Re: [CR] Re: Another Carlsbad Masi ?? � rounded bridges

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From: <"richardsachs@juno.com">
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 10:51:41 GMT
To: banjodoc@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: [CR] Re: Another Carlsbad Masi ?? � rounded bridges
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

the shape of the reinforcing tang on either side of the chainstay bridge on my 2 '71 italian gc's is a BHD, short for "big honking diamond". that is, it is a larger plate that is pointed as it's oriented toward the bb and pointed as it's oriented toward the read d'outs. in later years, the most forward point was burnished off, leaving a "teardrop" look to the same piece. if i wasn't so tired, i'd shoot a jpeg.
off to ride...
e-RICHIE
chester, ct


-- Michael Allison wrote:


I had several Masi Specials which I got in Milan, dating from the early to the mid-1960s. All the bridges on the rear triangles were rounded, including Masi frames I saw from the late 1950s. It seems the pointed style bridges became popular in the 1970s, when Falliero was no longer building frames. If memory serves me correctly, Richard Sach's Masis have pointed details. Perhaps a CR listee who has a certified Confente frame could check their bikes.

Michael Allison
New York, NY