Ted Baer writes: Now that I am fully aware that the Masis made in Italy are the "real deal,"
If "real deal" means built in the Masi shop in Milan or prior to that, Florence, then the exceptions would be the Nuovo Strada, Gran Sports and 3Vs that were made by contract builders such as Billato and Mondonico. I believe in the CR timeline, and after Masi moved his operation to California, that the Prestige and a few Gran Criteriums were made in Italy with Alberto's name on the toptube. I'm not really sure where those frames were actually made. I would tend to say "any Masi made in Italy prior to 1971 is the "real deal". Lou Deeter, Orlando FL