[CR]Masi (new photos)

Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet
From: <themaaslands@comcast.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 19:32:53 +0000
Subject: [CR]Masi (new photos)

Reading the comments about what constitutes a real 'Masi' and what doesn't, I am interested to hear people's comments about a few Masi's that I will be bringing in from Italy shortly.

The first one is a GC built in Verona in 1971 (BB marked V53). If the article quoted by Chuck earlier today is correct, this would seem to be a very early Confente frame. As you can see in the photos, it has been repainted after the addition of top tube braze-ons. It has also been hot-rodded with newer parts. http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/1971_Masi_GC_Verona

The second one was likely originally decaled as a GC, but may also have been labeled as an early Prestige. I am not sure where it was built, the BB number that also appears on the steer tube reads GR 52. The 52 is the frame size. I am guessing that the GR, like the V for Verona, may stand for the Italian abbreviation for the province of construction, hence Grossetto. This could perhaps be correct, as a known Masi builder: PelĂ , was then working in Grossetto. It has a mix or sand-cast and IC elements. Two of the CR list resident 'experts' (my definition, not their own definition!) have come to the conclusion that the bike is likely from 1974. http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Masi_perhaps_GC_74

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ