[CR] '72 Masi with tied and soldered spokes

(Example: Production Builders:Frejus)

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 23:13:19 -0500
Subject: [CR] '72 Masi with tied and soldered spokes
From: "Doug Fattic" <fatticbicycles@qtm.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


List,

The discussion about wheel building reminds me of a few of things that stood out in my mind about the wheels on my '72 Masi I received in the fall of that year. The first was that they were tied and soldered and the second was that they were 32 hole. Oh, and they were small flange hubs. Stuff that I had gotten in the '60's were all high flange. Of course this is a standard count now but was not what I thought most people used then. At the time, I thought that maybe Faliero was having the spokes tied and soldered as a way to compensate for the smaller spoke count. So my question is, was this typical for Masi's of this era to have wheels that were tied and soldered with 32 spokes? And what about my impression that small flange Campy hubs were not common in the '60's?

Doug Fattic
Niles, Michigan