Re: [CR]Masi track serial number question

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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 00:10:13 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi track serial number question
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BobHovey wrote:
> (snip)
> Italian Masis from 1974 and earlier also had a single "M" in front of the
> frame size stamp, but there were other letters as well... usually presumed to
> be a "city code" signifying the subcontractor, tho there's been a lot of
> debate on the subject. Later tho, most Prestiges and 3V's had an aphabet soup of
> two letter prefixes... I've been told by several folks who bought frames
> directly from Alberto that these were "customer codes," whatever that means. All
> I know is, these stamps do not have the relatively small pool of letters of
> the earlier "city codes"... I don't think I've seen a pair of letters on an
> 80's bike ever repeat.

Small detail... "province codes" not "city codes."

Provinces: M = Milano, Faliero Masi and others? V = Verona, Mario Confente B = Bergamo GR = Grosseto, Giuseppi Pela A = ? P = ? AV = ?

Anyone have more imput?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California