[CR]Re: 77 Masi Prestige Fiera, really 75-6


From: BobHoveyGa@aol.com
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 16:26:27 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: 77 Masi Prestige Fiera, really 75-6

Oops, sorry... this bike's a 75-76, not a '77.

Bob Hovey Columbus, GA

In a message dated 11/1/05 3:53:04 PM, BobHoveyGa writes:


> You might be familiar with the '69 Masi Cronometer of Ken Denny's that is
> listed on the Masi Registry.  It is unusual in that it has a number of
> reinforced piercings on each chainstay.
>
> It looks like a newer example from the Alberto era has surfaced... a 1976
> Masi Prestige Fiera.  Photos can be seen at Speedbicycles.com in the mus eum
> section (I'd post a direct link but the site uses frames so...)
>
> The yellow fill inside the holes looked a little rough which made me think
  
> that perhaps the stays had been filled with foam, but I've been told that
> after the stays are milled, the holes were filled with oval tubes which we re then
> brazed in place and filed clean.  Looks very timeconsuming, especially s ince
> each hole appears to be a different size.
>
> Unlike the Cronometer which was a one-off TT bike, this Fiera is one of a
> group of three.  The two bikes do have something in common however, besi des the
> pierced chainstays, it seems Ken has bought this one as well, so it is now
  
> on its way to this side of the Atlantic to stand beside its progenitor.
>
> Bob Hovey
> Columbus, GA