[CR]Mario Confente Superlight Bike

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 00:16:16 -0500
Subject: [CR]Mario Confente Superlight Bike

In response to the many replies to my earlier post regarding the Confente labeled bike that my friend purchased, I must point out that my friend has put in some work cleaning up some of the sloppy infilling and will continue to do so until he feels it is OK. He has already sent me some photos that show the improvements made. I'll try and replace the photos with the 'new improved' ones shortly. There are however some true 'errors', like where there was a bobble witht he pantograph point on the left crank near the spade, or in the millings of the brake calipers.

BTW, E-Richie has also sent me a note to say that he thinks that the tubing is actually the 0.5 mm thickness 'Record' tubing. For those that have not gone through all of the photos, as well as those who pointed out the drilling of the handlebars as being dangerous, you may want to take a look at the fork steer tube. It is milled very deeply! Personally, I am not overly concerned about the bars, to me what is much more worrisome are the cranks, the steerer and the 24 hole radially spoked rear wheel.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ