[CR]Can't Identify this bike


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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Nathan Aschbacher <nathan.aschbacher@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:54:18 -0700
Subject: [CR]Can't Identify this bike

Hi,

I'm new to the list.

I recently purchased a beautiful vintage road bike, but I'm totally uncertain of its era or make.

Here's a link to some pictures of the bike (built up with modern parts) and the original fork (not used because of a switch to 700c wheels):

http://www.cellsixtyone.com/temp_images/bike/bike.html

Here's everything I know about it:

1) Previous owner suspected it was a Cinelli, hence the stickers, but I'm highly doubtful. 2) Originally had 27" wheels. 3)Suntour dropouts. 4) Fork has a slight slope to the crown. 5) On the non-drive side of the bike just below the seat cluster appears to be the serial number stamped into the seattube lengthwise. 6) The lug-style looks similar but not identical to a 60's era Masi Special. 7) It's been repainted (badly). 8) No braze-on's 9) I believe it is Italian, but I'm not certain.

Anyone have any clues or ideas? I've dug round oldroads.com and wooljersey.com a bit, as well as the pictures section of this site, but nothing conclusive.

Thanks!

Nathan Aschbacher
Spokane, WA