Re: [CR]Masi on Ebay

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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 10:53:56 -0700
From: Jim Allen <>
To: Eric Goforth <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi on Ebay
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Your bike has Columbus SL tubing. The Nuova Strada from the same time frame would have been SLX.

All these bikes were imported bare, and painted in my shop in California.

Jim Allen the CycleSmiths Ranchita, CA 760 782 2737

Eric Goforth wrote:
> I have a Billato Masi Gran Corsa, the tubing decal says Columbus Masi,
> any idea what kind of tubing it is? I think the Gran Corsa was one
> step above the Nuova Strada, or was it the other way around.
> Thinking that the order in the 80' was:
> Nuova Strada
> Gran Corsa
> Gran Criterium and the 3V were kind of equivalent but different at the
> top end of the range.
> Eric Goforth
> Durham, NC USA
> Jim Allen wrote:
>> Garth,
>> This is one of the original Nuova Stradas' built by Billato and
>> painted in Italy. Made from Columbus Aelle R tubeset. Circa 1984?
>> We repainted most, but not all that we received, this one has the
>> original paint and decals.
>> Jim Allen
>> the CycleSmiths
>> Ranchita, CA
>> 760 782 2737
>> Bianca Pratorius wrote:
>>> Someone has an Ebay store called Cool Bikes and Parts, and one of
>>> the current items offered is a 1980's Masi with a BIN of $800. The
>>> only problem is that he has only one photo (front fork) of the bike.
>>> This might be a mistake or with such a low price perhaps a
>>> deception. Article number 110101501760. Bike appears to be in fine
>>> condition.
>>> Garth Libre in Miami Fl. USA