Re: [CR]Masi on Ebay


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Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 11:48:01 -0400
From: Eric Goforth <ewgoforth@earthlink.net>
To: MotorRef@peoplepc.com, CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi on Ebay
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My Gran Corsa was probably made mid to late 80's, the earlier ones were made from cheaper Aelle R tubing then? How can you tell the Aelle R ones from the SL ones?

-Eric

Eric Goforth Durham, NC USA

Jim Allen wrote:
> Eric,
>
> 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