[CR]Craigslist outing, CA - Masi team bike?

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From: "Bob Hovey" <bobhoveyga@aol.com>
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Subject: [CR]Craigslist outing, CA - Masi team bike?
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 15:42:08 -0400

Hard to tell without photos, and the phrase "years ago" sure doesn't tell us much, but my guess is that this guy may be trying to pass off a 91-92 Masi Team 3V with sponsorship decals as a "team" bike. Wouldn't be the first tim e. Quite a few of these bikes were green.

Or this could be a 70's or 80's Gran Criterium... most of them were Reynold s tubing and how may dozens of times have you seen somone who hasn't been ri ding much refer to Reynolds 531 as "Reynolds Aluminum?"

Bob Hovey Columbus, GA USA http://bhovey.com/masi

Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:52:55 -0700 From: Jim Allen <MotorRef@peoplepc.com> To: Guy Taylor <guy.taylor@sbcglobal.net> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Craigslist outing, CA - Masi team bike? Message-ID: <46F6A7F7.8020908@peoplepc.com> In-Reply-To: <82480.52654.qm@web83412.mail.sp1.yahoo.com> References: <82480.52654.qm@web83412.mail.sp1.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Precedence: list Message: 6

Here's the text from the ad:

I used to race for Team Masi years ago and am now selling my road bike. It was custom made and is 63cm high. It is a rich vibrant green color with yellow accents and there were only TWO made in this color in the whole world. It was made by John Simonnetti of Medici fame. The frame is made of Reynolds aluminum and I have never crashed it so the frame is perfectly straight. It has full Campi components. The bike is in VERY VERY good condition and is a real treasure but it is time for me to let go. Make me a SERIOUUS cash offer that is FAIR and REASONABLE and it is yours. It comes with a set of training wheels (clinchers).

There were no pictures.

I think I can safely say Gian Simonnetti NEVER built a Masi team frame. On top of that, there was never a Masi Team.

A couple of years ago Haro sponsored Club DARE in SoCal with some Masi team frames. These were all Chinese made aluminum frames. They no longer sponsor the club, so these frames are now becoming available on the market.

Back when Masi had the factory in Carlsbad, a lot of the guys road for the club based on the coast, I don't recall the name right now, but there was no "official" sponsorship.

From the text, I can't tell if the frame he's talking about is an early 70's Carlsbad bike, or an entirely different animal.

Jim Allen the CycleSmiths Ranchita, CA 760 782 2737

Guy Taylor wrote:
> http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/429849473.html
> Too rich for my blood and I'm not sure if this is legit or not... Reynol ds aluminum?
> (no relation to seller)
> Guy Taylor - Anaheim, CA