[CR]Re: Twin Plate Masi On E-Bay...Braze On features

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From: "Bob Hovey" <bobhoveyga@aol.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 17:24:08 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re: Twin Plate Masi On E-Bay...Braze On features

RE: http://ebay.com/<blah> QQitemZ290158606397QQihZ019QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZView Item

Tom Sanders wrote:

As far as keeping purists away from the sale, some purists would know that for $10 extra you could get that bike from Carlsbad with top tube braze on cable guides and for a little more money you could get other brazed on guides and bottle bosses, if the original catalogs and brochures can be believed..

I am wondering if Bob Hovey can see from these photos if they are the originals or not?

Tom Sanders

Lansing, Mi

Tom;

I'm not sure which top tube brazeons would have been "standard option" at th is time... I'm sure there are a few framebuilders out there with really good memories or some old parts catalogs that could at least tell us if the twin -loop guides that are on this particular bike were available in 1974.

I do know that several Carlsbad bikes supplied with early optional guides ha d handmade ones that were Mario's design... they were identical to the ones that appeared on his own later bikes, a pipe strap shaped loop with pointed ends (if you are not familiar with these you can see one at the very edge of this pic):

http://collection.rydjor.com/images/bikecollection/1976mas12.jpg

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA