[CR]Need Advice on Masi Hubs

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From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:55:40 EDT
Subject: [CR]Need Advice on Masi Hubs
To: gridplan@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


I'm sure if you walked into Faliero's shop to be measured for a bike, this i s one of the choices that probably would have been left up to you. But if it

were up to Faliero, I believe he would have provided you with low flange wheels as that seemed to be his overwhelming preference.

The cover photo accompanying the following article, from January 1969, shows

a Faema Masi with low flange hubs, while the black and white photo of Eddy shows high flange hubs on his Masi. I guess it's be safe to assume that bo th photos were taken during the 1968 racing season:


I would suspect that any period of preference on Faliero's part for the use of high flange hubs (on road bikes) was rather short, if it existed at all.. . perhaps a few years in the mid-to-late 60's? Photos I have of all or mostly-original bikes show low flange hubs in the 50's up through the early to mid 60's, and nothing but low flange after 1970. The few bikes I have photos of with high flange hubs are mid-60's restorations, so I really have no way of knowing if the hubs are original, but I rather suspect they are not.

Bob Hovey Columbus, GA

On Sep 10, 2007, at 2:43 PM, Kevin Moran wrote:
> Listers,
>     Were '69/'70 Masi Special road bikes typically
> outfitted with low flange or high flange hubs?  More
> to the point, would high flange hubs be a poor choice
> in terms of period correctness for such a bike?
> Pictures I've seen at wooljersey.org make me wonder if
> low flange was the overwhelming choice.
> Thanks in advance.
> Kevin Moran
> Blooomington, Indiana

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