[CR]Jimmy Katynski's '74 Masi for sale: What drives prices?

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From: Tom Sanders <tesanders@comcast.net>
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Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 05:33:07 -0400
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Subject: [CR]Jimmy Katynski's '74 Masi for sale: What drives prices?

When discussing Masi prices, one must consider the rarity of the bike being offered, along with such obvious issues as condition and originality. Jimmy is a friend, but I wish to say this plug for his bike was not solicited by him in any way.

Jimmy's may well be the best non twin plate American Masi GC. The reason I say this is that the bike shows some of Confente's hand in it. The rear drop outs are the rarely seen machined ones associated with Mario taking them to the close by machine shop to be done just a bit fancier than the run of the mill bikes. Probably for a friend or acquaintance. To my knowledge it is the only non twin plate one with this treatment. I have seen the bike many times in years past and can tell you my impression was that it was just wonderful.

Comparing prices of this level of bike to the more commonly found ones just does not hold up.

Tom Sanders

Lansing, Mi USA