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Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 15:58:56 -0800 (PST)
From: "scott davis" <francopedia@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]RE: FAEMA TEAM FRAME REPLICA & No-Name Campy Brakes

In 1969, Masi built the Faema frames. Below is a link to a '69 replica built by Alberto Masi, earlier this year, with parts laying around the shop. He used the cut-out stays, but I don't think all Faema frames came with them. The current owner is still collecting the period correct parts, including No-Name brakes.

Masi said the brakes were "unnamed" because of a sponsorship conflict between Faema and Universal. Masi said Tullio Campagnolo wanted Merckx to ride his new brakes and Universal agreed only if they were not stamped Campagnolo in large photogenic type. Masi also said that Campagnolo offered to sell the patent to Universal. The folks at Universal declined because they didn't think anyone would pay the high retail price for them, they were about triple the price of Super 68s... My Blog: http://sexyracebicycles.blogspot.com/

---Scott Davis in St. Anthony, Minnesota USA

From: "kevin sayles" <kevinsayles(AT)tiscali.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 12:08:29 -0000 Subject: [CR]Faema team frame

Hi listers.. I'm in the process of re-creating a 'Faema white & red team bike circa 68/69' I have everything needed, including the desirable no name Campag brakes, however getting hold of a Cinelli 1a 13cm stem with the nut & bolt is proving difficult......anyway, my question to the folk who know about these things is;- DID THE FRAMES HAVE CUTOUTS OR WHERE THEY LEFT PLAIN? I believe the frames where made by 'Kessler?' but could be wrong, maybe Masi? I have several pics of Merckx etc on the bikes but there is never a decent shot of the frame, especially around the lugs.........I think they may have had a heart shape cut out, probably on all 3 lugs, but anyone know for sure..............

Kevin Sayles. Bridgwater. Somerset UK