RE: [CR]Was: MASI decals request. Now; Jan's new book and Melton decals


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Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 07:32:29 -0800
To: devotion finesse <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>, CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Jan Heine <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: RE: [CR]Was: MASI decals request. Now; Jan's new book and Melton decals


At 7:56 AM -0500 12/5/08, devotion finesse wrote:
> I wonder who built the absolutely gorgeous Bianchi of Fausto Coppi?
> You can see a detail image here
>
> http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/CompetitionBook.html
>Did Faliero make that "Bianchi"?
>Alberto Masi showed me the jigs his father used for Coppi's bikes. They wer
>e still hanging high in the back room of the Vigorelli when I visited a yea
>r and half ago...

That is a good question. The workmanship of the bike is sublime. The lugs and other parts clearly are the same Bianchi used at the time. Unlike Merckx' bike, which is easy to ID from the heart in the BB shell as a De Rosa, Coppi's Bianchi is so far back in time that I don't have a good idea.

I'll ask the framebuilders' list - somebody there, like Brian Baylis, might know.

Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122 http://www.bikequarterly.com