Re: [CR]confente the unknown


Example: Racing

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:50:49 -0500
From: Edward Albert <ealbert01@gmail.com>
To: Courtney Johnson <courtney@boreal.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]confente the unknown
In-Reply-To: <35F7E1BE-2604-4A24-A6A6-23406FCD1443@boreal.org>
References: <C580CEC1.C610%mdschmidt56@verizon.net>
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

In 2004 they looked straight through my early 70's Schwinn Paramount and didn't even see it. Never even heard of it. But the next year on a 63, if I remember correctly, Bianchi Specialissima they couldn't get enough of it. Edward Albert Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A.

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Courtney Johnson <courtney@boreal.org>wrote:
> Many of the riders at the 2006 L'Eroica thought my '79 Richard Sachs was a
> German Bike. Some of the locals would point and say, "Reechard Sachs,
> Deuscthlander, eh? Ok?"
>
> Courtney Johnson
> Grand Marais, MN
> On Dec 31, 2008, at 6:24 AM, Michael Schmidt wrote:
>
> At L'Eroica's show and swap in 2006, one vendor was selling an intact 1968
>> Masi Special (58CM) for 800 Euro negotiable. A few tire kickers but the
>> bike did not sell. Jamie Swan and I briefly thought about buying it,
>> shipping it home and flipping the bike here but decided against it.
>>
>> I saw only a few riders on Masi. Lots of Bianchis though.
>>
>>
>> Mike Schmidt
>> Stirling, NJ
>> USA
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 12/31/08 6:17 AM, "Matteo Brandi" <bees.bfg@tin.it> wrote:
>>
>> Angel said
>>>
>>> What's very interesting about the Confente mystique is that although
>>> he is
>>> Italian he's virtually unknown as a builder in Italy. Even in Verona,
>>> where
>>> he is from, I only found, over 3 years, a handful of cyclists that
>>> knew of
>>> him.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> What Angel said,makes me think that a name like POGLIAGHI is unknown
>>> around here,MASI is known by a circle of few/older dudes,Cinellis
>>> were/are known,but not many around.
>>>
>>> Teo HEARD OF POGLIAGHIS FROM AMERICANS Brandi Firenze,italy