Re: [CR]confente the unknown

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:20:40 -0800
From: dave martinez <>
Subject: Re: [CR]confente the unknown
To: Courtney Johnson <>, Edward Albert <>

Hello All,

At L' Eroica 2007, I rode a 1956 Cinelli Mod B. Along the route I was greet ed by several Cinelli owners, all on vintage bikes (of course). Despite my language challenge, it was clear that they are as passionate about Cinelli as we are. Many other cyclists made positive comments about the bike. As a matter of fact, at the swap meet an elderly Italian gent approached me and offered to buy it! If we are able to attend L' Eroica 2009, I intend on riding the Walter Gene rati- the only bike (that I know of) that was made by Cino Cinelli and re labeled for his friend to sell under a different name:Generati (Modena).
Have a Happy New!
Cordiali Saluti,
David Martinez
Fremont Ca
US of A

--- On Wed, 12/31/08, Edward Albert wrote:

From: Edward Albert <> Subject: Re: [CR]confente the unknown To: "Courtney Johnson" <> Cc: Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 9:50 AM

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 <>wro te:
> 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 Sach s,
> 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 t he
>> 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" <> 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.