Re: [CR] frame protectors NOW Bar-End Cable Routing

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:57:50 -0700
From: "Kirke Campbell" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] frame protectors NOW Bar-End Cable Routing

In regards to the Masi/Gazelle bike, I found it interesting that the bar end shifter cables are run all the way up through the handlebar tape and exit at the stem. I personally find this method more aesthetically appealling, but I didnt know this would have been a practice back in the 1960s-70s. I was always under the impression it was really only possible with modern lined and lubricated cable housing. It was suggested to me that with old housing, that shifting would have suffered greatly. Any thoughts?

-Kirke Campbell
Houston, Tx USA

--- On Wed, 9/30/09, wrote:

From: <> Subject: Re: [CR] frame protectors & Van Looy Masi/Gazelle To: Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 12:24 AM

I agree, very interesting story. ?Anyone else skeptical about the stated toptube size of 51? ? My eyes aren't calibrated, but that doesn't look like a short toptube to me. ?Lou Deeter, Orlando FL USA

-----Original Message----- From: Scott L. Minneman <> To: Sent: Tue, Sep 29, 2009 9:39 pm Subject: [CR] frame protectors & Van Looy Masi/Gazelle

Does anybody know a source (other than buying this bike for EUR 5000 (which would be nice, if I had the money (and if it were even vaguely my size))) for the frame protector things in the third and eleventh pictures of this auction?  .the ones that are keeping the bar-end shifter cables from doing a number on the head tube lugs?

In any case, an interesting bike with an interesting story. 0338274028

.but I want a handful of those little rubber things!

Scott Minneman

San Francisco, CA  USA