Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 19:47:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: "P.C. Kohler" <>
To:, Jon@FAI.US
In-Reply-To: <7E023555E86B4015A1FD4BCDDB0A3979@QWERTY28>
Subject: Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V

--- On Tue, 7/6/10, Jon M. Crate wrote:

> That reminds me...
> What IS the tubing in the 3V?
> It seems to have taken a few turns, but I have not seen
> anything
> definitive.
> Thanks
> Jon M. Crate
> Marietta, Georgia USA
>From what I gathered from contemporary reviews, my 1985 (November) Masi 3v is made of straight-gauge 0.7 mm Swedish chromoly oversize tubing made by Isidoro Rezze, Excell Tubes, Lyon, France. I think this changed with later models but know only what I ride.

Owing, I suspect, to its anti-Christ lack of conventional lugwork, the 3v seems to get less respect than it surely deserves if you are into the ride more than the build and especially if you ride larger frames. When I first got mine, I so was addicted to it, I had to put it away so my other machines wouldn't be neglected!

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA