There is a b&w photo of Merckx with a slotted chainstay Masi (see it at end of this blog entry): http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2010/08/brand-new-masi-prestige.html
It does appear that the one in the b&w photo is smaller than the one in the color photo with Alberto Masi, http://www.eroicacicli.com/blog/masi-for-eddy-merckx/
Angel Garcia Long Valley NJ
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: kevin sayles <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 8:29 AM Subject: Re: [CR] Pics of my 72 Faema Masi To: Stronglight49@aol.com, email@example.com
Hi Bob, Mmm. Not sure if this Faema bike is actually one of Eddy's?
I'm a big fan of Eddy and I can't say I've ever seen photos of him on a frame with the slotted chainstays...[Gimondi yes, on his Chiardo?]........this frame also looks too large for Eddy going by the size of the head tube.
It's obviously got NOS Campag stuff on it, which some of it is of a later period, such as the brakes with plastic coated brake pad holders....on a previous photo of what I assume to be the same bike it had the black alloy pedals and a later front gear [can't see the detail on this image] but the steel Cinelli stem, though very desirable, is wrong for this bike...... Just my thoughts, which may be totally wrong of course....
Cheers Kevin Sayles Leeds West Yorkshire UK
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Love the bike!
Have you seen these photos of Eddy's original bike - now restored by Alberto Masi himself...
BOB HANSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA