Re: [CR] Faema Masi with steel Cinelli stem


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From: "kevin sayles" <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <edvintage63@aol.com>
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:14:57 -0000
Subject: Re: [CR] Faema Masi with steel Cinelli stem


I have noticed during Eddy's Faema years, the head tube does seem slightly shorter than on his Molteni, or even later Fiat and C&A bikes. This could be as a result of a larger frame, or maybe a higher bracket height on his later frames........I believe he used 177.7 cranks......but maybe not in 68/69?

I believe it was me who first questioned the authenticity of the restored bike as in the photo of Alberto Masi......since then, thanks to the response from several on this list, I have learnt something new....that Merckx did ride a frame with the slotted chainstays.......and it does appear in a photo I've just uploaded to my flick site that he also used a steel Cinelli stem during his Faema years!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayles_bikes/5377635786/

Interesting stuff.....well it is if your a Merckx fan as I am.......

cheers
Kevin Sayles
Otley
West Yorkshire UK


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> "I noticed the same thing. Different fork crown too. Guesses on the size
> difference between the two???
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> Wayne"