Re: [CR] Fraud Alert-Fake "Ferretti Team Bike On eBay"

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 06:45:27 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rednor" <>
To: George Hollenberg <>, Classic Rendezvous <>, Anthony Taylor <>
In-Reply-To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Fraud Alert-Fake "Ferretti Team Bike On eBay"

The central bolt is removed from the brake, shortened and brazed into the frame. Then the calipers are reassembled in the usual manner.
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- On Thu, 1/27/11, Anthony Taylor wrote:

> From: Anthony Taylor <>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR] Fraud Alert-Fake "Ferretti Team Bike On eBay"

\r?\n> To: "George Hollenberg" <>, "Classic Rendezvous" <>

\r?\n> Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 9:21 AM

\r?\n> It may just be ignorance on my part,

\r?\n> but how are the brakes attached?


\r?\n> Tony Taylor

\r?\n> Manchester, NH





\r?\n> ________________________________

\r?\n> From: George Hollenberg <>

\r?\n> To: Classic Rendezvous <>

\r?\n> Sent: Thu, January 27, 2011 5:42:12 AM

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Fraud Alert-Fake "Ferretti Team Bike On

\r?\n> eBay"


\r?\n> A bike claimed to be a "Professional cycle of the Ferretti

\r?\n> team of 1972 that

\r?\n> included the Petterssen brothers and Gianni Motta", eBay

\r?\n> #120676480890 is

\r?\n> not as represented-it's a fake.

\r?\n> The seller approached Alberto Masi (personal communication)

\r?\n> and asked him to

\r?\n> certify the bike as that of Ghosta Pettersen-but Ghosta

\r?\n> Pettersen's bike was

\r?\n> a 62.5 and Alberto noted that a Ferretti Masi didn't sport

\r?\n> De Rosa decals as

\r?\n> seen on this eBay bike.

\r?\n> Furthermore, the seller presents no proof and no

\r?\n> provenance  that this bike

\r?\n> was ever owned  by anyone on the Ferretti Masi team

\r?\n> and he never will

\r?\n> produce such evidence because it doesn't exist. Many

\r?\n> Ferretti repros exist

\r?\n> and one is listed in the same size as the eBay seller's

\r?\n> bike listed as a

\r?\n> reproduction in  Bob Hovey's Masi Archive.

\r?\n> What we have is just a Masi painted and tarted up as a Masi

\r?\n> Ferretti-*let

\r?\n> the seller prove otherwise.*

\r?\n> George


\r?\n> George Hollenberg MD

\r?\n> CT, USA