Re: [CR] Faema Masi with steel Cinelli stem

Example: Framebuilders
From: "kevin sayles" <>
To: <>, <>
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <>
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!

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

Kevin Sayles
West Yorkshire UK

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 12:48 AM
Subject: [CR] Faema Masi (Ed Granger)

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