[CR] what colour bands on a Faema seat tube...black or green?


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From: "kevin sayles" <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
To: "classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:24:22 -0000
Subject: [CR] what colour bands on a Faema seat tube...black or green?


With all the recent talk regarding Merckx and faema team bikes....I have a question for those who know.......

What are the colours of the bands that finish off the red seat panel? The bands that I have seen on the replica made by Alberto Masi are in the Italian colours of red white and green, and are placed in such a way that the green is at the top of the bands.

When I study the original pics of Faema bikes, such as my favorite pic of Adorni on the start ramp of the 1968 Lugano TT, the seat panel of red simply appears to be lined off with a small gap of white [around 5mm] then a black band of 5mm.

I can see the thinking behind the Italian colours, but am I correct in thinking the original bands are, as I suggest above.......the red panel, a space in white then a black band?

Check your old photos and see what you come up with...........

cheers
Kevin Sayles
Otley
West Yorkshire UK