I agree with Lou, I don't know about the provenance however the frame looks to be period correct to me. The seller states that there is a 1972 build date, stamped onto the steerer - a photo would have been good. Were there Ferretti Team replicas made back in 1972? What ever the case it looks to be a very nice bike.
Mike Short, Austin Texas, USA.
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:20 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What part of it is fake? The frame looks to be a Masi from that era. That
> could explain the brakes, right? I understand your point about it possibly
> not being a team bike, but it is still a nice bike. I also understand your
> animosity toward all things from this seller. I don't know whether that is
> a "Boston" thing, or just that you are ticked off at him for some reason.
> Lou Deeter, Orlando FL
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Hollenberg <email@example.com>
> To: Fred Rednor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Classic Rendezvous <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 11:16 am
> Subject: Re: [CR] Fraud Alert-Fake "Ferretti Team Bike On eBay"
> The point is not the brakes-this was a Faliero innovation in about 1968 to
> prevent to many holes being drilled into the brake bridge-but who cares--
> the brakes are attached to a FAKE-this is NOT a Masi-Ferretti. It's a fraud
> designed to fool us. I can't believe that no one is saying anything abut
> this. Who cares about the brakes!
> George Hollenberg MD
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Fred Rednor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > From: Anthony Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [CR] Fraud Alert-Fake "Ferretti Team Bike On eBay"
> > > To: "George Hollenberg" <email@example.com>, "Classic Rendezvous" <
> > firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 9:21 AM
> > > It may just be ignorance on my part,
> > > but how are the brakes attached?
> > >
> > > Tony Taylor
> > > Manchester, NH