Re: [CR] masi???


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Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:31:52 -0800
From: Jim Allen <jimallen.ranchita@gmail.com>
To: Joe Starck <josephbstarck@yahoo.com>
References: <53962.11782.qm@web34304.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <53962.11782.qm@web34304.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Cc: JimAllen <jimallen.ranchita@gmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] masi???


The all red one has the original decals, it must be one of the few that were sold through Masi.

Decal letter style - we were importing 3v from Alberto at the time and made the first Nuova Strada decal sets resemble the then current 3V decals. Later we changed back to the block style.

If someone asked me to paint one of those frames, I'd put on the original decal set, I have plenty to spare.

On more reflection, I'm sure that 1984 was way to early a date for those frames, they had to be later, 1986, 1987?

Jim Allen the CycleSmiths Ranchita, CA 760 782 2737

On 1/31/2011 6:51 PM, Joe Starck wrote:
> Jim,
> Regarding the Billatto-built Nuova Stradas you painted during the time I was a Masi fabricator, I can't recall if you applied the Alberto-style decals or the U.S. block style. Or both?
>
> This style only?:
>
> http://media.photobucket.com/image/roadbikereview%20masi%20nuova%20strada/jimmm18/P1030362.jpg
>
> That bike above appears to be as you describe the Nuova Stradas, with the external crown.
>
> Below though, is another Nuova Strada, with an external crown, that appears to be identical to the ebay seller's:
>
> http://media.photobucket.com/image/1990%20masi%20nuova%20strada/velosniper/ad1a_3.jpg
>
> Note the pointed seat stay cap/plug. Methinks it is pointier than the Nuova Stradas that you and I are familiar with. Yes? And, iirc, I say iirc, methinks it is pointier than the flatbed-trailer batch of frames that were sold as non-Masis in 1984.
>
> Pointy or non-pointy aside though, the ebay frame with the internal crown, the red one above with the internal crown, and the '84 ones with the internal crowns, all appear to be the same style of frameset.
>
> But eh, Jim, if say, the buyer of the frame in question asked you to add a few letters, say, "Gran Criterium-um" or "Gran Criteriummy," with clearcoat, would you?
>
> Joe Starck
> Madison, Wisconsin USA