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post #61 of 135 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 04:25 PM
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The Masi head tube badge started carrying a biscione in the early '70s. It's interesting how by the mid 80's the biscione morphed into a crest very similar to the Alfa Romeo badge.
LOL, I noticed the Visconti cross and biscione, too!

Per the Ebay photos of my frame (see via attached link), I've bought the first Hi-Fi badge shown on your timeline(?).

MASI PRESTIGE ROAD FRAME+FORK!CAMPAGNOLO! - eBay (item 160340704913 end time Jun-21-09 20:00:00 PDT)

I'll post some photos when the frame arrives from Germany...

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That's a great looking bike! I've heard they have a sweet ride whether they're American or Italian made.

The first thing you should do is take the frame to a qualified frame builder and have them check it on an alignment table. Once it checks out then go crazy with the restoration. I believe you can get replacement decals but I don't remember where at the moment.

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More Italian bicycle "porn"

Here's what I've been drooling over today...Masi Gran Criterium Campagnolo Super Record 1984 - eBay (item 330340621202 end time Jul-27-09 02:05:38 PDT)

This is soooo close to what my Masi will be built out as. If the Ebay bike's frame was a genuine red, I'd have clicked the "buy it now" button, even at the eye-watering price.

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Bianchi T-Cube. High modulus carbon fiber. Tube-to-tube technology. Sticker says 'Made in Italy'. But all the Italian frames are made in China or Taiwan now
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The bike I've fallen in love with.... The Casati Vola!

I think that the earlier (non-integrated seatpost) frame is the most beautiful bicycle frame I've ever seen... I want one... badly!!

IMHO it's an Italian masterpiece... and still made by the Casati family!
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i know how to make that bianchi faster.... put campagnolo on it..

anyone can buy a Porsche, only Drivers drive a Alfa Romeo
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i know how to make that bianchi faster.... put campagnolo on it..
Or better still, put a faster rider on it!

Once you choose from Shimano vs Campag, there is no going back. It would be a VERY expensive hobby to run wheels for different gruppos!

But think about it: my 'Made in Italy'* frame is actually made in Taiwan. Why not a Japanese groupset? That's a more regionally-sympathetic choice. I guess I need to address the fact that my wheels are French....

genius, that Casati may or may not be made in Italy. There is a chance that a tube-tube frame like that is actually made there, although I have no idea why that would be so. Colnago, for example have now moved all of their CF frame production to the far east. Even the great US stalwart Cannondale is now gone to the Orient.

As long as one buys from reputable manufacturers, there's no need to have an enhanced fear of inferior quality. Taiwan is the best in the world when it comes to making CF frames.


* In Italy this phrase means that the majority of the added value is inherent to whatever activity occurs in Italy. So, say you clear-coat a Taiwanese frame in Milan. Well, that spray-painter chap just might happen to earn $1,000/hr Allegedly.

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campy rules!!!..hey this IS an italian board..

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campy rules!!!..hey this IS an italian board..
+1000.

My daughter's Shimano-equipped bike's rear derauiler blew up into a bunch of pieces in less then 10 miles...meanwhile I do little to my two Campy-equipped bikes (40+ and 26 years old, respectivly), and they just keep rollin' on.

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...just to add to my bike. i now have a set of new nos 2007 zonda wheels..g3 spokes in the rear..when i stop, even folks in cars say 'cool wheels'...so far wheels sets 2 set neutrons, 1 set zonda's, 1 set protons..( oh yes my cassettes? no larger than 25 in the rear)...

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...just to add to my bike. i now have a set of new nos 2007 zonda wheels..g3 spokes in the rear..when i stop, even folks in cars say 'cool wheels'...so far wheels sets 2 set neutrons, 1 set zonda's, 1 set protons..( oh yes my cassettes? no larger than 25 in the rear)...
Need photos!

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my pc. is , as scotty would say." it dead jim",i am using my work pc, untill i but a new one, but i could send you my photo card, and you could post them?????????????????????

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my pc. is , as scotty would say." it dead jim",i am using my work pc, untill i but a new one, but i could send you my photo card, and you could post them?????????????????????
Your faith is appreciated, but I am the wrong guy...I'd either lose it, break it, or both...

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...just to add to my bike. i now have a set of new nos 2007 zonda wheels..g3 spokes in the rear..when i stop, even folks in cars say 'cool wheels'...so far wheels sets 2 set neutrons, 1 set zonda's, 1 set protons..( oh yes my cassettes? no larger than 25 in the rear)...
Would you approve of Zipps? Wheels with motorsport heritage (Indianapolis).

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..i have a 'zipp' speed jerusy

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