RE: [CR]fixie thing has gone too far!


Example: Framebuilding

From: "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:51:25 GMT
To: kerriganbennett@comcast.net
Subject: RE: [CR]fixie thing has gone too far!
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Kerrigan,

You are correct. That IS NOT a Gran Criterium. Obviously someone put Mas i decals on something. The amature who put the decals on the frame over the top coat of paint left a lot of varnish behind. The frame could be o ne of the "cheaper" Italian production versions of Masi.

The $7 deal is still really good; but no need to be sad that a GC got tu rned into a fixed gear street bike. As good of use for it as any.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA


-- "Kerrigan Bennett" wrote:


Does anyone else think that bike doesn't look very "Gran Criterium"-like ? I'm not sure I've ever seen any Masi with double taper seat stays, as th at bike appears to have. Same for the fork crown. And I don't think I've ever seen a Gran Criterium with those lugs.

I suppose that bike could have been a later, Billato-built, Gran Corsa, but I'm not very familiar with those. Of course, I defer to our more expert

Masistas on this . . . but, notwithstanding the former decals, I don't t hink that is a GC.

Kerrigan Bennett Pleasant Hill, CA USA

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10711 .1015. eml From: Darcy Warn <bolddisaster(AT)hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 03:58:03 -0700 Subject: [CR]fixie thing has gone too far! <http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22fixie+thing+has+ gone+t oo+far%21%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D>

stuff like this makes me sad, but I'm preaching to the choir. Are Masi's co mmon trash in California?

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/nov/3/DavidChildress.htm

OK, it mostly steams me because Italian bikes are so rare in Idaho-I thi nk

I've seen three in ten years...

Darcy Warn,
SW Idaho