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

Example: Framebuilding

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Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:51:25 GMT
Subject: RE: [CR]fixie thing has gone too far!


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: .1015. eml From: Darcy Warn <bolddisaster(AT)> Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 03:58:03 -0700 Subject: [CR]fixie thing has gone too far! < 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?

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