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When Faliero Masi left Milano to set up Masi in the States, his main man, among others, came from Italy to help him build Masi's in California before branching out on his own.

<http://www.classicrendezvous.com./USA/Confente/Confente_Mario.htm>

The Confente pics are all from the EBay posting and updated to the CR site recently. My files show the auction to have been June, 2001.

Here's some more info on Masi and his band of merry men. I've been to the shop under the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milano a couple of times but not since 2001. Alberto still runs the shop and then, before he became E-nabled, it was your typical small framebuilder shop. Of course having some of the more famous pro racers riding you bikes was a bit different!

<http://www.classicrendezvous.com./Italy/Masi/Masi_main.html>

The first Masi I saw was a 1969, custom made for a friend of my college roomie who had gone to Italy on vacation and had a Masi built to spec. He still had the original measuring sheet. I saw it in 1971, dark silver, complete Nuovo Record, tubulars and Unicantor saddle. I've wanted one ever since. I still see both the roomie and his friend. He still has it but won't sell it. I don't blame him.
 

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Monoplanar

Campy must hired a genius designer at the time to come up with stuff like c-record hubs, cranks, chorus monoplanar brakes. I have a mixed feeling about delta brakes though..
Yes, that's century finish in picture.
 

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Are you sitting down?

Dave Hickey said:
Now that's some retro porn. It that yours?
No way. It was on ebay a couple of years ago, and was actually I think one of the early posts on the old retro board.

Here's the full monty:
<img src = "https://www.hetchins.org/pix/4002.jpg"/>

And here's the part you should be sitting down for. Winning bid? $2325!
 

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tube_ee said:
Got a link to that 35 page road bike porn thread?

--Shannon
Its on forum.bikemag.com, under "roadie bike porn". Lotsa fluff, way too many broken links, and lots were off the old retro board. I'll post the highlights here periodically though.

<img src = "https://www.mookietwoh.com/sc-ebay/sc-5.jpg"/>
 

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Dave Hickey said:
IMHO, nothing is sexier than Campy C-Record sheriffs star hubs.
hey,

thems is mine ;-)

dave if you are keen lemme know. i can still get 28/28 32/36 and 36/36.

below is a pic of the hubs pictured built up.

on another note - the old forum for retro-classics is gone - is all our porn lost forever. can we ask gregg if there is a way to salvage the old pics and links if it hasn't been wiped already ????

ciao
 

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Spirito said:
hey,

thems is mine ;-)

dave if you are keen lemme know. i can still get 28/28 32/36 and 36/36.

below is a pic of the hubs pictured built up.

on another note - the old forum for retro-classics is gone - is all our porn lost forever. can we ask gregg if there is a way to salvage the old pics and links if it hasn't been wiped already ????

ciao
I should have givne you credit for the pic. I had it stored for a couple of years on my hard drive. Some people collect real porn, I collect bike porn. I might take you up on the 28/28 hubs. I have a project in mind.... As for the old post/pics, I heard we're going to able to view old posts in the future. I assume if we can view, we can still cut and paste.

Your signature is classic Spirito. Thanks for the laugh...
 

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Spirito said:
on another note - the old forum for retro-classics is gone - is all our porn lost forever. can we ask gregg if there is a way to salvage the old pics and links if it hasn't been wiped already ????

ciao
Some (not alot, but some) is on my thread referenced above. Assuming the links to the originals still work. Your hubs, for example, are in my thread and the link still works.

<img src = "https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/DellaSanta3.jpg"/>
 

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Spirito said:
hey,

thems is mine ;-)

dave if you are keen lemme know. i can still get 28/28 32/36 and 36/36.

ciao
How much for the 36/36? Enquiring minds wanna know, especially when they are hoarding neat parts for a new custom frame....

If you cn get me a set of early 90's wide-profile campy cantilevers, the tandem ones, you'll really be my hero.

--Shannon, drooling with hub-lust and searching in vain for brakes, in San Diego, CA
 

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damn ... that's pretty

a nice vintage cinelli super corsa in my size is the only thing i am hankering for. sadly, most peep's have way more cheeze to throw down for one than i do - but i have faith and will have one some day.

till then the most oft looked pics on my hard drive is of a nice example in burgundy that a well known collector in boston sold a a little whiles back.

it was a spanking example ... my size too, i didn't even ask the price but now i would jump at the chance. let that be a lesson for the you with a taste for the vintage world - they aren't made anymore and if something seems out of your league remember that its gonna be way out of your league in the future.

ciao
 
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