American Friend wrote:
In terms of comparing the quality of workmanship, it's probably too subjective to say, but I'm willing to believe that Marastoni made some great frames. There were also some great and virtually anonymous framebuilders working for Colnago, too back then.
i've seen one 70's Marastoni bike,but believe me nothing very special,same standard quality of a lot of other italian framebuilders.
and yes,the ability of Ernesto always was to work with very professional sub-contractors,like Rauler or Rossi,.e.g.
but the Colnago standard quality,geometries,experience dued to the feedbacks of best champions of the history of cycling,and with all the materials(steel,titanium,aluminum and carbon fiber,is something unatteinable for everyone.