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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:23 am 
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And here we are!


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All the logo and lettering have been sprayed...


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Lot of details...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:42 pm 
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What's remarkable with that frame is that although it dates back from the late '60s or very early '70s it has all the brazed parts that would give the frame a smoother look and make gear shifting more reliable... and protect the down-tube from over tightened clamps. That was quite uncommon at the time.

I was researching this a few years back. I was assuming that the early '70s was a time of Campagnolo chromed clips everywhere, but I found photos of famous riders with unexpected braze-ons, and it seemed likely that this was a phenomenon associated with Masi.


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zidortri wrote:
And here we are!


That looks wonderful!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:27 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
I was researching this a few years back. I was assuming that the early '70s was a time of Campagnolo chromed clips everywhere, but I found photos of famous riders with unexpected braze-ons, and it seemed likely that this was a phenomenon associated with Masi.


Indeed - often those famous riders had their frame built by Masi and more than once the master builder there was Pelà. Anquetil, Simpson, Merckx and others were powerful enough in their respective team to impose their managers their choice of frame...
I might be venturing into questionable statements here but I think Pelà pioneered brazed cable guides and down-tube shifter bosses... I have not seen so far such features on other frames of that era (late 60s).


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:44 pm 
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dan73uk wrote:
That looks wonderful!


Yep! And thanks!

I do really value how the tiniest areas have been delicately painted but what I love above all is the tone of the painting... Exactly what it was meant to be - white with a touch of hazel or a cloud of hazelnut cream should I say as Faema was and is still actually a coffee machine maker :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:11 pm 
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brazed cable guides cames second half of the 70's


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:12 am 
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I might be venturing into questionable statements here but I think Pelà pioneered brazed cable guides and down-tube shifter bosses... I have not seen so far such features on other frames of that era (late 60s).

Well.. I wouldn't use the word 'pioneered'. More like: 'Re-introduced braze-ons that had fallen out of fashion around the time of the introduction of Campagnolo Record/Nuovo Record into the European trade teams', or maybe just: 'Pioneered braze-ons for Campagnolo Nuovo Record'?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:39 pm 
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Stunning paintwork. Wonderful job, and a beautiful choice of scheme.


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