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Old 09-30-22, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Same color combination that I'm doing on the '71 I'm building. Don't know who built the frame though.
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Old 09-30-22, 10:04 PM
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Having not been aware of the story behind Masi/Confente/Medici before this thread, I'm not surprised Confentes are sought after - it's fascinating! Somebody should make a movie based on it. Ryan Reynolds could play Mario.

I'm also interested in the Confente badged frames Mario built before going to the States - how many were there?

CR claims the one here is the first: Mario Confente

Yet this one was also built before the move: Mario Confente - just a clear coat?

Thanks for expanding my C&V bike knowledge.
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Old 10-01-22, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
I'm also interested in the Confente badged frames Mario built before going to the States - how many were there?
Not badged Confente, but pre-USA and supposedly the first Confente-made stay stiffeners. Just hanging there in the shop. Lovely bike.

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Could someone in the know give some info on this brand? It appears to have a connection to Medici and Confente.

Ralph Carnevale

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...542587539.html

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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Could someone in the know give some info on this brand? It appears to have a connection to Medeci and Confente.

Ralph Carnevale

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...542587539.html
I think Drillium Dude mentioned their BCM lugs were shared with Medici's patterns, though it's clear (even from those small Craigslist pictures) that the lug finishing is unembellished and thick.

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There is one that attends the Velo-Retro ride in L.A. and it is absolutely gorgeous. But that one above is having a bad hair day for sure.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Could someone in the know give some info on this brand? It appears to have a connection to Medici and Confente.

Ralph Carnevale

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...542587539.html
that head lug on the left hand side looks like it is rusted back.
these were made by Medici for Ralph.
unfortunate copyist typography selection.
kind of goes with the business attitude in my book. Lugs are the investment cast units that Medici used from the other examples I have seen. At $235 might be a deal, chrome was stated to be in trouble and would want to look at that lower head lug in person. Maybe this bike suffered on a turbo trainer.

just looked again at the downtube under the shift levers... Aaack! Scary rust I think. Studying the paint...
feeling lucky today?

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
that head lug on the left hand side looks like it is rusted back.
these were made by Medici for Ralph.
unfortunate copyist typography selection.
kind of goes with the business attitude in my book. Lugs are the investment cast units that Medici used from the other examples I have seen. At $235 might be a deal, chrome was stated to be in trouble and would want to look at that lower head lug in person. Maybe this bike suffered on a turbo trainer.

just looked again at the downtube under the shift levers... Aaack! Scary rust I think. Studying the paint...
feeling lucky today?
Thanks.
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