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Jan 31, 2003 12:39 PM
Anybody know anything about this company and frame?
Came across it for sale, I'm guessing it might be
late 80's early 90's? Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance. Jeff
re: casatiAndy M-S
Jan 31, 2003 2:55 PM
I'd make it mid-90s, based on the brake bridge. I had a '96 Bianchi with one of those, and I've seen a similar-era Masi equipped that way.
re: casatiunchained
Feb 2, 2003 6:37 PM
The tubing is ELOS, and the spacing is 130mm, so I'm guessing it dates from 1992-1995 or '96. If my memory serves me correctly, Casati began to use Genius tubing on later models, then later on threadless steel forks and headtube cable guides appeared, and finally lugs disappeared and only the chainstay was chromed.

I believe the evolution was Elise, Elise Due, and finally the Laser.

That frame would have retailed for 1400-1500US.

Here is the geometry.
re: casatimackgoo
Mar 3, 2003 6:58 AM
EL-OS? THat's good stuff.
re: casatiNessism
Feb 4, 2003 4:10 PM
Some years ago when Road Bike Action magazine was still live and well they did a story with Chairman Bill (owner of Torelli Bicycles) regarding the many framebuilders in Italy. In this article, Casati was noted as being one of the elite builders - in Chairman Bill's opinion.

I'm not sure if this information is relevent anymore but the thought always stuck with me.

re: casati ... just purty, purty, purty! nmMrDan
Mar 1, 2003 7:56 PM