Re: [CR]Medici?....


Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 11:28:49 -0800
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Medici?....
References: <200102121913.OAA20111@jade.emeraldis.com>


It sounds like most want to get the poop on Medici. I'll have to do it later this evening when I have some time. The Medici "bedtime" story is a sorted tale, not at all unlike the stormy and undulating path that the Masi saga followed. Stay tuned radio friends....

Brian Baylis Broadcasting from "Radio Free La Mesa"
>
> Brian and gang,
>
> I vote for the story again, and your perspective in particular. I would value
> Mr. Cunningham's views on this as well. As I remember, this issue was
> discussed quite well on the old classicrendezvous list, which to my knowledge
> is not archived.
>
> Am I correct in "remembering" that the much-missed Mario Confente was a part of
> this story, or am I conflating tales again?
>
> Russ Fitzgerald
> Greenwood, SC
> rfitzger@emeraldis.com
>
> > Brad,
> >
> > I know a lot of the "story" since much of it went on around me at the
> > time. Want to hear it or no? Rather a long story, although it could
> > easily be compacted.
> >
> > Brian Baylis
> > >
> > > Listers:
> > > Wasn't Medici were a spinoff of the Masi California crowd?
> > > Brad Stockwell
> > > Palo Alto
> > > 41degree rain but I cycled to work anyway...
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Bikerdaver@aol.com [mailto:Bikerdaver@aol.com]
> > > Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 2:19 PM
> > > To: d.kennard@home.com
> > > Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > > Subject: Re: [CR]Medici?....
> > >
> > > Duane,
> > > I don't know how much help I can be, but let me take a stab
> > > at it. I heard,
> > > again--only heard---that Medici was an America import
> > > company that had their
> > > frames and accessories made by some outfit in Italy. Maybe
> > > those incorrigible
> > > bike-making prisoners for all I know. They all had "modern"
> > > geometry, none of
> > > the mushy two meter long wheelbase contraptions of old.
> > > Prison welders aside,
> > > the Medici that I have seen are all very good bikes, and
> > > wouldn't be ashamed
> > > to own/ride one. Cheers,
> > > Dave Anderson
> > >
> > > In a message dated 2/10/01 2:29:44 PM PST,
> > > d.kennard@home.com writes:
> > > > Anyone on the list have thoughts about early '80s Medici?
> > > > Good, bad, whatever.... Generally, how do they ride? I'm
> > > thinking
> > > > about picking up one made from SL tubes, and I'm guessing
> > > it was
> > > > made around '83 from the components. (my size, and the
> > > right price!)
> > > > Anyone know the Medici story? Thanks,
> > > >
> > >
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