Fw: [CR]Yes, (shudder!) more Masi input.....


From: "Rick Chasteen" <chasteen@kcaccess.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Fw: [CR]Yes, (shudder!) more Masi input.....
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 14:08:57 -0600


Ok, I will.

Rick Chasteen


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard M Sachs
To:
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Yes, (shudder!) more Masi input.....



> you should send this to the list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:32:27 -0600 "Rick Chasteen"
> <chasteen@kcaccess.net> writes:
> > Man! Richard, you are right on the money, here. I would love to
> > have one
> > of the earlier bikes or a 3V but this worship of the rest beats me,
> > too.
> > Someone sure figured out how to print money with this entire Masi
> > Thing.
> >
> > Rick Chasteen
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
> > To: <jimallen@nctimes.net>
> > Cc: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>; <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:26 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Yes, (shudder!) more Masi input.....
> >
> >
> > > (replying to post at bottom)
> > >
> > > ...so if ted built these bikes, are they ted's
> > > OR are they masi's???
> > > and after so many iterations occuring since
> > > first appearing in california via milano, what
> > > exactly was the 'draw' of any of these bikes,
> > > particularly the post mid '70s versions, when
> > > the cord that connected it all was already beginning
> > > to fray. does owning the rights to the name
> > > justify the 'buzz' that seems connected to this
> > > thread?
> > > i am a long time masi-watcher, ever since i read
> > > the review in 'bicycling' in june 1971. despite all
> > > the people, builders, locations, post -gran criterium
> > > frame models, (milano built prestige and 3V models
> > > notwithstanding), involved in this saga, i don't get
> > > all this infatuation with the stuff. once it was clear
> > > that the initial italian inspired/california built masi's
> > > were not as intended, everything else was made 'under
> > > license' by various people that had no connection to
> > > the vigorelli velodrome family of artisans.
> > > i understand having lunch at 'subway', etc.: the same
> > > sandwiches in 50 states because the business is franchised.
> > > but framebuilding under the same 'made under license
> > > since we own the name (now) type-of-mentality' !!
> > > why is this stuff special?
> > > e-RICHIE