Re: [CR]Flags on Masi decal

(Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi)

Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 09:55:06 -0700
From: "Brian Baylis" <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: David Goerndt <davidg@iag.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Flags on Masi decal
References: <BNEPINBIKJLICLKFBJACIEDJDBAA.mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net> <001701c154d5$f6714470$6a4a1ecf@leonardo>


David,

Crap, now I'm goint to have to look a old bikes and decals. I never noticed there was a difference (are you sure you don't have too much time on your hands?) but I would be interested in the answer. I'm sure Jim Allen knows the story, since I think he is the prime source for modern versions of Masi decals. Jim? Haven't heard from you lately; would like to hear what you know on this subject.

Personally, I would be surprised if it had anything to do with copyrights, but stranger things have happened.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
>
> I was comparing the flags used on the down tube decal on my GC and noticed a
> strange discrepency. It seems that on all of the older US Masis, the flags
> used are: Belgium (Black-Red-Yellow vertical bands), Italian, Swiss, French
> and United States. On the Masi I have (which is a repaint with decals
> furnished by Masi USA) the flags used are: German (Black-Red-Yellow
> horizontal bands), Luxembourg or Netherlands (Red-White-Blue horizontal
> bands), Spain(?) (Red-Yellow-Red hiorizontal bands), Finland (Blue Cross on
> White field), Austria(?) (Red-White-Red horizontal bands), Sweden (Yellow
> cross on Blue field). My question is, why are the flags used so different
> from the early Masi decals? Is there some copyright problem that keeps the
> currently available decals from using the original flag lineup?

>

> David Goerndt