Re: [CR]Regarding the Masi Museum and Pilgrimage

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

To: rocklube@adnc.com
Cc: richardsachs@juno.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 19:36:44 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Regarding the Masi Museum and Pilgrimage
From: "Richard M Sachs" <richardsachs@juno.com>


double B: why not make it easy on everyone. move it to connecticut. it's closer. most of the parts are already in stock . e-RICHIE

On Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:52:19 -0700 Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com> writes:
> Richie,
>
> I'm not sure about the Masi wine; but you can pretty much bet on
> some
> Masi whine when we propose<<RELOCATING THE WORKSHOP>> to the US.
> Perhaps if
> we ply him with enough Masi wine, we can forgo the Masi whine
> altogether. What do you think?
>
> Brian Baylis
> I really hate to hear a Masi whine.
> >
> > serving any masi wine?
> > e-RICHIE
> >
> > On Fri, 26 Oct 2001 09:30:47 -0700 Brian Baylis
> <rocklube@adnc.com>
> > writes:
> > > Fellow listmembers,
> > >
> > > I've been meaning to get to this stuff for several days. The
> hang up
> > > is
> > > that I'm on a framebuilding binge. One thing I need to do is try
> my
> > > best
> > > to stay away from the computer and the telephone as much as I
> can. I
> > > have a few minutes to type so I'll start with the Masi stuff.
> > >
> > > Chuck and myself have discussed getting together for a
> > > dinner/planning
> > > session in regards to solidifying a plan to found a Masi Museum
> here
> > > in
> > > So. Cal. We haven't told Rex Gebhart he is the spearhead just
> yet
> > > but
> > > that is the plan. I figure since I was instrumental in his
> making
> > > contact and forming a relationship with Alberto Masi; he owes me
> at
> > > least that much so we can get a toehold in Italy. As I
> mentioned, I
> > > would like to see the Masi front room reconstructed as a museum
> in
> > > tribute to the Masi marque. It would be absolutely neccessary
> for a
> > > contingent to appear in person to pitch the idea to Alberto. I
> > > expect
> > > there to be some competition for the artifacts in the Masi shop,
> so
> > > I
> > > feel it will be best to present a sincere and organized plan to
> > > Alberto.
> > > Preserving the memory of the Masi name in the US should appeal
> (and
> > > hopefully flatter) Alberto to the point of his co-operating with
> the
> > > effort. In my fantacy, Alberto is the guest of honor at the
> > > didication
> > > of said museum at Velo Rendezvous III in 2003. As details become
> > > available, I'll keep the list informed. Anyone who wants to
> > > participate
> > > or contribute to this effort can let me know as they see fit. My
> > > personal goal is to bring back enough vintage frame tubes and
> bits
> > > from
> > > the Masi shop at the Vigorelli (with Albertos' blessing) to
> build
> > > two
> > > replica Masis to hang in the museum. I want to build a track
> bike
> > > using
> > > Nervex #49 professional lugs and Nervex bb shell like an early
> Masi
> > > Special, and a road frame using Nervex #32 lugs and Fisher bb
> shell
> > > and
> > > oval chainstays. For my own collection I have already assembled
> all
> > > the
> > > neccessary tubes, lugs, and other parts to build a road and a
> track
> > > frame that will be my size(what a shock) and will be in my style
> of
> > > today which is an evolution of the Masi "style". The replica
> frames
> > > for
> > > the museum would be about a 55cm track frame (replica circa
> 1962)
> > > and a
> > > 57cm road frame(replica circa 1969) and not for sale needless to
> > > say.
> > >
> > > At this time the dinner meeting is just a plan, but when it
> happens
> > > we
> > > will be setting target dates for our trip and for other issues
> > > related
> > > to the museum.
> > >
> > > Stay tuned for messages pertaining to the decal consortium
> (which
> > > has
> > > already had several developments in a forward direction) and an
> > > announcement that is relevent to Velo Rendezvous II which may be
> of
> > > particular interest to framebuilders or individuals interested
> in
> > > seeing
> > > how frames used to be build during the "classic era" of
> > > framebuilding.
> > >
> > > Blabbermouth
> > > La Mesa, CA