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...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
On Wed, 28 Feb 2001 09:54:43 -0800 Jim Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wri Ted forgets to take credit for building Gorski's Olympic Gold Medal wining bike ('84) and Connie Paraskevin's World Championship bike ('83). Connie's bike was produced and painted in less than one day. Gorski's bike was a "Murray" and Connie's was painted Bianchi Green with no decals...I did the painting on both and some minor tasks on Connie's - filing and such.
Ted also supplied some bike to Russian teams for the Tour Du Pont