In fact, many people would say that the only true Masis are the ones Alberto is making now, and that any made in the US (and now Taiwan) are the "reproductions" and/or "forgeries".
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> From: Richard M Sachs <email@example.com>
> Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 19:40:53 -0500
> To: LouDeeter@aol.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]milano sport
> his milanosport is not the same as what
> you're referring to here. milanosport was a
> 'generic' level frame in italy in the 50s and
> 60s. two different animals.
> also, 'he' only lost the legal right to use his name
> in north america, nowhere else...
> ergo, alberto masi IS NOT making reproductions
> or forgeries of the reknowned 'generic' frames
> of so many years ago...
> getting psyched to try reproducing in the a.m.
> On Sat, 6 Apr 2002 19:12:41 EST LouDeeter@aol.com writes:
>> Robbie Fellows says the Milano Sport is probably 40 years old, so I
>> doubt it
>> is the same as Milano. Milano is the company that Alberto Masi
>> started after
>> he lost the legal right to use the name Masi on his frames. I think
>> distributors may have taken over Milano after the ones I listed in
>> the Used
>> Bike Buyers Guide. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL
>> MILANO: Built by Alberto Masi. Available from ERA Ski & Bike, 830
>> Flory Mill
>> Road, Lancaster PA. 717-560-9000. Also distributed by Milano.