Re: [CR]that BLUE Masi


Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 11:19:55 -0500
From: Mara & Steven Maasland <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]that BLUE Masi
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Mark Petry wrote:
> Ann, I've read the continuing story of your pursuit of this Masi
> and now the
> question of how to equip it. There are some bikes that are perfectly
> appropriate to a "mix and match" approach to component selection - the
> Hetchins that I rode into the city this morning is equipped with
> TA and
> Mafac in addition to classic Campy - but in the case of a Masi you
> reallymust do a full campy gruppo with (check me here gang) 3ttt
> bars and Cinelli
> / Unica saddle. Nothing else will do justice to a Masi,
> particularly one
> that is beautifully restored like yours will be. Fortunately most
> of the
> parts are commonly available from the list, selected sellers, or
> (gasp)ebay.

I would need to disagree with this. I have a 1978 Masi that originally came equipped with Universal brakes, Galli chainset and a few other oddities. In Italy at least, they were often sold by shops as frames that were built up to suit the customer's needs and budget. I agree that it is better to keep it all Italian, but I wouldn't be too concerned.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ