Re: [CR]NOW: Masi "M"s WAS: Hetchins head Badge

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 20:35:38 -0800
From: "Brian Baylis" <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]NOW: Masi "M"s WAS: Hetchins head Badge
References: <20030213.222447.-167869.45.richardsachs@juno.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Richie,

Deffinition: Whatnot 1: a nondescript person or thing 2: a light open set of shelves for bric-a-brac.

I believe in this case we are speaking of deffinition number 1.

I'll use it in a sentence for you.

" When I accidently drove this railroad spike through my head, it really hurt a lot, a stuff like that there, and WHATNOT."

Hope that clears it up for you, Richie.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA What the hell is a "bric-a-brac" anyway?


>
> snipped:
> <rocklube@adnc.com> writes:
> "...the young lady and I spent some time together riding and whatnot."
>
> B2,
> what's "whatnot"?
> e-RICHIE
> chester, ct
>
> On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 18:14:33 -0800 Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
> writes:
> > Chuck,
> >
> > OK, since it is Valentines' Day Eve, I'll recount the story. I have
> > been
> > recalling the details of this tale in my mind and I think many will
> > find
> > a very special charm herein. The opening in particular may be
> > interesting.
> >
> > The opening. It starts sometime in 1974 I believe, when a young
> > woman
> > places a call to the workshop of Wizard Cycles in Huntington Beach,
> > CA.
> > She is inquireing about having a frame built for a special friend
> > of
> > hers. She has recently relocated from the East Coast where she had
> > made
> > the aquaintance of framebuilders Richard Sachs and Peter Weigle in
> > her
> > travels as a bike racer there. The friend she was comissioning the
> > frame
> > for was rider David Ware; I'm sure many will recogize the name.
> > Anyway,
> > the right side builders had suggested she contact us, if I'm not
> > mistaken.
> >
> > The frame was number 07 in the Wizard serial system if I remember
> > correctly; it was a VERY early frame. I remember it was a dark
> > green
> > color but dont remember it beyond that. During the construction of
> > the
> > frame the young lady and I spent some time together riding and
> > whatnot.
> > I guess Valentines Day was approaching and I decided for some reason
> > to
> > take a large amount of the "M"s that were punched out of the BB
> > shells
> > of the Carlsbad Masis. The die resided and punching was done in a
> > machine shop next door to Masi. We would go over there periodically
> > and
> > grab handfulls of these Ms. I still have a few. But I used most of
> > what
> > I had to make a large heart shape by brazing a whole bunch of these
> > things together. I think I may have cut something else out of sheet
> > metal to put inside it, but I don't remember for sure. This was
> > probably
> > Feb. 14, 1975 after all. I painted it white and maybe some other
> > color
> > or something. It would be rather interesting to see the thing if it
> > still exists. AH, to be young again! To be so carefree as to
> > sacrifice a
> > lot of Masi keychains that you could sell on eBay for who knows how
> > much. All for the sake of romance.
> >
> > There you go. This lady introduced me to Richard and Peter back in
> > 1974
> > and may still have possession of said article. On the other hand,
> > it
> > could be in the scrapyard where it belongs. Future collectable, that
> > is
> > debatable.
> >
> > Brian Baylis
> > La Mesa, CA
> > Hopeless....yes. Romantic....Is a little troll with three arms
> > romantic??
> > >
> > > Brian Baylis wrote:
> > > >
> > > (cut)
> > > > I hope no one thinks I have a barrell full of Hetchins' badges
> > just
> > > > floating around. If I did I would be doing something useful with
> > them;
> > > > like making refriderator magnets, bolo tie clasps, or "Texas
> > style" belt
> > > > buckles and hat orniments to sell on eBay. In LA, I could sell
> > those bad
> > > > boys as earrings or retrofit them to adourn the radiator grill
> > of your
> > > > Bentley! So many uses, so little time!
> > >
> > > Reminds me of your story of the handful of little steel Masi "M"
> > bottom
> > > bracket punch-outs that you had Brian. How did that story go
> > again?
> > > Talk about 'future collectables'!!!
> > >
> > > Chuck Schmidt
> > > SP, CA
> > >
> > > .