Re: [CR]NOW: Masi "M"s /Wizard frames


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Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 21:21:39 -0800
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]NOW: Masi "M"s /Wizard frames
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Dale,

The frame was built. It was frame number 7 in the total of 75 Wizards built. I don't remember which lugs were used or anything else off hand other than the original color which was dark green. I think the frame may have gotten little or no use early in it's life since it turned out to be 1 cm longer in the tt length than David prefered, if I recall. Since the frame was purchased by Kay it may have been sold by her to someone. I don't know what actually happened to the frame. Oddly, I may know more about this frame the the majority of the other Wizard frames. If Wizard #7 is in someone's collection it is probably the bike we're talking about.

I would really like to know what happened to the 75 Wizard frames. I know of a few. I know that two of the original owners of the only 5 Wizard track bikes built still own them. I know where where the one I built for myself is; complete and with original parts and paint and in pristine condition. I'm not sure if I even rode that bike on the track myself; I used to race a Pogliaghi track bike (that I'd DEARLY love to have back, 48cm). The guy paid $150(!!!!!) for the bike a long time ago. He won't sell it back to me and also has a current frame on order. I offered a trade, no deal. I've got no leverage on him. My mother has the one and only Wizard mixte frame built and my younger brother has Wizard #63 that we built for him.

I would also be curious to know where the over 30 special frames I've made for myself are now. I have 12; but I'm sure there are at least 20 small 48 to 52 cm frames out there somewhere that were mine originally. I know where some are, but many of the older ones are unaccounted for.

Keep your eyes peeled.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
>
> In a message dated 2/13/2003 9:21:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> rocklube@adnc.com writes:
>
> << 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 >>
>
> So did you guys make a frame for David?
>
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
> 1410 Mill Street
> Greensboro, North Carolina
> USA 27408
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