Re: [CR]re: Velonews article


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To: chasds@mindspring.com
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 12:04:43 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]re: Velonews article
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

chas i'll assume you wrote this before you saw my earlier post about the text in this url. if you didn't know that the article was not an article but an advertorial-fine. there are scores of similar "articles" that have been 'published' by velo-news over the years; casati, northwave, ritchey usa, specialized, cannondale, defeet, and even colnago-these and other firms have been exposed in the velo-news minizines and have benefitted from the added circulation that comes with these 4-times-a-year printings. i don't think it's fair to judge these, or specifically the masi text, as objective reporting. they are all ads. and they were all produced under contract. e-RICHIE chester, ct

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003 08:58:59 -0800 "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com> writes:
> Peter wrote:
>
> Interesting reading:
>
> http://www.creative-web-sites.com/milano_sport/velonews.htm
>
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, PA
>
> ************
>
> I found this rather sad, to tell you the truth. I've seen
> several italian Masi GCs, and several early Carlsbad GCs,
> and what's in that blurb is blantant untruth. Carlsbad
> Masis are the zenith of the GC, imho...italian-built GCs
> were competent, but the best Carlsbad frames were real
> works-of-art, as finely made and finished as anything ever
> made under the Masi name.
>
> And once the cast lugs came in, they were *all* different
> bikes, imho.
>
> I find it sad that Alberto is still nursing a grudge about
> his father's California dream...but, then, I'm not Alberto,
> either.
>
> Charles "early 70s italian Masis are cool, but Carlsbad
> Masis *are* real Masis, period. And maybe even cooler, in a
> way" Andrews
> Los Angeles