Re: [CR]"Swedish" Masi........and fast eddy????


From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 12:57:13 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]"Swedish" Masi........and fast eddy????
To: richardsachs@juno.com, johan.ericson@logicoffice.se
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Folk's Allow me to muddy the waters of "swedish masi", in the guise of a question. If I recall correctly, weren't the earlier eddy merckx frames made by masi? (Maybe my memory isn't as good as i once thought it to be.) I mention this because I believe that in the 80s and sometime later than that, the top of the line Cresent/Monark were just were re-badged eddy merckx frames. In fact as late as the mid-90s the Swedish national womens team road re-badged eddy merckx. Johan help me out here. Cheers, Dave Anderson Cut Bank MT

In a message dated 3/3/03 11:13:53 AM PST, richardsachs@juno.com writes: agreed. when i wasn't the age i am now, i remember staring at race pics of the petterssons and noticed the decal, "Brevetatta" or similar on their blue frame's chainstays, a mark seen on the early 'non-fluted' chainstays of the masi frames of the era. btw, didn't the 4 brothers medal at mexico in the 4-man 100k time trial? e-RICHIE chester, ct

On Mon, 3 Mar 2003 19:40:57 +0100 "Johan Ericson" <johan.ericson@logicoffice.se> writes:
> Hello List
> While looking thru my pile of old french bike magazines I discovered
> that Gosta "Faglum" Pettersson, riding for Feretti, used a Masi when he
> won the 1971 Giro di Italia. Labeled as a swedish Monark. It has the
> same BB cut out as the right BB at
> http://www.richardsachs.com/articles/rsachsperiod.html
> http://www.richardsachs.com/articles/rsachsperiod.html
>
> When talking to him he just says he sold it to someone here in Sweden
> circa 1978-9. .............. Somewhere out there in some ones garage
> sits a Giro winning Masi! The search is on, very on.
> My size and would go perfect with my old Feretti-cap.
> Regards
> Johan Ericson
> Stockholm, Sweden