[CR]Bob Hovey's masi


From: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 21:23:53 -0400
Subject: [CR]Bob Hovey's masi

Bob Hovey and Chuck Schmidt posted (in part) the following discussion:
> I've got an '88 Masi GC that Joe Starck built. It is one of the prettiest,
> cleanest frames I've ever seen, inside and out. Fork blades have beautiful
> sweeping curves with no awkward breaks, dropout filing is crisp and neat, the
> fluted chainstay caps are perfectly symmetrical and the brazing under them is
> beautifully radiused... I know it's not a "golden age" frame, but it's one of
> those that you can have sitting in a room with you and find yourself starting at
> time and again for no good reason.
>
> Bob
>
>Hi Bob,
>
>Sounds like a very nice bike. This should be posted to the group to
>generate discussion...
>
>Chuck

Chuck;

Your wish is my command. Naturally, I shall also post your last sentence to make it plain who the instigator is... it's an Off-Topic year, an' if Dale's agonna come chasin' after somebody with a length of Everest slotted chain, I sure don't want it to be me...

Well others might think it not a proper Masi or appropriate to the list discussion, but I feel it is a lovely bike by a keeper of the flame and in every way a worthwhile bike that holds its' own with most other on topic bikes. And Bob, don't worry so much about the opinions of others. I happen to know there is probably no one on the list who has a finer sense of what constitutes artistic excellence than you. I doubt Dale would find much to fault with it (except the C Record on it and I even like that).
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi