Re: [CR]Masi GC available

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: "Richard M Sachs" <richardsachs@juno.com>
References: <20030109.083623.-67565113.1.richardsachs@juno.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi GC available
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 08:56:47 -0800
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

My conclusion depended largely on my understanding that italian GCs after about 1973 did not come with the Cali Masi graphics, and this bike looks original. It's not a repaint.

Thanks.

Charles


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard M Sachs
To: chasds@mindspring.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi GC available



> snipped:
> <chasds@mindspring.com> writes:
> Did Alberto have access to the cast lugs in the mid-70s, and
> was he exporting bikes with the Cali Masi graphics, violating the
> licensing?
>
> those lugs were used concurrently on the italian Masi Prestige
> frames whilst (?) and the 'merican Gran Crits. it remains a
> mystery as to whose provenance they really were. my take
> is that they were a product of the 'home office' and offered
> up stateside so the people making the frames under license
> could keep things up-to-spec.
> e-RICHIE
> Richard Sachs Cycles
> No.9, North Main Street
> Chester, CT 06412 USA
> http://www.richardsachs.com
> Tel. 860.526.2059