Re: [CR]Masi GC available

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From: "C. Andrews" <>
To: "Richard M Sachs" <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi GC available
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 08:56:47 -0800

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.



----- Original Message -----
From: Richard M Sachs
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi GC available

> snipped:
> <> 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.
> Richard Sachs Cycles
> No.9, North Main Street
> Chester, CT 06412 USA
> Tel. 860.526.2059