[CR]faliero was still building?

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 18:23:44 +0200
From: "matteo brandi" <bees.bfg@tin.it>
To: classic rendezvous bikelist <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]faliero was still building?

i know,i know,another Masi thread Anyway,i was drivin by Poggiali's today so i decided to stop to say hi.WHile talkin to Poggiali,i was lookin at some of the bikes he had there waiting to get fixed,among them there was a MAsi 3v,waitin hi sturn.Seeing that masi ,made me want to ask some questions to Poggiali regardin Faliero.Poggiali,i asked,if i recal right u used to race with a Ignis labelled Masi and then with a GC right.Yes true,the IGnis in like mid-sixties and the Masi sammontana in the early 70s.So i asked if he knew if Faliero built his bike personally."u gotta be kidding me MAtteo,of course he did,first with the ignis the with the Sammontana one.When we went to milano to get all measured up for the bikes,i would find him with goggles on ,weldin,and usually he would be pissed becuz he had more than a frame to work and people to deal with,so for him,being from Firenze,was excuse to grab me and go for an espresso.Also VAn Loy ( Poggiali mentioned two other names,one of which was MErckx)used to have frames built by him,i remember he used to have like probably 4 frames made,one with longer chain stays,for races like the Roubaix,and one with shorter ones,for different races.Van loy would bring the frames back home unpainted,and there ,he would have them painted and labelled for the team he was ridin for"

So Brian and crew,what should i think from now on,Was Faliero still building or not?should i believe Poggiali?( i never mentioned him anything about my masi or people that doubt about him building in the 70s)

Still,nothing personal Brian,im doing this for the whole list,for historical purposes ,nothing,i m no tryin to have the last word,even though im on the side of a couple of kids in this list.In my opinion they "got the juice" regardin an old man that would still build a frame.............

Time for me to check the steerer tube on the MAsi,i wanna see if something is stamped on it.


Matteo Brandi Fiorenza Italia

ps:im expandin my collection of skateboards(yes,not a Steinway or gibsons,and so?;P),so if any of u interested on sellin g or tradin,just gimme a holla!