[CR]Re: Matteo's Masi

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From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 11:48:11 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Matteo's Masi

In a message dated 6/7/03 11:09:11 AM, Raoul Delmare writes:
>NOT a fair comparison !
>
>Brian Baylis builds bicycle frames , single handedly .
>
>Faliero Masi gave that up , and moved into more of a supervisory role,
>long , long , before he ever considered "retiring" .
>
>So , if Brian Baylis came out of "retirement" , he would build a bicycle
>frame .
>
>But if Faliero Masi came out of "retirement" , he would supervise someone
>building a bicycle frame .

I do not understand the logic here... Are you saying a person who gives up framebuilding for supervising cannot decide to build a few more frames? Seems like if Ben Serotta puts down his torch to manage his company and in 2014 decides to build a frame for the heck of it (or as a favor to a friend), what's gonna stop him? Same with Eisentraut. Why is the idea of Faliero building a frame in his '60's or even '70's so hard to accept?

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA