Re: [CR]Re: Matteo's Masi

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From: "Raoul Delmare" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Matteo's Masi
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 11:12:05 -0500

Nothing gonna stop anybody from building a bicycle frame if they please to do so .

And not hard to accept that it's possible that Faliero might have actually taken up the hacksaw , and the torch , and the file , and made a frame , or frames , late in his life .

But ,

The chances .

The odds .

The percentages .

We are just discussing factors here , leading up to informed and educated guesses .

For someone who put down the metal working tools , and took up a supervisory role , and then retired from that supervisory role . . .

It would seem one smaller step to un-retire by becoming a supervisor on the building of a few more frame sets .

It would seem to be several , much , Much , MUCH larger steps , to un-retire by cutting tubing , mitering tubing , brazing , and filing . It would seem even less likely , if he had not actually built a frame for decades .

Just speculating about the chances , that's all .

Any level of participation by Mr. Faliero Masi was certainly POSSIBLE .

Just chatting about the chances .

Cheers ,
Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 10:48 AM
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