Re: [CR]circa 1975 CA Masi turquoise?


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Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:58:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: brad stockwell <brdstockwell@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]circa 1975 CA Masi turquoise?
To: Morgan Fletcher <morgan@hahaha.org>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <87vfhgai7c.fsf@fletcher.sonic.net>


Morgan:

Regarding Masi Turquoise: Yes, Ed restored my bike to its original blue, and it's really the most ravishingly beautiful color. He matched it from residual paint that was still there beneath the headset cups. It's a good job, too, because I saw one with original paint at the Cupertino 50th anniversary.

Brian calls it Spanish blue. It is a non-metallic, cyan-esque color that goes particularly well with the yellow in the Masi decals. Having Ed restore this bike to its original color is the most sound bike decision I've ever made.

Alas, I have no photographic capability. I may have a jpg of someone else's bike that has the same color; I'll check tonight.

Brad Stockwell Palo Alto

Morgan Fletcher <morgan@hahaha.org> wrote: Ed Litton is painting a Masi frame for me. It was originally turquoise, but nickel-plated by the time I got it. I'd like to see what the turquoise looked like.

These catalogs call it "Turquoise Blue" and "turquoise opaque blue".

http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/masi-late70scali1/masi-rexart4.jpg http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/masi-late70scali2/masi-rex4.jpg

Anybody have photos of a Masi in that color, you can share?

Brad Stockwell, you out there? Ed says he painted one that color for you.

Thanks,

Morgan Fletcher
Oakland, CA