> (cut) Hundreds of thousands of
> Raleighs were bought by Americans who never heard of a Masi or Cinelli.
> Many of these are still in the garages of the now 50ish owners who still
> have never heard of a Masi. (cut)
> I lusted after a mink blue and silver Raleigh Professional Mk IV with
> Brampton fastback stays for 30 years. After finally acquiring one from list
> member John Pergolizzi shortly before Christmas, I wouldn't trade it for any
> Masi or Cinelli on the planet.
> Jerry "We don't need no stinking Masis" Moos
> Houston, TX
Jerry, to state the obvious... Raleigh made hundreds of thousands of bikes every year, and Masi made what a year... a few hundred??? And Cinelli even less?
I'd say that you'd have to be pretty damned serious about bikes to know about either Masi or Cinelli in the 60s or early 70s, right?
Peter's belief was that Raleigh introduced America to Campagnolo equipment. It is my belief that Schwinn dealers had more to do with this than Raleigh did. I don't understand where Masi and Cinelli fit into this at all. Explanation?
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California