[CR]Carlsbad vs. San Marcos Masis

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Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 08:28:14 -0800 (PST)
From: "Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Carlsbad vs. San Marcos Masis

Now that I am fully aware that the Masis made in Italy are the "real deal," what about the differences in craftsmanship between those made in Carlsbad, CA and San Marcos, CA? Were the same fixtures, tooling, lugs, etc used in both locations?

I guess of greater importance would be did the same builders move to San Marcos and continue with Masi? Or did most of them just bail and go on to start different projects?

Lastly, does anyone know of any sources of comprehensive Masi literature? I would like to find something on paper as opposed to sifting through the hundreds of posts in the archives as I have a short attention span.

Ted Baer
Palo Alto, CA