They were fun to unpack as well. It was a day late but I got to unwrap stuff that I am interested in. BTW, The Masi had a very thinly applied clear coat and the decals could easily be removed and replaced with a set that was true to the model. It will make a good daily rider.
> The Masi frame that I posted earlier today has apparently been sold. Thanks to those of you who responded.
> As I unload my latest shipment of bikes from Italy, I am posting a number of new photos on Morgan Fletcher's http://www.wooljersey.com site under my name. There are some new photos of the 1971 Verona-built (V53 'serial' number) Masi, that will shortly be making its way to Michigan.
> I have also added quite a few extra photos of one of the Zanardi bikes that I have purchased. This is the builder that I wrote about not that long ago. I realize that I am going counter-current when I say it, but there is something about these unknown builders that attracts me. In some ways, I prefer bikes like this one to those of more well-known builders. The bike is likely just over 40 years old and will require a bit of restoration work, but I think that by looking at the photos, you will be able to get a better understanding for this builder.
> I have also posted photos of a Marastoni. This shop from Reggio Emilia was established in the early post-WWII period. One of my friends has a 1948 Marastoni racing bike that his father bought new. Marastoni also built bikes for the Salvarani pro team in the late 60's and early 70's. I had initially bought this bike to resell, but think that I will end up keeping itself for myself.
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ