RE: [CR]Carlsbad vs. San Marcos Masis & the Real Deal


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From: <"richardsachs@juno.com">
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 14:35:26 GMT
To: CyclArtist@cox.net
Subject: RE: [CR]Carlsbad vs. San Marcos Masis & the Real Deal
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sounds cool.
how "upcoming" is it?
e-RICHIE
chester, ct


-- "Jim Cunningham" wrote:


To be covered in detail in my upcoming book...

Jim Cunningham CyclArtist Vista, CA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of richardsachs@juno.com Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 9:13 AM To: CyclArtist@cox.net Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: RE: [CR]Carlsbad vs. San Marcos Masis & the Real Deal

jim-issimo don't stop there... you must know - what place in the pecking order did he hold? was he that far along that he was the "main guy" in italy, or was he just "one of the available guys"? or something in between? e-RICHIE chester, ct


-- "Jim Cunningham" wrote:
snipped:

"Matthew Gorski" <bikenut@verizon.net> wrote: "Mario Confente was the Verona shop foreman until mid 1973 when he came with Faliero to set up the Carlsbad operation. Masi didn't move his operation to California."

this fact continues to confound me... how do we know this? he was barely in his twenties at that point, no? i "thought" that he was just a guy who said "yes" to the trip abroad because he had no real ties at home, (family, etc...). e-RICHIE chester, ct

Mario told me that on coming to California, he expected a brief visit. He said he was asked to participate in a "demonstration" of Italian framebuilding. He was surprised to find that the American builders were all trainees. There was real resistance to his early request to return home, but he enjoyed California and thought that he might be able to re-establish his frame shop in the "land of the free" without the impediments he had found at home.

Mario was close to his family, especially his sister Bruna and he sent a substantial part of his earnings home to help support his parents.

Jim Cunningham CyclArt Vista, CA

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