> A Marinoni story. For very stupid reasons I sold my custom McLean Silk Hope
> to a guy when I was living in Vermont. The next day he crashed it. Badly,
> buckled down and top tube. Marinoni repaired that bike to perfection. I can
> only think that he looked at McLean's brazing and said- "I can do that if I
> really want to."
I think this is very correct. Marinoni was capable of doing almost anything he wanted to do, but he knew where the business was as well as where he could look after himself.