[CR]Masi Article

(Example: Production Builders:Tonard)

From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 01:22:10 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Masi Article

Long ago on Jan 9, Ray wrote:
>> Just read an interesting article in the current issue of Bicycle Retailer
>> magazine. On page 28 the article talks about how Haro currently owns Masi
>> and is going to attempt to bring prestige back to the name. There is also
>> mention of the classic American builders by name including Brian, Jim,
>> Mike, Dave, Joe and Dave T. It gives some detail on what they have coming
>> for the new production bikes and some company strategy. Not a big or
>> detailed article, still nice to see them recognize the value that the
>> classics hold and using it as a yardstick to measure their success by.
>> Ray Homiski
>> Elizabeth, NJ

For anyone who would like to read the whole article, I've posted it here:


Much of it is off topic, but I asked Dale first and he said:

"I guess the folks ought to know all this, depressing as it is......"

I must agree (about the depressing part)... mere mention of the word "Haro" has me reaching for the Prozac.

But on the other hand, it's nice to see 'em list a few names of folks we admire. And it's nice to know that the original 3V is still being made... not a sloping top tube monstrosity with the old name slapped on it, but the real steel deal (I guess Ted is still building them himself).

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA