Re: [CR]Masi/Performance urban legend?

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Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 21:58:13 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Masi/Performance urban legend?
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marc garcia _marcgarcia80@ameritech.net_ wrote:

> A gentleman came by to look at an OT bike I had listed
> locally, he was riding an interesting looking frame,
> although free of decals. He said he bought it from
> performance bike shop (the chain) back in the 80's.
> According to him, they bought out a bunch of masi's
> overstock and sold them under there own brand name.
> This seems far fetched to me but I was just curious
> enough to see if this urban legend has made it beyond
> this gentleman's mind and my garage.

I seem to recall that Performance contracted with a Korean outfit in the mid-80s to produce house brand Columbus tubed frames. From what I recall, they looked pretty decent.

John (
Appleton WI USA