Re: [CR]Masi/Performance urban legend?

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Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:26:55 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi/Performance urban legend?
From: "Fredrick Yavorsky" <>
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>From the Fall/Winter 1984-85 Performace catalog.

Somehow I saved this in a box of old magazines and it's come in handy recently as a reference. See these 2 pages I scanned: Performance Brand "Campione" and "Blue Ridge" Bicycle frames. ($350) Other frames they carried. No Masi but Eddy Merckx, De Rosa, CIOCC, Pinarello and Guerciotti. (Priced from $495 to $650.)

********************************** Fred Yavorsky Jenkintown, PA

> From: Dan Siniff <>
> Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 17:57:19 -0700 (PDT)
> To: "" <>
> Subject: [CR]Masi/Performance urban legend?
> I am a newbie to CRs list but I have Never heard anything that Performance was
> selling Masi's under their brand name. I think this gentleman is a bit
> confused. I am not a expert but Masi USA has gone through some changes in its
> history. I believe under the Torelli umbrella most of the models were made in
> Italy by a company other then Masi(Alberto); only the Gran Crit, Volumetric
> and some track frames were US made by Ted and Joe during the mid 80s to mid
> 90s.
> I did see Nouva Strada, Gran Corsa, and Nouva Record lugged steel models
> offered in the Performance catalog in the last year or so but I assumed that
> Performance bought a warehouse or something and these frames were included.
> Masi Italy ( Alberto) did not supply any frames to the US under the Masi name
> in the period in question. There were some Prestige models imported into
> Canada that made it too the US and Alberto sells in the US under the Milano
> name.
> I think the gentleman saw the lugged steel Masi's in the Performance catalog
> and assumed that his Asian lugged frame was made in Europe. But that is only
> my take on the situation.
> Dan Siniff
> Bay City, MI