When I got my start in 1979 the only way to afford a reasonably hot bike was to work at a bike shop (I did), put in a lot of overtime (I did) and piece together a hodge podge of parts while living at home. God bless Trek for coming up with affordable racing machines. Mine was a Trek 900 Columbus frame. Each time you scored a big paycheck you upgraded a part to Campy. Masis were for rich old farts.
I'd like to hear if some kid was able to do a Masi on his own.
Steve Leitgen La Crosse, WI
On Oct 13, 2005, at 4:35 PM, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> "Kahrl, Michael" wrote:
>> Peter Kohler wrote:
>> "Now let's me honest: how many of us say aged 17-21 ever rode let
>> alone own
>> ed a Masi or a Cinelli?"
>> Right On! Which brings to mind something that has always bothered
>> me. How
>> did 19 year old Dave Stohler in the movie Breaking Away come to
>> afford a f
>> ully Campy Masi? I couldn't afford even a used Paramount in 1979
>> and I wa
>> s gainfully employed as a naval officer at the time.
>> Anyone here buy a Masi in high school with their paper route savings?
>> Michael Kahrl
>> Columbus, Ohio
> I had an Sturmey 3-sp English Racer I rode to Junior High in the late
> 50s (a Christmas present). But it was too uncool to ride a bike to
> School, so I walked until I got my Learner's Permit and drove a '58 VW
> with Trafficators (semaphore turn signals that flipped out from the
> Ride or own a Masi or Cinelli at age 17-21? Hell, I was getting a
> 90 and dreaming of a Honda Super Hawk at that age. Screw bicycles!
> Chicks didn't dig 'em then.
> A theme for the next Le Cirque? How 'bout motorcycles from the 1960s?
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California