Re: [CR] =?iso-8859-1?Q?L=FCders?= - Masi

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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:02:48 -0800
From: "John Jorgensen" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] =?iso-8859-1?Q?L=FCders?= - Masi
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Kim Klakow wrote-

Just read yesterday that Hans Lutz was not happy with the performance of his Masi and Karl-Heinz Lüders made him a frame he found a lot more outstanding. He and a bunch of others (Peffgen and Junkermann amongst them) shortly after that had Lüders bikes made for them. My favorite Lüders quote is (loosely translated): "Frames do not make light bikes, wheels make light bikes."

Thank goodness that there is not one "perfect" bike, or we would all be chasing the same thing.

Kim, there seems to be a possible mixing of performance and weight in your post. For a given time period I would equate performance with ride and handling, wheels can easily be changed to offset any difference.

Masi's would come made to fit your measurements as interpreted or from "stock" geometries designed to fit that probable client who was close to that size.

Way back, after Mario Confente built Jerry Ash his first Sprint bike at Masi, made from seeing Jerry riding his Rickert, measuring him and then seeing him race on his Mario built bike. He told Jerry, that his next one would be better. Jerry liked his new mount so much at the time he could not imagine how.

No one person has a magic design.

John Jorgensen
Torrance California