Re: [CR]One of the better "replicas" ... new Masi 3V


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Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 12:15:05 -0700
From: "Jim Allen" <MotorRef@peoplepc.com>
To: Angel Garcia <veronaman@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]One of the better "replicas" ... new Masi 3V
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cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Russ never worked at Masi, in any of its iterations, he worked for Dave Moulton and now runs a frameshop in Hemet, CA.

Ted actually did a significant amount of work on the frames, he didn't just send Russ a package of parts and dimensions.

I painted the frames.

The head tube graphic is a badge.

Jim Allen the CycleSmiths Ranchita, CA 92066 760 782 2737

Angel Garcia wrote:
> from the website:
> "These frames, all 25 (yes, only 25) were made locally here in SoCal
> by Ted
> Kirkbride (who was handpicked by Faliero Masi to run Masi California
> and wa
> s
> the former owner of the brand) and Russ Denny (who did apprentice work
> with
> Masi California and is a well respected framebuilder). The frames were
> all
> painted by Cyclesmith (who painted bikes for Masi California) and use the
> original decals from the 80's. The lugs are the original lugs made in the
> 80's- not reproductions. The tubing is Dedacciai tubing."
>
> Any one know if Russ Denny apprenticed at Masi California? I had gathered
> from various sources that he had apprenticed for Dave Moulton after
> Moulton
> had left Masi California.
>
> Ciao,
> Angel Garcia
> Verona, Italy where I have only seen one Masi since I arrived in
> August (an
> d
> I don't own any)
>
>
>
>> On 5/17/06, oroboyz@aol.com <oroboyz@aol.com > wrote:
>> > There could be a debate about the value (or lack) of Replicas.
>> > With trying to ruffle feathers, the recent Gios, for instance, missed
>> > the mark IMO....
>> >
>> > But Haro~ Masi has a new replica that is the closest yet and almost
>> > gets it right. See it here:
>> >
>> > http://masiguy.blogspot.com/
>> >
>> > The dropouts are the only turnoff that I see after a quick look.
>> >
>> > Makes me wonder if an esteemed CR list member might have had a hand in
>> > this effort?
>> >
>> > Dale Brown
>> > Greensboro, NC USA