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
> the former owner of the brand) and Russ Denny (who did apprentice work
> Masi California and is a well respected framebuilder). The frames were
> 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
> had left Masi California.
> Angel Garcia
> Verona, Italy where I have only seen one Masi since I arrived in
> August (an
> I don't own any)
>> On 5/17/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.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