Re: [CR]One of the better "replicas" ...now Gios..


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Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 22:49:06 -0400
From: oroboyz@aol.com
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Subject: Re: [CR]One of the better "replicas" ...now Gios..
To: designzero@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


<< ......Some of the features I have seen that make it hard to replicate a period design is that things like chainstay shape, top tube diameter and other once mass produced bits are not available without paying for retooling. >>

I guess it depends on how many are being made but as most of these Replicas are hardly much more than 100 pieces in a run, there are a whole lot of 1" top tubes, 1 1/8" down tubes, round chainstays and lug sets still in the pipe line. Somebody worth their salt could run that stuff down in a few weeks. I would be happy to do it for a fee! :)

Dale Brown Greensboro, NC USA

-----Original Message----- From: John Jorgensen <designzero@earthlink.net> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:57:00 -0700 Subject: Re: [CR]One of the better "replicas" ...now Gios..

Some of the features I have seen that make it hard to replicate a period design is that things like chainstay shape, top tube diameter and other once mass produced bits are not available without paying for retooling.

If you want a "recreation" get a Sachs lugged AlbertoMasi Nuovo Prestige, a reasonable translation to modern dimensions while keeping the original flavor.

The Henry James socketed dropouts on the Masiguy blog site images are not in keeping with the original in look. The fully painted seat tube just visually reads mid 80's KHS or Centurion to me, but I am sure they will sell. And choose a different head tube transfer, many more pleasing graphic designs to choose from in Masi history.

Also, many of the recreations have migrated in geometry, I seriously looked at a DeRosa recreation but the top tube was way too short in my size, when compared to a period piece.

John Jorgensen
Torrance Ca USA