That Masi Special replica and the inspired original were truly spectacular and clearly highlites of the show. I (along with another attendee) were ready to put down some hard cash for a replica Masi Special. Rob however was not interested in buliding another (bummer!). I guess I'll just have to get by with my 1961 beater Special.
Regards, Dave Martinez Fremont Ca US of A
Martin Walsh <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear CR listees, The current Bicycling magazine has a great article in the "MANIA" column on "Masi Mania" or "Masi obsession",by Speedplay's own,Richard Byrne.If you go to the Speedplay website you're in for a visual treat,of this very special "KEEPER OF THE FLAME" project.It's a no holds barred recreation of one of the older Masi's in the United States,a 1961 MASI SPECIAL.Mr. Byrne's brother,Stephen,discovered a 1961 Masi Special at a rummage sale,and brought it home.Being a good brother,he sent the bicycle to his brother, bicycle & pedal collecting brother Richard.Richard Byrne then showed it to locals: Brian Baylis,Joe Bell and Rob Roberson.......an idea was born to replicate the time capsule find.........check out Speedplay's wesite for a blow by blow photo shoot by Ian Cummings Photography.Absolutely amazing work by all involved.Thanks guys for taking the time! The photographs are worth thousands of words!!! A link to the Speedplay website showing this labor of love is: http://www.speedplay.com/