Re: [CR]Masi USA built quality verus italian built Masi's ?


From: "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 22:44:32 GMT
To: cnighbor@pacbell.net
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi USA built quality verus italian built Masi's ?
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Charles and all,

I'd like to correct a few things in your statement on the topic of Masis in general and the goings on in Carlsbad; and a few related to the comp arison between CA Masis and Italian Masis. I don't have time to do it ri ght now, as I have some other things to attend to. But the corrections a re important to me in that I always want those things to be consistant a nd correct, for the record.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA


-- "Charles F Nighbor" wrote:


Is a California and USA built Masi'sa better built frame in workmanship

Masi's built in Italy by the Masi"s. In my opinion looking at both (and

it is a lot of USA Masi's) I vote for USA built

A lot of the big name US frame builders came from CA Masi. B. Baylis for

one. Brian mentioned to me once when he was hired at CA Masi he was

asked to make 20 more copies of a lug filed by an Italian in charge.

The Italian came back after Brian was done looked at all 21 lugs 20 by

Brian 1 by the Italian but all lugs mixed up now in pile and told Brian

this one was no good. It was the one by Italian My Italian Masi (not by Masi's) is very nice but I seen a lot of CA

Masi's and they are over the top.

I am interested in your opinions
Charles Nighbor
Walnut Creek, CA