[CR] =?windows-1252?q?pink_Ren=E9_Herse_vs=2E_Masi_Prestige?=

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: "CR" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 00:49:44 -0400
Subject: [CR] =?windows-1252?q?pink_Ren=E9_Herse_vs=2E_Masi_Prestige?=

Going back to the discussion of the pink René Herse http://www.reneherse.com/RHpink.html,

I thought it might be interesting to compare it to this Masi Prestige: http://ebay.com/<blah>

The are both from the same vintage of early 80's. The Masi has more prestigious componentry, has a historically stronger racing palmarès as a brand, and the example up for sale is in nearly perfect shape. In fact it could be NOS. Now look at the workmanship and compare the internal cabling that was mentioned by another CR member with regards to the Herse. I suppose that you could state that the person responsible for the ultimate construction of both bikes have equal degrees of continuity with the brand namesake.

Anybody want to comment on the relative merits? How is the final price going to end up?

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ
USA