Re: [CR]Faliberto Esposito bike


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 07:57:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Faliberto Esposito bike
To: The Maaslands <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>, CR <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <0b8101c7b2f5$d2e23440$0300a8c0@HPLAPTOP>


> You can see detailed photos of the bike here:
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/maasland/Esposito/ I have
> tried to
> describe the many special elements of the bike in the
> descriptions.
>
> BTW, it won the prize in the artistic 'Trompe l'Oeil'
> category.
>
> After being informed of the comments of those that were
> present, Stefano would love to hear the comments from the
> group that did not make it down.

I love it! It's really beautiful, although in some ways it's just another beautifully built Italian bicycle. But I don't mean that in any sort of pejorative sense. Rather, it makes you wonder why some of those frames receive so many accolades while other bikes - which deserve equal merit - are ignored.

In any event, beyond the more obvious reasons to appreciate these bicycles, their history is interesting and make the bikes that much more appealing. (And I love the way "Faliberto Maasi" on the top tube is rendered in the same style as "Faliero Masi" on those other bikes.)
      Best regards,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)