Re: [CR]MASI SPECIAL 1961 "Clone Project"

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]MASI SPECIAL 1961 "Clone Project"
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:15:34 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Jun 27, 2007, at 2:13 PM, Martin Walsh 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/speedplaylabs/masi/
> It certainly raises the bar for "restoration and replica work".My
> hat is
> off to all you guys involved in this wonderful project!
> The Bicycling magazine has been on my desk since Cirque 2007,as a
> reminder to bring it to the CR list's attention, but I stumbled across
> the in depth photo essay, while doing some research on pedals,on the
> Speedplay "virtual pedal museum" website,that's a whole 'nother
> story.The online article and photo "essay" really tell a story,beyond
> words!
> If you have time zoom in on the 2500 Pixel gallery,when viewing!
> Yours truly,
> Marty Walsh in Vienna,Virginia,U.S.A.

Both bikes were at Velo Rendezvous 6 last year. Beyond Amazing.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA
http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)