Re: [CR]Was: MASI decals request. Now; Jan's new book and Melton decals


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 22:34:03 -0800
To: Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com>, khilbertz@googlemail.com, wheelman@nac.net, jeff.sink@sbcglobal.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Jan Heine <heine94@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: MASI decals request. Now; Jan's new book and Melton decals


At 6:16 PM -0500 12/4/08, Dale Brown wrote:
>Now, Jan Heine's new absolutelky gorgeous Competitive Bicycle book
>just arrive this afternoon and I was (carefully) reading at
>lunch... Lo and behold there is included therein a Mike Melton built
>bicycle..
>
>It just so happens I had also just received word from Greg Softey
>(on the other side of the world) that he is almost done with
>reproductions of Mike Melton frame decals... I have a stunning
>Melton racing frame here that I will take pics of when adorned with
>these new "transfers".

Just don't look for original decals on the Melton in "The Competition Bicycle." It's a pro bike, so it was labeled "Huffy"! In fact, we have two Huffys in the book. The other Huffy is a Serotta, but in fact, it was built by Landshark. The top tube proclaims "True Temper," but John Slawta says he used Tange Prestige tubing.

Confused? In the world of professional racing bikes, not all is what it appears to be.

I wonder who built the absolutely gorgeous Bianchi of Fausto Coppi? You can see a detail image here

http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/CompetitionBook.html

Any ideas?

Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122 http://www.bikequarterly.com