Re: [CR] "ugly" Masi

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From: "Jon Spangler" <hudsonspangler@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:24:12 -0800
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] "ugly" Masi


Listers,

I'm with Nick on this one. I see no aesthetic quality difference between this Masi's features (frame construction, lugs, cutouts, etc.) and any other I have sen posted here. The color, on the other hand, is not exactly "classic," IMHO. (I like both blue and plum/ purple, but would never have chosen that color combination for any repaint.) But I am neither as informed about nor as devoted to Masi bikes compared to many on this list. (Like most Italian frames, their top tubes are woefully inadequate for my torso length.)

Jon Spangler looking forward to riding his CR-qualifying 1970s UO-18 to the Alameda Free Library early Tuesday morning to watch our historic and peaceful "regime change" on wide-screen TVs in Alameda, CA USA

On Jan 18, 2009, at 12:00 PM, <classicrendezvous- request@bikelist.org> <classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org> wrote:
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> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:52:09 -0800
> From: scott davis <francopedia@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [CR] Strange Ugly Masi
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> Hmm, I always thought the M was cast into those Bottom Bracket
> Shells, sans black or decker. But the color is hideous. Scott
> Davis in Saint Anthony, Minnesota USA
>
>
> Dale, that Masi looks just like any other to me. Is it the color
> scheme whi
> ch is the problem ? Or just the way the master used a Black and
> Decker saw
> with a blunt blade to make the BB cut ?
> Nick March, Agen 47000, Lot et Garonne, France=0A=0A=0A
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
>
> Maybe it's just me, but I think this Masi is butte ugly! Some
> aspects are
> OK, but in balance, Phew! Anyone know how this thing came to exist so
> unlike it's stablemates?? Maybe those sick of hearing about Masi
> can join
> in and bash this Pepto Bismol (http://www.pepto-bismol.com/)? frame
> set!
>
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO Bike Shop
>
>
>

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