Jerry (and lister's),
How could you do that to us? I expected more from you. Who will be our resident contrarian? And who will save us from Masi threads that last for weeks?
It just doesn't feel right. Like seeing daddy in a dress, Or letting your dog lick your face knowing he spends all day licking his dangly bits.
It's just not cricket !!!
Just to save some face and let us forgive your aberration perhaps consider modifying the Masi. Maybe put an accent over the "i" ... so it looks frenchy. And see if it's possible to rethread the BB or fit a sleeve in so that it's french threaded. Maybe go the whole hog ... 650b's, Lefol fenders, Stronglight cranks, Mafac's, maybe even some Berthoud bags !!!! We know you have enough Ideale saddles. Galli is not far enough ... we want more from you. That would be something. I'll even donate a Simplex freewheel ... it's Made in Italy but we can scrub that off :)
Jerry, please consider it. You are our only hope !!!!
Next thing Alex March will be sporting Deep V's and colour coded grips on chopped riser bars !!!! What's the world coming to :-0