[CR] Vintage Bike Tires

(Example: Production Builders)

From: "accobra" <accobra@peoplepc.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BF4CEE2D710A460AB4277EB437DD63C4@DELL>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:36:56 -0600
Subject: [CR] Vintage Bike Tires

Beautiful bike, Charles. Question - I see you installed Pirelli tires. Were they original for this vintage of Masi? I recently came across a vintage NOS set and wondered what they might be applicable to. I think original/vintage tires have not developed enough in our hobby yet. I've been messing with vintage cars for decades and that hobby is often very tuned into installing vintage tires on show vehicles. It'd be nice to see more emphasis put on that with bikes.

Of course, the car hobby has reproduced vintage tires. Think how popular it might be, or become, if Clement or an authorized company reproduced concours correct tires for our vintage bikes?! I know it always comes down to supply & demand, but it might work, especially starting out with Clement due to their overall popularity.

Has anyone ever explored this?

Mark Winkelman
Dallas, Texas USA

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Andrews
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:44 AM
Subject: [CR] For Sale: Masi Special--Nervex lugs

> I'm selling a much-prized bike: my early 1960s Nervex-lugged Masi
> Special. True 56cm c-t.
> Nervex-lugged Masis are extremely difficult to find, as they were made
> this way for a relatively short time. This one has been fully restored to
> NOS condition, with paint by Brian Baylis.
> She's an all-out show-queen, but would make an excellent rider. I've
> ridden the bike about 30 miles since I bought it, and it rides
> beautifully, like all Masi Specials of this kind. Plushy but fast.
> Classic italian road geometry from the 50s.
> Parts are all period-correct in NOS or near NOS condition.
> $6900 shipped in the lower-48, or make me an solid offer.
> The perfect x-mas gift for yourself! This is a very, very rare and
> sought-after Masi.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/21078245@N03/sets/72157622925721835/
> I really don't want to send this one on to the 'bay, so think if over and
> if you're interested, let me know.
> Charles Andrews
> Los Angeles