Re: [CR]RE: Masi vs. Waterford

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 00:13:58 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Masi vs. Waterford
From: "Bob Reid" <bob.reid@btconnect.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <00a401c1316d$33044a40$6cf9fea9@j4g1x1>


As I've seen neither a Masi or a Waterford, or have any knowledge of them other than that gained from the list, I couldn't make any valid judgement. What I can do, is show a picture of what standard they would at least need to come near to, if I was to choose between either of them. This has got absolutely nothing to do with brand name, era, competition history or links with famous racers of the past. It has a lot to do with well constructed and finished frames of high quality tubes and fittings, that sold in (relatively) small numbers (max 750/year between the 20's and mid-80's) and by repute alone. No bells and whistles or website advertising here.

See http://freespace.virgin.net/bob.reid1/page30.htm (click on the Image for a larger version) Your imagination will have to replace the high gloss finish of the frame, lost from most of the original phototgraph.

Mind you, I dread to think what it would cost to replicate that frame nowadays !

Bob Reid Stonehaven Scotland.

p.s. It's possibly Dark Blue with predominantly gold transfers.