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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 20:54:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Dennis Johnson" <shakyoten@yahoo.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Thomas Rawson wrote:

"The old Product Manager in me is curious about something. Wonder if the list is curious as well.

Supposing you were going to buy a road bike today. Given our general preferences lets say it would be steel, lugged, one color.

Would you buy a Masi or a Waterford and why?

Tom Rawson Oakland, CA"

Although I'd love a Masi, since I do not have a "pure" Italian Frame... I'd probably find a good English builder and buy a hand-built frame, custom ordered to my specifications,if I wanted a "rider".. The reason being that I suspect there are some fine English builders who would do up a frame for me for a good price both for me and them due to the relatively strong dollar/weak pound - compounded by the lack of demand for English framebuilders. If I wanted the best handwork, attention to detail, and paint.. I'd buy American. If I wanted somewhere in the middle, with mystique, tifosi screaming in the background and cut out lugs with "clubs" "hearts" etc... I'd buy Italian.

Sorry, not a simple answer to your poll, but I think that there are some journeyman British builders who might be better appreciated for "journeyman frames"...

However, you asked and I'll answer.. Waterford or Masi... based on what I have and what I want... Masi.

Dennis (haven't ridden in days!..too busy at work..maybe going to Pasadena soon) Johnson Visalia CA

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