Re: [CR]FOR SALE: Masi Gran Criterium

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From: "David Feldman" <>
To: <>, "Brandon Ives" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]FOR SALE: Masi Gran Criterium
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 21:12:48 -0500

Brian, You're in the right span of years from when Keith started building; I know he was making frames under his own name before he moved out of San Diego. I love his oldest graphics--the old down tube decal would scream "1970's" whether it was on a bike frame, the side of a car, or over a display of
canned goods.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Baylis"
To: "Brandon Ives"
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]FOR SALE: Masi Gran Criterium

> Brandon,
> I just remembered that I have ANOTHER Lippy frame in my collection,
> technically. Right now it's in the boneyard where it's been for several
> years. I don't remember where I inherited it from but it's a rather
> large frame, 64.5cm c-t. It's a touring bike with custom made rear rack
> (made to be mounted to the cantilever bosses and dropout eyelets)
> painted to match. The frame needs a new top tube and down tube but is
> otherwise complete and in good order. The seat stays are attached
> "Hellenic" style to the top tube, so the repair is a little differant
> but no big deal really. Frame is Reynolds 531 from the "boxed sets" and
> has Campag. sport vertical dropouts, Nervex fork crown (just like my
> other one), Bocama shortpoint lugs, and Gargatte BB shell. Someday I'll
> fix it; and most likely keep it because it's kinda cool and VERY early
> American. This one is numbered "0028" so I assume it's older than my
> other one and it has the "older style" decals just like my other frame.
> Anyone know when Keith Lippy started framebuilding and approx. what
> year(s) frames number "0028" and "069" are from? My guess is the frames
> are from between 1972 and 1974 judging by the tubes and lugs used.
> Anyone??
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa,CA
> I'm starting to think there is no such thing as too many old Colnagos.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> >
> > At 4:51 PM -0700 9/5/02, Brian Baylis wrote:
> > >BTW, Keith Lippy built very nice frames in the "early American style" in
> > >Encinitas, CA back in the early to mid 70's before moving to Bend, OR,
> > >if I'm not mistaken. He specialized in tandems for quite a while.
> >
> > I think though I'm not 100% sure he's still building tandems. He is
> > one of the most underrated builders and even sometimes I forget about
> > him until I see one of his bikes. If I was to ever get a custom
> > built tandem he'd be one of the first I'd call. I remember seeing a
> > 72cm(?) single a few years back that had lateral bracing tubes from
> > the headtube to rear dropouts. The guy that owned it had had it for
> > years and had bought many other bikes but always came back to the
> > Lippy. Anyone on the list own one?
> > enjoy,
> > Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> > SB, CA
> > --
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> > "Nobody can do everything, but if everybody
> > did something everything would get done."
> > --Gil Scott-Heron--
> > ++++++++++++++
> > Elfie and Monkeyboy's Wurld uv Wunder
> >
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