Re: [CR]Richard Bryne's Masi Special

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Richard Bryne's Masi Special
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:58:51 -0700

On Jun 27, 2007, at 3:35 PM, wrote:
> Marty Walsh wrote:
> The Bicycling magazine has been on my desk since Cirque 2007,as a
> reminder to bring it to the CR list's attention, but I stumbled across
> the in depth photo essay, while doing some research on pedals,on the
> Speedplay "virtual pedal museum" website,that's a whole 'nother
> story.The online article and photo "essay" really tell a story,beyond
> words!
> If you have time zoom in on the 2500 Pixel gallery,when viewing!
> Yours truly,
> Marty Walsh in Vienna,Virginia,U.S.A.
> **********
> If you had attended Chuck Schmidt's Velo-Rendezvous last October,
> you would have seen the first public showing of Bryne's Masis. You
> guys really should come out here for Chuck's party. You just never
> know what might show up. And the rides are first-rate.
> Also note that there are now a number of older Masi Specials out
> here in Southern California... two or three or more are as old or
> older than Richard's.. and at least one of them gets ridden.. the
> others still in various stages of restoration. Not mine, I might
> add. At least, not all of them..<g>
> Charles Andrews
> Los Angeles

All true Charles.

My '63 Masi Special has been on quite a few of the local vintage rides. Bought the frame from Charles (thankyouthankyouthankyou) after he had ridden it for a while. He had had Brian Baylis do the dark blue paint and fix the 74mm flanged bottom bracket shell and I've been trying to apply an authentic patina to the bike ever since; (my patented method is to put as many miles as possible onto the bike... <grin>).

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA