|Alberto Masi Web Site||bartali|
Feb 4, 2002 11:49 AM
|Finally Alberto Masi has launched a web site. When I visited hime 3 years ago, he laughed at the thought of having a web page. He is a true artisan but I guess he finally gave in to the internet. Thankfully for cyclists, he did. Enjoy. http://www.albertomasi.it|
|re: Alberto Masi Web Site||flying|
Feb 4, 2002 12:48 PM
|Is Alberto the son of Falerio?
I rode a gran corsa for 12 years & loved it.
It is still in top shape & I use it on the rollers
a couple night a week.
|re: Alberto Masi Web Site||bartali|
Feb 5, 2002 6:40 AM
|Yes. He is Faliero's son. While Faliero moved to California in the early 1970s, Alberto kept the business in Milano, Italy.
Faliero kept the business going in California until about 1980 until he sold the business. It has changed hands a number of times. Masi bikes sold in this country (for the last 20 years) really had NO Masi building them (even though the Calfiornia ones did have some good builders).
The Alberto Masi frames SOLD in the USA are sold under the "Milano" label.
Feb 4, 2002 2:49 PM
|I visited the shop under the Vigorelli Velodrome in June (dragging the wife along) when I was on long weekend. I was going to order a frame when I had to go there on business for a fortnight in August but never got the time. Not only is he a craftsman but he's also a very nice man. I suppose now that I'm in the UK for another two years I may make it back and order that frame although I've recently acquired two custom steel frames by English builders and thinking about a third. |
Good to see he's got the site going. I hope it doesn't change things at the shop.
Feb 5, 2002 6:44 AM
|I remember your story as it is very similar to mine when I visited 3 years back. I will be in Italy for a while later this year. I will pay Il Maestro a visit. What a talker.
Too bad the quality of the pictures on the site aren't better. He has appeared to update his paint schemes which is a plus since he has received recent criticism for.