There seems to be a lot of talk on these boards recently about Masis -all good stuff. I got into cycling as a kid after seeing "Breaking Away" and really wanted to get a bike like Dave's. At the time, my budget was more in line with the repainted Sears double or the TV version's Huffy (which I did get). I finally owned a real Masi while in college. It was beautiful metallic blue to white fade with full Campy Croce'Daune. I owned that bike for all of 5 days before it got stolen right out of my apartment! I cried that night + still get pains thinking about it...
Anyway, the history of this marquee has intrigued me quite a bit -especially after reading Dave Moulton's blog (wish he was still writing). Very interesting stuff about the cast of characters who at one time or another lit up a torch in the name of Masi. Then it gets hazy. What is the relation with the current Masi? Is it the same company that just evolved into what it is? Or is it something like what happened with Motobecane, Dawes, Windsor et al?
Is there a history of Masi somewhere?