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Old 01-15-19, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Don't totally disagree, but if the s/n is left intact AND the subsequent owner is given the real story then so be it. Certainly a conversation piece where the story can be told. Purists will likely know the difference and act accordingly.
Well informed 'purists' are not the ones who suffer from forgeries, no matter the article/artifact. Expecting a novice to research a serial number when under the time pressure of a Craig's List purchase is not rational.

As you know, stories get omitted and changed. Soon, this could be THE bike from 'Breaking Away'. Breaking Away was released in 1979, not the 50's or 60's.

That the OP has no ethical problem with the forgery should surprise no one, least of all him. It makes absolutely no difference whatsoever what was done by a movie studio or anyone else.

I don't know how best to rectify this issue. Perhaps painting a small antecedent to make the logo read, "not a real' MASI or MASI 'tribute'. For example, doesn't RHM impress his initials on the hides in lieu of the BROOKS name on his renovated saddles.

Something should be done.

I wonder what the MASI people would think. How would they feel about this?

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