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Old 02-25-17, 11:11 AM
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Old 02-25-17, 11:17 AM
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Good gracious, that's a very pretty bike.

Congrats.
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Old 02-25-17, 11:32 AM
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Very nice. How do you like the Velo Masters? I swapped a set of Pacella's out for the Masters. I'll never go back.
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Old 02-25-17, 11:34 AM
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Very nice. How do you like the Velo Masters? I swapped a set of Pacella's out for the Masters. I'll never go back.


Unridden as of now. They sure are plush to handle/mount.
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Old 02-25-17, 11:42 AM
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can't beat that with a STICK, first class all the way!
I'd go back to Ed Litton and ask him for some touch-up paint so you can dab those little chips...he fixed me up with a tiny jar way back in the day but thankfully have never had any chips (yet) to touch-up.
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Old 02-25-17, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for posting these shots. Such a pretty bike
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Wizards varied a bit, this one is at the top end of the scale I think.
I would have filled the window on the chain stay socket, note that the chain stay bridge does not have reinforcements.
This bike got a lot of file time.


Do the dropouts have washers braze in place tho thicken up the section at the rear axle?
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Old 02-25-17, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Wizards varied a bit, this one is at the top end of the scale I think.
I would have filled the window on the chain stay socket, note that the chain stay bridge does not have reinforcements.
This bike got a lot of file time.


Do the dropouts have washers braze in place tho thicken up the section at the rear axle?

Yes there are washers brazed in at the rear drop-outs.
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Old 02-25-17, 01:33 PM
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Yes there are washers brazed in at the rear drop-outs.
On the one Masi from Carlsbad I have seen, this was done.

Harry Quinn was the first brand I saw with this feature, circa 1973. Not to say who started doing that but it was far from universal, extra effort.
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Man, that's sweet. Still looking for a Wizard in 56-58...
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Old 02-25-17, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Man, that's sweet. Still looking for a Wizard in 56-58...
Timing and luck
Mike and Brian's total production number was not that big. Less than 100 before the 35th anniv. Frames

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....and do not hesitate. I saw the PSA, called, gave them my CC-no negotiation, and done deal. Maybe ten minutes.
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....and do not hesitate. I saw the PSA, called, gave them my CC-no negotiation, and done deal. Maybe ten minutes.
Yeah, I have been looking for a 60-62cm for years...missed one in my own backyard a couple years ago. This one is lovely, keep the pics coming.
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Yeah, I know they are few and far between. Have a dandy Howard-built Medici with truly
lovely paintwork, but would love to have a Wizard.
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Nice.

Where was the PSA? In the eBay thread? Great catch!
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Old 02-26-17, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Nice.

Where was the PSA? In the eBay thread? Great catch!

The PSA was here on the E-bay/CL thread. In 2011 or 2012.


I was a little slow on the build But it was fun.
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A joy to behold!

It'll probably ride OK, too.
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Originally Posted by PeregrineA1 View Post
The PSA was here on the E-bay/CL thread. In 2011 or 2012.


I was a little slow on the build But it was fun.
Just a little slow, right?

The details are gorgeous. I'm with @repechage - fill in that round hole in the chainstay socket of the shell with a dab of white paint.

I love the seat cluster most of all. Yours is only the second frame (the other was a Bruce Gordon) I've ever seen where the top point was filed that thin. Beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Just a little slow, right?

The details are gorgeous. I'm with @repechage - fill in that round hole in the chainstay socket of the shell with a dab of white paint.

I love the seat cluster most of all. Yours is only the second frame (the other was a Bruce Gordon) I've ever seen where the top point was filed that thin. Beautiful.

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I think I will do the infill. Off to the hobby store this week.
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Beautiful. How's about a full bike shot at some point? Congrats and enjoy.
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That's fantastic.
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