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Old 01-15-19, 05:35 PM
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I don't get it. I wouldn't do it. But the OP's not trying to profit from it.

But the OP is also breaking Velocals Terms and Conditions:



Awhile back the only people you could get repro decals from were "authorized" frame painters. If they put Mfg A's decals on Mfg B's frame they could lose the ability to purchase them, and their restoration business would suffer.
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Aww, c'mon guys, this is awesome.

Late evening CL purchase of some wheels, when you spy this frame in the corner of a cluttered garage. Your heart begins to pound, and your mouth goes dry.... "How much for that old frame?" you ask, but it comes out as a squeak. Does he sense the desire in your voice?

"I dunno, maybe 200 bucks?" he says after some pause. Trying desperately to remain calm, you fish out the dough, simultaneously formulating exactly how you are going to word your "Catch of the day" post on BF.

This is our collective C&V nightmare. Haha.
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Old 01-15-19, 05:47 PM
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Frame needs a disclaimer decal that reads: "No Masi shareholders were harmed during the design or production of this frame."
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Old 01-15-19, 06:05 PM
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I am entertained! Flying paint? Hilarious because I've done it, albeit with hot sauce or something. JB-weld fork mods serving zero actual purpose? A poke in the eye for the weight weenies, and a testament to the dedication of a man who would make a fake version of a real movie fake of a real race bike. Inception down the rabbit hole! Hell, I dunno. What I do know is somehow the OP has found a grey area in the counterfeit bike morality rules.

On the other hand...
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IMO all you did here is ruin a good Trek.
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Old 01-15-19, 06:08 PM
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When I first read this post I knew that this discussion was on the horizon..
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Old 01-15-19, 06:11 PM
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In for this project!
And for those that think the OP is passing it off as a counterfeit, GTHO. Think of it as a replica of a movie prop. I'd probably do the same thing if I had the time and resources.
Good job,OP!
Thank You, exactly!

It makes me happy seeing the Masi on the frame. Oh sure I blinked and it was done. No, It took many coats of paint and stress and applying the decals near to stroke inducing! You know what I mean. I'm still working on the second pump!

Honestly, I'm shocked at the negative response. I'm reproducing a fake bike in the movie- sure with a better frame. If I'd used the sears that would be okay? This doesn't diminish the hours of work and love and sweat I have put into this recreation. It's not finished. This is not for sale. This is for me. Ya know- you apply those MASI white (only) decals and sit back and go- 'm there. I'm with you. I remember you beautiful bike. Ohhhmmm...

I don't get the hate. I really don't. If I were auctioning this off as the real thing sure. But this is for me. And if ever sold will be disclosed it's true nature. When she's finished I'll post. Regards to all!
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Old 01-15-19, 06:16 PM
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When I first read this post I knew that this discussion was on the horizon..
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Astro Boy, you mean the horizon to disaster?
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...thread needs some Eyetalian music for the sound track.

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I don't get the hate. I really don't.
Disregard. Enjoy bike.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
It's not? What's this, then, chopped liver?

Altered? Did I change the fork specs? No. Did I add to it yes. It's icing. Window dressing. I don't consider that altering. And it's beautiful.
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Disregard. Enjoy bike.
Thank you! I will
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I am very impressed. Lovely work!
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...thread needs some Eyetalian music for the sound track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EhmqFnrbOc
But that is not the right music
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I don't get it. You were concerned about the cable guide shapes, yet you left the rack and fender eyelets ??!
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Originally Posted by xetaprime View Post
Thank you! I will
I thought the CUSTOM paint match, combined with the fact you used a BRUSH, and used 10(?) coats, sanding between each, would have won some major respect here, but nobody even mentioned it.

Having done a thinned-out rustoluem paint job myself (I used a roller) previously, I can testify that it's no minor undertaking. We're talking WEEKS of a person's life, and countless hours that could have been spent doing something else (like earning money) consumed by such a project. Not to mention endless patience, and shot nerves worrying about drips.

These paint jobs are real "time burglars".
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I am very impressed. Lovely work!
Thank you! I appreciate your comment more than you know. Almost there I'm dreading the wheel building but then things pick up and come together.
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I don't get it. You were concerned about the cable guide shapes, yet you left the rack and fender eyelets ??!
No. The cable guide shapes are the same on Masi bikes- no concern. A good thing. That gave me the idea for the whole build. I almost cut the eyelets off, I have the tools. But why? It's a crash bike. Not the real thing. They might come in handy. D'Ohhh! Explained
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I think itís great, keep up the nice job your doing. Itís your bike so do what you want with it. Canít wait to see it finished.
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I thought the CUSTOM paint match, combined with the fact you used a BRUSH, and used 10(?) coats, sanding between each, would have won some major respect here, but nobody even mentioned it.

Having done a thinned-out rustoluem paint job myself (I used a roller) previously, I can testify that it's no minor undertaking. We're talking WEEKS of a person's life, and countless hours that could have been spent doing something else (like earning money) consumed by such a project. Not to mention endless patience, and shot nerves worrying about drips.

These paint jobs are real "time burglars".
Thank you. I wasn't going to do another bike. Really! Then the BA DVD happened (because of this forum)... The last bike I rustoleum-ed I said it was my last. You kind of forget the waiting, sanding, waiting- oil based brushes/rollers... Then the idea takes over. Thank you for your comment
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I knew this would take a turn. I have but two words:

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What? Was Trek even around in the '50s and '60s for that matter was Masi?
Call it humor. No, Trek, based in Waterloo, WI, was not around. Masi started building bikes in the 50ís, and Iím fairly certain that he wasnít subbing jobs out for movie set crash bikes.

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Xetaprime,
No, not to disaster but I know there are different opinions about recreations (non original), as I recall over the years there have been a number of attempts at recreating the Masi in "Breaking Away" in fact if I recall correctly there are a few threads on the forum requesting technical information about the "original ( would 3 be considered original?) but I think the main difference was the person "recreating" the bike used a Masi frameset.(better?) [Another] Breaking Away replica project - Masiphile help needed

The argument has been framed many ways as stated above. There have always been facsimiles/tributes and I suppose there always will be. When replacing a Record crankset with a Super Record crank are there ramifications? What about all of the other parts on a bike that are "upgraded", do/should we disclose all of the upgrades?...perhaps something to be considered and I am sure some do/don't.

In my estimation, there is nothing wrong with what "you" have done because you are not representing it as a MASI....but what "others" may do after/when you decide to sell, will it be passed off to an uninformed buyer as a Masi?...not your intention but what could occur.

Do what you prefer because it is your bike and it is looking good, finish it and enjoy it...when and if you sell it remove the decals if you like and if you decide to make another one perhaps rename it a "WASI" or "KOLNAGO" "BARAMOUNT" or "SENTURION".
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I can't believe some of you can't see this as someone having fun creating a tribute bike. Maybe it's the post christmas, winter cabin fever "cranks." <- wordplay. Besides the movie bikes were made in Bend, Oregon. Not Italy. Not Carlsbad. Bend. I see this as more like those Merckx Molteni bikes with the cottered cranks from Falcon. Relax. Anyway, I think he did get the tubing right! And he did a slammin' job. Enjoy it buddy!
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Nice looking paint job... Don't go trying to race with the Italian team and it may stay pretty ....


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