Sunday, 6 February 2011

Velodromo Vigorelli ..Led Zeppelin...But a few


Got this poster Yesterday...


 Moser 1985 Hour


1955 Standing Comp....




















Faliero Masiand now his son Alberto, are an intrinsic part of the Italian romance with racing bicycles. Although never the sponsor of a major Pro team, Masi has been whispered to be the preferred builder for many stars in the Pro peloton. In the original workshop beneath the famous Vigorelli velodrome, the Masi family has produced sought after bicycles for 50 years. Times have now changed....In 1972  Faliero, (deceased December, 2000) sold the MASI trademark to a consortium in California in order to produce the original Gran Criterium model frame exclusively for the U.S. market. The elder Masi's intention was to work in California, but disenchanted with the American lifestyle he returned to Italy to live out his retirement years abandoning his beloved workshop at the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan. Alberto, however, felt obliged to support the many clientele world wide who sought the best artisan produced racing bicycles and kept the doors of the Vigorelli open. For it was here that frames had been built for countless champions such as Merckx, Anquetil, Adorni, and Simpson. Now the patrons included Miquel Indurain, Claudio Chaipucci, Stephen Roche, and Greg Lemond. Until the mid 1980's the Vigorelli supplied a small number of frames to America but due to irreconcilable conflicts concerning design, materials, and quality of workmanship Alberto severed his relationship with his American importer who preferred to build or buy frames of inferior stature.



Not my words....

Others who have used the velodrome







Metal.....




Riot time....




Kiss..not  a great fan..!



Fashion shows no less


Cinelli Fixed as well



another with the name









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