Whereas I lean toward American bikes from the early '80s, Masini has fallen in love with all things Italian, particularly their old bicycles and more specifically the Galmozzis. Jack Gabus, on the other hand, is a heartless womanizer, lusting and grabbing at every pretty piece that rolls by. While I have sworn off acquiring more rolling stock, I too have my weaknesses. The first is a specific bicycle, the Ulwelling 1976 Cinelli SC. This baby is loaded. Put together by Spence Wolfe, i
The other dream is a marque, the 3Rensho - the 3 Victories. They were made by Yoshi Konno. To the best of my knowledge Mr. Konno is still living, but he was paralyzed in a bad car accident years ago and can no longer build bicycles. He built clean frames, frames as fine as any made. I have never had a frame that I felt really comfortable equipping with Japanese components. If I ever were to own a 3Rensho, I think I would like to build it up with Suntour Superbe Pro components rather than the Shimano Dura-Ace. The Superbe stuff just don't get no respect.
These are all loves from afar, the pipe dreams of an old married man with no money, no time, and no room to store his dreams. Maybe just enough room to squeeze in a Nagasawa? American master builder Richard Sachs only has one bike by another builder. He found room for a Nagasawa.