A high quality bicycle production was operated in Carlsbad,
the supervision of the maestro "tailor" of champions, Faliero Masi. Italian production continued under his son, Alberto. The USA company in turn fostered many fine
USA builders and artisans. Mario Confente (now deceased), Brian Baylis,
Jim Cunningham, Mike Howard,
Gian Simonetti, Joe Starck
and David Tesch are part of the heritage of Masi USA.
The ownership and manufacture of the Masi cycles has
changed over the years and a new line of contemporary bicycles is currently being
manufactured "off shore." (see link
below). The early Masi bicycles made in the start-up era have developed a strong following
amongst vintage buffs.
Bob Hovey's Comprehensive Masi Site