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Country:United StatesPrimary Focus:Bicycles
Years of Operation:Late 1970's - Early 1990's
General Information
An  attempt by Bill Recht at establishing a bicycle building group, in the Italian style. Also one of the bicycle frame building marques that Mario Confente was a part of, along with the Carlsbad Masi operation that Roland Sahms began following an agreement with Falierio Masi to use their name on frames made in Carlsbad, California, in the mid-late 70s.
Part of Bill Recht's attempt at setting up an American frame building empire, related to his failed attempt at buying the Carlsbad Masi operation, that Roland Sahms had established after signing an agreement with Falierio Masi.

Mario Confente was the primary impetus for both Masi and Medici, and was the name/frame builder behind Bicycles by Confente, another part of Bill Recht's plan. Brian Bayliss, J.F. Cunningham, Mike Howard and several other builders and painters were all a part of Medici and/or Masi Carlsbad, at one time or another.

A long, dramatic, description of the Medici and Masi saga was featured at Classic Rendezvous, via emails by Brain Bayliss, and occasional comments by Jim Cunningham.

Mario Confente died very young, suddenly, shortly after his marriage, while the establishment of Medici, and Bicycles by Confente, was ongoing, by Bill Recht.
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