Here we have a very sought-after Masi Special road bicycle for sale.
Dating from approximately 1966, this bike showed Faliero Masi at the top of his game after building his name as one of the top framebuilders and bike fitters in the world.
Each Masi from this time represented a considerable investment, custom sized to perfectly fit the rider. Consequently they were generally kept safe and secure, a bike to last a lifetime of careful riding.
This particular model is indeed in very sound condition, especially considering its age. The paint has just a few scratches, and some steel is visible under the bottom bracket. We have decided to leave it in its original condition rather than touch it up. Someone has polished the logos on the seat tube a little enthusiastically, and they are lightly scuffed. The downtube Masi logos are in good condition, and the bike is very tidy overall. The groupset is in good condition, and everything operates well. Components have been left original where possible, with just a couple of small tweaks.
Bronze / steel early Campagnolo Record derailleurs, in great condition.
Universal Super 68 brakes, with matching drilled levers. Black rubber hoods in great condition.
120mm Campagnolo Record hubset laced 32/32 to gold anodised Nisi rims.
1960s Ambrosio 38cm c-c aluminium bar and 90mm stem.
Campagnolo Record 151 BCD crankset, 170mm, pre-date code. Chainrings have been self-drilled/counter-sunk on both sides, and the inner reinforcements carefully cut away in the style of later Super Record.
Campagnolo Nuovo Record seatpost with polished top, and classic Cinelli Unicanitor brown leather saddle.
We’ve set the bike up according to our taste, with a view to preserving the classic look and style. In saying that, if you would like to make some small changes (saddle, bar tape etc), then often this is possible. We have a large inventory of classic components acquired over the last 13 years and are happy to do our best to accommodate any request.
Seat tube c-c: 50.5cm
Seat tube c-t: 52cm
Top tube c-c: 54cm
Head tube: 99mm
Rear spacing: 120mm
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
Wheel size: 700c
Stem length: 90mm