Here we have a very sought-after Masi Special road bicycle for sale.
Dating from approximately 1971, 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. The Gran Criterium model was created especially for rough and fast criterium racing. The geometry totaly reflects that.
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 has been owned by a former german professional road racer. It 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. 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.
Drilled Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleurs, in great condition.
Campagnolo Record brakes, with matching drilled levers. Brown rubber hoods in great condition.
120mm Campagnolo Record hubset laced radially to clear anodised Fiamme Ergal tubular rims.
1960s Cinelli 40cm c-c aluminium bar and a Cinelli 130mm stem.
Campagnolo Record 151 BCD crankset, Chainrings have been coloured up in the style of the era.
Campagnolo seatpost with polished top and yellow fluted drillings
We’ve reset 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: 54cm
Seat tube c-t: 55.5cm
Top tube c-c: 55cm
Head tube: 130mm
Seatpost diameter: 27.0mm
Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
Wheel size: 700c
Stem length: 130mm