Faliero Masi and his son Alberto Masi, are legendary icons of the Italian bike handscrafting. They have been preferred builder for many stars in the Pro peloton. Faliero Masi was handcrafting frames at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan in the 1950s, after a career as a professional racer and team mechanic.
Alberto Masi was born June 3rd 1943 in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy. At age 16, he was Fausto Coppi’s mechanic at the Giro d’Italia. In 1973 he took over the Vigorelli shop while Faliero and two assistants went to the US and began production at a new facility in Carlsbad, California. Later, Faliero returned back to Italy.
The Masi Prestige is a masterpiece, made by the famous frame builder and one of the most typical bicycles you will find in any classic bike collection. Made between
Proudly presenting this higly collectible bike from mid / late 1970s, made by Alberto Masi, one of the most legendary Italian frame builders and mechanics. Frameset no.782, very likely made of Columbus SL tubing (Masi never told exactly what tubes he used), with large ”M” cut-out from underside of bottom bracket shell and ”M” engraved seat stay tops, detailed in yellow, equipped with fully Campagnolo Super Record groupset, pantographed Masi stem and NOS Selle San Marco Concor saddle.
Frame has been completelly restored and refubrished few years ago. Since then never ridden. Love at first sight for any vintage bike enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Masi Prestige, Columbus SL steel
- seat tube (c-t): 56,5 cm
- top tube (c-c): 55 cm
- headset tube: 14,5 cm
- standover: 82 cm
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record PAT 81
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (170mm)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt, Alberto Masi pantograph, 110mm
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione
Shifters: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Tubulars: Michelin Hi-Lite
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 27,2
Seat: San Marco Concor (NOS)
Handlebar tape: Leather, white (new)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Condition: Used, but in excellent condition. The frame has been restored and refubrished. The frame has no cracks or dents and is not bent. All parts are in good condition and are working fine.
Era: late 1970s
Price: SOLD (December 2016)
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