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MASI Special Campagnolo Gran Sport, 52.5cm (mid 1960s)

Faliero Masi was born on May 11, 1908, well known as ” The Tailor ”. He learned the art of building custom race bikes at the “Compostini” workshop in Florence. It’s Cicli Compostini that Masi began to race, participating at two Giro d’Itala (1931 and 1932). In 1949 he moved to Milan and started with custom frame building. Masi had a maniacal passion for every phase of the construction of a bike, built by hand, one by one and was responsible for writing many memorable pages in the history of cycling. Each of his bicycles is unique and considered a jewel by collectors and fans.

The Special is one of the most appreciated bikes, launched early 1960s, handmade in Masi’s famous workshop at the Vigorelli velodrome in Milan, Italy. Very likely made of Reynolds 531 tubing (Masi never told exactly what tubes he used). Like all his frames also this one shows extraordinray details and lugs which were carefully filled and customized for highest performance. A trully work of art.

Proudly presenting this highly collectible jewel, one of the most beautiful bikes in our store, the MASI Special, made by Faliero Masi. Extraordinary details of lugs, tubes and headbadge makes you understand why most of the top cyclist in 1960s/70s were racing with bikes made by ”The Tailor”.  The frameset is very likely built of Reynolds 531 tubes, dates back to early 1960s, equipped with superb Campagnolo Gran Sport / Record 1st gen groupset with high flange hubs, original BROOKS saddle, NiSi rims, Ambrosio Champion cockpit and Universal 453949 brakes. Love at first sight.

A real jewel. L’Eroica ready.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Masi Special

Size:

-seat tube (c-t): 52.5 cm

-top tube (c-c): 53 cm

-headset tube: 13.5 cm

-standover: 79.5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Gran Sport  (151bcd) 1959

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport (late 1950s)

Headset: Campagnolo Gran Sport (1959)

Shifters: Campagnolo Gran Sport (1959)

Brake Levers: Universal 454939

Brakes: Universal 454939

Stem: Ambrosio Champion

Handlebar: Ambrosio Champion

Hubs: Campagnolo Record 1st gen high flange

Rims: NiSi

Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Saddle: BROOKS

Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport

Handlebar Tape: cotton, blue (new)

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

 

 

Condition:  Used, but good condition. New paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Groupset and parts are in good condition. All parts are working fine.

Era: early/mid 1960s

Price: 3299€ (was 4499€)

*Shipping worldwide available. Due to copyright reasons the photos are in lower resolution and marked with watermark. If you are interested in buying, have any questions or would like to request  a full HD photo album of the bike please feel free to contact us.

 

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