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.
Happy to present another iconic racing machine, the MASI Special, made by Faliero Masi and dates back to 1968. Many of the top cyclist in 1960s/70s were racing with bikes made by ”The Tailor”. The frameset is made of Reynolds 531 tubing, equipped with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Universal Super 68 brakes, 3ttt stem and handlebar, BROOKS saddle, NiSi rims.
Nice catch for any vintage bike lover. L’Eroica ready. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Masi Special by Faliero Masi (Reynolds tubing)
-seat tube (c-t): 64 cm
-top tube (c-c): 60 cm
-headset tube: 20 cm
-standover: 87 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record for Masi
Brake Levers: Universal
Brakes: Universal 68
Stem: 3ttt (135mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27,2mm)
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Handlebar Tape: blue, cotton (new)
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Condition: Used, but good condition. New paint. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.