so there is this masi at my shop for sale in my size

should i buy it? i think he wants 500, but i’d rather not pay more than 300 for it. apparently it was an awesome frame in it’s day.

i really don’t need it and almost think i’d rather have a carbon roadie although i do sorta love it.

sorry for the crappy pics - it was hanging up and i was too lazy to take it down.

can anyone tell me about the campy components on it?

campy athena, mid 90s i think

cool… thanks. so entry level and not too valuable then?

-edit-

actually the components are probably older. it is 7 spd and the frame is from the early eighties… mid nineties should have been 8 spd, no?

there’s some very cool story on the construction of volumetricas… somewhere.

meh, i’m gonna say no on it.

it doesn’t really sound like you are that into it.

nice bike sure, but not SUPER nice.

Handmade by old italian man in a workshop under the velodrome in Milan Italy. Internally lugged. I think it’s pretty rad, I’d buy it

http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiArticles/Masi3VBicRid01_86.htm

That article is super cool!

I really enjoy bicycles that have a weird story or are a conversation piece (hence my love of the retro direct).

Carbon is stupid.

who made some bikes from the volumetrica leftovers recently?
they were awzm.
I’d buy that for 500, it’s good deal. accurately valued with buyer favor.

Handmade by old italian man in a workshop under the velodrome in Milan Italy. Internally lugged. I think it’s pretty rad, I’d buy it
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^coolest bot imho

^he’s got nothin on carmelo

i wish my first name was fake watches

[quote=Rich]Handmade by old italian man in a workshop under the velodrome in Milan Italy. Internally lugged. I think it’s pretty rad, I’d buy it

http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiArticles/Masi3VBicRid01_86.htm[/quote]

anything past eary early 70s or late 60s is what you gotta find if you want one built in italy…

[quote=CHZtruck][quote=Rich]Handmade by old italian man in a workshop under the velodrome in Milan Italy. Internally lugged. I think it’s pretty rad, I’d buy it

http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiArticles/Masi3VBicRid01_86.htm[/quote]

anything past eary early 70s or late 60s is what you gotta find if you want one built in italy…[/quote]

are you saying this wasn’t made in italy? b/c i think it was…

My understanding (limitted as it is) is that some MASIs were made in Southern California, but that all of the 3V bikes were made under the velodrome in Milan.

[quote=tjayk][quote=CHZtruck][quote=Rich]Handmade by old italian man in a workshop under the velodrome in Milan Italy. Internally lugged. I think it’s pretty rad, I’d buy it

http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiArticles/Masi3VBicRid01_86.htm[/quote]

anything past eary early 70s or late 60s is what you gotta find if you want one built in italy…[/quote]

are you saying this wasn’t made in italy? b/c i think it was…[/quote]

not handmade by an old italian man…

faliero pretty much quit building in '73.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Masi_USA/masi_3v_bguid1.htm

maybe it’s possible his son alberto built them though.

but also according to these dudes the work was contracted out which seems most likely.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=59404

How does it ride? That’s usually a key deciding factor for me.

one of those articles has a geometry chart for the frames but i’m almost positive it’s not right.
dude should go ride the thing if he seriously is considering it.
from what the articles all say, it will be very stiff and probably kinda light…

if he wants a frame coz it was built by some old italian dude under a velodrome with hella framebuilder cred then he needs to keep looking.

I don’t follow this tidbit.