Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SE Florida, USA aka the Treasure Coast
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For old-timers Masi is a hallowed name (I'm not exaggerating) and there is a negative reaction to the fact that the name has been sold to a mass-production Asian builder.
That does not
mean your bike is bad, just that those of us who remember Masi as one of the top 2 or 3 builders in the world during the 1970s and 80s don't like what has happened to the name. Masi, Cinelli, and DeRosa with maybe 1 or 2 other Italian builders were the names to have if you had the $. Now, Masi is just a name. Oh well. If it were called anything else the reaction wouldn't have emotions involved and would just be about the bike.
Having said all of that the poster who stated, in effect, that the milk has already been spilled is right. Just ride. FWIW (not much as I tend to look at steel frames even with modern bikes) I'd say your price was fair but not a tremendous deal.
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