Touring - Masi Speciale Randonneur
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07-22-09, 08:32 PM
Anyone tour with a Masi? Thinking about picking one up for my portland-san fran tour. I would switch out for a triple and throw on a b17.
07-22-09, 09:28 PM
This journal over on CGOAB was written by a guy who started on one...it was stolen after he did most of the Pacific Coast on it.
I think he found the gearing to be too high. I think the gearing is too high, too, but it could be changed.
I'll second the gearing comment by BengeBoy. You might also want to think about an 12-12/34 cassette and Deore RD. That combined with a 46-48/36/26-24 triple would be apretty good touring set up.
07-23-09, 01:33 AM
@Benge: thanks for the link! Although the author didn't mention in depth about the Masi particulars i found it a great read and inspirational.
I'm going to rest ride a Masi, LHT, 520...as these bikes seem to be in the same category
07-23-09, 01:35 AM
It is a nice bike - are you in Portland? There is a very nice bike shop in Portland (Velo something?) where I first saw the Masi and the Masi Speciale Commuter (same frame, I think). It's a very nice bike, nicely set up - just not geared to be an all out tourer, but that could be changed.
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