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    1971 Italian Masi Gran Criterium

    I have a white '71 Italian Masi (54cm) in great condition that I am considering selling. All Campy, Fiame rims. Tires are long replaced but everything else is in great shape. Decals still look good as well. Lightly ridden.

    Two questions: How much interest is there, and what do you think it might be worth?

    Thanks,

    Russ

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    Hi Russ welcome to the forums.

    Condition and location play important roles in used bike selling. if the bike is in pristine condition in Alaska it might take awhile to sell. in very good condition and lowish price it might sell in hours in So Cal

    check out some of the other threads and see what kind of pics are posted, then take alot of yours and post them
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    Can't say without photos. But, an original '71 Masi in nice shape could go from anywhere from $850 - $3500, depending on condition, location, method of selling (Ebay, CL, etc.), quality of photographs, feedback rating or reputation, etc. Most examples would be in the $1000-2000 range, but there was a very nice one that went for $3500 a few months ago.

    Basically, we need lots of photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    Basically, we need lots of photos
    +1 Mostly because I want to see pictures of this classic Masi, but also because we need pictures to determine the value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    Can't say without photos. But, an original '71 Masi in nice shape could go from anywhere from $850 - $3500, depending on condition, location, method of selling (Ebay, CL, etc.), quality of photographs, feedback rating or reputation, etc. Most examples would be in the $1000-2000 range, but there was a very nice one that went for $3500 a few months ago.

    Basically, we need lots of photos
    +1

    I passed on a 1974 a year ago that ultimately sold for $500.

    Had a lot going for it, but it really needed a person who could do the bicycle justice.

    Bring on the pics please.

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    1971 is an interesting year for Masi. The Gran Criterium was introduced in 1970 basically, there are a few who claim 1969, but that might have been just trade show production.
    In 1971, details started to settle down early bikes are different in details from the late year frames. The Time of the year is key. All are desirable but some more so. Value might vary a small margin by how you measure 54 cm. Masi measured and stamped the size under the bottom bracket shell. If you measure center to center and come up with 54 the bike will have a wider audience than if it is 54 "masi measure" which is center to tip top.
    Plenty of images.
    Some will want to know the date stamp on the fork steerer, for others the details will be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    +1

    I passed on a 1974 a year ago that ultimately sold for $500.

    Had a lot going for it, but it really needed a person who could do the bicycle justice.

    Bring on the pics please.
    Kind of like, I passed up Apple stock at $150 per share.

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    Sure. I'll start creating the pictures of the bike from every angle. I just wanted to get a feel for the range first.

    I'm in Los Angeles, so nobody needs to travel to Alaska.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    Kind of like, I passed up Apple stock at $150 per share.
    My wife got in when they introduced the PowerPC chip from Motorola.

    ...and I found another 1974.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    My wife got in when they introduced the PowerPC chip from Motorola.

    ...and I found another 1974.
    Well, your sanity is confirmed.

    The original poster may need a note on how to add / post images.
    I am not the one to do it as I am a text only kind of guy here.
    No emoticons even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russd View Post
    I have a white '71 Italian Masi (54cm) in great condition that I am considering selling. All Campy, Fiame rims. Tires are long replaced but everything else is in great shape. Decals still look good as well. Lightly ridden.

    Two questions: How much interest is there, and what do you think it might be worth?

    Thanks,

    Russ
    Happy to assist if you need help posting the pics!

    Not trying to be pushy, just love these bicycles.

    Always good to ensnare another member in this madness as well.

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    Appreciate your help. Putting in the pictures looks pretty straight-forward, but if I have problems I'll scream for help.

    By the way, as near as I can remember (that was about 40 years ago) I bought the bike in about November of 1971. The bike still has the decal of the shop that I got it from: Sudgen and Lynch on Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, CA. Assuming that it was shipped over by boat, it was probably made in early 1971. When you see the pictures, I think you'll agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russd View Post
    Appreciate your help. Putting in the pictures looks pretty straight-forward, but if I have problems I'll scream for help.

    By the way, as near as I can remember (that was about 40 years ago) I bought the bike in about November of 1971. The bike still has the decal of the shop that I got it from: Sudgen and Lynch on Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, CA. Assuming that it was shipped over by boat, it was probably made in early 1971. When you see the pictures, I think you'll agree.
    No problem, let us know!

    You really have my attention with this bicycle by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russd View Post
    The bike still has the decal of the shop that I got it from: Sudgen and Lynch on Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, CA. Assuming that it was shipped over by boat, it was probably made in early 1971. When you see the pictures, I think you'll agree.
    Sugden & Lynch was one of the importers of Masi before Carlsbad opened. So was John's in Pasadena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    Sugden & Lynch was one of the importers of Masi before Carlsbad opened. So was John's in Pasadena.
    And of course Peter Rich in Berkeley going back to circa 1963.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
    And of course Peter Rich in Berkeley going back to circa 1963.
    Velosport, I should not have left that out. I had my great aunt take me there while on a visit, they lived in the East Bay. She tolerated it well considering she knew nothing of what I was looking at.

    It is interesting how a number of the shops in the Bay Area built up relationships with a number of the Italian builders, Talbot's secured DeRosa for a time. Spence Wolfe - Cinelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    Velosport, I should not have left that out. I had my great aunt take me there while on a visit, they lived in the East Bay. She tolerated it well considering she knew nothing of what I was looking at.

    It is interesting how a number of the shops in the Bay Area built up relationships with a number of the Italian builders, Talbot's secured DeRosa for a time. Spence Wolfe - Cinelli.
    Of course, Peter Rich had a rather stormy falling out with Masi and switched to importing Colnagos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
    Of course, Peter Rich had a rather stormy falling out with Masi and switched to importing Colnagos.
    The Vigorelli hammer visit? I will have to look that up in the old CR archives. Perhaps fortunate for Peter, Masi is in Northern Italy.

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    Spence sold Masis, too, I believe.

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    onde consigo uma dessa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajaxbrasil View Post
    onde consigo uma dessa
    "Where I get this one"

    That is a question I think. There might be many who would jump at the chance to purchase the bicycle.

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    Thankfully, it's too small for me. Otherwise, I might have had to start saving my pennies....
    I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

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    Lots of interest, can't wait to see it.

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    Camera broke, lost interest, too busy, decided it was too cool to sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    Camera broke, lost interest, too busy, decided it was too cool to sell?
    Wonder? I did pm this seller. Perhaps he found another buyer or maybe never had one at all? Nothing suprises me any more.

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