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    Twins (masi's that is)

    Just picked up twin masi's. these were in such good shape i couldnt refuse. new campy stuff-record and chorus. one has titanium record derailleurs. 58s( i know, too big). cant wait to clean em up and ride em.
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    OK - time for the gory detail on the acquisition. . .

    - How did you happen to come by such a lovely pair?
    - Were they owned by a couple or just a guy with OCD (like the rest of us)?
    - Auchen

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    You continually score beautiful bikes! Nice score once again.

    Jake

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    I spy a Mavic seatpost on the black Nuovo Strada. Very sharp.

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    nice lookig bikes but can you ride them missing "an arm and leg"?
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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    The Lure of Masi and the Siren call of Campagnolo overcoming the sanity of size.

    Those are long stems, the guy who rode these originally was probably just over 6 feet.

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    Congratulations Joe.

    They are both fabulous, but the orange one in particular would look nice living right here in scenic Minnesota.

    A bike a day keeps the doctor away!

    ........and speaking of OCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkfoodjunkie View Post
    You continually score beautiful bikes! Nice score once again.

    Jake
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    Mind boggling Joe. You must have a very special divining rod to consistently score such fine machines.

    Looking forward to detailed pics and the story.

    Stan

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
    Just picked up twin masi's. these were in such good shape i couldnt refuse. new campy stuff-record and chorus. one has titanium record derailleurs. 58s( i know, too big). cant wait to clean em up and ride em.
    Don't you mean too small?

    Great find.
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    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

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    'joe englert' is a cover name for an extensive network of affluent central California bicycle collectors, all of them retired business professionals with lots of spare time, burning enthusiasm and all the right connections.
    Last edited by jan nikolajsen; 06-20-10 at 10:49 AM.

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    One day I'm going to buy a bike from Joe...

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    Ride them(Masi's), once cleaned up, hang them on the wall. Gorgeous pair of vintage road bikes. Super find! Mike

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    You've done it again Joe! Seriously sharp machines. Great catch - don't know how you manage it. Shame the orange one's too big for me.
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    well, this guy actually had 3 identicals. he was going to hold on to the dark green one as he said he has a possible buy who was going to give him his asking price( you know me, a low baller)

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    man- talk about an eagle eye, kurt!! i didnt even notice that!!
    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I spy a Mavic seatpost on the black Nuovo Strada. Very sharp.

    -Kurt

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    thanks all. on an obscure cr area(minden, nevada) drove 2 hours to get em. the gentleman had been really into biking but had an injury and hadnt ridden for years so these were hanging in his garage(along with a killer dark green one) all have a mix of record and chorus for the most part. all are pretty much in fantastic shape. may but putting these on the for trade thread as i would like something a bit smaller but for the price i was not picky on the size.

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    Nice catch! I love how the Nuova Strada rides too.

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    For all those that are making all the admiring statements about this two bikes, what is it that strikes you as special about these two bikes? I see two cookie cutter frames built after the "prime" Masi period with nothing to make them stand out from your typical high quality industrial bikes of the 90's (other than the name on the down tube). Maybe I need some better photos to get a better appreciation. Please school me as to why they are special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citoyen du monde View Post
    for all those that are making all the admiring statements about this two bikes, what is it that strikes you as special about these two bikes? I see two cookie cutter frames built after the "prime" masi period with nothing to make them stand out from your typical high quality industrial bikes of the 90's (other than the name on the down tube). Maybe i need some better photos to get a better appreciation. Please school me as to why they are special.
    lol!

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    hey, dont rain on my parade. im enjoying this!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
    For all those that are making all the admiring statements about this two bikes, what is it that strikes you as special about these two bikes? I see two cookie cutter frames built after the "prime" Masi period with nothing to make them stand out from your typical high quality industrial bikes of the 90's (other than the name on the down tube). Maybe I need some better photos to get a better appreciation. Please school me as to why they are special.

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    Dang, for a second I thought someone started a thread about our 13-10 11th inning win over the Phillies last night. :-)

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    Please excuse my over-enthusiasm for Joe's new acquisitions.

    After having surgery to repair an ACL the other day, every bike I see looks pretty darn good at the moment.

    Heck, a family just rode by on Target "Specials" and I was absolutely envious.

    After all, it is a perfect blue sky summer day in Minnesota, and I am sitting here on the couch.

    Oh, another thing, I have a strange, somewhat curious attraction to orange bikes.

    Always have!


    Go Twins.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
    For all those that are making all the admiring statements about this two bikes, what is it that strikes you as special about these two bikes?
    They're lugged, they're steel, they say MASI on them, and he posted photos.

    Find me a recent thread (epic 10-page-plus threads don't count) with content that can match or beat that description.

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    They're lugged, they're steel, they say MASI on them, and he posted photos.

    Find me a recent thread (epic 10-page-plus threads don't count) with content that can match or beat that description.

    -Kurt
    I agree with this as well.

    They are most likely very fine riders.

    I do appreciate Joe's effort to share his new toys (bikes) with us as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
    hey, dont rain on my parade. im enjoying this!!!!
    Sorry Joe, nothing personal but these bikes are not the Masi of legend. They are straight-forward solid racing bikes that will give great pleasure to their owner, but are in my opinion not paragons of workmanship or design novelty or excellence. I would put them on a par with a high end Miyata, Fuji or other "industrial" bike from the same period. There is nothing at all wrong with that but there does not in my eyes seem to be anything overly special about them. Compare these to an Italian built 3V or Prestige from the same period and you will immediately see the difference (even if these bikes may ride just as well or perhaps even better than some 3V's or Prestiges!)

    This idolizing of brand names over substance is one of the reason behind this bike: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/maasland/Esposito/

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