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    A friend of mine recently died and I was given his two bikes. No clue what to do with them. Not sure exactly what they are either. Would like to identify them and eventually toss them on eBay as Im happy with an old schwin

    One is a 1984 mazi 3volumetrica its red and has some kind of signature in the paint. I flipped it over and it says 0084 and m58 I have pictures of the bike

    then I have this bottechia Columbus? It says acciaio nvacrom and maxor. Handmade I flip that over and stamped is ax 0089 (squashed looking 8 symbol) R 52

    It looks like a heavier type bike.

    All the tings on them seem to have the same brand name on it I donít see anything that says shimano or schwin etc and everything says made in Italy etc..

    I have something worthwhile or just junk? Pictures on request thanks

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    You could always search this forum and/or Google.

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    well i have tried that and im not seeing the same bikes or the info im looking for

    other than i thoguht for a moment i had a 1984 masi "russian" bike but realised although mine looks very simular its not the same

    also i learned that masi has a confusing numbering system and i dont know hte correct terminolgy for the bikes

    im a huffy kinda guy and i have been handed these things. im out of my league and clueless

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    Try the "classic and vintage" section of bike forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danegeld
    im a huffy kinda guy and i have been handed these things. im out of my league and clueless
    Luke, it's now time for you to take that big step forward. Leave those Huffies behind and enjoy something decent...or, I bet someone here would kindly take them off your hands .
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    If it's all Italian, it's probably worth something. Cruise the classic forum and POST PHOTOS!

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    You have two bikes that would go a long way in paying my college tuition it sounds like.
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    Are you sure Mazi has a "Z" and not an "S"? Have you looked here Masi lore & restoration?

    Or even here (same site) Masi frame dating



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    ok ill do that but i didnt wnat to get flamed for posting pictures when yeah im gonna sell it.

    I have been thinking about getting a nicer bike I do enjoy riding but im very casual I dont need anything fancy just two wheels a comfortable seat and cooler weather I live in florida and the heat is terrible
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    Those were somewhat helpful, but how about pics of the frames? With that much Campy and Italian made stuff you likely have two bikes of "some" worth, but, it's really hard to tell without frame pics.
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    I'm sure you'll get better answers eventually, but you have one Masi road bike with Campagnolo parts, and a Bottechia mountain bike that has been converted to a semi-road bike with Specialized FatBoy slicks.

    I don't know enough about road stuff to date the Masi, but the Bottechia has what looks like a 1991-1994 Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur, and some Campy parts.. Campagnolo off-road parts are very rare and weren't around for long, so that, along with the rear derailleur, probably date that bike to 1992 at the latest.

    Both bikes are very good quality, but neither bike looks like it's in great condition. i can see some nasty looking rust by the front derailleur clamp on the Bottechia.

    However, they might still be worth something to a collector.

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    in another thread in a different section of the forum i mentioend id be happy to get $500 for the masi both bikes are in actualy nice shape true there is some rust etc but you would have to be really picky to be embarassed to be seen on either after they were properly cleaned

    well then I got a few people saying DUDE! 500 is too cheep etc etc

    i guess ill have to ask more

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    your friend died and gave you these bikes and you are going to sell them?

    Thats pretty low IMHO.

    I would hate to be your friend

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    i would atleast give the surviving spouse or family members half of the money... that's just me though.

    then again, i would probably keep that road bike and ride the crap out of it.
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    NO my friend died and the Estate gave them to me. In fact the estate gave me all his stuff they didnt want any of it. I offered to sell the stuff for them they said no thanks jsut keep whatever you get for your self...


    Dont judge me. If i could use it Id keep it. frankly its just not my kind of bike and I can use the $$$ to fix my jeep.

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    If you stick 'em on Ebay, take LOTS of photos. Photos are cheap. And, watch out for fraud, no sales to anyone outside the US and check the hell out of the buyer, I think high end bikes may be right up there with laptops and bigscreens for fraud.

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    none the less, I wouldn't sell them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danegeld
    I live in florida and the heat is terrible
    I live in Florida too....a big fat ass....and I've been riding all summer.

    The trick is to either go early in morning or late in afternoon before sunset.

    Don't go riding in middle of day, ugh!
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    What's with all the high horse 'I wouldn't sell the bikes' comments? It's seems clear that the bikes weren't personally willed to him to keep forever or something. The OP probably saved them from being trashed by the estate, and hey, if he doesn't want them, what's wrong with selling them to someone who does?


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    Put them up for bid on e-bay and make someone VERRY HAPPY!!!!!!!
    Those are fine bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg
    none the less, I wouldn't sell them...
    Good for you. Your really cool to sit at your computer and judge someone else.
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    I was going to do that but a forum memebr has expressed interest in the red Masi 3v he made a offer I accepted Im waiting to see if he follows through

    failing that I will either list them on classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org or list them on Ebay

    IM not looking for top dollar just somthing resonable and a new owner who will apprciate them.

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