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Old 08-28-10, 03:48 PM   #1
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Masi Frames

I have been looking around on here a lot. I was wondering why there is not a lot about the Masi Frames, are they not that popular or have they dropped in quality, or is there something else?
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Old 08-28-10, 03:54 PM   #2
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People come here asking what to get, some one suggest what they have, some one new asks, the next person suggests what was suggested to them earlier, repeat. Thats why there only seem to be 4 bikes that are good here.
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Coltello is my dream frame.
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Sunny...sorry to break this to you...but Coltello = Moto Team Track = Fuji Track Comp.
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I have been looking at there special fixed chromoly bikes
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are they made in Italy still?
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Nope.

It's owned by Haro Bikes now.
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haro masis are disgusting. the most disgusting of all is the coltello.
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OP: as far as fixed/ss bikes, they look nice, and have a classic italian name. That's about it. Otherwise, they're very average frames (4130 chromo, or the same as the moto team track/old fuji track comp) at higher than average prices.

better deals can be had.
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haro masis are disgusting. the most disgusting of all is the coltello.
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is there any good Italian steal track bikes out there?
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is there any good Italian steal track bikes out there?
never heard of it.
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bare knuckle is EAI
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is there any good Italian steal track bikes out there?
I'm having a lot of trouble with this question but I think this is what you're asking for:


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are they made in Italy still?
Yes, but due to a long and complicated naming rights history they cannot be sold under the Masi name in North America. Instead, they are marketed here under the "Milano" name. In Europe you can still buy them as Masi.

In North America, the Masi name was first used by Masi USA under the direction of Faliero Masi, who emigrated to California in the early 70s. Masi bikes continued to be built in Italy (even up to today) by Faliero's son Alberto Masi.

Haro is the current owner of the Masi naming rights in North America, and the Masi bikes produced by Haro have no direct relation to the Masi bikes in Italy or the Masi family. The naming rights were purchased solely for marketing purposes.

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adriano loathes Haro/Masi bikes.

Totally showing my age here but remember when Haro bikes were pretty much the most legit you could get?

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I had a Haro BMX couple of years ago...


Bob Haro ftw.
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i find nothing wrong with haros though.
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the most disgusting of all is the coltello.
Why's that? ~I'm not pulling your leg, the coltello and its emerald green, doesn't look half bad in my opinion on the street. Is it the price point?
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Haro is the current owner of the Masi naming rights in North America, and the Masi bikes produced by Haro have no direct relation to the Masi bikes in Italy or the Masi family. The naming rights were purchased solely for marketing purposes.
Yes, but in a world of famous bike names that bear no relationship to their own histories... Masi is one of the best!
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Yes, but in a world of famous bike names that bear no relationship to their own histories... Masi is one of the best!
In what manner are they better than the dozens of other generic Asian welded frames on the market? Is it the "Faliero Masi" signature decal on the top tube?
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In what manner are they better than the dozens of other generic Asian welded frames on the market? Is it the "Faliero Masi" signature decal on the top tube?
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Yes, but in a world of famous bike names that bear no relationship to their own histories... the Masi name is one of the best!

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Sunny...sorry to break this to you...but Coltello = Moto Team Track = Fuji Track Comp.
oh word? I thought so, but I had heard the Coltello was mad heavy, so then I thought not, but now I think so... so thanks
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