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Old 09-10-10, 09:06 AM   #1
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2010 Masi Speciale Ultimate collectors fixie bike Thoughts?

My friend is really excited to get this bike...I've heard things about Masi and being built from china now...Anyone got experience with this bike or know anything about it? Looks pretty legit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHJOv_7mDuA
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Old 09-10-10, 09:34 AM   #2
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That's pretty ugly.

(In my opinion, of course)
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Old 09-10-10, 09:37 AM   #3
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i like the crankset...
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ya i do like the crankset, iono about the color scheme though...not really my thing...but he wants to buy it like today...
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Its really awesome parts, and a really nice frame.

Being manufactured in foreign countries isnt a huge deal like a lot people want to say it is. They are designed by experts, and built by manufacturers that know what they are doing.
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I ride a Masi. The Speciale frame is very robust, and is basically road geometry, if that is what you want. It gives a comfortable and responsive ride, though I would prefer the lugged version aesthetically.

For the price, however, the Ultimate just does not seem worthwhile. The parts are not bad - but they are not what I would choose if I started with a frame. Likewise, the frame itself is not the best bike for the dollar at that price point.
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Masi is not Masi...they Schwinn'd out. They're still nice bikes though, just a bit overpriced. I think they're pretty. I was talking about the display frame my LBS had and silently facepalmed when he told me that it was English threaded...they're not what they used to be. At all.
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i think my friend was saying he was gonna get it for 900-1000$ ...seems a bit over priced to me...
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ya i do like the crankset, iono about the color scheme though...not really my thing...but he wants to buy it like today...
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Masi is just a name; it has no connection to the Italian Masi company or family, despite the "Masi Milano" logo and "Faliero Masi" signature decals.
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new masis are disgusting.
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I'll pass.
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I wish they offered better colors.
I'd pick up a MASI.
Until I start seeing better colors, and especially a better selection of framesets, I'll pass
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great bike. not worth 3/4 what they ask for it though.

get some insane collab with sugino grand mighty's and some insane mavic wheels and then i'll be tempted.

otherwise, it's just a colorful giant.
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is it really pronounced "mee-kay?" i've been saying "meesh" for years! (Miche)
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its pronounced meh.
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is it really pronounced "mee-kay?" i've been saying "meesh" for years! (Miche)
Italy - hard ch
France - soft ch

Which is why Miche is mee-kay and Michelin is meesh-ay-lin
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thats a schwa not an ay.
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might as well build up that lugged bikeisland frame.
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looks ugly, better colors would help.
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might as well build up that lugged bikeisland frame.
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reminds me of the fake pista concept in the other thread
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