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Masi Gran Corsa 1980ís

Old 04-15-22, 01:11 AM
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Masi Gran Corsa 1980ís

Hello everyone I have found a beautiful Masi gran corsa all white with nice logos. Itís looks like it was a built but it has campagnolo crank set plus the derailleurs. Original forks with Masi stamped. The stem is not original and the handle bars are not either they seem Japanese. The rims are campagnolo Atlanta 96. I paid $200 for everything and hope to restore it. Any help would be appreciated. The numbers on the bottom of the frame 50 GC on one side and 09213. Thanks

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Hello everyone I have found a beautiful Masi gran corsa all white with nice logos. It’s looks like it was a built but it has campagnolo crank set plus the derailleurs. Original forks with Masi stamped. The stem is not original and the handle bars are not either they seem Japanese. The rims are campagnolo Atlanta 96. I paid $200 for everything and hope to restore it. Any help would be appreciated. The numbers on the bottom of the frame 50 GC on one side and 09213. Thanks
Are you certain it is a Gran Corsa and not a Gran Criterium, by chance. Way more Gran Criteriums were made in the U.S. over the years. The catalog scan came from: https://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiCatalogs/MasiCatalogs.htm

If it is a Gran Corsa, this page indicates that in 1988 they offered the frame with a choice of 4 sets of kit.

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Depending on the group parts ordered good chance the stem bars are original. If in good shape you got a very good deal on the bike probably half FMV so I would say don't worry about the stem and bars if there good and the right size.
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Old 04-16-22, 07:18 AM
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Thanks for the help

The frame has big letters MASI and the Gran Corsa. The bars are hsinlung stamped and stem has SR on them. The brake levers are shimano 105. The rest is all campagnolo. Frame is good shape just some scratches with me dents. The crank set is a campagnolo strada but the chain ring is almost hitting the frame and thatís the reason it has the biggest scratch.I guess the chain got stuck and scratched the paint. Just some details to fix. Thank you
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You're welcome. Always happy to help. You can post some photos after you have 10 posts I believe. We'd love to see your bike.
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Old 04-28-22, 07:24 AM
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You're welcome. Always happy to help. You can post some photos after you have 10 posts I believe. We'd love to see your bike.
How do I know when I have reached ten post?
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How do I know when I have reached ten post?
You have 12 now, the number shows up under your icon.

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Very nice! I have always liked those rims, they are super strong. I think the paint and decals are in pretty decent shape from what I can see. I'd try to do some minor touch-up on any rusted areas. Hopefully you can match the white closely enough.
Heck of a deal on that bike in my opinion.
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Very nice! I have always liked those rims, they are super strong. I think the paint and decals are in pretty decent shape from what I can see. I'd try to do some minor touch-up on any rusted areas. Hopefully you can match the white closely enough.
Heck of a deal on that bike in my opinion.
What do you think itís worth as is?
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What do you think itís worth as is?
really market dependent.
Truth be told worth more as a group of parts and a frame for $ max.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
really market dependent.
Truth be told worth more as a group of parts and a frame for $ max.
Unfortunately true, but you can say that about many bikes. And we often do on this forum.
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Originally Posted by Fixiebro View Post
What do you think itís worth as is?
The old quote, which happens to be true, is it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Having said that, what I do is imagine it was mine and then decide what I'd want to get out of it, realistically of course. In current condition, I'm thinking $300 to $400 or so. Maybe more in some markets.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
The old quote, which happens to be true, is it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Having said that, what I do is imagine it was mine and then decide what I'd want to get out of it, realistically of course. In current condition, I'm thinking $300 to $400 or so. Maybe more in some markets.
Why dismemberment is the best avenue for top value. Whole, I agree.

I actually like the Gran Corsa over the Nuova Strada, even though it was below in the range.
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Why dismemberment is the best avenue for top value. Whole, I agree.

I actually like the Gran Corsa over the Nuova Strada, even though it was below in the range.
I see three roads for this bike First sold as project bike as is $175 , 2nd parted out for $500 with all the hassle fees on ebay. or third put the basic parts on the bike to make it a good rider and sell for $350-400.
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For that price I have to wonder if the seller stole the bike from someone.
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I donít believe thatís the case

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For that price I have to wonder if the seller stole the bike from someone.
The person who sold it to me had an uncle and he passed away. His uncle left a few bikes that he had and he was trying to raise money.
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Looks like a beauty! Nice find.
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Looks like a beauty! Nice find.
agreed , she's a beauty!
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Does it fit for a keeper, or are you just looking to complete and sell?

If the former, find some 3TTT bars and stem, some Campy down tubes, and some Campy levers. Throw on some tape enjoy the patina of a well loved bike and ride it!

If the latter, remove, clean and take out EBay ads.

The wheels and frame along should alone double your outlay. Then you have a campy drivetrain for another build for a bike you wish to keep.
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Does it fit for a keeper, or are you just looking to complete and sell?

If the former, find some 3TTT bars and stem, some Campy down tubes, and some Campy levers. Throw on some tape enjoy the patina of a well loved bike and ride it!

If the latter, remove, clean and take out EBay ads.

The wheels and frame along should alone double your outlay. Then you have a campy drivetrain for another build for a bike you wish to keep.
It was too big for me. I had a good offer so I decided to sell it. I just donít have the experience fixing this type of bikes. Thanks for the advice.
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