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Old 04-10-19, 06:28 PM
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Masi Gran Corse frame & fork

Seat tube, 62cm c-t
Top tube, 58 c-c
130 rear spacing
Italian threaded
Suntour aluminum headset, unknown model
No dents, or dings
Deadhead decal included
Fixed cup is not included

Unfortunately there's rust under the paint on the top tube between the front and middle cable guide. There's also the normal chips and scratches, but overall it looks pretty nice.

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Old 04-10-19, 06:41 PM
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I realize it's Corsa and not corse.
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Too big. Damn.
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Brian...you’re in Fresno...right?
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Old 04-21-19, 02:44 PM
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How about $210 & shipping.
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Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
Seat tube, 62cm c-t
Unfortunately there's rust under the paint on the top tube between the front and middle cable guide.
Any chance this includes any structural rust, or is it merely aesthetic rust?

Looks like it is just about the right size for me.
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Old 05-09-19, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Any chance this includes any structural rust, or is it merely aesthetic rust?

Looks like it is just about the right size for me.
The frame is solid structurally, definitely cosmetic at this point.
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Beautiful and just my size. Too bad my budget is currently zeroed out for bike purchases.
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Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
The frame is solid structurally, definitely cosmetic at this point.
Thanks for the response. Condition is fine by me and I'm not afraid to repaint -- perhaps eventually -- and I see replacement decals are available.

Not familiar with this model, nor Masi in general except overall reputation. Can you or anyone else comment on what to expect, I briefly searched and saw comments on the Gran Corsa being "entry level". Did not know there even was such a thing... differences between this and other Masis?
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Thanks for the response. Condition is fine by me and I'm not afraid to repaint -- perhaps eventually -- and I see replacement decals are available.

Not familiar with this model, nor Masi in general except overall reputation. Can you or anyone else comment on what to expect, I briefly searched and saw comments on the Gran Corsa being "entry level". Did not know there even was such a thing... differences between this and other Masis?
I don't have much to offer. This was 4th in a lineup of 4. Because of the lack of helical ridges and the 27.2 seatpost, I believe tubing is Matrix, or Cromor.
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Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
I don't have much to offer. This was 4th in a lineup of 4. Because of the lack of helical ridges and the 27.2 seatpost, I believe tubing is Matrix, or Cromor.
Again, thanks. I didn't expect you to be an expert; I posted here instead of a PM in hopes that someone Masignostic might chime in with his knowledge.

Might or might not be interested; was thinking about this being an "upgrade" from my Palo Alto and not just a boutique name on the bike. Planning on moving all the shiny and grimy bits over; the P.A. is Columbus, but the original decal deteriorated to the point that I cannot tell what grade... this Matrix or Cromor might be good stuff, I don't know. At least a quick check with a micrometer shows I would not need a new seat post (but I'll need a new rear wheel to reach 130mm).

Did you ever have it built up, and know (a) what width 700C tires it tolerates (I run 25's) and (b) what reach brakes it likes?

TIA, sorry for all the questions. Amazingly, wife is on board with the purchase, I just have to ensure it doesn't turn into wall art.
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Ask away, I've nothing better going on.

I made a mistake about the rear spacing. The wheels on the bike when it was bought had Shimnao ultegra 6500 hubs. They moved easily in and out of drops, I made the assumption that the drops were 130mm without measuring. I just measured them with digital calipers, the dropouts are 127mm.

It was originally built up with Suntour Cyclone 7000 with a 1990 date code. The calipers are 40-50mm reach. The pictures are with 700 x 23c tires.



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Brian:

Thanks for your patience, I am impressed. Still on the fence -- I'm not looking for a N+1, looking to replace my daily rider and wanted to see a performance improvement for the effort and expense; hard to calculate that.

A forum search found two topics on the Gran Corsa, both generally positive but not a lot of detail. I see no one chimed in here on this topic one way or the other.

Never had bike over 120mm in the back; looked on-line and 126mm is basically a 6-speed layout? I presume I could eventually find a nice rear wheel... or pair. I'd kinda want to stay Campy or match up to the Avocet hubs currently running.

Nice clear photos, looks like I'd have no problem running 25's on that frame.

A quick check with a fractional-inch ruler and a calculator suggests my Record brakes are 45mm-55mm reach, probably in the correct range.

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tiger1964

Ask away, I've nothing better going on.

I made a mistake about the rear spacing. The wheels on the bike when it was bought had Shimnao ultegra 6500 hubs. They moved easily in and out of drops, I made the assumption that the drops were 130mm without measuring. I just measured them with digital calipers, the dropouts are 127mm.

It was originally built up with Suntour Cyclone 7000 with a 1990 date code. The calipers are 40-50mm reach. The pictures are with 700 x 23c tires.
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1988 Gran Corsa catalog specs are here:
https://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiCatalogs/1988TenSpeed/5.jpg
https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog.../masi-tsd6.jpg
I'd call this a good deal.
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Thanks, Jeirvine; I looked that over. Anyway, I PM'ed Brian, buying the frame.

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How about $210 & shipping.
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