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Old 09-22-17, 06:10 PM
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Masi Classico

Masi has joined the recreation movement.



https://masibikes.com/collections/st...-classico-2018

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Old 09-22-17, 06:16 PM
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That fork looks weird.
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$2800 for a Frankenbike?
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Old 09-22-17, 06:22 PM
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$2800 for a Frankenbike?
That stings, too close to Bianchi's l'Eroica frame set pricing for my abilities. Retraction of previous response

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Old 09-22-17, 06:23 PM
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kind of pretty, but not $2700- pretty ...
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Pretty bike but yeah it's a lot of money.
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Uhmmmm... where is this Masi made?
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that crankset is a nice touch
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It would be attractive if it were red.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Uhmmmm... where is this Masi made?
Certainly nothing as sacrilegious as moving production from the holiest of Italy to a bunch of dirty hippies in socal.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Pretty bike but yeah it's a lot of money.
You mean a new production bike costs more than a used bike on CL?

Say it ain't so Joe.
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Clearly a takeoff on the Bianchi Eroica model, and not a bad job of it. More money than any of us cheapskates would pay for a similar type of ride, but a whole lot less than many other purpose built new machines out there.

I actually have two of the Bianchis, one a complete bike in storage for my (now 2 year old) grandson, the other a frameset. Both were won at auction at L'Eroica 2016 and 2017. Am thinking of building up the frameset with a nice NR group. They are very nicely made.
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Certainly nothing as sacrilegious as moving production from the holiest of Italy to a bunch of dirty hippies in socal.
Mid West prejudice.
The guy running the shop floor was Italian, most of the employees were Hispanic, there were a few Americans.
There was also a poser Italian who spoke Italian and English, and for the most part got in the way.
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You mean a new production bike costs more than a used bike on CL?

Say it ain't so Joe.
Well it's not as expensive as one of those 1930s era Italian bikes you like to ride and it has more gears!
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That fork looks weird.
That bend is vomit. Classic Faliero bend;

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Other than the fork curve, a decent recreation. Some money was spent, decent lug detailing and shape, custom fork crown too.
The spec is interesting, a thoughtful consideration of price, theme and performance.
Other than the bounty of many cogs in back, ( kudos on the shift levers) for the price one can get an early example in very nice condition.
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Nice try, and I'm glad they are making an traditional Masi. They deserve commendation for that, and it looks 20x better than most of the bikes on the market. Still, I don't think they did that well on the details compared to Bianchi's offering. The fork bend is glaringly wrong. The logo is too big. I guess they couldn't resist the modern urge to make it as big as possible and fill up the down tube. Looks like angles might be too steep? They should be 73.5 parallel. Stays a bit too short. Top tube looks short as well. I might CAD it next week to find out if I have a few minutes.
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For that price at least make it a twin plate fork crown.
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Originally Posted by Otis View Post
That bend is vomit. Classic Faliero bend;

I agree,.... even the bend on the aluminum Vitus 979 forks on my French bikes look better than what's on this new Masi. Strange why they did not get this part of the bike just right....
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Nice try, and I'm glad they are making an traditional Masi. They deserve commendation for that, and it looks 20x better than most of the bikes on the market. Still, I don't think they did that well on the details compared to Bianchi's offering. The fork bend is glaringly wrong. The logo is too big. I guess they couldn't resist the modern urge to make it as big as possible and fill up the down tube. Looks like angles might be too steep? They should be 73.5 parallel. Stays a bit too short. Top tube looks short as well. I might CAD it next week to find out if I have a few minutes.
Scrolling down on the Masi Classico page, the angles for each size are listed. The angles are parallel 73 degrees, at 56cm, and other than the smallest size, 50cm, they are close (within .5 degrees,) but no cigar. Agreed about the fork's curve, they missed that one.
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I was excited for half a second until my eyes went to the price, then my heart dropped. I personally want a '17 Raleigh Carlton Team Ti.
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I like it. I could never pay that price but someone will.
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For that price at least make it a twin plate fork crown.

Agreed.

These "re-enactment" bikes do zip for me.

I'd rather have Roland Della Santa whip up one of these and pay the difference.






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