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Old 06-30-06, 10:58 AM
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Vintage Masi

I have 1978 Masi that I whant to list on Ebay and I need help to set a value on it.
I bought it in 83 with all Dura Ace and I changed to Campy, and Mavic rims with Phill Woods hubs
I road it off and on for a couple years, it has been in storage and looks great with all decals and origenial silver paint, anny idea what it is worth?
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Old 06-30-06, 09:11 PM
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Is it a Gran Criterium or some other model? Is it made in California or Italy. What size is it? What does the bottom bracket serial number say and what kind of BB cutout does it have. These are things that prospective buyers are going to want to know about. You might post some pictures here to elicit more interest and therefore more responses. I have a 78 myself and like you I'm curious about its value. I can't bring myself to consider selling mine though.
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Old 06-30-06, 10:08 PM
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I have sold many Masi bikes, but mostly older ones (Special's and GC's from Italy). I can tell you that there is no such thing as market value on these bikes. If your bike were to be stolen, your home owner's insurance might pay you $100 if you were lucky. Does this make the bike worth $100. Richard Sachs recently put one of his restored Masi GC's and it did not sell, even though the bidding went to over $6000, does this make yours worth that much? Ebay is in fact a good judge of effective value of a bike like yours. So the question shoud not be what is it worth on the market but rather at what price would you be willing to give it up at. Your bike is sufficiently common and sufficiently sought after that it is highly unlikely that you will get either a record price or get substantially less than what somebody else, with a similar degree of recognition among potential buyers, would get selling a similar bike. In many ways, your bike is almost a commodity bike: not quite a high collectible but by the same token not one that would ever have difficulty selling. Personally, I wouldn't waste my time with a reserve unless you plan to offer a buy it now price.
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Old 06-30-06, 10:23 PM
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I agree, ebay will find its value, better value if accurate with the description and good images in the listing. 1978 was a period of flux at Masi California. A serial number would assist much in assisting in its place in the world. Images help as well.

No serial number? then even more info is needed as it could, (note COULD) be Italian, Italian bikes in the late 70's early 80's were grey market imports to the USA.
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