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Old 01-15-12, 10:02 AM
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Another 1974 Masi Carlsbad - All Original...

To add another Masi to the current threads... Found this bike through the Pennysaver a few years back. Remember the Pennysaver?

Got the bike from the original owner, a woman who bought it but seldom rode it. The TA bottle cage tag is barely holding on... The only change is the front Fiamme rim. I didn't notice this until I brought it home. The rear is a Martano.

The bike has very, very low mileage. The only thing that is killing me about this bike is that it is a 54 and I ride a 56.

In the ideal world, I would love to find somebody who owns the same bike in a 56, that is too big for him/her, and do an even exchange.



Whoever did this build, did a terrible job with the cables. The housings and the inner cables were cut too short
I took some quick photos a while back and they are not that great so sorry about that...
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Old 01-15-12, 10:35 AM
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That is so nice.
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Old 01-15-12, 11:00 AM
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Cool find! too bad you need a bigger one. If I find one in 56 I'll let you know
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Wow, that bike is very clean for it's age. It has alot of potential.

You can't make a 54CM work for you? A longer stem would open up your rider position alittle bit...
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Old 01-15-12, 11:25 AM
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Very nice

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Old 01-15-12, 12:46 PM
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I'll say it again, that is a beautiful bicycle.

I am going through somewhat similar issues with a recent acquisition, a very nice 1978 Colnago Super.

Too small for me, but it will be a great ride for my youngest son this summer.

I've decided to enjoy the rebuild process, have some fun riding with my son this summer, and then perhaps sell the bicycle next spring.

Your Masi though is in another class all together, and you will be challenged to find another.

I'd hold on tight, and try to keep the drool off the frame. You want to avoid rust, don't you?
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indeed that is a gorgeous bike... in all its original splendor and glory. the unicanitor looks fabulous on it and i love that it does not have the cable guide braze ons. the added chrome from the clamps is a nice bridge from front to back. so wait, is that frame a 54cm c-c? i usually ride 54-56cm, but tend to lean towards the smaller size, if i can find a seatpost long enough to accommodate. you are looking for a swap? maybe we might be on to something here?
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Really nice bike! And in my size. I dig the fork and the multiple flag decal.
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indeed that is a gorgeous bike... in all its original splendor and glory. the unicanitor looks fabulous on it and i love that it does not have the cable guide braze ons. the added chrome from the clamps is a nice bridge from front to back. so wait, is that frame a 54cm c-c? i usually ride 54-56cm, but tend to lean towards the smaller size, if i can find a seatpost long enough to accommodate. you are looking for a swap? maybe we might be on to something here?
Masi Measure is to the tip top of the seat lug, so a Masi sized bike may be small for those who think center to center and even center to top of the top tube.
This bike appears to be a Masi 54.
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yah it does look a tad small based on the head tube length... my 58 is actually a 56 c-c. its probably the exact correct size for me especially for a bike of that era, when no one really ran with a huge amount of seatpost showing as they do on modern compact geometry bikes.
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That's one of the special ones.... Best of luck!
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Great bike! too bad it isn't for you to ride.

Post it in the "frame doesn't fit" thread. Another example in your size will be sure to pop right up.
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Thank you all.

I forgot to mention that I also received the matching color Silca/Campy frame pump with Masi engraved on it. The original owner also gave me the one page, color brochure that was circulating at the time.

https://masi.gregfletcher.net/masi/html/broch1.html

I measured the downtube (I can't believe after all of these years I never measured it) and it is 52 c-t-c but is marked MC54.

This bike has not been wiped or cleaned since I got it about maybe 20 years ago. You can still see the original Campy grease that squeezed around the bottom bracket axle. No evidence of dropping the bike on the brake levers. Original Campy brake hoods that still look brand new. The only mystery are the mismatched rims. The front wheel must have been damaged or stolen but there is no crash evidence on the frame, brakes, rear derailleur and pedals and same Campy levers and matching hubs

And, the rear der is Pat 73!

Where is that immaculate, low mileage, all original 1974 58cm Masi Carslbad, twin plate looking for a new home?
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