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1971 Masi Gran Criterium - 57cm

Old 01-30-17, 07:57 PM
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1971 Masi Gran Criterium - 57cm

New, lowered price due to Serotta purchase!
Also has fresh Vittoria tubies, will try to update photos.

Original survivor.
$1,250.00
Likely 1971 Italian built, Steerer tube stamp of 9-71
Seat tube 57 cm center to top of seat tange, 55 cm c-to-c
Top tube approx. 55.5 c-to-c

Campy NR front & rear derailleurs, Campy bottom bracket, Avocet crank w/ 52/42 chainrings
Wheels- Campy Record hubs w/ Regina freewheel, Super Champion Record du Monde tubular rims
Universal CX brakes and levers w/ new hoods, Avocet seatpost w/ San Marco Concor saddle,
Avocet headset, Cinelli 64-40 bars w/ Cinelli stem 100mm
Sale includes second Avocet crank set w/ Suntour Superb Pro pedals, Christophe clips, Binda straps

Bought in ’83-84 out of Connecticut, most likely 2nd owner. Top tube braze-on cable guides were added mid-90s by Franklin Frames of Columbus, OH, top tube was repainted to match.
Some paint chips, scrapes, no dents. Surface rust on bottom bracket cable guides.

Professional packing & shipping at cost.

I'm having some problems attaching more photos, so for full res photos, go here;
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Old 01-31-17, 09:00 AM
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Hot daym... That's beautiful. Early 70's Italian, very very nice.
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My size almost perfectly and it's beautiful. I'm glad that I have a 1978 Trek TX 900 to build up this year or I would be sorely tempted.
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Wow, that's a grail bike.
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Thanks- yes, it's a grail bike that is just -that- much too small for me. Funny thing is that I rode that for 10+ years as my primary - youth and flexibility.
I will say that it rides like nothing else I've ever been on.
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If I were buying...we would be talking VERY seriously! Unfortunately, buying is not in my near future...shucks...
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Old 02-03-17, 10:13 AM
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Great example and attractive price, too.
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Are the Avocet parts orig to the bike? Or would it have come with all campy bits? Just curious.
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Old 02-03-17, 11:28 AM
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Seat post?
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Old 02-03-17, 11:48 AM
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Are the Avocet parts orig to the bike? Or would it have come with all campy bits? Just curious.
If it were purchased as an entire bike it should come with all Campy, Martano rims, Uni-Canitor saddle. If purchased as a frame only, who knows. Either way, that is a reasonable price for an early Gran Criterium in such nice condition.
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Thanks for the info. Since I am new to cv bikes, I was not totally sure.



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If it were purchased as an entire bike it should come with all Campy, Martano rims, Uni-Canitor saddle. If purchased as a frame only, who knows. Either way, that is a reasonable price for an early Gran Criterium in such nice condition.
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As far as I know, all of the Avocet is original to the bike. I bought this out of Connecticut back in '83 or '84 as my second serious road bike, and wasn't smart enough to ask the seller for history. I assume that he built this up from a frame.
The seatpost is also Avocet, forgot to add.

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Bump for new lowered price and fresh tires.
Just picked up a Serotta CSI, would help to keep my wife happy if I moved something else out. Running out of N+1 room.
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It's a good thing I already have a Masi. Yes, it does ride like nothing else. And yes, that is a Milano bike if it really is 1971. And, yes it is beautiful.
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Best bargoon so far this year.
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Oh Damn, my size and I am sitting on a cash gift from Christmas. Jeese, why now!!!!!!!

Patience Bill, you already have an Italian frame-set on the way, shortly.........

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That is a GREAT price on a Milano GC. Even though I already own a GC (Carlsbad), I would be all over that if it were a little bigger.
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Wish I hadn't seen this...wrecking my New Years Resolutions
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I notice a hole in your collection satbuilder.
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You’ll probably see another hole in my head if I do...
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Originally Posted by aeshultz View Post
As far as I know, all of the Avocet is original to the bike. I bought this out of Connecticut back in '83 or '84 as my second serious road bike, and wasn't smart enough to ask the seller for history. I assume that he built this up from a frame.
The seatpost is also Avocet, forgot to add.
I believe the Avocet cranks came out around 1978, so they were added later. They were the lightest cranks available and had some popularity due to that. Ditto on the seatpost. BTW Avocet seatposts tended to snap at the head. For that matter Avocet cranks snapped sometimes too, but so did other cranks.

Real racing bikes usually went through a few components if they got used. My 78 Masi is on about its 4th or 5th crankset.
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Interesting stuff. I just found a Serotta CSI in my size, so the deal with my wife is N+1 -1 = domestic peace. I love the bike, but I don't ride it (have moved to slightly larger frames) and it's a shame to let it hang on a hook.
And I wasn't looking for the Serotta either (well, really), but things pop up.
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Beauty!!!!
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"Original survivor.
$1,2500.00"

One too many zeros?

Great bike.
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N+1 -1 = domestic peace... it's a shame to let it hang on a hook.
A wise man!
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