Pipe dream of the day

An Italian Masi…


Faliero MASI Special vintage bike, almost certainly from 1969-70

professionally repainted according to original champagne color

with N.O.S. decals and original brass head badge, checked and greased by professional racing mechanic.

Frame has no visible or hidden damages and bike is in full working order.

Equipped with its original Campagnolo Record full group

Frame size:

Seat tube cm 53 top-to-center, top tube cm 54 center-to-center

(seat tube size is marked both under BB shell and on steer tube)

Head tube height mm 105

Standover cm 76,5

3ttt stem mm 65

3ttt handlebar Superleggero leather taped

Crank arms mm 170 Strada, (no dating marked on the back side, that’s correct for the age)

Campagnolo front and rear dropouts

Rear and front derailleurs Nuovo Record

Regina Extra freewheel 5-speed 14/24

Crankset 42/52

Regina chain, toe clips Cristophe size M

Seat post diameter 27.2

Padded leather saddle Italia Superleggera

Rims 36 holes,

Brand new Vittoria tubulars, wheels centered and aligned

Brakes set is a very 1st generation Nuovo Record model without lettering on caliper arms, extremely rare, introduced and manufactured in 1968 only.

Both rear and front derailleur look 1st generation Nuovo Record as well

(that rear derailleur Nuovo Record model was manufactured in 1968-69 only, without any dating marked on, just Patent)

Here’s some details which can help to identify frame dating:

. Georg Fischer fork crown. Head tube side windows appear for the first time on 1969-70 frames
. Georg Fischer bottom bracket with those six short separated opening slots again suggests us it’s 1969-70 because 1968 frames still had three longer not separated opening slots
. Nervex Dubois lugs shaped with shorter tangs and the new cutout tell us it’s a frame manufactured later than 1967 and before 1971
. Masi’s latest version of brass head badge, smaller and with a wider border than previous one, this one introduced for the first time in 1968



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