Rare Masi Gran Criterium with a low opening bid and no reserve

We usually see these fetching a fair amount of $.

Curious where this one will end up. Really attractive color, too.

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This bike is a very cool vintage piece that with some cleaning, and restoration, will be great. Frame has some minor scuffs and marks but the logo’s and stickers are still great. There is some rub under the frame clamps. Wheels are rough and need some tuning in the hubs as well as some cleaning on the rims through they still spin smooth and have no dings, no dents, and no damage. The tires are older and weathered and will need to be replaced. Bar, stem, seatpost, saddle and shifters have some cosmetic wear and scuffs. New bar tape is needed. The shifting is not working well and would recommend new cables and housing and a tune. Derailleurs look to be working great. Chain, cassette, and chainrings just need a deep clean and they will still have lots of life left. Pedals are working great but pedals and crank will need a good clean as well. The brake pads have hardened over time and should be replaced. This is just typical wear and signs of storage on an older bike, there is no excessive wear and this has been kept in doors for storage so there is lots to work with and this bike could be made to be great!

Specifications:

Weight: 24.9lbs

Size: 50cm (48 Seat Tube Center to Center/52 Top Tube Center to Center)
Frame: Brev. Masi America Lugged
Fork: Brev. Masi Amierica
Wheels: Tubular
Hubs: Maillard 700
Tires: Tubular
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Brake Levers/Dia-Compe Hoods, Shimano Bar End Shifters
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Cassette: 6 Speed Freewheel
Crank: Stronglight
Crank Arm Length: 165L
Chainrings: 52T Double
Pedals: Lyotard Clips
Bar: Cinelli Drop Bar
Stem: Cinelli Quill Stem
Seatpost: Campagnolo 27.2
Saddle: Avocet

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970s-Masi-Gran-Criterium-Road-Bicycle-Size-50cm-/311455281566

Postscript: the auction closed at a shockingly low (in our opinion) $785. Deals are out there sometimes.

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