Sunday, October 12, 2008

1974 Masi Prestige Cronometro Campagnolo Mint condition 100 points concours





Not Sold: $4,772.93 (Reserve Not Met)

My Snipe: n/a

1974 Masi Prestige Cronometro. Milan 1974. 54cm c-c.

Reportedly one of only four made, this cycle was presented at the 1974 Milan Show. Built in partnership with Faliero Masi, Alberto Masi revived the milled and reinforced chainstay design that Faliero used in the 60's on time trial cycles. This cycle is fitted with a complete Masi-modified, Campagnolo Super Record component group, including custom-milled hubs, brake capliers, brake levers, and shifters. Well preserved example of this rare cycle, with original paint, finish, decals. Former scratches on the chainstay (from chain lash) and a small scratch on the downtube has been expertly restored to original and is invisible. There are no scratches, chips, dents or any flaws on this 100 points concours show bike. Original decals are prefect.

Specifications: 54 cm c-c. 126mm rear spacing.

Components:

Crankset : Campagnolo Super Record with milled chainrings and double-milled crank arms

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record

Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggera, Christophe clips, Binda straps (Modified with hole pattern)

Headset: Campagnolo Super Record

Wheels: Campagnolo 32/32 Super Record hubs, custom milled by Masi. Martano Corsa rims, DT 15/17 DB spokes

Tires: Clement Criterium Seta

Freewheel: Gippiemme Cronometro 13/21 6-sp

Chain: Regina SL

Handlebar/Stem: 3ttt Masi engraved bars/pantographed stem

Brakes: Campagnolo Record with milled calipers, engraved/milled levers (MASI logo)

Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record milled with MASI logo

Saddle: Cinelli Unicanitor type Tour de France- black buffalo suede with elaborate stitched pattern on top of hide

Additional pictures can be found here.


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Update: Reserve Not Met at $4,622.78 including shipping.

4 comments:

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velosniper said...

I just deleted two comments, one accusing the seller of faking this bike's provenance and shill bidding, and another presumably from the seller, because it was offensive.

I don't know the history of this bike. Perhaps someone can enlighten us.

If you examine the bids, it looks like all four major bidders have a lot of feedback, which makes me think they are not shills.

If anyone has any constructive evidence about the history of this bike, or the bidding for it, and can present it in a cool-headed way, I think we'd all like to hear it.

VH said...

Take a look at the recent "Masi Party" photos on the net- two more of these slotted chainstay rides.
Looks like they're not that rare after all.
Go figure.