[CR]Re: NOS Masi

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser)

From: <RDF1249@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 01:01:51 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: NOS Masi

> Just as it appears on Craigslist:
> "1971 MASI Gran Criterium Never Ridden - $4500
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> Reply to: rivermanattahoe@charter.net
> Date: 2004-12-04, 8:23PM PST
> 1971 MASI Gran Criterium for sale. This is what I thought I would
> never do, I am selling my 62cm MASI Gran Criterium (never ridden)with
> original Pirelli tires and Martano rims. All components are Campy
> Nuovo. Comes with original water bottle (still in plastic wrapper) and
> never worh MASI cap!! This is a very rare and unique opportunity to
> own a museum piece of cycling history!! I have all the original
> wrapping. Bike is silver grey in color.THIS BIKE HAS NEVER BEEN RIDDEN
> 100% GUARANTEED!! a truely rare Italian slice of cycling history!!
> This bike should be displayed in a museum or shop window. All paint
> and chrome is in like new condition, bike looks like it was made
> yesterday. $4500 firm!! No offers please as it only insults the bike!!
> Cheers and happy riding!! Cash sale only."
> I'm not the seller, don't know the seller, never ridden any Masi let
> alone this never ridden Masi, and I've been known to happily buy
> drainpipe bikes at the local Salvation Army for $25, so this is
> clearly out of my league. Then again, I think the first three grand is
> for the cap, so maybe $1500 for the bike is actually cool.
> Dan Kehew
> That is one of four that John Barron of Velo-Stuf sold in the last year. I bought one for a friend and it is just as advertised. The Pirellis no longer held air but we had them retubed so all is well now.
Bob Freeman