Masi Gran Criterium 1975
Size 58 c-c
Columbus Sl Tubing
3ttt Record stem and super leggera Bar
Campagnolo Nuoo Record Group
( repaint )
Faliero Masi (an ex-racing cyclist) produced frames for professionals
Eddy Merckx began his career riding a Masi (disguised as a Peugeot)
Rik van Looys , Fausto Coppi,Jacques Anquetil and Vittorio Adorni also rode re-branded Masi Frames
Masi was nicknamed "The Tailor" and "the Enzo Ferrari of frame building"
his workshop was small and exclusive
together with his son Alber to he produced high-class bikes
the Masi Gran Criterium is one of the most sought-after collectors items
and now his son Alberto, are an intrinsic part of the Italian romance with racing bicycles. Although never the sponsor of a major Pro team, Masi has been whispered to be the preferred builder for many
stars in the Pro peloton. In the original workshop beneath the famous Vigorelli velodrome, the Masi family has produced sought after bicycles for 50 years.
At the Vigorelli, Faliero's torch was Dicimo Merlo, who worked from the beginning of the marque in 1946 until his death in the mid-1960s. Masi would finish the frames made at the Vigorelli that
Later, many contractors supplied their services, but the design and quality control remained under the strict oversight of the Masi men.