Lugged steel road frame set made from Columbus tubing. Hand filed lugs. Petrol blue metallic, a specially mixed color from Masi’s palette, beneath multiple layers of protective clearcoat. Chrome plated flat fork crown with slot detailing picked out in yellow enamel. Campagnolo drop-outs front and rear. Provision for one water bottle cage on the down tube. Fitted with an aluminium OMAS cage. Braze-on front derailleur fitting. Large ‚M‘ cut-out from underside of bottom bracket shell. ‚M‘ engraved seat stay tops, detailed in yellow. Yellow decal set. ‚Reparto Corse‘ on seat tube.
Assembled with the correct 1978 Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset. Replacement pattern Campagnolo brown brake lever hoods, for comfort. Yellow cable sleeves. Selle San Marco Concor saddle in black leather, with world champion stripes at the back, atop a polished fluted seat post with yellow detailing and MASI pantography. Alberto Masi signature pantographed into short 3ttt quill stem, with matching 3ttt drop handlebars, also engraved with Masi emblems. Drop bars wrapped in black cloth tape and finished with yellow accents. Polished 32 hole NISI 'Toro' rims laced to small flange Super Record hubs. Vittoria Competition tubulars with pale sidewalls.
The dots of yellow paint on the rear of the brake spindles are Alberto Masi’s distinguishing flourish, indicating that this bike was assembled by him. Built by the master himself! Has been previously ridden, and bears some small paint ships through use, but over all in excellent condition.
Riding a Masi is like wearing handmade shoes or driving a coachbuilt sportscar – it is an experience beyond comparison. Highly collectable.