Since 1952 the Masi Atelier - located at the famous Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan - has manufactured some of the finest road bicycles which has appealed collectors worldwide ever since. A Masi is definitely a bicycle which should not be missing in any serious collection of vintage bicycles.
Launched in 1970, the Masi Gran Criterium is one of the best Italian bicycles ever manufactured. Inspired from the racing bikes which Faliero Masi built for Eddy Merckx (Team Faema) by the the time, the Masi Gran Criterium is the archetype of Italian bicycles: elegant and high-preforming. The finely filled lugs, the refined details – as the double fork crown – and the high-end materials are clear indicators that the Masi Gran Criterium is a bicycle for serious racing.
Masi nevers disclosed which steel tubing he used for the Gran Criterium - neither he did with other bikes – but it was presumably made either of light and sturdy Columbus SL or Reynolds 531 tubes.
This Masi Gran Criterium dates back to the late 1973 and is in very good and original condition. It is equipped with all original parts, as Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Nisi Professional rims, 3ttt Masi pantographed cockpit, and a 3ttt Masi saddle.
The bike has been fully checked in our workshop and is ready to ride. Suitable for Eroica events worldwide.
Simply iconic, elegant and terrifically beautiful. A piece of cycling history.