54cm Masi Prestige Vintage Road Bike

✓ Original vintage bike - built in the 1970s
✓ Super lightweight for the era - only 8.8 kg!
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Hand built in Italy
✓ Professionally stripped, cleaned & fully serviced
✓ Worldwide shipping

Masi bicycles have a long and interesting history and are renowned as one of the top builders throughout the golden age of the bicycle. Started by the master craftsman and former race winner Faliero Masi in the Vigorelli velodrome in Milan, the business moved over to the USA in the 1970s where they employed the legendary Mario Confente to run the workshop. Producing some of the most sought after lightweight race bikes of the 1970s, Masi were raced to victory by cycling legends such as Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx.

Introduced in 1975 the Prestige was an update to the world-beating Gran Criterium and was produced in Italy in limited numbers, as with all Masis they are extremely finely crafted and highly desirable. Hand built to order but not readily available, the Prestige is the pinnacle of 1970s Italian frame-building.

This particular Prestige dates from the late 70s as indicated by the early Campagnolo Super Record parts and top tube cable guides. The eclectic, Italian based spec with Galli brakes and some subtle machining and enamel in-filling results is a very pretty, and very light for it's time race machine.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or any other vintage event, this bike is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for breaking the rules!

The bike's been fully dis-assembled and professionally re-built by one of our mechanics. The frame's straight and true, and everything's been carefully cleaned and re-lubricated where necessary. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the bike before you buy.

OVERVIEW


Era - 1970s
Country - Italian
Frame Material - Steel
Weight - 8.795 kg
Stock Code - U-GB-R2V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Medium (Approx 32" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Head Tube - 135 mm
Standover - 80 cm
Chainstay Length - 41 cm
Wheelbase - 99.5 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the bike will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame measurements first.

TECHNICAL INFO


Brakes - Galli Criterium
Brake Levers - Galli Criterium
Chainset - Gipiemme Special Strada - 54/42 (Campagnolo Outer) - 170 mm
Shifters - Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur - Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur - Campagnolo Record
Sprockets - Regina Oro - 5 Speed - 13-19
Chain - Regina
Pedals - Bottom Bracket - Campagnolo
Hubs - Campagnolo Record
Rims - Mavic Championnat du Monde Professionnel Sprints
Tyres - Vittoria Rally - Tubular - 23 mm Width
Headset - Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebars - 3TTT Superleggero - 37 cm (CTC)
Stem - 3TTT - 125 mm Extension
Saddle - Ideale 2002
Seatpost - Campagnolo Super Record - 27.2 mm

SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS

We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, we despatch most orders within 2-3 working days but larger items can often take a little longer to process.

We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the EU please remember that there may be import duties to pay upon receipt.