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Old 16th February 2009   #1
tronic
Masi?

Someone knows where to get the Masi Coltello frame in europe / usa? Any online-stores?

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Old 16th February 2009   #2
gogosama
i dont think masi are imported into the uk properly yet
but i imagine they will be this or next year
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Old 16th February 2009   #3
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It's Massi. I've ridden a Massi M-Carbon in Mallorca. Great bike.

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Old 16th February 2009   #4
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Oops. Two different companies.
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Old 16th February 2009   #5
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Oops. Two different companies.
Two very different companies...
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Old 17th February 2009   #6
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Masi in the UK

We have nobody in the UK as of yet, however we are diligently working to correct that little problem.

Our (Masi') parent company is Haro Bicycles and Haro is distributed in the UK via Moore-Large. We are working with them to hopefully have them distributing Masi in the near future as well. Stay tuned on that and please do not lose hope in having Masi on British shores again. Besides, if it works out, it gives me a great reason to get over to England and brin my own fixed gear along with.

Thanks for posting the question; hopefully we'll be able to get the bikes/ frames into the UK this year... that's our goal.

Tim Jackson- aka Masiguy
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Old 17th February 2009   #7
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Besides, if it works out, it gives me a great reason to get over to England and brin my own fixed gear along with.
By "brin" I mean BRING... of course...
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Old 17th February 2009   #8
gogosama
mate i cant wait seems such good value for money !
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Old 17th February 2009   #9
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We have nobody in the UK as of yet, however we are diligently working to correct that little problem.

Our (Masi') parent company is Haro Bicycles and Haro is distributed in the UK via Moore-Large.

We are working with them to hopefully have them distributing Masi in the near future as well. Stay tuned on that and please do not lose hope in having Masi on British shores again.

Tim Jackson- aka Masiguy
Tim, as you know, I'm a huge Masi fan, and even have started a controversial thread about OTP's possibly reaching the "class" of Custom bikes.
The consensus is that they're not there as yet. I did however use the Masi Speciale Fixed Ltd as one of the examples.

See here:
http://www.londonfgss.com/post452902-45.html
http://www.londonfgss.com/post476946-1.html

Please let me know when these are on their way to the UK.

Cheers.
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Old 17th February 2009   #10
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Masi's new bikes page, with given weights, and auto-changing colours.
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Old 17th July 2009   #11
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Can this thread be resurrected I wonder? We are now a quarter on from February, Haro have a good presence in the UK, surely it wouldn't be hard to get something going with Masi. The market is, I think perfect for them.
I'll have the first Speciale Fixed in Shamrock Green please... Tim, are you there..?
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Old 18th July 2009   #12
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Wildgoose, I've emailed Tim, but he's on holiday at the moment. Hopefully he will post on here when he's returned.
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Old 19th July 2009   #13
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Watching the Hutchinson tires ad the other day prompted me to drop Masi an email about when they might be getting the bikes in to the UK. Here's Tim's response which I hope he doesn't mind me posting.

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Well, at this point we're still trying to get the UK distributor up and running with the bikes/ frames. It's been slower than we desired, of course, but I think we're getting closer… I hope. They could possibly be there within a few months. Hopefully they will be.
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Old 19th July 2009   #14
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Is the Speciale Commuter the first OTP 'conversion'?
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Old 19th July 2009   #15
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Is the Speciale Commuter the first OTP 'conversion'?
I think the Salsa Casseroll beat them to it.

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Old 20th July 2009   #16
gogosama
theres a condor singlespeed thats a conversion aswell!
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Old 20th July 2009   #17
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I'd have one of those masis if it wasnt for the cable guides. The one on the Hutchison ad is awesome. Love the checkered fork.

Last edited by Balki; 21st July 2009 at 07:37.
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Old 20th July 2009   #18
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fork is just a sticker surely?
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Old 20th July 2009   #19
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Its not the stock fork. Its some fat, straight blade thing.
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Old 20th July 2009   #20
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Its some fat, straight blade thing.
That'll be me. (a la lee)
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Old 20th July 2009   #21
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theres a condor singlespeed thats a conversion aswell!
not quite, it doesn't have a gear hanger thought and singlespeed bicycle tend to have horizontal dropout, only track bicycle have track-end (until recently that is).
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Old 21st July 2009   #22
gogosama
i thought it did have a gear hanger and was basically just one of there touring frames but fixed/singlespeed
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Old 27th February 2010   #23
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any more news on this?
I'm really keen on that orange Masi frame...
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Old 28th February 2010   #24
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if you want a Masi, you're going to have to order one from a shop in America and be prepared to pay the shipping and import tax. I spoke to Haro Bikes in the USA who distribute them and Moore Large in the UK who deal with Haro but they were completely unhelpful and I despite putting a lot of time into ringing them, I didn't get anywhere
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Old 28th February 2010   #25
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That's bad news - I have a feeling they'd be extremely popular over here.
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Old 28th February 2010   #26
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Thats what I said to the people at Masi, Haro and Moorelarge. They didn't care.
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Old 1st March 2010   #27
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I think it's because there's no need, also I feel it's the same reason why the GT Gutterball isn't sold here; because of the Charge Plug (own by the same company).
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Old 1st March 2010   #28
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Masi's new bikes page, with given weights, and auto-changing colours.
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Speciale Fixed Drop US MSRP: $785
Here’s the perfect bike for no-handed skids, weekend bike polo tournaments, ripping through the city streets, or perfecting your pedal stroke over the winter. The Speciale Fixed does it all and does it with style and a smile. Now more than ever, the Fixed is about options and not limitations thanks to the addition of a riser handlebar option. Come learn about the endless possibilities of one gear; you won’t regret it.
lol.

I wish they would focus on making some nice bikes, instead of creating the garish "fixies" we like to to keep in the anti-porn section.

This is a fixie:


So is this:


Masi have so much potential, such a great name and quality frames.

But why all this Oury, DeepV, white chain, messenger cranks, garish OTT colourschemes, fugly drops, hybrid geometry shit?

POC.

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Old 1st March 2010   #29
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I agree a lot of their complete bikes look shit. The special spint and coltello look great though
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Old 1st March 2010   #30
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I think it's because there's no need, also I feel it's the same reason why the GT Gutterball isn't sold here; because of the Charge Plug (own by the same company).
why the fuck would you want one? It's a top tube short of being proper pengy.
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Old 1st March 2010   #31
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Why cant they make something of this standard?




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Old 1st March 2010   #32
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or this: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/ima...ASI_RexG_1.jpg
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Old 1st March 2010   #33
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cos they're not italian anymore
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Old 1st March 2010   #34
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Masi moved to california in 1972. The red bike is a 1978 gran criterium (as featured in braking away).
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Old 2nd March 2010   #35
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Tim Jackson left us hanging :(
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Old 2nd March 2010   #36
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So is this:

POC.
what I hate about it is that it look more;



than;



The Bianchi, even though it's overpriced and not quite pretty, still is the best looking OTP that managed to look a bit classic despite the ahead stem, fork, tig weld, etc.
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Old 2nd March 2010   #37
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Why cant they make something of this standard?
something like this 2010 Wilier then?

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Old 2nd March 2010   #38
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will any bike manufacuter ever get it consistantly right again?
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Old 2nd March 2010   #39
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Condor did with their classic road and track bike.

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Old 2nd March 2010   #40
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its very subjective whether or not something is right anyway. tbh who gives a shit if people are making bad looking bikes? it makes it more of a challenge to find something that is nice (to you)
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Old 2nd March 2010   #41
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I think the Condor Classico pista is the best example of a modern steel track bike I have seen. It is as perfect as I could imagine, and pretty fucken sexy.

I think the willier there is trying to hard to be retro, and the styling is strongly clashing with the components. I think a modern steel road bike needs to be styled to compliment the components.

This happens well when they are going purely for function, just look at when steel bikes were still used in elite cycling. You had bikes and components that looked shit hot together.

To see a sexy modern metal bike these days, you have to usually look at a titanium bike. Manufacturers seem to have the right mindset then, building a bike that has complimentary parts and an overall unified "look". It may be an accidental by product of following function/engineering. Who knows?

But I actually think that salsa up there looks a lot better than the Masi lineup too. Because it seems more refined and not trying to be retro or be fixie-fad. It looks elegant and good to ride.
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Old 8th December 2012   #42
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This is my Masi Fixed Drop, it should be returning from the US soon. It is just beautiful...
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