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so, i have this old Masi here. i'm looking to trade it with a friend for a classic mountain bike that i really want but i have no idea what i should consider as the value of this thing. can anybody give me any details about this bike and possibly what it's valued at appoximatly. classic mountain bikes is what gets me excite so i dont know too much when it comes to road bikes built before i was born. the bottom bracket says m56 but i cant find any other numbers on it.

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If it's a Masi California, it's worth pretty big bucks. Yours appears to be original unrestored condition so to the right buyer, it might bring pretty high dollars

I suggest subscribing to the classic rendezvous mailing list. It's free and there are a lot of Masi experts.

click on www.classicrendzvous.com. Scroll down the middle of the page for the link to the mailing list..
 

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That is not original paint. It has been repainted. The fork also does not look correct. Lastly, it is more likely to be Italian than American. Without a full restoration, I don't think it would bring much money.
 

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dnalsaam said:
That is not original paint. It has been repainted. The fork also does not look correct. Lastly, it is more likely to be Italian than American. Without a full restoration, I don't think it would bring much money.
your right. the paint is not original and the cable guides are not either. i talked a guy that was the filer for Carlsbad Masi today and he seemed to think it was a California built one. i'm in San Diego so it seemed right. maybe i'll go see Brian Baylis tomorrow for the whole story. he should be able to tell me everything about it i would think.
 

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so what's the mountainbike? there are few mtbs with the collectability of a CA Masi. even if it has been resprayed.

though a charlie cunningham indian racer would be pretty sweet to own, with all those early wtb components. i'ld make a trade for something like that.
 

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to start with i'll surely need more money than this Masi will get me. i decided to just go ahead and stick it on Feebay this Thursday. thats the safest way to get what it's worth. besides it's too small for me.

the bike mtn bike i'm after is a nearly NOS 1985 Steve Potts with WTB toggle cams and LD stem. man, this bike is a beauty. i'll probably be selling a few of my vintage mountain bikes along with this Masi to fund this bad boy.
 

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masi CA

if you are in San Diego and want info contact CyclArt in Vista. Jim was involved in Masi CA and he'll know more about it than anyone. It appears the original color was the Masi Race Red which is a Salmon-y color. (from what I se coming through the scratches) Masi CA are so desirable as Mario Confente was involved in the building. take it up to them,they'll know.

go to Marin County,you'd be amazed at all the sweet 1st gen MTB's being used as townies by moms up there.
 

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atpjunkie said:
go to Marin County,you'd be amazed at all the sweet 1st gen MTB's being used as townies by moms up there.
that is true. just go into mill valley and you'll see a lot of cool old mtbs hanging around the coffeeshop there. but a NOS Steve Potts is pretty sweet. i have a motorcycling buddy with 2 cunninghams in Marin, he bartered charlie for them back in the day by building a kiln for him. how sweet is that?
 
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