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 Post subject: Masi Prestige
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:24 pm
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Location: France/Switzerland
A Masi Prestige frame and fork has just come up on the local classifieds here in Florence for 500 euros:
http://www.subito.it/biciclette/masi-prestige-telaio-firenze-54558260.htm

Seems to be a bargain- I saw another Masi Prestige in a little bike shop in a back street here with original paint, that they were asking 1,000 euros for.

Despite the fact that it's a shade too big for me I am sorely tempted. I have two concerns though:
1. The frame has been re-painted.
2. The rear brake bridge looks to have been crushed (see pic), or were they always like that?

Should I be concerned?


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 Post subject: Re: Masi Prestige
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:41 am 
rBoTM Winner
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I agree that brake bridge is a problem. At best it is a very poor repair but it could also be a sign that the frame is a fake. The seat stay caps look correct, but that may not be enough. Does it have the M cut out on the BB shell? What is the serial number?


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 Post subject: Re: Masi Prestige
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:47 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I haven't seen it in person- just these pics.

Methinks it might be best to just walk away.


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