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2009 Masi Speciale Sprint, Repainted

Bottle mount fab photos here - http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvGM2Lu Repaint before/after photos here - http://flic.kr/s/aHsjz9vNy6

Frame:
2009 Masi Speciale Sprint 56cm Reynolds 631

Fork/Headset:
Masi CroMo / Ritchey

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium 170 / GXP

Pedals:
Crank Brothers Candy 3

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Phil Wood 17T / Sugino 75 47T / Sram PC-1

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Origin8 levers with Cane Creek hoods

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Classic Curve 42 / Syncros AM -7° 110

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite Ti / Thomson Elite 27.2 0-setback

Brakes:
Shimano 105 front

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Phil Wood HF to 28H Ambrosio Excellight / 28c Panaracer RiBMo

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Phil Wood HF single fixed to 28H Velocity A23 / 25c Continental Gatorskin

Accessories:
Two bottle cage mounts fabricated to frame at Bilenky Cycleworks, Cinelli x Mash Topo bar tape (Volee)

More Info:
Prize frameset from the All City Championship race in Minneapolis, 2009. This has been my road bike / long distance commuter. I had bottle mounts fabricated to the frame by a friend in 2011. A friend and I later won a paint job from Bilenky Cycleworks at the Rocky Race in Philly 2011, so I repainted the frameset hi-viz yellow. Brakeless up until now, since I have some longer distances in mind and am riding more hills in San Francisco.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Brakeless
  2. Road Drops and Front Brake
  3. May 2015

Added by _rd. Last updated about 5 years ago.

12 Comments

Karl

Karl says:

Beautiful! Though i must admit i wonder why you got it repainted - just my opninion, but i think it looks amazing w the orange color - maybe because i have one ;)

Posted over 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Repainting seemed right at the time, but I wonder what it'd look like today if I'd have left it.

Posted over 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Haha yeah well, i guess it'd look quite similar to mine -check it out! :) i like the green color on yours tho!

Posted over 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks! Seeing yours brings back memories. I have a link at the top of this page with before/after photos.

Posted over 5 years ago

stripes

stripes says:

rad build with a nice history to it

Posted over 6 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks!

Posted over 6 years ago

ABV

ABV says:

Cool built. I like the color :) How do you like riding in SF with only one gear? I'm also thinking of brining my bike with me in summer. But don't know which one to bring with me..

Posted over 6 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks! I enjoy riding fixed in and out of the city. It is manageable to get to your destination without riding up and over a lot of the bigger hills. Bring the bike you like riding more :). If you're planning on getting far out of the city, perhaps consider gears!

Posted over 6 years ago

ABV

ABV says:

Last time I brought my T1… Some streets are very scary. I had to walk some down -.- hahah. Filmore for example. Way too steep. I will fore sure bring a front break :) How do you guys do that? Do you mind these super steep streets or are you always praying for not beeing hit by a car at the stop sign?

Posted over 6 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

When I rode brakeless I'd choose my routes to avoid such hills! Otherwise I'd just crawl down the hills slowly and use up a lot of tire. If the hills are wet it's dangerous. No shame in having a brake for me though and I am into the extra hand positions.

Posted over 6 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Really nice build! And always awesome to be riding a prize frameset! :-)

Posted over 6 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Thanks man! It's seen a lot of builds and miles. One of those frames that I hope to never part with :).

Posted over 6 years ago