Over two years ago I impulsively bought a frameset from a guy in Brussels. It had an ugly red repaint and the wrong transfers on it. I was curious to find out what would be the origin of this frame. But with some help from friends I found out the frame appeared to be a Masi Special Pista from the 1960’s, handbuilt by the master framebuilder Falierio Masi himself. Faliero started producing frames in the early 1950’s from his workplace beneath the legendary Vigorelli velodrome in Milan. Masi, who was commonly referred to as ’The Tailor’, built custom bikes for cycling legends like Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merckx. Until the early 1960’s, all Masi frames were handbuilt by Faliero himself. Making frames from that era most collectible. After having the frame on my shelf for over a year, I knew I had to get it professionally restored. Luckily I found the matching headset badge and the transfers online and I sent the frame to Jan Weymans in Belgium, who did a magnificent job restoring it. Exactly after two years, in February 2019, I went to Belgium to pick up the frame. Unfortunately I don’t have the funds to assemble the bike with the corresponding groupset from that time, but for now I made some analog photo’s and It’s back where it was 2 years ago. On my shelf. Never sell your dreams to pay the rent. Story from my instagram: @sjoerdhul
Masi Speical pista 1960's
Added by sjoerdhul. Last updated almost 3 years ago.
such fine craftsmanship. def a good pickup.
Posted almost 3 years ago