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Polo Masi, aka The Taco Maker

I have no idea how this thing is still alive. Started out as a commuter but has been a polo bike since 2011. And not gentle polo, either. Lots (LOTS) of high-speed crashes, hopping around, sloppy nose-pivots, getting hammered by my own mallet... It was even a work bike for a second. Thing's a damned trouper.

Frame:
Masi Speciale Fixed 56cm

Fork/Headset:
Surly Crosscheck / Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Pro

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino RD 165 / Shimano

Pedals:
Time ATAC OGs

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
White Industries 22T FW (polo gear) / Surly 16t cog and All-City lockring (street gear) / Surly 38T stainless ring / KMC

Handlebars/Stem:
Bontrager MTB flats / Thomson 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
GT Dropnose re-upholstered with black denim (not great with the chafing) / Thomson

Brakes:
Avid SD-7 brake and lever

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Chukker 48H (even more dents) / Surly / Schwalbe Big Apple 29x2.0"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Chukker 48H (broken spokes) / Surly fixed-free / Panaracer Ribmo 32c

More Info:
Front-brake-only lefty machine.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Polo Masi Revisited
  3. Polo Masi III
  4. Winter 2013
  5. Temporary Work Bike, Fall '15
  6. Polo Masi: The Final Incarnation

Current Stage Info:

Back to polo mode, Spring 2016 'til Infinity.

Added by Sebastian. Last updated about 3 years ago.

As of about 3 years ago, Sebastian has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

4 Comments

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

nice! i didn't know cincy had bike polo... there are some gnarly hills around there.. ride safe!

Posted over 8 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Yeah man, we sure do. Drop us a line if youre ever in this neck of the woods and want to play some pickup (Cincinnati Hardcourt Bike Polo on Facebook).

Posted over 8 years ago

SpoonRules

SpoonRules says:

Saw this over on BG, as well, looks great!

Posted over 9 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

nice bike looks fun

Posted over 10 years ago