It¹s been quite a while since I¹ve posted anything to the list, instead, lurking about & reading your posts. Since I just picked up a couple of interesting bikes (!!), I thought I¹d ask for the list¹s help in identifying a Masi Gran Criterium with a serial number that looks strangely un-Californian to me. Anyone know what/where/when this one is?
The cranks & rear derailleur are dated 73, it has a ttt saddle with the Masi ³M² on the sides (looks like UnicaNitor), and the bike looks like most mid-¹70s Masi GC¹s I¹ve seen. It just doesn¹t have that ³MC² I¹m used to seeing on them.
I found this Masi GC hanging along side of an Eisentraut ³Limited², and a fully chromed Singer touring (internal wiring, brazed racks, Singer stem & seatpost, Ideale 90 alloy...!!). These were hanging in a small local bike shop, and after going back four times, I convinced the shop owner to sell me all three bikes... I¹m a happy boy! Now for lots of cleaning, and making them all proper once again (some odd replacement parts on them...). I¹ll post pictures on my web space in a couple of days for anyone interested in seeing them, but first off, I was hoping for your help with this Masi from the BB numbers....