Masi – GC California

  • The Bike – 1975 Masi Gran Criterium, California
  • The Story – Acquired frame and fork from Morgan Fletcher.  Morgan got the bike from the original owner Gary Rauch.  Gary bought the bike new from a fellow bike club member and then owner of Masi, Bill Recht.  The bike followed Gary all over the U.S. through his college years, medical school and his internship.  In the early 80’s the bike was sent back to Medici for refurbishing.  Brace-ons were added and the bike was striped of color and plated.  By the time Morgan got the bike it was in pretty bad shape with much rust showing through the plating.  It was sent to Ed Litton for major work and that’s when I acquired it.  Ed took the plating and the additional brace-ons off and basically brought it back to original configuration.  I was careful to equip it with period correct parts much like ones that would have been put on the bike originally.
  • The Cool Factor – Early California Masi with known history in stock condition.

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Period Masi Catalog



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