Thursday, January 31, 2013

Travel by Bike Thursday - MASI 2009 SPECIALE RANDONNEUR

We have 3 2009 Masi Speciale Randonneur's (this link will take you to the actual e-mail I sent Masi after riding the bike in a 300+ mile gravel race (picture below)) available at a great price.  Yes I bought my bike from Tom (actually Charlie worked with me on it and Tom wrapped up the final fit and sale).  I remember taking it out for a quick spin up and down the side road and came right back and Charlie thought something was wrong but I told him to wrap it up.  The first of many great purchases from Tom!
Let's see what Masi has to say about their touring/commuting bike:

  • Does the open road call your name?
  • Have you got a severe case of wanderlust?
  • If so, we’ve got the ultimate companion for you - the Speciale Randonneur.
  • Built for the long haul and for hauling all you needs for the journey, the Randonneur is ready to get underway any time you are. A classic touring bike with bar endshifters and all the braze-ons you need for racks, bags and fenders. The next time the road calls - answer.

This is my actual bike from TransIowa - Pretty Cool when you find it on the internet and remember that day!
Frame Masi Double Butted CrMo Steel w/ Rack & Masi Double Butted CrMo Steel w/ Rack & Fender Mounts
Sizes 49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm
Colors Burgundy
Fork Masi Lugged CrMo Steel w/ LowRider & Fender Mounts
Headset Ritchey Logic V2 Threadless
Crank Set TruVativ Elita C2.2 w/ Giga X-Pipe Integrated BB; 50/34
Derailleur Front Shimano Tiagra
Derailleur Rear Shimano 105
Freewheel Shimano 105 10 Speed 11-25
Chain Shimano 105
Pedals MKS Sylvan w/ MKS Steel Toe Clips w/ Leather Accents & Nylon Straps
Handlebar Ritchey 6061 31.8mm Ritchey 6061 31.8mm
Handlebar Widths 465cm = All Sizes
Stem Ritchey Comp 31.8mm
Stem Lengths 49 = 90mm; 51 = 90mm; 53 = 100mm; 56 = 100mm; 58 =110mm; 60 = 120
Tape Masi Cork
Derailleur Shifter DiaCompe Bar End Shifter
Saddle Masi SLS w/ Steel Rails
Seat Post Masi Alloy 27.2 x 300mm
Seat Post Clamp Alloy SL
Wheelset Ritchey Girder XC Rims; Formula Cassette Hubset; Stainless Spokes
Tires Kenda Kwik Trax 32c Wire Bead
Brakes DiaCompe BRS-101 Alloy Dual Pivot
Brake Lever Tektro R200A

What I will say about this bike, first and foremost, is that I would switch the bar end shifters out for either Shimano or SRAM 10 speed shifters.  On my bike tour the following year I had issues and Tom sent me a set of Shimano barcons to have installed and they worked like a charm for many miles.  I eventually sold the bike after 4000 or so miles and I am sure he is still enjoying it to this day.  Other than that I have no issues with this bike at all.  It took on all types of riding and road conditions and persevered and that is the most important aspect of any bike - faith that it will get you to your location without any issues - especially for work or touring! 

A month or so ago a customer came in with his wife's Masi and it sure brought back a flood of memories.  We talked about how great the bike is and his touring that he had done and was planning on doing in the future on this bike!
MSRP: $1145.00
Tom's Sale Price:  $899.00
Tom's Blog Bike Price:   $825.00 - Valid this week only and only on these 3 sizes that we have in stock - 51, 58, & 60

Stop by the shop and check the Masi Speciale Randonneur out - you won't be disappointed at all.

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
F: (716)651-0858


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