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SHE WILL RIDE AGAIN 

This is what I saw when I logged into Tumblr this morning:  pictures of my 1990 Masi 3Volumetrica posted up by Fix The City (an excellent blog which I follow and you should check out).  Unfortunately, this frame met a nasty fate a year ago as I was run off the road on the way to the track.  I haven’t looked at pictures of this frame in a long time because I really did treasure it and it usually makes me sad to see it.  Damn I miss that bike.

But this time around I didn’t get bummed out seeing the ol’ Masi.  Coincidentally, just last night Aram at Predator Cycling told me that he was getting the frame repaired as a wedding gift to me.  I still think he’s bluffing — but if not, then THANK YOU ARAM!  What a nice dude.

I will be so happy to get the Masi rolling again.
SHE WILL RIDE AGAIN 

This is what I saw when I logged into Tumblr this morning:  pictures of my 1990 Masi 3Volumetrica posted up by Fix The City (an excellent blog which I follow and you should check out).  Unfortunately, this frame met a nasty fate a year ago as I was run off the road on the way to the track.  I haven’t looked at pictures of this frame in a long time because I really did treasure it and it usually makes me sad to see it.  Damn I miss that bike.

But this time around I didn’t get bummed out seeing the ol’ Masi.  Coincidentally, just last night Aram at Predator Cycling told me that he was getting the frame repaired as a wedding gift to me.  I still think he’s bluffing — but if not, then THANK YOU ARAM!  What a nice dude.

I will be so happy to get the Masi rolling again.

SHE WILL RIDE AGAIN


This is what I saw when I logged into Tumblr this morning: pictures of my 1990 Masi 3Volumetrica posted up by Fix The City (an excellent blog which I follow and you should check out). Unfortunately, this frame met a nasty fate a year ago as I was run off the road on the way to the track. I haven’t looked at pictures of this frame in a long time because I really did treasure it and it usually makes me sad to see it. Damn I miss that bike.

But this time around I didn’t get bummed out seeing the ol’ Masi. Coincidentally, just last night Aram at Predator Cycling told me that he was getting the frame repaired as a wedding gift to me. I still think he’s bluffing — but if not, then THANK YOU ARAM! What a nice dude.

I will be so happy to get the Masi rolling again.
KIERON x MASI 

Paul Ku from City Grounds was covering the races at Encino Velodrome last weekend — snapping photos of his favorite bikes.  He caught this one of yours truly trying to decide which gear to run.

See more pics posted up at City Grounds.
KIERON x MASI 

Paul Ku from City Grounds was covering the races at Encino Velodrome last weekend — snapping photos of his favorite bikes.  He caught this one of yours truly trying to decide which gear to run.

See more pics posted up at City Grounds.

KIERON x MASI


Paul Ku from City Grounds was covering the races at Encino Velodrome last weekend — snapping photos of his favorite bikes. He caught this one of yours truly trying to decide which gear to run.

See more pics posted up at City Grounds.
BLACK LINE FEVER - YOURS TRULY 

I was hurtin’ at this moment but I kinda dig this photo taken by Devon.

See more of his awesome shots from the day on Flickr.
BLACK LINE FEVER - YOURS TRULY 

I was hurtin’ at this moment but I kinda dig this photo taken by Devon.

See more of his awesome shots from the day on Flickr.

BLACK LINE FEVER - YOURS TRULY


I was hurtin’ at this moment but I kinda dig this photo taken by Devon.

See more of his awesome shots from the day on Flickr.
TWIN MASI 3V 

My friend Tim was visiting Stanford University recently and told me he spotted the twin sister to my Masi 3Volumetrica track bike.  Of course he took pictures cuz he knew I wouldn’t believe him.

Check out the details on Everything Eaten.
TWIN MASI 3V 

My friend Tim was visiting Stanford University recently and told me he spotted the twin sister to my Masi 3Volumetrica track bike.  Of course he took pictures cuz he knew I wouldn’t believe him.

Check out the details on Everything Eaten.

TWIN MASI 3V


My friend Tim was visiting Stanford University recently and told me he spotted the twin sister to my Masi 3Volumetrica track bike. Of course he took pictures cuz he knew I wouldn’t believe him.

Check out the details on Everything Eaten.

The Masi 3Volumetrica - All Built Up

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So I’ve finally got my Masi 3V all built up and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so excited about it! I’ve already ridden the bike a few times up at Encino Velodrome and but this past weekend I raced it around the planks at LA Velodrome. Super-stiff! Super-fast! Fits me so much better than my previous bike. I find that I’m working much less to keep a good speed up which is the whole point, right?

The Masi 3V design is pretty much the first frame to use oversized tubing and internal lugs. It was developed by Alberto Masi in the early 80’s and he still swears by this construction method to this day (but under a different name). I’m not saying this bike is completely flawless or anything (it’s kinda heavy) but it’s a great example of a timeless and innovative design.

Check out a few articles about the Volumetrica at Bob Hovey’s Masi site.

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I wanted to do this frame justice by giving it a contemporary build but keeping a classic feel. I think I may have succeeded but I would love to hear your feedback so leave me a comment if you got something to say. Here’s the deetz:

FRAME: Masi 3Volumetrica Pista frame made for Montgomery/Subaru — circa 1990. Serial number is EB3 (EB = Eddie Borysewicz).

DRIVETRAIN: Campagnolo Record Pista bottom bracket, crankset and chainring. Izumi V Super Toughness chain. Dura Ace track cog. Dura Ace (old-style) track pedals.

WHEELS: Cane Creek Sprint 85’s with ceramic bearings. Vittoria Pista EVO-CL tires.

FLIGHT DECK: Cinelli XA stem with Cinelli 67 Pista bar. Cloth tape. Chris King GripNut headset.

THRONE: Selle Italia Flite saddle with Thomson Elite seatpost.

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Huuuge thanks to Aram and Larry at Predator Cycling for the fitting and helping me set it up!

All photos taken by Pat Benson. Stay tuned for some more shots coming soon…
Wrapped and shellac’ed!

Now my cloth tape will last for decades.

Want to do it?  Here’s a video tutorial from Bike Villa.
Wrapped and shellac’ed!

Now my cloth tape will last for decades.

Want to do it?  Here’s a video tutorial from Bike Villa.

Wrapped and shellac’ed!

Now my cloth tape will last for decades.

Want to do it? Here’s a video tutorial from Bike Villa.

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