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Masi Special road bicycle (1963-Milano)
In 1963, Michael Allison was a young American cyclist,
hardened by two seasons of kermeese racing in Belgium,
went to Milan, under the famous Vigorelli velodrome,
to Faliero Masi for his custom built bike of a lifetime.
Michael has already willed this bike to Gianni Pergolizzi.
Silver finish retouched with chrome fork crown,
Reynolds 531 tubing with Fischer bracket shell and fender fittings,
with Campagnolo Record 10-speed group, 49-44 tooth chainrings,
Universal 61 centerpull brakes, Brooks B17 "narrowed cantle" saddle,
Fiamme rims, TTT Special handlebars, with Grand Prix stem "Made in Jtaly"
Michael has 50 years of cycling in those shaved legs.