Masi? American? Well yes, Faliero Masi set up shop in California back in the early 70s and built frames here through the 80s. The company has changed hands a few times, and most of the bikes you see produced now with the Masi name are made in Asia. But the this new Masi Legacy Gran Criterium is made in California, and comes painted by by Jim Allen, who painted many of those original California frames back in the day. It also comes with a Chris King headset (Portland, Oregon) and a painted-to-match Enve fork (Ogden, Utah). And we dig it. Price is $2,399 and they are only making 100, so if you want one you better act fast. Video after the jump.
I was looking for an all-American, red, white and blue bike for the header image for this blog. I don’t think I could do much better than this awesome Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel featured over at NYC Velo. Looks great with the red Chris King headset and red White Industries hubs! I’ll get a better pic for the blog header at NAHBS next month, but for now this will do!