The Mystique of Masi: From Vigorelli to Volumetrica

Since the dawn of competitive bicycle racing, Italian frame builders have produced some of the world’s most painstakingly crafted and sought after machines. Of all the Italian brands desired by bicycle aficionados, vintage Masis turn up high or even highest on the list.

Maxi-Car and the Old Roller

Just last week I was cleaning out my parts bins to make some room in the garage when they reappeared. Submerged in a pile of old purple anodized mountain bike components that were thoroughly thrashed, I came across a few Maxi-Car hub boxes. More than 10 years had passed since I acquired them and I…