So here's an '81 Medici, dripping in campy nr, soaking in the california sun. First let's start with some text and pics.
(everybody loves a longwinded pitch)
For sale is a 58cm Medici Pro Strada produced in 1981 or 1982 in Los Angeles California. The bike is made of Columbus SL double butted tubing with Rexart investment cast lugs and a beautiful deep metallic blue paint that shimmers beautifully in the sun. The fork is fully chromed and shows very little oxidation on the fork blades. There are really beautiful little details on the bike like painted yellow lug windows on the rear of the fork crown, headtube and seattube lugs and the inside of the lugs where the brake bridge is brazed to the seatstays. The bike itself is very responsive with a fairly short wheelbase and nice tight geometry, but is really comfortable to ride for many hours at a time.
There is a good amount of lore surrounding the Medici brand, as well as world class frame builders who have also been associated with the brand (Mario Confente, Faliero Masi and Brian Baylis). Medici’s seem to be broken down into classes in regards to their paint and build quality. If you are lucky, you got one that was produced on a “good day” for Gene Simonetti and Mike Howard (The Hair Bandit) at their shop in L.A. This bike was without a doubt produced on one of the good days by the looks of the high quality paint and overall construction of the bike.
There are no dents, dings or any sort of damage to the bike. There are however some small scratches from normal use present here and there, but nothing going down through the paint to the steel. The most chipped paint as you would probably guess is found on the drive side chain stay from dropping the chain and or general use. I have taken very good care of this bike since it has been in my possession, always stored indoors, never been ridden in the rain and always maintained properly. This bike needs nothing. This classic is absolutely ready to ride.
Email me for more info or for additional pics. Cash or PayPal and local pick up only please. Now for the lame stuff. If you’re a scammer don’t waste your time or mine because it’s not gonna happen.
Specs are as follows:
Frame and Fork: Columbus SL
Headset : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes : Campagnolo Nuovo Record with original yellow housing
Bottom Bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record (Italian threaded)
Crankset : 170mm Campagnolo Nuovo Record double with original dust caps. No hairline fractures present where the crank arm meets the spider
Deraileurs : Campagnolo Nuovo Record both front and rear (both have new cables less than one month old)
Shifters : Campagnolo Downtube shifters (friction only)
Pedals : Sorry no pedals are included
Hubs : 36 hole Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Skewers : Campagnolo
Rims : 36 hole silver Mavic Open Pros built 3x with DT Swiss 14g double butted spokes
Tires : Vittoria Zaffiros 700 x 25c about 200 miles on them
Freewheel : 6 speed Regina Oro
Chain : KMC
Dropouts : Horizontal chromed Campagnolo
Saddle : Viper
Seatpost : 27.2 Kalloy
Stem : 100mm 3t with Medici Pantograph
Bars : 40cm 3t Gran Prix with new Fizik tape
Top Tube : 57.5 c-t-c
Seat Tube : 57 c-t-c, 58 c-t-t
Headtube angle : 73°
Seattube angle : 73°
OK, first go up and click on the seat cluster, then come back
This seller better be willing to haggle based on this picture alone. he states:
There are no dents, dings or any sort of damage to the bike. There are however some small scratches from normal use present here and there, but nothing going down through the paint to the steel. The most chipped paint as you would probably guess is found on the drive side chain stay from dropping the chain and or general use. I have taken very good care of this bike since it has been in my possession, always stored indoors, never been ridden in the rain and always maintained properly. This bike needs nothing.But you can clearly see what looks like a stress chip in the corner of that seat lug. and look at the wear on this seat. and for fork is pitted. and wear on the top tube near the crown. and look at that scratch on the seat tube.... looks pretty deep to me. It's obvious this bike is a rider, which is a good thing in my opinion. But as a rider it is really out of it's fair price range. I'll go on to prove my point in some coming posts, but this is me being honest. I understand 'it's cali' and 'it's campy' and hype hype hype but 4/5's of a g is too much.
i'm not here to make friends. just sayin