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MASERATI MT7 - INTRO

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SEVENTIES MASERATI MT-7 - INTRODUCTION

The Maserati name is most commonly associated with that glorious automobile, introduced by the Maserati brothers in 1926.  Some years later Maserati motorcycles made their appearance, however, they were Maserati in name only.  Evidently the Maserati company permitted the use of their name, at the time.  This, incidentally, was not an unprecedented move on the part of Maserati.  So too did Rolls Royce allow their prestigious name to be used in conjunction with the English made Brough Superior motorcycle.

Though volumes of information pertaining to the Maserati automobile exists, there is little said about the Maserati bicycle.  And the bicycle, like the Motorcycle, is not associated with the car company.  Rather, the Maserati bicycle effort was linked only to itself.

As with most brands of bicycles, the Maserati was offered as an entry level bicycle, fitted with entry level components and a complete lack of pizzazz.  The entry level Maserati, the MT-10, was a cottered crank, straight gauge high tensile steel recreational machine, at best.  The top Maserati dog, the MT-1, features all of the top of the line bells and whistles one would expect, from an early seventies high end Italian made racing bicycle.

The Maserati displayed here is a middle of the line example of those made and probably of early to mid seventies vintage.  The bike features Campagnolo forged drops, fitted to a Falk tubing frame set.  There is an abundance of chrome plating, touching the fork blades, stays and even the head tube lugs.  All in all, an attractive, mid to high end vintage road bicycle.

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