Francesco Moser, born 19 June 1951 in Palù di Giovo, Trentino, nicknamed “Lo sceriffo” (The sheriff), is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer. He was dominant from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s and won the 1984 Giro d’Italia, the 1977 world road racing championship and six times in three of the five classics. He turned professional in 1973, showing a stylish pedaling style. But his powerful build meant he wasn’t a gifted climber. His 273 road victories puts him behind Eddy Merckx (525) and Rik Van Looy (379), but ahead of Rik Van Steenbergen (270) and Roger De Vlaeminck (255). He was also an accomplished track rider, riding up to six Six-Day races almost each winter throughout his career.
Francesco Moser broke the hour record of Eddy Merckx (from 1972) in Mexico City, on 19 January 1984, in Mexico City. He rode 50.808 kilometers, on an aerodynamic bike with full disc wheels more advanced than the conventional bike Merckx used in 1972. He went one better and broke it again on the 23rd, with 51.151 kilometres in one hour. Fracesco Moser named his bikes with 51.151 for that historic achievement in Mexico City. This bike represents the cutting edge of time trial design in the mid-1980s.
We are proudly offering one of the most iconic vintage time trial bikes – Moser 51.151 which dates back to mid 1980s. The highlight is undoubtedly the aggressive aerodynamic 650/700C frameset made of bent Columbus tubing shinning in beautiful paint job. TT frames from this era and built with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, Ambrosio Logos wheelset, 3ttt Moser 51.151 cockpit. Perfect in every detail. A real eye-catcher.
Very rare and collectible! For true enthusiasts…
Frame & Fork: Moser 51.151 time trial, Columbus SL tubing
– seat tube (c-t): 54 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53 cm
– headset tube: 10 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Super Record
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Front wheel: Ambrosio Logos
Rear wheel: Ambrosio Logos
Casette: Regina CX
Stem: 3ttt Moser 105mm
Handlebar: 3ttt 51.151
Chain: Regina Record
Saddle: Moser, white leather
Handlebar tape: Benotto
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record Pista
Era: mid 1980s
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Original paint and decals. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Price: SOLD (August 2020)