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).
After his carrer Francesco Moser began building racing bikes, as did many Italian bicycle racers, in his small workshop in Trento, Italy. Moser’s frames are unique among Italian racing bicycles for being fillet brazed using silver solder rather than using lugs with brass brazing (silver solder never gets hot enough to weaken the tubing and thus bicycles constructed in this manner do not need to be reinforced with lugs, thus reducing the bicycle’s weight). After brazing, each frame is hand filed and aligned on a digital alignment table. The smooth lines resulting from the lack of lugs are emphasized with a unicrown fork and an integrated seatpost, attached by an expander bolt in a manner similar to the handlebar stem.
Here we offering a beautiful racing rocket from mid 1990s, the Moser Leader AX Evolution. The highlights are undoubtedly super quality tubing of the framest, beautiful paintjob and superb components. It’s hard to see magnificient ORIA FSB (fillet silver brazed) tubing from the photos where main tube end on one side is horizontal ellipse shape and the other side is vertical ellipse shape tube. The frame is definetly stiffer than other frames from this era and is built with top of the line Campagnolo Record 8s groupset in outstanding condition, Campagnolo Omega rims, ITM cockpit and Flite Titanium saddle.
Superb vintage bike for a fair price. A real head turner…
Frame & Fork: MOSER Leader AX Evolution, ORIA FSB steel
-seat tube (c-t): 62 cm,
-seat tube (c-c): 55,2 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm,
-headset tube: 13,8 cm,
-standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record (53/39)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Levers: Campagnolo Record Ergopower 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Stem: ITM (12 cm)
Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro (42cm c-c)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32s)
Rims: Campagnolo Omega Aero
Seatpost: Moser integrated system
Seat: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Handlebar Tape: White, leather (original)
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Some tinny signs of normal use. Original paint and decals. Groupset and other components are in mint condition.