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. He rode 35, 14 of which with René Pijnen, winning 15.
We are proud to present one of the best Moser bikes ever, Moser Leader AX Evolution from early 1990s. The highlight is undoubtedly the Moser frameset. It’s dificult to see the shape magnificient ORIA FSB (fillet silver brazed) tubing from the photos (main tube ending on one side is horizontal ellipse shape and the other side is vertical ellipse shape tube) and is definetly stiffer than other steel frames from this era. This steel beauty is build with full Shimano Dura Ace 7400 groupset, FIR wheelset and Flite Titanium saddle. Very good price for a legendary and very quality bike.
Frame & Fork: Moser Leader AX Evolution, Oria steel FSB (fillet silver brazed)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (53/39)
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Stem: ITM 110mm
Handlebar: ITM Super 260, 42cm (c-c)
Shifters: Shimano Dura ace 7400
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rims: FIR Tour 192
Seat tube: Moser
Seat: Flite Titanium
Chain: Shimano HG Dura Ace
Handlebar Tape: Moser cork (original)
Condition: Used, but in very good condition. The frame has no cracks or dents and is not bent. The original paint has a few touchups of normal use, otherwise it’s in very good condition. Chrome is in perfect condition. All parts are working fine.
Era: early 1990s
Price: SOLD (personal delivery to Slovenian collector, September 2016).