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MOSER Titanio – authentic bike by M.LELLI Team Saeco (1996) – SOLD

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 and famous for smooth lines resulting a unicrown fork and an integrated seatpost, attached by an expander bolt. The titanium was a material of choice back in mid 1990s as most of the most important bike manufacturers (DeRosa, Colngao, Bianchi, Carrera) used titanium for the their professional riders.

Massimiliano Lelli (born on December 2nd 1967) was professional cyclist in years 1989 till 2004. He won two stages at the Giro d’Italia 1991 and one stage in 1992. In 1996 he was part of Saeco Team at the Tour de France working for Mario Cipollini and finished 25th in general classification. He moved to Cofidis in 1999 where he stayed till 2004.

Mario Cipollini and Massimiliano Lelli (Seaco), Tour de France 1996

Mario Cipollini and Massimiliano Lelli (Seaco), Tour de France 1996

 

Here we are proudly presenting a superb Italian racing machine, the Moser Titanio which dates back to 1996. and was ridden by Massimilano Lelli (Team Saeco).  It was one of the bikes that Lelli used at the Tour de France 1996. The superb and superlight frameset is made of 3AI- 2,5V Titanium. Build with top of the line  Campagnolo Record 8s groupset from 1996. Still has original Michelin tires, original saddle, original pedals, original titanium bottle cage, even bar tape is original. Nice to see the welded spokes on the rear wheel and ”LEL” engravings on the bottom bracket shell. No much words needed.

The legend! Superb vintage bike for a fair price.

 

 

Frame & Fork: MOSER Titanio (3AI- 2,5V Titanium)

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 57.5 cm

– seat tube (c-c): 54 cm

– top tube (c-c): 55 cm

– headset tube: 12.8 cm

– standover: 80 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Record 8s (172.5mm, 53/39)

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s

Headset: Campagnolo Record 8s

Levers: Campagnolo Record Ergopower 8s

Brakes: Campagnolo Record

Stem: ITM

Handlebar: ITM Super Italia Pro

Hubs: Campagnolo Record 8s

Cassette: Campagnolo Record 8s

Rims: Campagnolo Omega

Seatpost: Moser integrated system

Seat: Selle San Marco Squadra Corse

Pedals: LOOK

Handlebar Tape: original

 

 

Condition:  Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Some decals fall apart. Groupset and components are in good condition and works fine.

Year: 1996

Price: SOLD (February 2021)