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    1978 Francesco Moser Appraisal

    Hello all,

    I have what seems to be a 1978 Francesco Moser(says the sticker on the bike) and what I believe to be in decent shape. I have ridden it many times although the frame is too large for me. I am considering letting it go. I have seen them on ebay but prices are very bipolar, especially because i do not know very much about vintage bikes. I believe that with a little bit of cleaning i can make this bike look almost new, but I know that some collectors would prefer it the way it is. Anyways here are some pictures. PS i also have what I believe to be the stock seat, its just not in the pictures.
    Thanks for looking

    Here is what I found as far as the manufaturer
    http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/moser/5.jpg

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    That is a very pretty bike. I would like some more info, like the size (58? 60?) and some more photos of the drive train, in particular the rear derailleur area. Is the bike chromed or is that the paint (Italians would sometimes paint over chrome)?

    You pics are a bit random; try to get the entire bike on the drive side; drive train; tubing decal. You have a good shot of the seat stay cluster.

    It looks to be in very nice condition.
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    Pull the seatpost out then re-insert so about 6" is exposed, for the pictures. Don't twist it back and forth, as that can gouge up the post. Put some grease or oil on it when you re-insert.
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    I would say this is later than '78 with the cables going under the bottom bracket. The '78 decal is more likely a tribute
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