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Finally showing the Moser Leader AX

Old 03-09-24, 01:41 PM
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Finally showing the Moser Leader AX

Picked this up a few months ago and since I was messing with it I grabbed some shots with the P&S. Was originally thinking swapping on some silver rim wheels and then white bar tape (current needs replacing) and a white saddle. But I may just leave it pretty much as is. Basically a Dura Ace 7700 groupset on a nicely repainted frame. No rides on this one yet. 19.5 lbs as in the pics. I'll do a proper photoshoot once I have it all done and when most of the yard is not under 2 feet of snow.










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Very nice, looks brand new.
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Beautiful, very clean and shiny
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Very nice choice James Dak I almost bought one but the frame which was described as 56 was more like a 58 and the whole frame set was slightly heavier than a columbus genius or ultrafoco or dedacciai dr zero . The finish of the fillet brazing is absolutely stunning and the dura ace 7700 groupset is the perfect choice.
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A couple of years ago in a conversation with the guys from Red Rose Imports (the former importers) I was told that they *still* received inquiries as to whether they had any remaining Leader AXs… They have a dedicated cult-like following.
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That's one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen. Outstanding score!
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How does the seatpost work?

Is it a quill seatpost or is there a subtle grub screw somewhere? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Gorgeous bike! Those aren’t 7700 hubs are they? I’ve never seen a 7700 with the “bulge” near the right rear flange.
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Gorgeous bike! Those aren’t 7700 hubs are they? I’ve never seen a 7700 with the “bulge” near the right rear flange.
Those would be 7400/7403 front/rear hubs from the 8 speed days. The rear hub would have to be the 7403 UG/HG combination freehub body that could take 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes. A Uniglide 8 could be fitted using the small threaded cog or Hyperglide 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes with a modern type HG lockring.
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Originally Posted by masi61
Those would be 7400/7403 front/rear hubs from the 8 speed days. The rear hub would have to be the 7403 UG/HG combination freehub body that could take 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes. A Uniglide 8 could be fitted using the small threaded cog or Hyperglide 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes with a modern type HG lockring.
Interesting, thank you!
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Thats a real beauty! I would love to try riding one of those someday. Let us know your impressions once you have had a chance to evaluate it.
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Originally Posted by Sactown_Albert
Is it a quill seatpost or is there a subtle grub screw somewhere? Inquiring minds want to know!
It's an American Classic quill seatpost.
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Originally Posted by masi61
Those would be 7400/7403 front/rear hubs from the 8 speed days. The rear hub would have to be the 7403 UG/HG combination freehub body that could take 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes. A Uniglide 8 could be fitted using the small threaded cog or Hyperglide 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes with a modern type HG lockring.
This picture of some of my hubs illustrates this. The middle set (now on my Krapf) is the same as on this. The bottom set are the 7700 series hubs. I'm debating having those laced up with some polished silver rims for this ride.

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Just a little update. I did ride this one two days ago finally, the maiden voyage. It did quite well and I posted my second fastest pace of the year on it for the 26 mile ride. Felt pretty good under me for most of the ride only getting a bit harsh in the front over the roughest sections of bad chipseal.

I've always been seeing this one with silver polished wheels so this morning for fun I put on the new Ritchey Zeta Classics I just got in. They were listed at 1440 grams but every review I saw had them heavier. I got 1587 on my scale without skewers. Still, on this bike with the Veloflex Evo 700 x 25 tires and latex tubes they did drop 3 ozs off the bike. But, the front just barely clears and is too close even for me. So I'll be running a 23 in front with a 25 rear once the new tires get in.

The overall look is what I've envisioned on this one. I just need to decide on what brake levers and the rewrap the bars with white and it will be done for now. Since I really do dig the silver wheels I think I'm going to use my available Dura Ace 7700 hubs to get new wheels built for this. Thinking polished silver Velocity Fusions on both ends or maybe make it look even racier with a Deep V on the back. Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

Once the Trek 5200 sells I'll use that money for the new wheelset. I'll use the same guy that built the beauties on the Krapf bike.

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19 lbs 5 ozs.



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She’s a stunner for sure! You’ve got the white bottle cages and cables; go ahead with your instinct and swap the tape and saddle for white!
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Originally Posted by El Chaba
A couple of years ago in a conversation with the guys from Red Rose Imports (the former importers) I was told that they *still* received inquiries as to whether they had any remaining Leader AXs… They have a dedicated cult-like following.
Yes, Greg told me that the best Mosers are Leader AX, TK0 and TK1.(Don't know why he didn't mention the Evolution Ti).
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Just a little update. I did ride this one two days ago finally, the maiden voyage. It did quite well and I posted my second fastest pace of the year on it for the 26 mile ride. Felt pretty good under me for most of the ride only getting a bit harsh in the front over the roughest sections of bad chipseal.

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The overall look is what I've envisioned on this one. I just need to decide on what brake levers and the rewrap the bars with white and it will be done for now. Since I really do dig the silver wheels I think I'm going to use my available Dura Ace 7700 hubs to get new wheels built for this. Thinking polished silver Velocity Fusions on both ends or maybe make it look even racier with a Deep V on the back. Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

Once the Trek 5200 sells I'll use that money for the new wheelset. I'll use the same guy that built the beauties on the Krapf bike.

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19 lbs 5 ozs.



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I pretty much finished this one and then shot some new pictures this morning. The plan was a nice ride later on but the rain is just not stopping it seems.










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I like that you (OP) added white handlebar tape. I appreciate the various white accents all over. I think that adding a white saddle would make it even nicer. Does Brooks make a white saddle? Probably not, but that would be really cool too.
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Originally Posted by Lamont Cobb
I like that you (OP) added white handlebar tape. I appreciate the various white accents all over. I think that adding a white saddle would make it even nicer. Does Brooks make a white saddle? Probably not, but that would be really cool too.
I'll be keeping an eye out for a white Fizik Kurve for this but those are hard to find.
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Yeah, a white saddle would be icing on the cake.
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