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kindly help me date the year of this F.Moser?

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kindly help me date the year of this F.Moser?

Old 10-14-12, 07:38 PM
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kindly help me date the year of this F.Moser?

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Old 10-14-12, 07:49 PM
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Can't help you on the ID, sorry.
I'm sure someone knowledgeable will chime in soon.
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Early, when they were still lugged. Hugely underrated frames, IMHO
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I saw some images from 1975 or so, (maybe 1976) where the down tube graphic was stenciled on.
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thank you kindly
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Old 10-15-12, 07:29 AM
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The seat tube decal mentions Moser's 1977 World Championship, so it should be no earlier than 1978. The cable routing and fittings suggest no newer than circa 1985. Typically, the post 1978 models also bore a top tube decal denoting Moser's winning the year long 1978 Super Prestige Pernod competition and after 1984 his Hour Record. That would imply the bicycle is a 1978 model. However, fully chromed stays would be atypical for 1978, as would extensive embossing on what is apparently a mid-range model. I'm wondering if it is a repaint, given the condition and discrepancies.
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The seat tube decal mentions Moser's 1977 World Championship, so it should be no earlier than 1978. The cable routing and fittings suggest no newer than circa 1985. Typically, the post 1978 models also bore a top tube decal denoting Moser's winning the year long 1978 Super Prestige Pernod competition and after 1984 his Hour Record. That would imply the bicycle is a 1978 model. However, fully chromed stays would be atypical for 1978, as would extensive embossing on what is apparently a mid-range model. I'm wondering if it is a repaint, given the condition and discrepancies.
understood it is not re-paint . carefully inspected and the seat post size is 26.8

if it not a collector item n dnt worth much think i gonna stripe and powder coat it to my favourite colour bright green like the colour of the Kona mountain bike with chrome stays love the chrome stays very much and enjoy riding it.
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Originally Posted by MAXMIKE2000 View Post
understood it is not re-paint . carefully inspected and the seat post size is 26.8

if it not a collector item n dnt worth much think i gonna stripe and powder coat it to my favourite colour bright green like the colour of the Kona mountain bike with chrome stays love the chrome stays very much and enjoy riding it.
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...couldn't you do that with a different frame? F. Moser bicycles are definitely valuable and worth preserving. The green paint will turn that unique, special bike (with its beautiful original paint, which can never be restored) into just another green bike -- the new paint will hide the care that went into the construction of the frame, and it will hide the history that is encoded in that frame's original paint. If your heart is set on having a green bicycle, maybe you could powder coat a different frame? There are many people (like myself) who would love to have that Moser just the way it is, with its original paint.
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k thank you. will keep the bike as it is i do love the f.moser it is a great bike ride great n smooth.
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