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F Moser road bike revamp

Bike tags: Road bike | 51.151 | dura-ace 7400 | F Moser | italian | more tags >>

Steel Frame, Year 1986?, Dura-Ace 7400 groupset

F Moser Chrome Fork

Tubular Rims and Tires, Dura-ace 7400 hub

Tubular Rims and Tires, Dura-ace 7400 hub

Double chainring.

Dura-ace post, useless saddle

Look Racing Cleats

Shimano Dura-ace, Campagnolo Front Derailer

Shimano Dura-ace

Shimano Dura-ace, 6 Speed Casette

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I found this fantastic bike and am starting to fix it up.
The whole shimano groupset is in fantastic condition, brackets and bearings seem fine. Some rust on the frame.

What I've done (since the photo):
-Replaced the seat with another crap but much less crap seat.
-Cleaned the chrome forks of rust.
-Put new tubulars tires on (at 130psi this bike flies).

My To Do / To Buy List:
- Clean rust of the frame
- Find some way to move the gear shifters off the downtube, possibly into the breaks. (I've already stuck my finger in the wheel trying to change gears in traffic.) UPDATE I just learned to stop sticking my fingers in the wheel and kept original =)
- Replace the wheels with non-tubulars (mavic?) at the same time I will replace the casette.
- Possibly replace the pedals with clipless ones that will fit touring shoes.
- A new seat

I'll update with more photos soon.

I'm keen to hear any advice on fixing up this bike or on anything really. I got it for free so am happy to spend some money ensuring I get quality parts.

I'm thinking of converting it a little into a touring bike for a ride around europe, ie racks and slightly softer wider tires, maybe a third smaller chainring.

Sorry about the 4 identical photos... my computer was being irritating and I don't know how to delete them.

People who friended this bike 8vpete, evanb

Great find! Keep the

Great find! Keep the downtube shifters, keep it original and clean looking!

Epic find! I'm jealous.

Epic find! I'm jealous.

Send some free stuff my way.

Looks like a fun project. I'd leave the shifters there, it looks like one of those frames that has built on bracket thingys for the shifters, if you move them there's this big square thing just sticking out. Good luck.

no you can move them up just

no you can move them up just fine with modern parts but i would leave the original look personally. ive never had a problem with my fingers when shifting.



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