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'Visiting Francesco Moserís Garage'

Old 01-14-12, 05:20 PM
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'Visiting Francesco Moserís Garage'

I have not been, but here are some photos from someone who has








pretty cool he kept so many of his bikes,

http://www.eroicacicli.com/blog/at-mosers/

http://www.eroicacicli.com/gallery/at-mosers-2/
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I would rock this so hard:

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Freakin' hipsters and their fixies.
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Very cool post.

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Thanks for sharing.
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Moser a hipster?? He was darn good in track races and 6 days back in the day, that qualifies him as a hipster??? Don't think so.

Hope he doesnt sell any of those bikes to one, specially in the US because for sure the 1st day the bike will have brakeset installed

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Freakin' hipsters and their fixies.
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Now this is a Fixie!!



Was there a big astirisk hanging over this? I believe there was a huge bruhaha over his hour record both because of the size of the gear inch and the elevation at the Mexico City velodrome
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Was there a big astirisk hanging over this? I believe there was a huge bruhaha over his hour record both because of the size of the gear inch and the elevation at the Mexico City velodrome

That's not a question you'd want to ask Chris Boardman...................!
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How big is that rear wheel?
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Any idea about the wheel diameter on those TT bikes with the really big rear wheels?
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Cool post.
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There is a production F. Moser in my area. I had never seen one on person before. It was hanging in a guy's shed that set a local TT record fifteen years ago that is unbroken.
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
Moser a hipster?? He was darn good in track races and 6 days back in the day, that qualifies him as a hipster??? Don't think so.

Hope he doesnt sell any of those bikes to one, specially in the US because for sure the 1st day the bike will have brakeset installed
My number one complaint about the internet is that sarcasm and irony are both lost on most people.

Moser was one of my heroes when growing up, along with Godefroot, Raas, and de Vlaeminck. Can anyone guess what my favorite race is?
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
There is a production F. Moser in my area. I had never seen one on person before. It was hanging in a guy's shed that set a local TT record fifteen years ago that is unbroken.
I've seen several around here in the Twin Cities.

One of them is spotless and looks like it spends most of its days in a nicely heated garage.

Pretty bicycle!
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That is without a doubt the coolest place on earth. Chillin' in Francesco's garage? Sippin' grappa? Talkin' bikes? How could it get any better?



That wood bike in the back looks pretty cool too.
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I don't think I would want to see my own name plastered all over everything in my own garage? NICE bikes though. It's like going to the Don Garlits drag racing museum, in a good way.,,,,BD
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my number one complaint about the internet is that sarcasm and irony are both lost on most people.

Moser was one of my heroes when growing up, along with godefroot, raas, and de vlaeminck. Can anyone guess what my favorite race is?
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I would rock this so hard:

Cool. It's even stamped "BREV CAMPAGNOLO" and (maybe) "<64>" teeth.

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Was there a big astirisk hanging over this? I believe there was a huge bruhaha over his hour record both because of the size of the gear inch and the elevation at the Mexico City velodrome
The bruhaha was about using aero equipment. Moser was the first one to set the record with disk wheels and bullhorn bars... so you can imagine the comparisons to Merckx's record that stood for 12 years (same velodrome). Mostly Moser's record is notable for breaking the 50kph "barrier".

With the increasing gap between modern bicycles and what was available at the time of Merckx's record, the UCI established two records:

the UCI Hour Record (which restricts competitors to roughly the same equipment as Merckx, disallowing time trial helmets, disc or tri-spoke wheels, aerodynamic bars and monocoque frames) and

the Best Human Effort - sometimes termed the UCI "Absolute" Record.
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IIRC the bike with the large rear wheel was known as the "meter bike" as the wheel measured one meter, or about three feet.

The "brouhaha" was simply the fact that the Merckx record (set at the Mexico City track in 1972) was considered one of the grails of cycling, and that Moser had beaten it with a machine rather than superior ability. This opinion gained traction as Moser's record was beaten with successively more outlandish machines, eventually leading to the "UCI hour record" requiring traditional bikes with wire spokes, drop bars, etc.

<edit> Beaten to the punch...
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It's always great to see an alternative 'angle' involving a top pro, albeit in just a few images. There weren't many Moser-branded bikes to be seen BITD on Scottish roads - even fewer now - but rest assured at least one 'F. Moser'-logo'd Vetta leather saddle is still out there, a bit worse for wear but still very comfy
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Moser had an almost preternatural combination of sheer, brutish power on the bike and immense grace. I love the viedos of him in the Giro, climbing with a perfectly flat back, as if in a time trial. Then there's the scene in "Sunday In Hell" where he bridges to the lead group and splits a couple of French riders like a hot knife through butter. Amazing. Perhaps his most underapreciated feat is the one he performed in 1994, when he nearly retook the hour record at the age of 42, beating his 1982 record by a bunch in the process. No doubt special machinery and special, um, "preparation" contributed to his performances. But the guy was a monster. I was supposed to get to ride with him in Hamilton on 2003, but that failed to materialize, sadly.
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Wow!! that was so cool.
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