Moser Cicli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Moser Cicli time trial bicycle

Francesco Moser began building racing bicycles after his retirement, as did many Italian bicycle racers, in a small workshop in Trento, Italy. Production is 2,000-3,000 frames annually.

Moser's frames are unique among Italian racing bicycles for being fillet brazed using silver solder rather than using lugs with brass brazing; silver solder never gets hot enough to weaken the tubing and thus bicycles constructed in this manner do not need to be reinforced with lugs, thus reducing the bicycle's weight. After brazing, each frame is hand filed and aligned on a digital alignment table; the smooth lines resulting from the lack of lugs are emphasized with a unicrown fork and an integrated seatpost, attached by an expander bolt in a manner similar to the handlebar stem.