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This 1986 Dave Moulton Fuso is my last racing bike. Dave built the Fuso for criterium riding and this it does well. It has a very responsive ride that really begs the rider to jump and accelerate, and is a hoot for short fast rides. I used to think this bike does not descend well, until I raised the handlebars to within 1 inch of saddle height. What a revelation! Quite different handling, that I would describe as rock solid and predictable.

I replaced the steel fork with the pictured carbon to raise the handlebars a bit. This is a 57.5cm c-t, the size recommended by Dave, but too small for my post-competitive riding style. The 61.5 Rivendell Road behind it redefined my idea of riding position and comfort, and fits my middle age body better now. I had it repainted by Russ Denny in 1997 to its current metallic black and pearl. Russ worked in Dave's shop back in the day. This is the only bike in my 7 bike garage that is a pure fitness toy only, not set up to carry stuff or handle inclement weather well.


Would you like to own it? It's free to someone who is into competitive cycling and such a frame would be useful.


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Taken on May 31, 2005