i finally got my hands on the original MOSCOW 80 frame. this was a limited run of bicycle frames designed for the USSR national team to compete in the 1980 Olympics. serial number of this particular frame suggests this is one of the last frames in the batch.
unfortunately, when i got this frame, it had all of its decals missing. so i had to get it restored.
gold leaf decals. ISHIWATA tubing – light and stiff.
nothing fits as well as a custom tailored bike. i am very pleased with the result.