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Old 03-27-14, 03:51 PM   #26
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My suggestion is to use a SA 5-speed hub. While the Shimano Nexus 7 has very evenly spaced steps, the range it not that much more than a SA 5-speed hub. Add to that the fact you would need to cold-set the rear dropouts and it becomes a larger project.

One other thing that comes to mind, at least for me, is that an old English steed like that Moulton should have an old English hub like a Sturmey-Archer.
My Moulton came with the Shimano 7 speed and if I was building another I might opt for a 5 speed (or a derailleur gear) but that Shimano 7 speed is such a nice hub from a practical point of view... those extra steps and even jumps make it nicer than the Shimano 8 speed in that respect.
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Old 03-27-14, 11:28 PM   #27
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Any recommendations on a good break set for these bikes? Thinking somthing low priced possibly from Tektro? What reach is appropriate for these bikes with 349mm rims?
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Old 04-11-14, 10:40 PM   #28
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Got my wife a complete Moulton so I have inherited the green project.

Took the good parts from both damaged forks to make one good one.

Cleaned up the fork innards, greesed them polished up the paint.

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Old 04-11-14, 10:55 PM   #29
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Disassembled the bike so I could get the nooks and crannies when I polish the old paint.


Tons of scratches and flaws but still polished up with some shine to it.


I almost never repaint old bikes. Love original paint no mater how damaged it is.
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Old 04-11-14, 11:04 PM   #30
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Fenders polished up nice
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Old 04-11-14, 11:12 PM   #31
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Got a great pair of wheels from a BF member. And added some other parts I had around the shop.



Down to the details. I really need a set of the moulton white plastic cable guides but they are very hard to find in the USA hopefully a set will turn up.
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Old 04-13-14, 10:08 PM   #32
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Wheel set came with this really cool Jtek 8 speed shifter made to work with the SA hub. Super easy setup and works like a champ.


Finally got to take the Moulton out for a shake down ride tonight. Rides great no squeaks rattles or problems.

Parked in front of community market with my Moulton.
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The bike is looking great.
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Old 04-16-14, 07:50 PM   #34
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Thanks Sixty Fiver

Basket showed up in the mail today. Temporarily attached it with zip ties. With added heavy basket this bike is officially tank-o-riffic probably well over 30 pounds.

First of many trips for Mexican food.
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Old 05-16-14, 11:30 PM   #35
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Old 05-17-14, 02:39 AM   #36
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That looks so nice. I really have to get a replacement for my stolen Moulton
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