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    I weigh 182 pounds so running 110 would seem appropriate in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Buy Local.. One of Sir Alex Moulton's bikes May do Nicely .. small wheels + dual suspension.

    http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/
    You need deep pockets for a new Moulton.

    I will say that they are one of the nicest riding bicycles ever made... mine is a '66 F series with a bunch of upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    You need deep pockets for a new Moulton.

    I will say that they are one of the nicest riding bicycles ever made... mine is a '66 F series with a bunch of upgrades.
    Worth this much !?!?!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moulton-Ne...item338970ff75

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGoodleyUK View Post
    I could build a lot of frames for that kind of money... my vintage F series that came with the upgrades was significantly less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I could build a lot of frames for that kind of money... my vintage F series that came with the upgrades was significantly less.
    Just out of curiosity and this is probably a novice question but what makes Moulton bikes so good? Are small wheels better than normal sized ones? Obviously the frames look advanced and the suspension system looks good, but the small wheels put me off, when you are paying that kind of money it feels like I should be getting a 'proper' sized bike. Although they look very nice and I wouldn't mind owning one, I was just rather intrigued as to why the wheels are so small and what benefits they would have over the bigger wheel size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGoodleyUK View Post
    Just out of curiosity and this is probably a novice question but what makes Moulton bikes so good? Are small wheels better than normal sized ones? Obviously the frames look advanced and the suspension system looks good, but the small wheels put me off, when you are paying that kind of money it feels like I should be getting a 'proper' sized bike. Although they look very nice and I wouldn't mind owning one, I was just rather intrigued as to why the wheels are so small and what benefits they would have over the bigger wheel size.
    http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/heritage.html

    Moulton was very logical in thinking that a smaller wheel with a high performance tyre would be lighter, stronger, and more aerodynamic than a conventional wheel but would only work if the bicycle was suspended and as this was his field of expertise he designed the F series with a front suspension and rear damper which makes a Moulton a bicycle that you need to ride to appreciate.

    The ride quality and handling are excellent and they give up very little, if anything to "proper" bicycles... you can ride at speed on very rough roads and not feel like you are going to lose a filling and they hold the road like they are on rails.

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    I have a Kona Blast aluminum frame mt bike w/Marzocchi fork, a steel rigid '88 Specialized Stumpjumper, and an '89 steel Schwinn Voyageur touring bike. That is also the order, from harshest to most comfortable, when ridded on my rough urban commute.

    The ability of that steel Voyageur frame, riding on 27x 1 1/4" (32mm) Gator Hardhells, to soak up road noise is amazing. While you're out looking, look for an '80's era touring bike, if only for the frame.

    Mike

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