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Old 04-06-15, 06:42 PM   #1
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Moulton or Birdy Frameset --Where to buy??

Hi All, I am looking for a frame set (frame + fork) of either a Moulton or Birdy bike. New or used works. Can anyone point out where I could purchase one, preferably online and in the US?

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Hi, I have never seen a frame sold on eBay, only full bikes for which I have no use since I already have the parts for this build!
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Look for a Used one and then resell the parts you dont need.
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Moulton TSR Separable Frameset Caliper Ahead Only 999.99 and Fudges CyclesOnline - Moulton Frames.
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or - Pashley Moulton TSR Frame Kit V-Brake - Avon Valley Cyclery
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Use "Moulton bicycle frame" as your search. Roger
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Thanks for the links, unfortunately neither of those two sellers are allowed anymore to ship frames to the US, presumably to allow US dealers to make a profit. Unfortunately, in the US as far as I know one cannot simply purchase a frame, but a full bike. It is really disappointing to not have the option to build your own bike. I may just end up not buying a Moulton as a protest to their crappy policies..
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maybe you can find a straw buyer over there .. and a Freight Forwarder to ship It.
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maybe you can find a straw buyer over there .. and a Freight Forwarder to ship It.
I have considered this option, Interparcel is a great forwarder that I have used before; things get more complicated when finding a trustworthy buyer...I am not obsessed with this purchase, so I am happy to give my money to another company.
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There is a dealer in the US. His name is Bruce Metras. He appears here as brucemetras. You can look up his profile and get pm him. He's got new and used Moultons.
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There is an authorized Birdy folding bike dealer in Manhattan New York. Check out www.bfold.com. I got my 9sp disk silver birdy from them last year. Ask for Peter there. He knows Birdy bike well. They might also carry Moulton as well.
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