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    Moulton TSR with 451 wheels

    Hi again,

    Contrary to common belief that moultons cannot take 451 sized wheels, one of my mate discovered that TSR frame with V-brake pivots can take 451 wheelset. Of course you should compensate for different brake pad position with some adaptors or paul brakes..

    Here is his TSR. He fitted a full dura-ace 20 speed groupppo, silver nokon cableset, thopson seat post and stem, brooks bar tape and saddle. Saddle is a modified B17. (Cutting brooks saddle is getting popular here too)



    Personally I think that moving from 406 to 451 has less advantage than 349 to 355 or 355 to 406. You'll get less tire/wheelset choices with 451.

    However, it's a cool mod anyway and there is skinny 1" road tire for 451...

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    wow!!! nice setup...Raxel you move to top of the list, you have posted some of the sweetest folders on this forum I have ever seen

    Love the Moultons

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    Quote Originally Posted by doco View Post
    wow!!! nice setup...Raxel you move to top of the list, you have posted some of the sweetest folders on this forum I have ever seen

    Love the Moultons
    +1!

    Raxel, you and your friends rule!

    PS: Are there any negatives to cutting the Brooks saddles? Does it affect the support? I'm intrigued. It looks so streamlined. Can you provide some closeup pics of the saddle so I can see where you cut?
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    There's a guide to cutting a B17 here on the Fixed Gear Gallery. In my experience it's holds up well - the tension is all in the top of the saddle and the sides don't appear be part of the main integrity of the saddle.

    Guide here.

    PS - bike looks F a s t on 451s. You and your mates must have a blast!

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    Thanks for the link. Looks goooood!

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    Spiffy bike, that boom box is disturbing though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cmd3 View Post
    Spiffy bike, that boom box is disturbing though!
    100% agree to that.
    But riding with boombox on is quite fun (I hide my smaller speaker in handphone bag )

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    It's the first ever bike I saw with a bell on drop bars.
    My folding bike photo essays www.dekter.net/

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    Hi All,

    Does anybody have some photos of their TSR packed? Need to know how packable it is with wheels removed and possibly fork/steering tube removed also.

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    Found one example of a folded TSR on the net

    http://ruralnet.typepad.com/photos/u...u_it_folds.jpg

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