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...
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
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?
Last edited by SesameCrunch; 03-20-08 at 03:28 PM.
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.