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    I just read your interesting 2007 Moulton review, Evil.

    Pashley- Moulton TSR30 350 mile report

    When you sold that bike to Sesame you shipped it from the UK to the US? How much did that cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf View Post
    Evil - But the Moulton, some of their models anyway, looks so complex. Do all those joints require a lot of maintenance? Do they tend to wear out and break - and then with few people in the US knowing how to fix them and parts difficult or impossible to find?

    I always thought that the enduring beauty of the bicycle is its inherent simplicity - yet the Moulton has its mystique.
    Yes I agree about simplicity being attractive, but the Moulton was a special possession. When people mock my 'cheapskate' reputation vis a vis knock offs, I can quietly laugh, that I did own that bike that Sesamecrunch now has. LOL.

    As far as I know the bike is rather well engineered and doesn't need much maintenance. If by 'joints' you mean the suspension joints, the rear frame pivot, needs a squirt of oil or grease from a grease *** maybe once a year. The front system is said to be maintenance free, although, I did apply the odd drop of oil to the small pivots in the leading link - I'm just made that way - If I see a moving part, I oil it every once in a while. That bike I had will need no more service than any other does.

    As for breaking, the leading link has a very low unsprung weight, it's just a light weight wheel on a pivot and all the hammer is taken by an adjustable spring. I only rode it about 360 miles, but it was totally solid and it just worked in a most unfussy way. I spent some time that year layed up with a ruptured calf after hurting myself trying to kick start a single cylinder motor cycle and I couldn't justify to myself having that moulton as a peice of artwork, so I let it be known I was thinking of selling it and Sesamecrunch came over here to buy it in person. We had a nice little meet and stayed with Mullleady, who most hospitably put us both up at his house.

    I still look at those pictures and think how beautiful a bike it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf View Post
    I just read your interesting 2007 Moulton review, Evil.

    Pashley- Moulton TSR30 350 mile report

    When you sold that bike to Sesame you shipped it from the UK to the US? How much did that cost?
    Better ask him - he flew over from SF and came to London. I drove the 300 miles from here to there and we did the deal in person. LOL. Quite a laugh that was.

    There's a whole thread on the weekend:

    SesameCrunch's Excellent Adventure
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilV View Post
    Better ask him - he flew over from SF and came to London. I drove the 300 miles from here to there and we did the deal in person. LOL. Quite a laugh that was.

    There's a whole thread on the weekend:

    SesameCrunch's Excellent Adventure


    I just re-read that thread. What a riot that whole adventure was!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    What's the front dropout dimension?
    TSR range uses standard 100mm front hubs.

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    I have a Pashley Moulton APB in my sights.

    I wasn't looking, but this chap who has a whole shed full of Moultons is not riding it so he's only asking $750, for a bike in excellent nick (except I will probably have the frame powdercoated, am not liking the greenish paint job ). For $750 aus I would be an idiot to let it pass by. (Of course looking at the number of bikes I have, I am already an idiot.)

    So I am already imagining how the finished bike might look. It might be my first bike with drop bars. Currently it is original with flat bar.

    Some pics:





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    Jur:

    Congratulations! Let us know if you decide to make the leap.

    I look forward to your thoughts on the bike.

    Also, who is this chap with a whole shed full of Moultons?! We need to know more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I have a Pashley Moulton APB in my sights.

    I wasn't looking, but this chap who has a whole shed full of Moultons is not riding it so he's only asking $750, for a bike in excellent nick (except I will probably have the frame powdercoated, am not liking the greenish paint job ). For $750 aus I would be an idiot to let it pass by. (Of course looking at the number of bikes I have, I am already an idiot.)
    Here, I'll try to help... let's see... you only go 'round once ... it's only money... SWMBO already has a Pacific Reach while sporting a permanent Cheshire grin ... gotta' be a no-brainer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I have a Pashley Moulton APB in my sights.

    I wasn't looking, but this chap who has a whole shed full of Moultons is not riding it so he's only asking $750, for a bike in excellent nick (except I will probably have the frame powdercoated, am not liking the greenish paint job
    Snap up that offer NOW!! That's only 350, and if I'm not mistaken that bike was made in Moulton's own workshops. I don't think they were built elsewhere under license like the TSR.

    That's a steal of a price Jur. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Jur:

    Congratulations! Let us know if you decide to make the leap.

    I look forward to your thoughts on the bike.

    Also, who is this chap with a whole shed full of Moultons?! We need to know more!
    You'll be off to Victoria next then SesameCrunch? Nice time of year there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilV View Post
    You'll be off to Victoria next then SesameCrunch? Nice time of year there.
    There could be worse places to visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I have a Pashley Moulton APB in my sights.

    I wasn't looking, but this chap who has a whole shed full of Moultons is not riding it so he's only asking $750, for a bike in excellent nick (except I will probably have the frame powdercoated, am not liking the greenish paint job ). For $750 aus I would be an idiot to let it pass by. (Of course looking at the number of bikes I have, I am already an idiot.)

    So I am already imagining how the finished bike might look. It might be my first bike with drop bars. Currently it is original with flat bar.

    Some pics:



    Very cool.... I'd settle for a test ride on one, but I'd love own a Moulton and see for myself what they are like to ride...
    safe riding - Vik
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    Quote Originally Posted by vik View Post
    Very cool.... I'd settle for a test ride on one, but I'd love own a Moulton and see for myself what they are like to ride...

    Yeah, you'd like to test ride something as expensive as this first. I'll call that place in Phoenix that's listed on the Moulton website and see what they have, if anything.

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