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?
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 gun 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.
Last edited by EvilV; 01-19-09 at 12:56 PM.
There's a whole thread on the weekend:
SesameCrunch's Excellent Adventure
Last edited by EvilV; 01-19-09 at 09:14 AM.
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.
Last edited by jur; 01-19-09 at 05:24 PM.
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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!