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    Moulton 3-speed.?

    been searching the forum and all i see is a 4-speed,i might have come across a mid-60's ,,but the guy is saying a 3speed, is there such a thing?,i'am a newbie on the folders ,so forgive me for my stupidity!
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    Absolutely. They were built with both 3 and 4 speed Sturmey Archer hubs. The 4 speed gives you tighter gear spacing over a marginally wider range, but both are good. That'll be an F frame Moulton though, not a Spaceframe like the new ones, and unless it's either specifically advertised as Stowaway or Seperable, it won't be folding either.

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    If you found a Moulton still in the box, that is a fantastic find. Buy it immediately. (If the asking price is reasonable.)
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    thanks guys for the info,i'll keep ya updated ,i'll see it this time next week,and i will snap some pic's...THANKS AGAIN

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    What's the asking price? Because these bikes are highly sought after, and a minty one is literally worth at least $1k, more probably $2k, and I'm not even an informed Moulton enthusiast. There are collectors in Japan who are buying up the world's Moultons.
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    For example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    What's the asking price? Because these bikes are highly sought after, and a minty one is literally worth at least $1k, more probably $2k, and I'm not even an informed Moulton enthusiast. There are collectors in Japan who are buying up the world's Moultons.
    this is not a cash deal,wheel'n & dealin in some other bike stuff.

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    That sounds like an excellent price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    That sounds like an excellent price.
    not a done deal yet,,but i will get to put my hands on next week,i'll let ya know

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    It's worth more in the box and unridden, by the way.

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    Good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    They were built with both 3 and 4 speed Sturmey Archer hubs.
    Single speeds and two-speeds as well.

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