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Old 02-19-09, 02:04 PM   #1
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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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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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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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They were built with both 3 and 4 speed Sturmey Archer hubs.
Single speeds and two-speeds as well.

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