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    Moulton

    Theres a post on commuters forum by a guy who paid $200 for a F model Moulton and didnt know what it was. Wanted to know if he paid to much further down in thread. Its in close to perfect original condition. I would kill for it at that or close to that price. Should be a law about who can own one.
    Nearly made me cry,he was talking how he launches it up to 4 ft when riding it off of stuff. I tried to clue him in a bit.
    Anyway rather than convert my Brompton over to a 2 spd kick back im going to wait and see what the new Moulton one with belt drive is going for and possibly finally get a Moulton. I dont seem to have much success finding a good used one. None around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddez View Post
    Anyway rather than convert my Brompton over to a 2 spd kick back im going to wait and see what the new Moulton one with belt drive is going for and possibly finally get a Moulton. I dont seem to have much success finding a good used one. None around here.
    In the US, the TSR-2 will be $1895.00 ... they haven't been released yet .. most likely mid year..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    In the US, the TSR-2 will be $1895.00 ... they haven't been released yet .. most likely mid year..
    Thats good news,probably be just under $2500 here. I can deal with that. Thxs.

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    O no, I didnt say that $200 was to much! In reality I was happy to pay $200 without even riding it or even ever seeing one. It looked like a rust pile covered in cobwebs and crusty well, rust! The head badge was missing and I just wanted help with what it was do to the fact that I just love the thing and it is fun to ride! As far as me having one, I am going to keep it original? It was born in 1964 (I found on the hub) the same year I was born and I came here to find more info on it. What I found is that I should not have one,,, What do the rest of you think of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post

    O no, I didnt say that $200 was to much! In reality I was happy to pay $200 without even riding it or even ever seeing one. It looked like a rust pile covered in cobwebs and crusty well, rust! The head badge was missing and I just wanted help with what it was do to the fact that I just love the thing and it is fun to ride! As far as me having one, I am going to keep it original? It was born in 1964 (I found on the hub) the same year I was born and I came here to find more info on it. What I found is that I should not have one,,, What do the rest of you think of that?
    I knew id get you over here sooner or later. Im actually happy for you and sad i cant have it,i was hoping id get someone from here besides me to go over to commuters and chat with you. So the bait worked.
    Maybe some one else asked if it was worth it and not yourself,will have to go back and reread threads. Sorry if that wasnt you.
    I was commenting tongue in cheek about who can own one,but i think you knew that,certainly no offense meant,anyone who rides a LHT cant be all bad

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    What's great is that a 1964 bike is being ridden instead of mouldering in a shed someplace. Ride that bike!
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    Check out this little beauty, not exactly original, the Mk III was never offered as anything other than a 3 speed, but I could still live with it.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diode100 View Post
    Check out this little beauty, not exactly original, the Mk III was never offered as anything other than a 3 speed, but I could still live with it.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    Wow! That is one distinctive bike!

    I love that it has the Duomatic hub. I'm loving it on my MK3. A natural marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddez View Post
    I knew id get you over here sooner or later. Im actually happy for you and sad i cant have it,i was hoping id get someone from here besides me to go over to commuters and chat with you. So the bait worked.
    Maybe some one else asked if it was worth it and not yourself,will have to go back and reread threads. Sorry if that wasnt you.
    I was commenting tongue in cheek about who can own one,but i think you knew that,certainly no offense meant,anyone who rides a LHT cant be all bad
    Yea!
    I love this bike but if I find it falling by the wayside, I will look you up so you can have first dibs on it! I am 8 years car free and make my living on bicycles and not from them. but the Moulton bike I have been riding (on sunny days) after work. You guys helped me so much and THANK YOU but now I am looking at some of the newer ones and just droooOOling over them! I want to set up a newer one for touring but the price,,, sheesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    Yea!
    I love this bike but if I find it falling by the wayside, I will look you up so you can have first dibs on it! I am 8 years car free and make my living on bicycles and not from them. but the Moulton bike I have been riding (on sunny days) after work. You guys helped me so much and THANK YOU but now I am looking at some of the newer ones and just droooOOling over them! I want to set up a newer one for touring but the price,,, sheesh!
    Gotcha. Feel free to Pm when and if its dibs time. I would appreciate first dibs really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    Yea! You guys helped me so much and THANK YOU but now I am looking at some of the newer ones and just droooOOling over them! I want to set up a newer one for touring but the price,,, sheesh!
    Yeah at least you know now why everything thinks you got that bike for quite a steal! It would have easily gone for like 4 times that price! A new moulton is like unobtainium, a used one is like gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    In the US, the TSR-2 will be $1895.00 ... they haven't been released yet .. most likely mid year..
    Where did you get the pricing info? I've been searching the interweb to no avail. My email to the US distributor went unanswered as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwd-bwd View Post
    Where did you get the pricing info? I've been searching the interweb to no avail. My email to the US distributor went unanswered as well.
    I'm listed on the Moulton website as one of the California dealers, I have the 2010 Moulton price list. Moulton range is from $1895 to 26825 ... keep me in mind if you want one.

    Thanks,
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    BTW, none other than Sheldon Brown owned, and adored, a 1964 Moulton which is practically identical to yours. That alone says a lot. I note he had put a Brooks on there complete with saddle bag. And a hilarious cornucopia of crap on the handlebar stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    In the US, the TSR-2 will be $1895.00 ... they haven't been released yet .. most likely mid year..
    At that price, I just found my next bike. When will they be available in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Zanetti View Post
    At that price, I just found my next bike. When will they be available in the US?
    The Sturmey 2 speed kickback hub that was widely pictured on the TSR-2 was the only one released by Sturmey.. until Sturmey officially releases the hub (June I've been told), the TSR-2 should then also be available.

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    alert

    this is a folding bike forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedi k wardhana View Post
    alert

    this is a folding bike forum...
    Although Alex Moulton will vehemently insist the Moulton is not a folding bike, I think separate-able bikes are considered perfectly acceptable in this forum - Moultons with kingpin, Dahon Smoothhound etc.

    A 2 speed moulton with no rear gear cable links to brake could make for a speedy split - see video -

    http://www.youtube.com/v/c8m8BBgHNcs&hl

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandHopper View Post
    Although Alex Moulton will vehemently insist the Moulton is not a folding bike, I think separate-able bikes are considered perfectly acceptable in this forum - Moultons with kingpin, Dahon Smoothhound etc.
    It's not a separable bike either. Whatever shall we do?

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    It is not an insuperable problem:

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    - every mile of road has two miles of ditch -

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandHopper View Post
    A 2 speed moulton with no rear gear cable links to brake could make for a speedy split - see video -

    http://www.youtube.com/v/c8m8BBgHNcs&hl
    The AM2 has that thumb screw kingpin (1m:10s in the above video) which seems to be more user friendly than the TSR's stock hex kingpin.

    Anybody knows if such a kingpin will fit the TSR?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snafu21 View Post
    It is not an insuperable problem:

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    It still remains an inseparable problem tho.
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    "It still remains an inseparable problem tho."

    :-)


    They are loverly looking bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snafu21 View Post
    "It still remains an inseparable problem tho."

    :-)


    They are loverly looking bikes.
    they are indeed lovely.
    but in my case here in indonesia, bringing this bike on the train from bogor to jakarta, 40km,
    I would be charged 1 extra ticket.(1dollar 10cents)
    with a dahon, or hasa f2, or my cheap wimcycle bazooka (all folding) :
    no additional charge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedi k wardhana View Post
    they are indeed lovely.
    but in my case here in indonesia, bringing this bike on the train from bogor to jakarta, 40km,
    I would be charged 1 extra ticket.(1dollar 10cents)
    with a dahon, or hasa f2, or my cheap wimcycle bazooka (all folding) :
    no additional charge...
    The difference in price between a typical Dahon and a typical Moulton is between two and five thousand dollars. If you can afford $3K more for a bike, you can probably afford $3K more to take the bike on a train every single day for eight years.

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