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kamtsa 04-30-10 06:30 AM

Moultons Mountons Moultons
 
Somebody posted a large set of images from the recent AM 90th birthday event.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anglepo...7623821358653/

It is interesting to see both the bikes and the demographic of AM fan club.

Azreal911 04-30-10 08:56 AM

Not to sound ageist or something but from the pics most of it's demographic there are old brits heh. Probably the young ones don't have the piggy bank big enough to justify such a crazy trophy bike.

I've never seen a moulton in real life where I live. Just a bunch of hipsters and typical road/mtn bikes in the downtown region. And a brompton ONCE! while the rest are dahons (very few folders mostly full size where i'm at).

kamtsa 04-30-10 09:26 AM

Sesamecrunch, this mod will look well on your MK3

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anglepo...7623821358653/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anglepo...7623821358653/

xpc316e 04-30-10 02:25 PM

Most cycle purchases are heavily influenced by fashion: many mountain bikes are bought for their rugged looks and never venture off-road, and many racer-style road bikes are never ridden either quickly, or competitively. Older people tend not to slavishly follow trends and tend to look for objects that will provide solutions to their problems, caring little for what others think. They also tend to have more disposable income and can afford low-volume (and therefore expensive) cycles. I would say that most Moultons are not 'trophy bikes'; they are merely outward signs of independent thinking.

akohekohe 05-02-10 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azreal911 (Post 10745654)
Probably the young ones don't have the piggy bank big enough to justify such a crazy trophy bike.

Well, even at 14,000 a DP is a lot less expensive than a "trophy" wife, which is what far too many of my colleagues seem to be into these days. I kept the wife I've got and thereby can afford my DP. :D

jur 05-02-10 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azreal911 (Post 10745654)
Not to sound ageist or something but from the pics most of it's demographic there are old brits heh. Probably the young ones don't have the piggy bank big enough to justify such a crazy trophy bike.

Piggy bank nothing.

The young set are only interested in posing on their carbon orbeas wearing full team getups. It's when you shed that baggage that Moultons become interesting. :)


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