Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-10, 06:30 AM   #1
kamtsa
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
kamtsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
kamtsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-10, 08:56 AM   #2
Azreal911
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Wheeler Mtn bike, Strida 5.0, Tern Link Uno, FSIR Spin 2.0, Dahon Mu P8
Posts: 837
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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).

Last edited by Azreal911; 04-30-10 at 08:59 AM.
Azreal911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-10, 09:26 AM   #3
kamtsa
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
kamtsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sesamecrunch, this mod will look well on your MK3

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anglepo...7623821358653/
kamtsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-10, 02:25 PM   #4
xpc316e
Glad to be 'bent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
Bikes: Radius C4 LWB USS & TW Actionbents trike
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
xpc316e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 05:13 AM   #5
akohekohe
The Professor
 
akohekohe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: O'ahu
Bikes: Alex Moulton Double Pylon, Surly Big Dummy, Alex Moulton GT
Posts: 888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
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.
akohekohe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 06:59 AM   #6
jur
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,792
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
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.
jur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:10 AM.