A while ago I spotted a F frame Moulton at my local recycle yard, it needed a rebuild but everything was there. For some insane reason I walked away from it, I've wanted one for years, then in another fit of total insanity I told my friend, a bicycle collector and a Moulton owner about it. He rushed out and bought it for $5 and the next day refused to let me claim it back. Alas I had lost it, until now....
You see, my friend also has been looking for a Butcher's bike for quite a few years..... then at Saturday's club road race I was talking to another friend who asked me did I know anyone who wanted one. I've claimed it, I rang my bike collector friend and offered it to him for a swap for MY Moulton and guess what?? He's agreed to the deal!!
So finally, on Wednesday I will have my first Moulton.
It will need a total rebuild, but I'm thinking metallic black with racing drops and Shimano cranks, brakes & levers etc. Sort of a classic with modern upgrades.
1: Can I use a modern Moulton front fork on this model?
2: What is the largest wheel size I can use, 17" or 18"?
3: If I use 16" rims, can I get 36 hole? I think Velocity make some.
4: Is the BB shell 24 tpi or the annoying Raleigh 26 tpi?
The bike is branded as a "Malvern Star" Moulton. M.S. is a famous Aussie bike brand.