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Old 01-08-12, 05:19 PM   #1
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Bought a Moulton disassembled.

It has a sticker that says 4 speed and the rear hub is a Sturmey Archer 4 speed with 64 for the model year. Is this an F frame and a mark I or II? It has the wheel set and brakes that came with it. I want to have a 2 speed built for it and alloy rims. I sold the Raleigh R20 and purchased these.





I have done quite a few searches aand didnt find muchinfo on this particular bicycle.
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Old 01-08-12, 06:53 PM   #2
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The Moulton group on yahoo has a lot of members who are knowledgable (and passionate) about vintage models.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/moultonbicycle/
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Thanks for the site. After some more research it appears to be a series 1.
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Old 01-09-12, 08:41 AM   #4
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I have basically the same bike. It is an "F" frame and was probably sold here in the US by Huffy. Yours was in much better shape than mine. Mine is a 1965 although the SA hub is dated late in 1964. Roger
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Old 01-09-12, 01:51 PM   #5
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I think Huffy only imported white ones in the USA mine's the same color

shown here with upgrades

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Those are definitely MK1 forks. The challenge will be the refurb/rebuild of the front and rear suspension. Again plenty of help over on the Moulton forum plus maybe joining the Moulton club

You can also get access to parts for the suspension rebuild via it.

I have refurbed/updated a later Raleigh Moulton MK3 with lighter alloy parts including new rims.





The full Flickr set is here. Mine is actually retro fitted with the earlier MK1 front forks like yours as I think it makes for cleaner lines.

I had great fun doing my refurb/rebuild.

PS did it come with either front or rear racks ?

PPS mine is fitted with an original F&S Torpedo two speed kick back hub which works a treat but are hard to get hold of. This has been re-issued by S/A the S2C which I have and ditched for the SRAM A2 auto two speed which is a better interpretation/replacement of a modern two speed hub IMHO.

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Those are definitely MK1 forks. The challenge will be the refurb/rebuild of the front and rear suspension. Again plenty of help over on the Moulton forum plus maybe joining the Moulton club

You can also get access to parts for the suspension rebuild via it.

I have refurbed/updated a later Raleigh Moulton MK3 with lighter alloy parts including new rims.





The full Flickr set is here. Mine is actually retro fitted with the earlier MK1 front forks like yours as I think it makes for cleaner lines.

I had great fun doing my refurb/rebuild.

PS did it come with either front or rear racks ?

PPS mine is fitted with an original F&S Torpedo two speed kick back hub which works a treat but are hard to get hold of. This has been re-issued by S/A the S2C which I have and ditched for the SRAM A2 auto two speed which is a better interpretation/replacement of a modern two speed hub IMHO.

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Great looking bikes, Really want to try one one day. Could you plse tell us about that black plasticky thing on the headtube? Is it a "Brompton type" luggage block? If so, where can it be bought?
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Old 01-09-12, 03:57 PM   #8
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Yes it is a Brompton luggage block hacked and fitted with metal jubilee clips wrapped in black tape to make it look a little less industrial. With the three clips, one below to rest on one through the middle hacked part to hold it firm against the head tube and one on top to hold it all down, it is rock solid. I carry heavy loads (lots of milk and wine/beer/cider bottles) in the open bag and it is rock solid. Probably could have brazed on some Brompton type lug if I had the skills and or tools but I don't and this works.

Not needed on the F frame bike of this post though, as they have nice front rack fittings already.









Shown with the bag I use on my Brompton. I don't use this bag so much but do use the open Brompton bag mainly for week day trips to the local shops for supplies

Again all the details are on the flickr link above.

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Cool! Thank you for pix and descriptions! I am trying to standarize my luggage solutions for several bikes so this is interesting. On top of being easy with "one system fits all" it is a really light weight solution compared to racks ant two small panniers.

I think at least one of my headtubes is slimmer in the middle becouse of an integrated headset so it should not go anywhere.

I like loading small wheel bikes in the front and low so for sure I am going to remember this!
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Congrats on a great find. This will make for a fun project, I'm sure. The front fork will be tricky, but not impossible to refurbish. I understand the rear fork of the Series 1 to be "fragile". Don't jump curbs with this bike. I put a Duomatic on my MK3 (since sold). Love the simple elegance of the 2 speed kickback hub. Great gearing for casual, around town rides. Have fun with this!
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Way to go Dyno!.. That Series 1 should keep you entertained for awhile... welcome to Moultoneering! 2 speed will be perfect for that bike ..
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Thank you all ,, looking forward to this proect.
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Yep... F series... awesome bikes.

I have one in the works too (4 speed SA) and am looking forward to getting it out in the spring... am not sure what direction I will take with the resto and rebuild as I also have a custom Phillip's 20 for touring, a Dawes Kingpin I wanted to hop up for sportier riding,and a Raleigh 20 for utilitarian purposes.
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I like loading small wheel bikes in the front and low so for sure I am going to remember this!
Agreed.

It may be worth checking out the Klickfix range of fittings and bags as well

I use them on my Moulton TSR2 for front luggage attachments.




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Old 01-10-12, 02:19 AM   #15
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shown here with upgrades
That was a GREAT video!

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@jerrysimon:

I regard myself as a bit of a tinkerer being an engineer (read: I understand really well how something works after I broke it) but hats off to your results!
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Yep, a Huffy Moulton. Be sure to check the rear forks for stress cracks. Mine had BIG cracks and seperations but I got it welded like it shows here ttp://bicyclehub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=135 . Even if your fork looks ok I would consider strengthing, they were some scary looking cracks. A local guy who fixes boat propellers did the job he was familiar with welding and brazing thin metals. Rustolem pewter grey is a perfect match, so the whole job was about $75.
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thanks Jerry

Momentum Magazine already contacted me on some of my photos of that bike and will hopefully get it published on their January issue of the Magazine. They are getting an article written up on folding bikes.

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