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    RIP Alex Moulton

    http://www.moultonbuzz.com/2012/12/a...ton-1920-2012/

    "It is with great sorrow that Shaun Moulton and The Moulton Bicycle Company announce the news that Dr. Alexander Eric Moulton CBE, distinguished engineer and inventor, passed away peacefully in the company of his family and staff on Sunday evening, 9th December 2012, at the age of 92.

    Dr. Moulton was an inspiration for generations of engineers, designers and inventors."

    A truly great ideas man willing to think out of the box.

    Time to take my TSR30 out for a spin in his honour.

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    R.I.P.

    I just saw this on Facebook....


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    Rest in peace.

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    2008 Mezzo D9
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    Here's his obituary from The Telegraph.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...x-Moulton.html

    I'm riding my TSR 4 (Moulton 50) today as a personal memorial to the great man.

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    awesome guy ..... he was truly a man who could think outside the box, and gave us some of the coolest bikes one can buy ...
    RIP

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    The year 2012 will be remembered as a time when the world lost many great personalities, though mainly from the entertainment arts. Doctor Alex Moulton however will be fondly remember by those of us who have an appreciation for those rare folks who indeed were able to think outside the box. May his creativity carry forward for now on.

    Rest in Peace Alex.

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    RIP. I'll have to ride my Moulton Deluxe tomorrow in rememberance of his brilliance.
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    I was lucky enough to ride with Alex Moulton in San Francisco I think over a decade ago. He graciously joined the loosely organized folding bike ride back then. The meeting place was on Moulton St. close to Lombard. I still have the Bicycling Magazine issue which featured his AM bikes. That was my inspiration to build bikes with small wheels. Thank you Alex !! I rode my road bike with a Softride beam and 20" wheels that day. I still remember him walking around the bike with arms behind his back.

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    How sad! I hope this doesn't bring about the end of the Moulton bike. Maybe someone can continue the development. One thing is certain, he made the most incredible looking bikes in production. This guy I used to ride with, had a SpaceFrame that was the best looking bicycle I've ever seen. Pictures don't do justice to that bike at all. Danny also passed away this year from cancer.

    http://www.pbase.com/jchiarella/image/5838457

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    He was one of a kind as were his ground breaking machines.
    “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live." - Mark Twain

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    I think Shaun Moulton will continue the BOA operation. I met the man about two years ago. As stated elsewhere at 92 he had a great innings and left us with a wonderful legacy. I have two of his bikes a Raleigh Moulton MK3 from the 70s and a more recent TSR2 belt driven affair.

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    RIP.

    A Moulton is still on my bucket list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
    How sad! I hope this doesn't bring about the end of the Moulton bike.
    Dr. Moulton has been preparing (bringing nephew Shaun Moulton in, collaborating with Pashley) for the last fifteen years or so for his inevitable passing and the continuation of the bikes. In addition to his creative brilliance, he structured a business that makes money - and businesses that make money generally keep going.

    The AM series debuted around the time the patents on the original F-frame bikes expired, and the New Series bikes came out just as the patents were about to expire on the AMs. I wonder what he was working on for the future?
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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    A sad day in the folding bike community. So long to a true pioneer.
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    I had a Moulton 4-Speed for 40 years (1964-2004). It is the reason for my strong preference for small-wheeled bicycles.

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    "Man should make things … Make a profit, of course, but don't take the money gain as the prime judgment."

    Thanks for everything, Dr. Moulton.

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    I seem to remember a world speed record being set on a track on a Moulton of, I think, about 50mph

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    Rest In Peace.
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    A tribute site is now up for those wishing to pay their respects to this wonderful man .

    http://www.alexmoulton.co.uk/index.php

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    Alex Moulton sketches (from the Moulton Museum)...






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    Wow... I just stumbled upon a great webpage with a story about visiting Alex Moulton's home for the launch of his APB (All Purpose Bike)! It's a great read with some awesome pics of Moulton and his house.

    LINK TO STORY AND PICS: Big House Little Wheels

    Just a few pics from the article....





    Last edited by darukhan; 12-12-12 at 11:08 AM.

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    RIP Sir Alex,
    Thanks for my APB

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