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Old 08-30-14, 01:18 PM   #1
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Moulton at last!

Well after winning a moulton mini almost 2 weeks ago, the couriers have ballsed up a delivery on 2 occasions and the seller on ebay is in France on holiday, so I got a refund yesterday for all the timewasting, in the meantime I bidded on another nice little moulton and won it today, off to pick it up tomorrow a little under 2 hrs drive away from me, got it for a good price, bike is in really good condition and its another rarer moulton find being a Moulton speed with a 4 speed sturmey archer hub, I presume its almost identical to a huffy moulton, cant wait to get it and start a nice build!
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Congrats looks great. Appears to have Schwable tires and alloy rims?
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Well after winning a moulton mini almost 2 weeks ago, the couriers have ballsed up a delivery on 2 occasions and the seller on ebay is in France on holiday, so I got a refund yesterday for all the timewasting, in the meantime I bidded on another nice little moulton and won it today, off to pick it up tomorrow a little under 2 hrs drive away from me, got it for a good price, bike is in really good condition and its another rarer moulton find being a Moulton speed with a 4 speed sturmey archer hub, I presume its almost identical to a huffy moulton, cant wait to get it and start a nice build!
looks great. the wheelset looks newish.

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maybe black chrome!!
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Good show!! Those tires look like the Marathons they put on new Bromptons. A nice find. Would you say that this is better than the first one you were to buy?

I hope your football team does well in the Premier League this year - as long as they stay back of Man United . At this point they are, but both teams need to pull their socks up a bit. Ah, but they will - right.
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Well it is home, in great condition, owner had it last 36 years, came with original tail bag, miller dynamo chrome lights etc, rides lovely!
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Nice bike.
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yes. chrome black. then, a few other small details...

















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Well after some careful thoughts and horror by the purists, I think I will tidy the bike up as is, paint is in very good condition so I will just t-cut it, then add new decals, change all the cables, fit new stem and bars as the chrome is in poor condition on the originals, change the seat to a black brooks and sell the original as apparently its quite collectible so will fund the new brooks seat, first I have to check the swingarm pivot bolt for any corrosion and signs of seizing and pray that's fine as that would be a PITA to sort out, I will probably sell the bag then tidy up the lighting system and maybe fit it to my electra rallysport, I may remove the basket frame and get that powdercoated again to tidy that up, after that we will see, when funds allow I will get another moulton eventually, maybe just the frame then I will do all the above ideas you mentioned, the bike is identical to paul grogans shown at the BoA meet yesterday so common sense says I should keep it as original as possible, I also found another bike on another selling site the same as mine that needs resto for only 80 pounds, ya never know! .......!
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Bike owned by Paul Grogan, author of several Moulton books, this was his first bike and was shown at the Moulton meet yesterday!
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Good show!! Those tires look like the Marathons they put on new Bromptons. A nice find. Would you say that this is better than the first one you were to buy?

I hope your football team does well in the Premier League this year - as long as they stay back of Man United . At this point they are, but both teams need to pull their socks up a bit. Ah, but they will - right.
Bike is better than the first one I reckon, these are marathon 349 tyres fitted on to original chrome rims in fantastic condition! As to the football team, I hate football and wouldn't know a player if they punched me in the face lol, never really been in to many sports other than motorbike racing and kickboxing as I used to teach it!
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Take some WD-40, spray it on the poor chrome, and rub / polish with aluminium foil. You will be amazed. Really crap chrome is revitalised. Just try it.
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Bike is better than the first one I reckon, these are marathon 349 tyres fitted on to original chrome rims in fantastic condition! As to the football team, I hate football and wouldn't know a player if they punched me in the face lol, never really been in to many sports other than motorbike racing and kickboxing as I used to teach it!
With your experience in kickboxing, I doubt very much that any football player could get close enough to land a punch.

It sounds like you are pleased with your acquisition. Enjoy!!
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Take some WD-40, spray it on the poor chrome, and rub / polish with aluminium foil. You will be amazed. Really crap chrome is revitalised. Just try it.
What, even when the chrome is lifting and very deep pitting? I used wire wool on my raleigh the other week and it came off great being just surface rust but the moulton bars are blistered and very rough but the bars and stem are not original to the bike anyways but i will try your methods if not, then no big deal as i have an alladins cave of retro bits at work i can look through.
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This is the 1965ish Huffy sold/labled Moulton I refurbished. It is a 4 speed model. Before and after pictures. Roger
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What, even when the chrome is lifting and very deep pitting? I used wire wool on my raleigh the other week and it came off great being just surface rust but the moulton bars are blistered and very rough but the bars and stem are not original to the bike anyways but i will try your methods if not, then no big deal as i have an alladins cave of retro bits at work i can look through.
Steel wool is a bad idea, it dulls the chrome by fine scratches. The alu foil does not do that. But yeah if the chrome is lifting then it's game over.
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a good chrome plater can pull off whats left (current reversal) , polish the base metal and re plate it..
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Nigh on impossible finding a decent chrome here in the UK, seems a dying art, like I say, bars are not original nor the stem so will change those over to something either original to the bike or new retro style bars like nitto's, used to have lots of problems finding anyone to chrome anything without charging extortionate prices for stuff, when I was going to do bits on my motorbikes, seems like chrome powdercoating or chrome paint is the new kid on the block!
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This is the 1965ish Huffy sold/labled Moulton I refurbished. It is a 4 speed model. Before and after pictures. Roger
Lovely machine, you should see the pics being posted on facebook on the moulton sites of the restos from this weekend, a lovely Huffy moulton on there also!
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Here is the pic!
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Here is the pic!
is there some difference between a huffy moulton and any other f-frame? i was under the impression that huffy was simply the US distributor for moulton bikes for a few years during the sixties.
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is there some difference between a huffy moulton and any other f-frame? i was under the impression that huffy was simply the US distributor for moulton bikes for a few years during the sixties.
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"When Huffy became involved with Moulton in 1963 (ref. Classic Moultons abroad – P. Grogan, 2012), the end result was the exportation of a few select models of Moulton bicycles built in kit form in the United States. These bikes were based on existing Moulton models being sold in the UK, with a few minor changes. The 4 speed model became known as the M2101 and featured a slightly different frame design, featuring a removable rear carrier that broke away with a quick connect fitting mid-way down the tail beam. This was the same carrier design already being used on the UK stowaway, only now it was on a non-detachable frame. Available in only one color, Oyster pearl gray, with a 4 speed Sturmey archer internal gear hub, and black Middlemores saddle, with matching black hand grips. Huffy identified these bike with a distinctive oval shaped H (Huffy) logo found on the seat post 1/3 of the way down form the top."
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Dezzie thank you for the praise. The hardest and most expensive things to find was a 4 speed shifter and the tires which at $80 were twice the price I paid for the bike. I modified a few things for my comfort. Aluminum stem and handle bar and like all my bikes a Brooks seat. Roger
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Took it for its first little jaunt today, only 6 miles or so just in case something broke and left me stranded lol, but bike was lovely, super comfortable, checked the swingarm for cracks etc yesterday and the pivot bolt and its all fab, loving it, cant wait to start stripping it over the winter to get it pristine again!
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