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Old 01-25-12, 01:07 PM
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Yeahaaaa

Woohoo - My new commute bike arrives tomorrow...



Should add that my current commute bike has to head home as it has developed a weird rust spot that is spreading, and the factory wants it back - and how long that will take I don't know. So what's one to do?
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Old 01-26-12, 02:20 AM
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Whoa! I've never seen anything like that. Interesting looking bike. Other than it looks different, what does the bike offer as a selling point? They don't look cheap. What is the top speed you can get with a 20" bike?
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Is that a Moulton?
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Campy on a folder? Nice!
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Yes, it's a Moulton. http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/index.html

I grew up in the UK and when very small was given a Raleigh which I rode to the local school, and when I outgrew that I was given a Moulton, a green F-Frame. Check out http://northroadbicycle.com/ (my dealer btw - I live in Maryland), on the right of the home page are links to movies - some are a hoot - check out the F-Frame movie. If you check the Moulton web site, look at Models, mine is the TSR 8. My new one is the TSR 30, so finally I shall have two and my wife will ride the TSR 8. The high-end machines cost an arm and a leg! As to top speed, the movie claims 50 mph! If I get above 30 it's a miracle!

The Moulton also holds the world bike speed record, but due to rules imposed for the Tour de France and other races the Moulton is not allowed due to wheel size and other factors, but I do not know the details.

When I moved to California in '74 I did not ride for many years - kids, career, et al - and then I bought a Raleigh for $10 at a garage sale, rebuilt it, and started commuting by bike. Then I found a Campagnolo Mondia which I bought and rode for decades - but I always wanted to find my old Moulton. Then when I moved to the east coast in 1999 I found I could ride the trails to work, and I also found that Moulton had revived and so I bought a TSR 8, and now a TSR 30.

Rumor has it that my old Moulton is owned by - ahem - Madge's husband in the village of Angmering, Sussex, UK, where I grew up. Madge used to work for my mother and has since died, I doubt her husband rides it and I have tried to find him. But no luck.
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Yes, it's a Moulton. http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/index.html

I grew up in the UK and when very small was given a Raleigh which I rode to the local school, and when I outgrew that I was given a Moulton, a green F-Frame. Check out http://northroadbicycle.com/ (my dealer btw - I live in Maryland), on the right of the home page are links to movies - some are a hoot - check out the F-Frame movie. If you check the Moulton web site, look at Models, mine is the TSR 8. My new one is the TSR 30, so finally I shall have two and my wife will ride the TSR 8. The high-end machines cost an arm and a leg! As to top speed, the movie claims 50 mph! If I get above 30 it's a miracle!

The Moulton also holds the world bike speed record, but due to rules imposed for the Tour de France and other races the Moulton is not allowed due to wheel size and other factors, but I do not know the details.

When I moved to California in '74 I did not ride for many years - kids, career, et al - and then I bought a Raleigh for $10 at a garage sale, rebuilt it, and started commuting by bike. Then I found a Campagnolo Mondia which I bought and rode for decades - but I always wanted to find my old Moulton. Then when I moved to the east coast in 1999 I found I could ride the trails to work, and I also found that Moulton had revived and so I bought a TSR 8, and now a TSR 30.

Rumor has it that my old Moulton is owned by - ahem - Madge's husband in the village of Angmering, Sussex, UK, where I grew up. Madge used to work for my mother and has since died, I doubt her husband rides it and I have tried to find him. But no luck.
Road trip! Sounds like a visit to Angmering, Sussex, UK, is in order!!
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