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Old 03-16-09, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by orange-toei View Post
The Moulton TSR 30 looks like an amazing bike. I really enjoyed these pics.

Does anybody know the weight limit for this model?
I am a big guy at 220 pounds... too heavy for most folding bike.

I just recently bought a bike, but this one is on my wish list.
They're rated at 264lbs in the owners manual for rider + cargo.
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Old 03-16-09, 07:39 PM
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That is great news! I still intend to loose some weight, but I will seriously consider a TSR-30, thank you. I even found a bike shop in Japan that sells them... oh ! temptation...
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Old 03-16-09, 08:19 PM
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Just outta curiosity, what shop in Japan did you find that sell the Moultons?
I'm quite a distance away from the mainland, so wouldn't even be able to get a peak at the bike, but its always nice to dream.

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Old 03-16-09, 08:19 PM
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oops - deleted double post..
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Old 03-17-09, 12:37 AM
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Kaito, have you had a look at the Dynavector or Japan Moulton Bicycle Club websites?
http://www.dynavector.co.jp/moulton/
http://www.moultoneers.jp/
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Old 03-17-09, 12:58 AM
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Hi Kaito,
Farm Bike in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture.
Nice bike shop! I found this one last weekend.
http://www.farmbike.com/index.html
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Old 03-17-09, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for the links! Almost forgot to blink browsing through'm.
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Old 03-18-09, 06:33 AM
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Actually moulton bikes are more popular in Japan than everywhere else in the world.. more than 50% of moulton bikes are imported to Japan. Try moku 2+4 shop (http://2plus4.net/ ) or Kohoo shop ( http://www.koowho.com/ )where is VERY well known for building custom moultons.

BTW here is my GF's TSR:
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Old 03-18-09, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Raxel View Post
Actually moulton bikes are more popular in Japan than everywhere else in the world.. more than 50% of moulton bikes are imported to Japan. Try moku 2+4 shop (http://2plus4.net/ ) or Kohoo shop ( http://www.koowho.com/ )where is VERY well known for building custom moultons.

BTW here is my GF's TSR:
What does it weigh?
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Old 03-19-09, 12:00 AM
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9.4kg as pictured.
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Old 03-19-09, 12:36 AM
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That's a great bike!
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Old 03-21-09, 01:44 AM
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nice bike..I have just bought a sparkly red metallic T21 in near mint condition despite it being nearly ten years old!
a bit different to my usual moultons in ride and handling but very modern.
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Old 04-13-09, 06:15 AM
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That's a beautiful TSR - black and gold work well together. I've cycled with the Japanese clubs and they own some amazing customised Moulton bikes. Mr Aoki in Nagoya owns more than 60 Moultons - most are in storage.
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Old 04-13-09, 06:20 AM
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This year is the 25th Anniversary of Moulton imports to Japan and there might be a surprise launch of new model at the annual Moulton Summit on 6th, 7th June. The venue is Nagano where Winter Olympic Games were held in 1998. More than 100 Moultoneers will be there.
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Originally Posted by Raxel View Post
9.4kg as pictured.
That's a great weight - did you lighten the frame ?
Any tips / break downs ?

I know someone who is really struggling to get one below 11 kg, as a single speed.

Jur -What does yours weigh ?
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Old 04-13-09, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Simple Simon View Post
That's a great weight - did you lighten the frame ?
Any tips / break downs ?

I know someone who is really struggling to get one below 11 kg, as a single speed.

Jur -What does yours weigh ?
I'll weigh it when I get back to Australia in a week. I did weigh the frame when I had it stripped for cleaning and it was more than 5kg, BB and headset included.
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I haven't touched the frame a bit.
However every parts of the bikes are tuned with lightweight alloy/titanium bolts, and I have fitted a sub-1kg wheelset too.

Some figures:
TSR separable frame: 3219g (w/alu bolts)
TSR fork: 1469g (w/ noncut steerer)
AM7 wheelset: 992g
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I put my TSR27 on a wee diet a few months ago .. Stock, the bike is a little over 12.5kg .. I managed to shave a few pounds and still keep some rather heavy accessories, like double sided pedals and Ergon grips.. biggest weight savings over stock was in wheels and tires... carbon cranks, bars, brake levers all made a little difference... the bike now is at 10.8kg.. certainly not a lightweight like some, but I'm happy with it and the ride is terrific..



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Carbon brake levers and bar didn't reduce weight much, but I was on a roll ..


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Great build. What about replacing rear wheelset to conventional one (like dahon rolf wheelset) and fitting a front derailleur? You can save almost 1kg from the rear hub alone...
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Originally Posted by Raxel View Post
Great build. What about replacing rear wheelset to conventional one (like dahon rolf wheelset) and fitting a front derailleur? You can save almost 1kg from the rear hub alone...
Thanks.. I know that would be an area to drop some weight quickly, but I really like the single chainring simplicity, plus the DualDrive .. I use the entire 500% gear range frequently .. the ability to 'split' shifts narrows up my ratio spread and the shifts are quick and positive.. so far, over my weekly 20 mile group rides, I haven't noticed much difference in average speed/heart rate over a conventional derailleur based small wheeler of the same weight ... at some point in life, SesameCrunch and his TSR-30 and I will get together where we can swap and share.
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Old 04-21-09, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
.. at some point in life, SesameCrunch and his TSR-30 and I will get together where we can swap and share.
Pick the date and time! We already know where we can meet ! I'd love to have our Moulton's meet and greet each other.
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Ive had a few Moultons.
I learned to ride bikes on the seperatable Moulton. Is that called the stowaway?
was single speed with a coaster hub, on 16" wheels
I found a dark blue 4 speed, 10 feet up a tree. Its frame was bent in 2
I got a Moulton Mini at a car boot sale. Was cool. Single speed. I cut up a coffee table and used the legs as a sort of Tri bars. Was good to rev out and pass road bikers on that.
I found a light blue 4 speed behind the unmanned recycling point in my village. It had a cracked swing arm. Dont they all? I rebuilt the wheel. I broke the gear rod just as I finished that. Dont have another one. Got loads of 3 speed bits. But not much for 4. Probably got the shifter somewhere.
I sold all the Moultons I had to a man from Edinburgh. He came in a Peugeot 205 that was a complete mess. He said the bonnet had flown open while drive some time ago. So he just put it back down and hammered some of the dents out. Then Matt black brush painted the car. Cool in a mad max way

Oh yeah heres my gold bike in the woods, its grounded on the tree trunk.

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Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
I put my TSR27 on a wee diet a few months ago .. Stock, the bike is a little over 12.5kg .. I managed to shave a few pounds and still keep some rather heavy accessories, like double sided pedals and Ergon grips.. biggest weight savings over stock was in wheels and tires... carbon cranks, bars, brake levers all made a little difference... the bike now is at 10.8kg.. certainly not a lightweight like some, but I'm happy with it and the ride is terrific..
Bruce, familiar looking set of wheels there....did the front fit straight off a Dahon, no mods needed?
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Old 04-29-09, 03:40 PM
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Bruce, familiar looking set of wheels there....did the front fit straight off a Dahon, no mods needed?
Oh yeah, I thought they looked familiar. I'll bet they came from the Helios XX. Those are some light wheels. 990 grams for the set, as I recall.
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Old 04-29-09, 05:34 PM
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Bruce, familiar looking set of wheels there....did the front fit straight off a Dahon, no mods needed?
I made up some stainless spacers to fit the TSR forks.. then, dropped right in.. weight savings over stock wheel/tire combo front and rear was over 2 1/2 pounds... If I were to take my TSR on a long excursion with mixed street/dirt trails, I'd swap back in the heavier duty stock wheels/tires..
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