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Old 08-03-10, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Absolutely! We'll call it the Friends of Moulton Meet-Up!
I will be sure to ride my Reach there! Any idea what the date will be? I'm also planning a backpacking trip and I don't want to make the dates conflict.
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I'd lose that stem for something a bit more elegant too - adjustable stems are always a bit 'MyFirstHybrid'
Hey LittlePixel:

This is for you. Mo bettah?





A stylish Italian made stem. High and long enough to give me more room in the cockpit. The modern looks fit the bike well. I bought this from Craigslist over a year ago and it's been sitting around all this time. Very happy to have found the perfect application for the stem.
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I will be sure to ride my Reach there! Any idea what the date will be? I'm also planning a backpacking trip and I don't want to make the dates conflict.
I'm thinking Sunday, Aug. 29th?
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Is the bike standard sized or slightly smaller for Japanese market?
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My model is the UK spec'd one. I don't know that there is a smaller frame for the Japanese market. I'm 6' tall and it fits me well enough.
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
I'm thinking Sunday, Aug. 29th?
Marking that date on my calendar!
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Old 08-08-10, 12:07 PM
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That's beautiful. Probably lighter too no?
Let me know if you ever decide you don't need the mudguards. Seriously - no pressure AT ALL - just - y'know - if they're ever mouldering away on a shelf...

In other news. Currently thinking of converting the Mercton to a five speed; I think I'd use it a lot more.
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Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
That's beautiful. Probably lighter too no?
Let me know if you ever decide you don't need the mudguards. Seriously - no pressure AT ALL - just - y'know - if they're ever mouldering away on a shelf...

In other news. Currently thinking of converting the Mercton to a five speed; I think I'd use it a lot more.
Have you foresaken the HPFS LP lol?
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In other news. Currently thinking of converting the Mercton to a five speed; I think I'd use it a lot more.
5 speed would bring cabling to the back and ruin the elegant lines of the Mercton. Would you consider the Sturmey Archer S2C 2 speed hub? Gives you an extra 65% gearing without the brake and shifter cables.
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
5 speed would bring cabling to the back and ruin the elegant lines of the Mercton. Would you consider the Sturmey Archer S2C 2 speed hub? Gives you an extra 65% gearing without the brake and shifter cables.
What a brilliant idea.

LP your bike with the clean look is unique. +1 to SC on this!
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Well I'll look into it.... But my kneeeessss!
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Ok so a Sturmey Archer S2C 2 looks doable...
I too would really rather not have cables everywhere but 2 gears is still not 5.

Good:
1) it has 36 holes so I can use another lovely aeroheat rim. (probably with the full compliment of spokes this time
2) It has a coaster brake so no ugly cables.
3) you can get them in nice anodised colours.

Bad:
1) It has a coaster brake which means you can't back-pedal the cranks into a good position at the lights. I have this setup on 'grocery-getter' [another littlepixel folly bike] and really don't like it.
2) it only has two gears.
3) The oln is 116mm - a Brompton is what - 110? 112? Could probably skim off a mm or two from the nuts - anyone know where you can get slimmer ones off the shelf?


Darn you fiends for making me speed-wobble after I thought I'd made up my mind on a reasonable upgrade path!
PS: How does the 'kick shift' work?

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Old 08-09-10, 11:09 AM
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I'll keep asking until you answer Mr Mercton lol!

Have you foresaken the HPFS?
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Additionally we can't seem to get them in the UK yet. Pfft.
Here's a nice B with a 5speed to prove that it can still look clean!
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Additionally we can't seem to get them in the UK yet. Pfft.
Here's a nice B with a 5speed to prove that it can still look clean!

Wow gorgeous bike, very tasteful mods. What weight do you think it is?

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Darn you fiends for making me speed-wobble after I thought I'd made up my mind on a reasonable upgrade
You're welcome! What are fiends for?
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You're welcome! What are fiends for?

Sesame. LP had abandoned the HPFS since I last rode his bike that famous weekend of your 'great adventure' lol
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I think the sight of your Frankencalfs was too much for him!
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Sorry I missed HPFS - I've not been on here much and missed your PM Mulleady. I'll be away in Scotland for the next one too so the next possible opportunity would be at the end of Sept - if it's not too horrible weatherwise by then.

No idea when these duomatics will be available in the uk, [gah!] beyond buying a Moulton, throwing away the excess and keeping the hub
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Sorry I missed HPFS - I've not been on here much and missed your PM Mulleady. I'll be away in Scotland for the next one too so the next possible opportunity would be at the end of Sept - if it's not too horrible weatherwise by then.

No idea when these duomatics will be available in the uk, [gah!] beyond buying a Moulton, throwing away the excess and keeping the hub
Enjoy your trip and hope you have lovely weather. Will be taking a well earned break myself somewhere. Undecided yet!
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Enjoy your trip and hope you have lovely weather. Will be taking a well earned break myself somewhere. Undecided yet!
Come to San Francisco! You're welcome to stay with me. Then you can bring an S2 hub back for LP! Bring a Tikit back for yourself too.
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
5 speed would bring cabling to the back and ruin the elegant lines of the Mercton. Would you consider the Sturmey Archer S2C 2 speed hub? Gives you an extra 65% gearing without the brake and shifter cables.
Something like this, but without the brakes & fenders?
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Out of the Closet

I'm in southern Marin and have an AM14 and an AM7 (trying to decide which one to sell, I had the 7 powdercoated and spent ages refitting it with drop bars, modern brakes and levers, etc.; recently acquired the 14) and I still drool over your collection, Sesame.

I've been traveling most of the summer (3 weeks on a bicycle, 10 weeks in planes and cars, hmm that seems like not the right ratio for maximum joy...) and have spent abominably little time in the saddle. If the SF Moulton meetup is still on I'm game.
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It will be great too see you and your bikes there. I am putting up a post for a Moulton meeting for Saturday, Aug 28th. Your two bikes will be most welcome there!!

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I'm in southern Marin and have an AM14 and an AM7 (trying to decide which one to sell, I had the 7 powdercoated and spent ages refitting it with drop bars, modern brakes and levers, etc.; recently acquired the 14) and I still drool over your collection, Sesame.

I've been traveling most of the summer (3 weeks on a bicycle, 10 weeks in planes and cars, hmm that seems like not the right ratio for maximum joy...) and have spent abominably little time in the saddle. If the SF Moulton meetup is still on I'm game.
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It will be great too see you and your bikes there. I am putting up a post for a Moulton meeting for Saturday, Aug 28th. Your two bikes will be most welcome there!!
Thanks for the invite. Always happy to ride to/around Golden Gate Park and hope to make it.
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