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Old 08-28-10, 07:56 PM
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Too...many...Moulton...pics. Overcome...with...desire. Must...call...friendly...local...dealer...Bruce...Metras.
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Old 08-28-10, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
One of the highlights had to be the NS Double Pylon that showed up. Not just a Double Pylon, mind you. With Rohloff hub, Schmidt dynamo hub, and all kinds of bling I had never seen in person before.

Could this actually be the most expensive bike on the planet?
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Old 08-28-10, 08:05 PM
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Thanks, everyone, for a very enjoyable day! So many lovely bikes, and a fun ride. I didn't know we were going off-road!

Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to all of you. When we hit the Great Highway, well, that was my planned route home, so I headed southward. I stopped for coffee at Java Beach, then took in the view from the beach for a while. Rode around Lake Merced, stopping to admire the ducks and little birds flying through the reeds, then went over to Daly City BART and caught the train down to Millbrae. After a snack break I rode the rest of the way home to San Mateo. Most of the way I could ride the Bay Trail and admire the scenery and shorebirds.

It was great to meet everyone, and I hope to see you again!
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Old 08-28-10, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jur View Post
Could this actually be the most expensive bike on the planet?
The DP S/Crunchie orders should top it significantly... I think he wants HED wheels.. a Schlumpf and a Rohloff ..
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Old 08-28-10, 09:11 PM
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Alan Bruce and Nigel with the San Francisco Bay in the backround.







Alan pointing out how nice his Mk3 is..



Hal in deep thought with his signed Moulton fixie.




TSR with Rohloff ready for touring ..



Nicely set up ABP..





Yikes!







A little snack before heading off for a jaunt..



Alan won't be able to sleep tonight..


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Old 08-29-10, 12:31 AM
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Greetings everyone,

Well, I SAW most of you on my loop around the concourse looking for parking. I was running late and missed out on the good spots. I hope to meet all of you at another Moulton Meet-Up.

Cheers,

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Old 08-29-10, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post

My MK3 snuck over to get photographed with it.


In my book, your Mk3 has greater star power, SC. I'm interested to know the impetus for the blue and gold color scheme. Proud Cal grad? Bike Forums header?
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In my book, your Mk3 has greater star power, SC. I'm interested to know the impetus for the blue and gold color scheme. Proud Cal grad? Bike Forums header?
Beautiful isn't it Lexm? This is the one I'm planning to steal
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Old 08-29-10, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
Beautiful isn't it Lexm? This is the one I'm planning to steal
"Shocking, mulleady! I'll hear no more of this dastardly plan!"

(Okay, here's the plan: I'll make a diversionary move on the Moulton Lava. As SC moves to defend his rightful property, you swoop in and grab the Mk 3. He'll never know what hit him.)

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Old 08-29-10, 09:07 AM
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In my book, your Mk3 has greater star power, SC. I'm interested to know the impetus for the blue and gold color scheme. Proud Cal grad? Bike Forums header?
Yup, Cal undergraduate studies.

Stanford grad school, though....
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Originally Posted by ewebster1 View Post
Greetings everyone,

Well, I SAW most of you on my loop around the concourse looking for parking. I was running late and missed out on the good spots. I hope to meet all of you at another Moulton Meet-Up.

Cheers,

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Ugh! Sorry to hear about that. It was rather busy on a nice day at the Park. Perhaps next time we'll meet at another, less popular location.
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Originally Posted by jur View Post
Could this actually be the most expensive bike on the planet?
It is entirely possible. If one adds up the individual components at retail value, the total cost would be staggering.

Want to hear the funny part? The owner purchased the frame and built up the bike right after graduating college. Spent his entire wad on the bike. That's PASSION! Gotta love it.
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Old 08-29-10, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by lexm View Post
"Shocking, mulleady! I'll hear no more of this dastardly plan!"

(Okay, here's the plan: I'll make a diversionary move on the Moulton Lava. As SC moves to defend his rightful property, you swoop in and grab the Mk 3. He'll never know what hit him.)
You guys will have to work hard to out-Ninja me!

I'll be ready for the evil Irish and his Chicago sidekick...
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Originally Posted by jur View Post
Could this actually be the most expensive bike on the planet?
If I got the story correctly, the owner had the Rohloff and wanted to build a bike around it. He ordered the frame with custom dropouts and used components of his choice (I think he mentioned something about 'french components').

Hopefully he will join this forum so we can get the story first hand. SesamyCruch was very active promoting this forum.
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Yup, Cal undergraduate studies.

Stanford grad school, though....
I'm really glad you didn't try to split the difference when painting the Mk 3.
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
You guys will have to work hard to out-Ninja me!

I'll be ready for the evil Irish and his Chicago sidekick...

It will be too late before you notice. It will be winging its way across the pond to a destination and what happens to it will out do the mystery of the famous racehorse Shergar once stolen in Ireland.
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Originally Posted by lexm View Post
I'm really glad you didn't try to split the difference when painting the Mk 3.
I mean, look at this train wreck combining similar colors (Notre Dame and Ohio State):
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Let's raise a toast to SesameCrunch! You can ogle over the high spec bike and it is mightily impressive but as a combination of nice parts and aesthetic looks his blue gold beauty takes the prize!

If you ever feel the urge to sell it SC I'm your man lol! Damn I forgot it's not separable lol!

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Good day SesameCrunch,

The location was fine, I was running more than a little late that morning. I mostly wished to participate in the "meet and greet" session and left as I could see you were about to ride. The day wasn't a totally loss, I went car shopping (or should I say, "dreaming") with a buddy at the Land Rover and then the Lotus dealers. I know what I would be driving if I had a spare 80K, except the Evora's cargo bay is a tad restrictive. I think an AM could be made to fit if the rear cargo carrier was off.

Cheers,

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Originally Posted by jur View Post
Could this actually be the most expensive bike on the planet?
Here is a similar one with few modifications

https://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1029901...15102/name/n_a
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Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
Here is a similar one with few modifications

https://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1029901...15102/name/n_a
That looks like an expensive and painful modification.
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He was probably admiring his reflection in a shop window.
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