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Old 09-25-14, 01:21 PM
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how different would that versus this one .... ? Obviously you have the "GT" seastays on the second pic..and yours doesnt fold
just wondering ....
I would really like Dahon to bring this bike into the US next year ... forget the carrier, even if you can stand it up on it and roll around pretty easy. I just think it makes the bike look ugly ..

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Old 09-25-14, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ThorUSA View Post
how different would that versus this one .... ? Obviously you have the "GT" seastays on the second pic..and yours doesnt fold
just wondering ....
I would really like Dahon to bring this bike into the US next year ... forget the carrier, even if you can stand it up on it and roll around pretty easy. I just think it makes the bike look ugly ..

I've tried to get the Smoothhound, and no dice here in the USA. If this comes over here I'd forget all about a Dahon Clinch. I love the bike,...
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Old 09-25-14, 04:08 PM
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how different would that versus this one .... ?
These were previous designs with 451 wheels -- the one smallwheeler is working on now is 349 wheels.
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Old 09-25-14, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
that would be pretty ugly and surely elicit a "horrible cable routing" response from dynaryder...
Neatness counts.

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i am open to any suggestions.
How much room between the stay bridge and tire? Might be able to fab a plate that screws into the fender hole,then mount the brake to that. I have seen some clamp on brake mounts for putting front brakes on track bikes without drilling the fork;might be able to find one of those to clamp to the stays.

Edit: found one.
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Old 09-25-14, 04:31 PM
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Old 09-26-14, 06:36 AM
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Very nice marxmini, wish my moulton speed had that same rear removable tube, alas mine is solid and I don't want to cut it I also don't really want to put the rack back on but I am on a budget so I am just going to change the stem and bars etc and powdercoat the rack, change the cables for new ones all round and fit newer transfers and cable guides from the moulton spares guy!
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Old 09-26-14, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
Neatness counts.



How much room between the stay bridge and tire? Might be able to fab a plate that screws into the fender hole,then mount the brake to that. I have seen some clamp on brake mounts for putting front brakes on track bikes without drilling the fork;might be able to find one of those to clamp to the stays.

Edit: found one.


sure enough. thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Old 09-26-14, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by marxmini View Post
just finished.


Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
Very nice marxmini, wish my moulton speed had that same rear removable tube, alas mine is solid and I don't want to cut it I also don't really want to put the rack back on but I am on a budget so I am just going to change the stem and bars etc and powdercoat the rack, change the cables for new ones all round and fit newer transfers and cable guides from the moulton spares guy!


these look great.

marxmini - how is that derailleur treating you? i'm curious about how well that actually works.
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Old 09-26-14, 03:15 PM
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new alex moulton track bike:





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since tracks are smooth , no suspension needed ..
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Old 09-26-14, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post






these look great.

marxmini - how is that derailleur treating you? i'm curious about how well that actually works.
the rear derailleur works like a normal one. shifts perfectly. no issues. i thought that it would shift differently as well.

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Old 09-26-14, 04:46 PM
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new alex moulton track bike:





i would love to own this bike. i am beginning to appreciate the simplicity of the single speed track bike.
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Old 09-26-14, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
Very nice marxmini, wish my moulton speed had that same rear removable tube, alas mine is solid and I don't want to cut it I also don't really want to put the rack back on but I am on a budget so I am just going to change the stem and bars etc and powdercoat the rack, change the cables for new ones all round and fit newer transfers and cable guides from the moulton spares guy!
i found that many of the original parts for the moulton F frame were so expensive so i went the hot rod route with this build.

i am not a purist and i use components to make the bike more enjoyable to ride on the road. this build used the tried and tested shimano 600 arabesque group, vuelta 60t chain ring, velocity rims, kojak tires (white letters erased with sharpie, ha ha), cinelli unicanitor saddle, 3ttt drop bars.

cheers to you and good luck on your build!

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Old 09-27-14, 12:13 PM
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...shimano 600 arabesque group...
those are beautiful components. i have slowly accumulated a near complete suntour superbe pro group that i intend to use in much the same way. the parts are currently resting comfortably in a drawer just waiting for the right bike to come along..

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Old 09-27-14, 12:25 PM
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tyrell prototype for 18".

this is a beautifully designed frame. i hope there are some additional refinements before they release it.













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Old 09-27-14, 12:43 PM
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I found this U.S company on ebay uk, called velo-orange and they do some lovely retro parts at good prices I think my moulton will get some of them! - Velo Orange
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
those are beautiful components. i have slowly accumulated a near complete suntour superbe pro group that i intend to use in much the same way. the parts are currently resting comfortably in a drawer just waiting for the right bike to come along..

beautiful group set. i have a seen an f frame photo on the net with this group set. :-) maybe you can use this on the frame you are designing.
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Old 09-29-14, 05:00 AM
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Old 09-30-14, 01:38 PM
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I am loving that tyrell.
Looks better than a birdie. Twin tubed, compact fold, chain length maintained in fold, and well supported seatpost like a bike friday that can be shorter....
Nice
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Old 09-30-14, 11:45 PM
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Hello! I have been enjoying viewing your bikes here They are actually all amazing and stunning. However, among those that I have seen here, I prefer " Moulton". I do like the style and shape. I even like it because it is a folding bike.
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Moulton doesn't fold.
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Moulton doesn't fold.
Many Moultons are however separable frame bikes and do break down specifically for travel so they are in the folding bike spectrum really though not on the quick commuter fold end of it... Mr.Picky-pants
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I am loving that tyrell.
Looks better than a birdie. Twin tubed, compact fold, chain length maintained in fold, and well supported seatpost like a bike friday that can be shorter....
Nice
I like this Tyrell prototype as well; not sure I agree with the "Looks better than a birdy" comment, especially the new monocoque designs, but also the older design as well. As a Birdy owner, I do appreciate the chain length maintained in the fold and the rollers at the bottom of the folded package, but that cutout in the NDS "seatstay" makes me wonder if the crank positioning while folding isn't just as particular as the Birdy.

I fail to see much difference at all between this Tyrell being inspired by a Birdy and the Dahon Curl being inspired by a Brompton, aside from the lack of critical poutrage.
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:-) you guys .... crack me up ... hw about back to Bikes we like ..
heres one

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Why callin' that moped a bike...?
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