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11-20-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,460
Posted By Dave Moulton

Nice to see one of my bikes being restored like...

Nice to see one of my bikes being restored like this. Thank you. This is a "Shaw's Cycles" (San Jose.) Team Bike. Black and yellow were their exclusive team colors. The wheels were no doubt built by...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dave Moulton

There is a Facebook Group for owners and would be...

There is a Facebook Group for owners and would be owners of bikes I built. https://www.facebook.com/groups/543672059105443/?fref=nf
Anyone interested in 'dave moulton' customs. Fuso or Recherche are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Dave Moulton

If this is the bike this post is referring to,...

If this is the bike this post is referring to, then it is worth more than the $600 I originally mentioned. It is in beautiful condition, worth $800 and up, depending on how badly someone wants it.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Dave Moulton

Yes that was "Pushing them out the door." At the...

Yes that was "Pushing them out the door." At the time I was working 18 hour days, 6 days a week. I had just opened my own Frame Shop and I was working my ass off to get ahead. 1983 was my most...
01-01-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By Dave Moulton

Fast Eddie's Bike Stolen

I don't visit Biike Forums too often these days, but a pretty special bike I built in 1983 has been stolen from it's owner Fast Eddie Williams. Fast Eddie is a pretty famous bike messenger in New...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,206
Posted By Dave Moulton

First drill a small hole (Say 1/16 in') at the...

First drill a small hole (Say 1/16 in') at the end of the crack to stop it from spreading further. Later if you want to fix perminantly, braze a piece of wire in the hole and a little over the crack....
02-09-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,815
Posted By Dave Moulton

Just confirmed today, I will be there possibly...

Just confirmed today, I will be there possibly late Friday, Saturday for sure, and maybe Sunday morning. Stop by the FUSO booth and say Hi. Mention Bike Forums
11-29-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Dave Moulton

Actually I built just over 200 Recherche frames....

Actually I built just over 200 Recherche frames. The highest number on my registry is 218
(http://www.davemoultonregistry.com/Recherche.html)
Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dave Moulton

All the bike racing news http://dougreport.com/

All the bike racing news http://dougreport.com/
10-25-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52,365
Views: 7,062,253
Posted By Dave Moulton

http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/storage/Desk....

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Re: The LA/Orange Co Craig's List Bike. This bike was made as a show piece for the Interbike Show somewhere around 1991 1992. It was built...
06-09-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Dave Moulton

I did not receive the previous email you spoke...

I did not receive the previous email you spoke of. This is an old 1975 English built frame so I am assuming you are in the UK. I would suggest you get to a competent framebuilder for inspection, the...
05-08-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Dave Moulton

The bogus Tour de France article got 407 hits...

The bogus Tour de France article got 407 hits today. It was a WTF moment, so I checked to see where they were all coming from. I guess I should thank bryyando
05-08-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Dave Moulton

Sorry Guys, I'm glad you are all taking it in the...

Sorry Guys, I'm glad you are all taking it in the spirit in which it was written. I thought for a moment you guys were going out to lynch a hipster. :lol:
04-14-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Dave Moulton

I built that one late in 1981 for the New York...

I built that one late in 1981 for the New York Trade Show in February 1982. It was an experimental Japanese tube set. Tange or Isiwata, can't remember which. The component group was a prototype...
04-12-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Dave Moulton

Yes, I mostly lurk around in the background these...

Yes, I mostly lurk around in the background these days. I stay out of trouble that way. Happy Easter everyone.
04-12-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Dave Moulton

New photo gallery on Daves Bike Blog

I have just added a Picture Gallery to my blog site. Pictures of custom 'dave moulton' frames mostly built in California between 1981 and 1993. Also photos of production Fuso and Recherche bikes. I...
03-06-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Dave Moulton

It looks like a pretty standard British Roadster,...

It looks like a pretty standard British Roadster, the kind every working man would own to get to work each day. My father owned many bikes like this one over the years, none of them new. Probably...
01-15-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,309
Posted By Dave Moulton

To set the record straight, this is indeed a Fuso...

To set the record straight, this is indeed a Fuso built by my apprentice Russ Denny after I retired in 1993. Russ built a few Fuso frames for about a year before he started building frames under his...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,603
Posted By Dave Moulton

A good safety point. It may also be against...

A good safety point. It may also be against regulations in many places to even have welding gasses in the home. In my shop in California I had to build a fire proof wall with a double thickness of...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-08, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,603
Posted By Dave Moulton

I am right handed; therefore, I normally held the...

I am right handed; therefore, I normally held the torch in that hand except when I transferred it to use the hammer. When brazing it is the torch that needs controlling, more than the filler rod. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-21-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,603
Posted By Dave Moulton

http://www.prodigalchild.net/DMbicycles2.jpg ...

http://www.prodigalchild.net/DMbicycles2.jpg

Lugs can be “pulled” to any angle as the frame is assembled. I always brazed with a lightweight (4 oz.) hammer in my right hand along with the brazing...
06-29-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,497
Posted By Dave Moulton

Excuse me, but aren’t most “experts” self...

Excuse me, but aren’t most “experts” self appointed; I can’t think of too many elected ones. People write books, or become consultants in their field of expertise. Usually their experience is their...
06-27-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,497
Posted By Dave Moulton

There was a time when I used to come on this...

There was a time when I used to come on this forum and contribute on a regular basis, but it was exactly this type of comment that stopped me doing that.

The POB article is not about elitism, it...
01-02-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,319
Posted By Dave Moulton

“Hurt no one by thought, word, or deed, and take...

“Hurt no one by thought, word, or deed, and take responsibility for your own happiness.”

If everyone did this it would be the end of all problems. No one would get hurt and everyone would be happy.
09-18-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dave Moulton

I always think of these idiots as the same as the...

I always think of these idiots as the same as the ones who scream abuse at you from their cars and trucks as the drive by you on the road. The ones here are doing the same thing on the information...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-15-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By Dave Moulton

Some clarification on terms: Head angle is...

Some clarification on terms:

Head angle is measured in degrees.
Fork rake or offset are different terms for the same thing. Usually measured in mm.
If a fork is curved or bent in the traditional...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Dave Moulton

Arms need to work in opposition to the legs;...

Arms need to work in opposition to the legs; sliding forward on the saddle when making maximum effort is sometimes a sign that they are not. A cure could be to shorten your reach, and at the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By Dave Moulton

I tried to explain it in simple terms here....

I tried to explain it in simple terms here. (http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/shimmy-re-visited.html)
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-07, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,087
Posted By Dave Moulton

Seat angle has little or no effect on weight...

Seat angle has little or no effect on weight distribution. This has to do with the difference in height and reach between the saddle and the handlebars. On a road bike your weight should be...
08-08-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,121
Posted By Dave Moulton

Interesting! Like you I have known about the Eric...

Interesting! Like you I have known about the Eric Clapton, bike connection for many years now. So long ago I can’t recall the exact source.

I never knew about Mick Jagger until yesterday when I...
08-07-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,422
Posted By Dave Moulton

Wobble Fairies, I love it. There is a group that...

Wobble Fairies, I love it. There is a group that doesn’t believe in gravity, but rather that some divine force is pushing us down. Maybe this same divine force just grabs your head tube and shakes...
08-07-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,422
Posted By Dave Moulton

I wrote an article about shimmy here....

I wrote an article about shimmy here. (http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/shimmy-re-visited.html)
08-01-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,686
Posted By Dave Moulton

It is on my list of things to do. I am so busy...

It is on my list of things to do. I am so busy now I am retired that I wonder how I ever found time to build frames.
07-30-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,686
Posted By Dave Moulton

55 Rad, You really did a nice job building this...

55 Rad,
You really did a nice job building this one up. The red and grey combo was always my favourite. I wish you many happy miles on this one.
Dave.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-07, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Dave Moulton

Great news; another road bike convert. I...

Great news; another road bike convert.

I started back riding in March after a serious accident last December when an SUV turned in front of me, and I have been doing 100 miles plus a week since.
...
07-07-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave Moulton

Remove the brake levers but leave the clip with...

Remove the brake levers but leave the clip with the threaded stud protruding in place. Tape the bars then replace the levers over the tape. There are some pictures here....
07-01-07, 05:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,125
Posted By Dave Moulton

Here's the real deal a 1954 Stella....

Here's the real deal a 1954 Stella. (http://www.theracingbicycle.com/Stella_1954.html) Yours looks like a cheaper copy of the same bike, obviously marketed to cash in on Louison Bobet's T de F...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Dave Moulton

Long legs and short body is the best physique for...

Long legs and short body is the best physique for riding a bicycle. This is Eddy Merckx build. It means you can get more leverage from you arms to your legs through a short body length.

If you...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-07, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Dave Moulton

I wrote an article on frame repair here....

I wrote an article on frame repair here. (http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2007/02/abandon-or-repair.html) It included removing tubes.
06-21-07, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dave Moulton

http://bp1.blogger.com/_SZx2oaxuJSA/Rga1LLuBfaI/AA...

http://bp1.blogger.com/_SZx2oaxuJSA/Rga1LLuBfaI/AAAAAAAAAWs/AcRIM8iLNgE/s400/CordWhipping2.jpg

Cord whipping, here's how to do it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Dave Moulton

One or two milimeter is not going to make that...

One or two milimeter is not going to make that much difference; you would need to change by around 5mm. to feel it. I doubt if carbon forks come in that large of range. I would check the adjustment...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Dave Moulton

I recently wrote two articles. One is called...

I recently wrote two articles. One is called Trail, fork rake, and a little bit of history. (http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/trail-fork-rake-and-little-bit-of.html) The other is about ...
06-08-07, 05:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,686
Posted By Dave Moulton

http://bp3.blogger.com/_SZx2oaxuJSA/RmPOS7BjIJI/AA...

http://bp3.blogger.com/_SZx2oaxuJSA/RmPOS7BjIJI/AAAAAAAAAeY/hjq6LZIm9LE/s400/DaMo%27sRecherche05.jpg
...
06-02-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,977
Posted By Dave Moulton

Columbus SLX and SPX came out on the mid 1980s, I...

Columbus SLX and SPX came out on the mid 1980s, I can’t remember the exact year. It had six raised spiral reinforcements inside the tubes at the butted end of the main tubes. In other words about 4...
05-26-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Dave Moulton

You don't punch the spring hard enough to preload...

You don't punch the spring hard enough to preload it. It only takes a slight tap to rotate the center bolt without loosening it.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2220/1860/400/CenterBrake02.jpg
05-14-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Dave Moulton

Lay the frame on the floor, support the stay...

Lay the frame on the floor, support the stay above and below the bend with a wooden block. (A piece of 2 x 4 works good.) Then step on the stay at the point of the bend, and push down; wear some soft...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By Dave Moulton

I agree. If this bike were standing against a...

I agree. If this bike were standing against a plain background the seat would appear level.

I always feel that the carpenter's level is over kill. If it appears level to the nakid eye, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,446
Posted By Dave Moulton

If you have 1" of seat post showing I would say...

If you have 1" of seat post showing I would say your frame is way too big, and you can't get your bars low enough in relation to your saddle..

Take a look at this article called "A different...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Dave Moulton

It is my understanding that the reverse fork on a...

It is my understanding that the reverse fork on a pacer bike was to get the rider closer to the motorcycle in front. The frames had very steep head angles so the trail was not exceptionally long. A...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-07, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Dave Moulton

Here is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to do...

Here is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to do it. You can read about it
on my blog here. (http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2005/11/27-years-ago-national-enquirer.html)
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