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by Sidlaws
3 Mar 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Some people don't like the feel of the suspension when pedalling hard but if you pedal with a fluid efficient style there's no problem, and in fact it encourages good pedalling IMO. To counter this I've seen some people when they first get a Moulton run the front suspension with a lot of preload, b...
by Sidlaws
2 Mar 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

My MX-5 was a Mk 2.5, the Brompton only went in the boot if you put it in exactly the right place (else the lid wouldn’t shut). For Moulton carrying duties it was back half in the boot (remember I have 17” wheels) and front half strapped in with the seat belt in the footwell/passenger seat. Of cour...
by Sidlaws
2 Mar 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Anyone care to quantify the speed disadvantage as compared to a traditional diamond framed tourer etc? I have stats coming out of my ears. I lose one minute per mile riding Moulton vs riding 531c Mercian. Same route, same bloke, same kit. 30mile ride will take half an hour longer. Fact. I actually ...
by Sidlaws
2 Mar 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Anyone care to quantify the speed disadvantage as compared to a traditional diamond framed tourer etc? I don't think it will bother me, as speed isn't a priority, but it would be good to know what I might be letting myself in for. The positive perspective being that a Moulton has to be quicker than ...
by Sidlaws
2 Mar 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

I would have been more interested if they had some form of braking not using the rims. Hub brakes or disc. I have blown two tyres off by getting rims too hot. There is a 1 in 5 hill near Merthyr Tydfil that plunges down for ages, twisting and turning so that doing 50mph is not an option. I always t...
by Sidlaws
2 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Sidlaws, where are you based? I've got a TSR that I converted to Alfine 11 last year, and if you're near Edinburgh or North Cumbria you could give it a try As it happens, I'm not a million miles from Edi-Burger... in Dundee. If you're in Edi then this is quite possible and I'd really appreciate the...
by Sidlaws
1 Mar 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Some excellent insights, and mostly positive overall. I do appreciate the marmite quality of the Moulton, but can't the same be said of any niche product? The A11 SST has a rear disc brake (TRP Spyre), which seemed odd to me at first blush, but given small wheels' braking issues (accelerated rim wea...
by Sidlaws
28 Feb 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9149

Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Hello everyone, Does anyone have anything positive (or negative) to say about buying a Moulton? I'm thinking of the SST model (basically a slightly uprated TSR -- crucially incorporating a beefier rear-pivot bearing) equipped with the latest incarnation of Alfine 11 hub gear (SG-S7001-11). A full(is...