Any taller Moulton riders out there?

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Freddie
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Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby Freddie » 5 Aug 2015, 10:15am

I'm interested in a Moulton as a bicycle that (hopefully) rides similarly well to a large wheeled bike, but with the capability for the frame to be taken apart, packed and transported relatively easily in a car boot, on a plane and so on. Are there any taller 6' and up riders of Moultons here? How does the bike fare for comfort, fit and handling in comparison to a usual full size bike?

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Re: Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby merseymouth » 5 Aug 2015, 10:27am

Hi Freddie, As Dr Moulton was certainly above that height mark, as is David Duffield (a Big Moulton Rider), you should find no issues!
I recall that the Dr dwarfed me, only 5ft 10 inches, so size fit was always properly considered.
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Postby simonineaston » 5 Aug 2015, 10:27am

Hi, I'm a compact and bijou 5' 9 and three quarters, and I find the TSR frame set an excellent fit so I'm kind-of wary about how it would feel to a six foot plus person... A tall fellow I met in France last year borrowed it for a day (we swapped bikes) and reported that he'd felt a bit cramped, but of course it wasn't set up properly for him. You might be better off posing the same Q to the Good Folk on the Moulton Yahoo group - there's a few Moulton riders here, but don't know how tall they all are!
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/moultonbicycle/info
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(currently enjoying a Moulton TSR & a nano Brompton...)

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Re: Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby Thermostat9 » 5 Aug 2015, 5:04pm

I'm 6' and have been only riding Moultons since the mid 80's.

The early F-frame fit well, and I put long stems on the Mk3 and TSR (which have exactly the same virtual 'top tube' length - @21"). My TSR8 has (if IIRC!) a 140mm stem on and it is comfortable for me. If I had drops it could be a bit shorter.

But height is not the only thing that you have to consider, leg and torso length vary so you might find it to be different for you.

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Re: Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby robgul » 5 Aug 2015, 5:34pm

I'm about 6-4.5 and an ex Moulton rider - I found the bike (a Pashley Moulton FX8) a combination of being too small and an uncomfortable riding position.

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Re: Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby Gearoidmuar » 5 Aug 2015, 7:14pm

I've had two APB's. I'm 6.2 1/2. No problem for me. I've toured on one about 5 times. I don't have very long legs... 32in trouser length.

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Re: Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby simonineaston » 6 Aug 2015, 4:20am

Hmm, more tall, CTC forum reading, Moulton riders out there than than I thought they'd be! :wink:
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Re: Any taller Moulton riders out there?

Postby LWaB » 7 Aug 2015, 6:36am

I'm 182cm and the stock seatpost is a couple cm short of the limit. On the other hand, I needed a 150mm AM stem that cost a packet and is somewhat shorter than I'd like. The 'top tube' needs to be longer for tall folk.