philvantwo wrote:Well the red bike looks slightly better, but these Moulton bikes just look a bit 'heath robinson' to me, as if things have been added on as an after thought. What actually inspires people to even buy one?
I guess its a geek thing but I just love small wheeled bikes
It started with a brompton that I converted to electric back in 2009. I used this every day for a 10 mile return trip to work covering over 10K miles. As T1 diabetic the electric assisatnce was a real bonus in that come rain, shine or wind I hopped on it.
With Moultons (and the Brompton fold) its the engineering that draws me to these bikes, the front and rear suspension on the Moultons in the 60s was way ahead of its time. The early Moultons we buy are a often stripped down to the basic frame and then rebuild with alloy parts. The wheel spacing is the same as a regular bike and the suspension takes out all of the bumpy ride associated with small wheels.
I have a larger wheeled bike and maintain many others for family and friends, having learnt how to build wheels etc.
PS just read the last post, its also great fun I agree!!!