New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

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I think Alex Moulton's philosophy was focused on the truss frame being light and stiff, and the small wheels having a smaller contact patch so less rolling resistance than 700c. Being able to break them in two came later. The ATB version got quite a following, back in the day. Not very good on potholed roads though given the wee wheels...
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Lazarus wrote: Tue Jun 27, 2023 2:35 pm
I don't think it folds Shaf.
Seriously :shock:
WTF is the point of it then?
and that was before i saw the price :shock: :shock:
:lol: I just saw John mentioning the price. No ta, even if it did fold into a briefcase. I just recall a bike customer once who was totally in love with Moultons which had me become a bit of a fan! No fold and 10k... flop :grin:
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This is a genuinely cool bike, first disc Moulton:
Isn't it just.. there is nothing else I want more at the moment. Well, want a test ride on at least. Knowing the RRP though it doesn't matter that they're only 30 mins down the road. It's not unreasonable for what goes into it imo but it's more than I can justify. Still, I think it's a stunning bike. I have a perfect fast road touring bike in mind and a thing about truss / girder forks. Love it.
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the stainless moulton speed is a thing of beauty. £11k i think. if i were to ever become a single for keeps bike owner, i would not hesitate to buy one.

https://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models/SPEED.html
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My dad has a Moulton with an alfine hub.

It's lovely to ride. Very nippy and comfy.
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That Moulton brings me much joy, although as a current owner of 2 F frame '60s & '70s Moultons (a mk1 with a sturmy 5 speed hub and a mk3), and as former owner of a custom painted Brigestone Moulton I'm definately biased :grin:

I collected the Bridgestone from the Moulton factory, and Shaun Moulton (Dr Moulton's nephew) formally introduced me to Dr Moulton as he passed by, with the line that my (not so) inner Moulton geek will forever remember and enjoy: "Dr Moulton, may I introduce Dr Williams - who's collecting his Bridgestone model today". :geek:
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:-bd
Didn't know about the bridgestone one. That lot on bikepacking.com get all excited about '80;s and '90's bridgestone mountainbikes (which never made it over here as far as I recall)
Here Reg, one of these would be right up your street!
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Article here from eurobike on luggage, shows a range of Aceoac stuff. I thought they’d ‘gone under’ as it was beginning to get difficult to find their stuff
https://www.cyclingabout.com/notable-bi ... bike-2023/
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I more thought it was just that they couldn’t be arsed with UK distribution
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PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2023 12:00 pm I more thought it was just that they couldn’t be arsed with UK distribution
Can’t blame them really :lol:
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That looks great, stuff all this cowering under a tarp lark! :grin:
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pistonbroke wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:12 pm I'll just leave this here
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CulahS6O ... MzYTE3ZQ==
Just imagining how comfy the camp (ride to camp or camp to ride?) could be. Should have underfloor heating.
Would make the champagne taste even better during that Greenland traverse.
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I have that same Isabella awning on my campervan!
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It's surprisingly difficult to knit inside a bivvy bag.
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:grin: I'd almost certainly end up sticking one of the needles into my mat. Or eyeball...
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Not quite new gear and definitely not new bikes but, indoors mountain biking anyone?

https://en.indoormountainbike.nl/photo-albums

Half of me thinks WTF and the other part thinks, well, why the hell not! Indoors skiing, climbing, gyms, swimming and man made surf centres have all taken off, so why not this?
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Image

Liking this colour
Always strikes me the beauty of this bike each time I visit (the thread). Looks fantastic and the lack of 'inside the frame' cables is so cool. 10/10. Bet it rides ace :-bd
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thenorthwind wrote: Mon Jul 17, 2023 9:17 pm It's surprisingly difficult to knit inside a bivvy bag.
Challenge accepted :lol: :-bd
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Not sure if we have many Flextail tiny pump users here.....but looks like they have just announced an even smaller pump the 'Zero Pump'

Seems only to be on their IG page the moment......https://www.instagram.com/flextail_official/
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There are theories at the bottom of my jargon.
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Schwalbe Wicked Will new in Schwalbe's lightest mtb casing option - "Super Race", yet the second grippiest compound - "Soft".
Unpectacular for most. Quite exciting for me though :grin:

Given their latest releases followed suite by availability, this should be in shops soon.
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2 speed belt drive any one? It's not released yet...
Veercycles:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Ct_C8TzPiX5/
And belt drive is supposed to be low mainainence
I hope you think you know, what I might of exactly meant.
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ledburner wrote: Thu Aug 10, 2023 7:49 am 2 speed belt drive any one? It's not released yet...
Veercycles:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Ct_C8TzPiX5/
And belt drive is supposed to be low mainainence
Two gears though? Impressive engineering, but can't see the advantage over hub gears, other than weight saving.
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