The original Moulton F frame in 1962 was a ground-breaker in my opinion.
55+ years later they are still around & well appreciated by those who know: )
You can go the ‘Original’ restoration route, or the ‘Personalised’ …….
Both are good, but if your F frame needs a repaint, (most of mine did: ) then you can indulge yourself & try out your own ideas??
I love that one: )
Some more examples here below.
‘Before &’afters’ are always interesting!? Right?
This one came from the good lady Pat from near Swansea. Bought new by her I believe, & did its job for many years before being retired in the garage.
I thought it was a suitable case for treatment, just waiting for a new life.
See below for the ‘afters’: )
I got a front rack & changed a few things, added suitable new tyres, etc. etc. & here she is ready & waiting for the next how many years
Been out this morning (2/12/2018) for a local shopping trip. All fine.
It’s been refinished, & rebuilt as you see here, waiting for its next adjustments.
The new cables & calipers, pads etc. need to bed in & settle down. The gears work amazingly well for a 4 Speed Sturmey Archer. All 4 gears there, all the time: ) Big jumps in the FW though… Might be much nicer with an FM I’m thinking.
(WRM Just had a Moulton rear wheel with the rare Sturmey Archer 5 speed dual changer triggers. The 5 STAR from 1981/82? Really interesting this one. In a Weinmann alloy rim. Currently dismantled checking for damage/wear etc. Found no problems yet.)
Your lovely old Moulton is riding really well right now. It will get better with use, I know.
How nice to have such a lovely machine to ride in 2018??
Thanks Pat: )
(This pic shows a front luggage carrier in prototype form here.
The idea is a durable box, with quick release, following the contours of the original rack. Dedicated page to this process here: )
More details below.