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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:43 pm
by Mulger bill
Riding home this arvo I come across a bike lying on the path. Apollo Eclipse, I'm guessing it was a garage sale reject as the price tag of $8- on the stem was texta'd over and it had "free" written on both sides of the top tube. A call to the local plod for advice suggested it was mine in two weeks. Low end gaspipe methinks with no hanger and very low end bits but the hubs and 700c rims look reasonable. I'll strip it down eventually and see what comes of it. Might get a beer bike out of it.

What''s the best way to derust old gal spokes?

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:08 pm
by lunar_c
I've had good results with autosol and steel wool, followed by a wipe down with a clean rag .. and a bit of wax or silicone spray to ward off rust.

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:12 pm
by Mulger bill
Thanks for that, I'll give it a go soon.

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:18 pm
by lunar_c
Good stuff. I found it worked pretty well for about 6 months until the bike got rained on one day ;) Doesn't help we live close to the coast though.

What sort of bike was it? I built up an Apollo Delta II for my brother recently with Ultegra 9 speed and some deep V Rigida rims on 105 hubs and it cranked along, and was just under 11kg with pedals. Really nice bike (700C spacing and proper geometry) although it was only 4130 Cr Mo plain gauge, I certainly don't descriminate anymore if the frame is of reasonable geometry (ie no long head tubes and lazy angles), the right size and has forged drop outs. We're both 6'5" so finding cast off frames in our size is hard :)

Could be a fun build!

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:07 pm
by austy37
If anyone is in Canberra I was just at the tip shop and there was a Raleigh 'lady' I think with 531 tubes, he wanted $50 and I don't think I would ever ride i, so i left it there but it might be nice for someone's lady friend?

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:28 am
by Lioness
I've posted these elsewhere on the forums but I found these on ebay. Not free, but not expensive at all.

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$40

These will be my first project bikes.

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:14 pm
by peachy
Not sure its retro judging from the components, but what is this little bike I scored from the tip shop?

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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:18 pm
by darkhorse75
Wow, dual suspension, internal gears and foldable? very interesting.

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:19 pm
by koen
Wow! Excellent find in a Moulton. There is probably a whole thread for Moulton fans. Google it

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:27 pm
by peachy
Its made really well, its engineered like a bridge, although the piece that connects the two sides together has come off and needs to be brazed on again. Worth doing?

Thanks Koen, ill have a look :)

[EDIT] ebay uk has the exact same bike for sale but in much better condition

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moulton-Pashley-Landrover-APB-Unisex-Bike-Mint-Condition-Separable-/300643385088?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item45ffbdff00

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:03 pm
by HappyHumber
Wow.. did Rifraf crack the 5h!ts and bust up his Moulton before he set off across the country??? :)

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:50 pm
by CommuRider
How the heck anyone would throw that away is beyond me!!! If you ever want to sell that @peachy you will get some interest on here. Wish it was a cool racing green colour though...and a Land Rover ltd edn too. :?

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:15 pm
by peachy
I'd never heard of the name until I read about Alex Moulton, didnt realise there is such a following. The frame needs to be repaired. Thanks for the help, cant believe my luck :)

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:19 pm
by Stuey
Peachy, check out Rifraf's signature... "Moulton Landrover APB".

Interesting use of the hub gears and derailleur. Didn't know that.

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:45 pm
by rifraf
peachy wrote:I'd never heard of the name until I read about Alex Moulton, didnt realise there is such a following. The frame needs to be repaired. Thanks for the help, cant believe my luck :)

Great find Peachy - I'm envious as hell :!:
They're a bit on the heavy side but offer a comfy ride.
You want a very competent frame builder for that repair.
I'm sure someone could do it.
Once you've gone Moulton, not many return :wink:
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Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:52 pm
by rifraf
CommuRider wrote:How the heck anyone would throw that away is beyond me!!! If you ever want to sell that @peachy you will get some interest on here. Wish it was a cool racing green colour though...and a Land Rover ltd edn too. :?

That was the 2nd colour option.
Only Yellow or British Racing Green

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:33 pm
by peachy
rifraf wrote:Great find Peachy - I'm envious as hell :!:
They're a bit on the heavy side but offer a comfy ride.
You want a very competent frame builder for that repair.
I'm sure someone could do it.
Once you've gone Moulton, not many return :wink:


Wow! that looks the business! Id love to ride it but just dont have the time and money to get it repaired. I might flip it on flea bay. Thanks rifraf :)

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:44 pm
by rifraf
peachy wrote: I might flip it on flea bay. Thanks rifraf :)

Appreciate hearing about it if you do as I may be in a position to bid myself.
Spare frame parts would be fairly rocking horse dropping like these days considering the bike is of around 13 years old.
What State is the bike situated in?
If you decide to keep it yourself and need any info, just drop me a line anytime and I'll try to see you right with what ever info you need.
The NSW Moulton dealer is Clarrance Street Cycles but I get the feeling that they dont know much about the product (which is fair enough as they only got the dealership recently).

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:57 pm
by CommuRider
@rifraf

If you want parts, this listing may be of interest

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-MALV ... 212wt_1136

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:08 pm
by peachy
rifraf wrote:Appreciate hearing about it if you do as I may be in a position to bid myself.
Spare frame parts would be fairly rocking horse dropping like these days considering the bike is of around 13 years old.
What State is the bike situated in?
If you decide to keep it yourself and need any info, just drop me a line anytime and I'll try to see you right with what ever info you need.
The NSW Moulton dealer is Clarrance Street Cycles but I get the feeling that they dont know much about the product (which is fair enough as they only got the dealership recently).


I've sent you a message.

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:33 pm
by Stuey
Rifraf, was I right about the gears? If so, how many ratios does it have?

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:31 pm
by rifraf
peachy wrote:I've sent you a message.

:D Checking it now

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:37 pm
by rifraf
Stuey wrote:Rifraf, was I right about the gears? If so, how many ratios does it have?

Hi Stuey,
yes it utilises an internal hub - 3 speed.
It has a single chainring on the cranks and a seven speed cassette.
21 speed in all for the Landrover.
The newer model APB came with 24 and the latest incarnation (TSR27) has 27 :D

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:09 pm
by rifraf
CommuRider wrote:@rifraf

If you want parts, this listing may be of interest

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-MALV ... 212wt_1136

Hi CommuRider,
thanks heaps for the thought and link.
The parts are very model specific however and few interchange.
Those older models have a following and I've no doubt that someone will snap it up
to restore to its former glory.
Cheers :D

Re: Hard Rubbish/Flea market finds

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:17 pm
by CommuRider
No prob. The rear rack set up is something I have never come across!