Moulton Recumbent

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Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:02 am

I have just finished converting a Moulton APB into a recumbent.
Anyone interested in seeing sone photos of this great SWB recumbent?
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Riggsbie » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:37 am

Me ! Me ! Me !


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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby John Lewis » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:40 am

Me too.

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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:14 am

Thanks for the interest. It is at the Powder Coaters now, I am very lucky that my son inlaw works there.
The bike rides well with full suspension. Could this be a world first? Bob
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:02 pm

The usual candidate is the Moulton Series II, the old F-frame, not heard of anyone using a more modern frame so yes it might be a world first. If so post something on the folding bike forums elsewhere when you're ready with pics, you'd be surprised how happy they are to document any modification.
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Which folding bike forum ?
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby jaffaman » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:17 pm

Can't wait to see it


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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:32 pm

Still at Powder Coaters !!
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Fri May 02, 2014 10:49 am

Assembled and riding, looks great. Photos soon ! :D
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Riggsbie » Fri May 02, 2014 11:18 am

Stop teasing us.......

Photos now !! Please......
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby sogood » Fri May 02, 2014 12:18 pm

Gees, is it worth even asking? There's only one answer... Yes.
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Fri May 02, 2014 3:49 pm

This is the reason why no photo is posted, I do not know how to. My wife posts them but she is in Bali for two weeks. Home on Sunday 4th. All will be revealed then. Trust me :wink: :wink:
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Riggsbie » Fri May 02, 2014 7:06 pm

Hehehehe.....

You are starting to sound like a,politician ;-)


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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sun May 04, 2014 10:38 am

The wife will home today Sunday 4th .
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sun May 04, 2014 3:40 pm

Message from Recycler's wife......... he might be good at building bikes but hopless with computers. Just got off the plane and he wants me to post some stupid photos of a stupid looking bike!! Shown no interest in my holiday snaps!


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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Baalzamon » Sun May 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Easy
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All I did was on photobucket link copy the "Direct" underneath "Links to share this photo"
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 06, 2014 4:21 pm

Looks neat....

Love the way you have maintained the 'Maserati Birdcage' look with the triangulation of the boom !!

Nice simple chainline too !

How effective is the Moulton suspension with the revisions ?
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Tue May 06, 2014 5:16 pm

Thanks Riggsbie for your comments. The front suspension is adjustable while the rear is not.
It rides realy smooth and handles nice. With the big handle bars the riding position is comfortable and is not tireing on long rides.
My mate Leigh who owns the bike has not been of the bike much and you cannot wipe the smile off his face. He also has a LWB recumbent I built,
now thats another story!!
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 06, 2014 8:37 pm

Is it still easy to dis-assemble ?

I do like the Moulton TSR's.....might see about buying one when I go to the UK in July.....love the TSR 2....pure simplicity !


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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Wed May 07, 2014 10:16 am

Yes, 2 bolts hold the bottom bracket section on, 1 bolt on the chain roller, 4 saddles on the seat base, 1 bolt and quick release on seat post. Install bottom bracket and chain rings chain and away you go.
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Val Val » Fri May 30, 2014 7:17 pm

That is a really great looking bike by any definition. The fact that it's a conversion makes it truly amazing. You did a fantastic job in design and execution.
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sat May 31, 2014 9:54 am

Thanks ValVal for your comments. It was a easy build for a change.
My new project is a lean steer bike, more on that later.
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby michelka100 » Sat May 31, 2014 11:35 pm

Hi. I was very impressed by your conversion of an APB Moulton to recumbent status and am interested in doing that myself as I have an APB. I have seen something similar some years ago but not sure if it was an APB or a AM series Moulton also with the space frame. Did you retain the seat tube? I am curious to know if you can vary the length of the distance from the seat to the pedal? Its a great bike, and I am pretty keen to do something similar

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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:35 pm

G,Day Michael Thanks for your comments, if you are interested by all means have a go at making one for your self.
You will need some tools, electric or gas welder, one old frame, nuts and bolts, pet mesh from hardware shop and some confidence and patience.
Keep in touch with me, I will talk you through the build. You do not damage or drill any holes in the Moulton. Its a good bike to ride. Bob
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Re: Moulton Recumbent

Postby michelka100 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:57 pm

Thank you Bob. It would be great project and I am very tempted to have a good go at it. I like that it does not do any structural changes to the Moulton. I know some people from around Woolgoolga who own Moultons or used to, Sue and Trevor.
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