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After demand finally outstripped supply in 2013, The ‘classic’ Moulton book is back once again! Now with added unseen photos taken inside the famous Moulton ‘S’ Range Unit.
A4 format, it has now been digitally reprinted. Case-bound, gloss laminated cover and in full colour printed on 130 gsm satin paper, increased to 128 pages richly illustrated with 62 full colour line drawings, 74 colour photographs & illustrations, over 185 black and white photographs & pictures and a chart detailing parts fitted to model.
This practical and informative book is now probably the most definitive work for the potential buyer, new owner, keen restorer or the die-hard enthusiast.
If you are thinking of buying a ‘classic’ Moulton in an ‘original’ or ‘unrestored’ condition, this book will confirm all the parts that were originally fitted at the Bradford-on-Avon, Kirkby or Nottingham factories. The new owner will then be able to ascertain the extent to which their Moulton has remained in an unmodified condition. For the keen restorer, this book will prove to be invaluable by detailing exactly the type of components that should, or should not, be fitted if it is decided to return the bike back to its original factory specification. The die-hard enthusiast will be able to compare the different specifications between the models and learn some of the fascinating evolution story of the F frame from 1962 through to 1974.
A ‘Parts to Model’ chart has been introduced to show exactly what parts were, or should be, fitted to what models. The potential buyer or new owner will be able to quickly verify the authenticity of their Moulton. To assist with this, a pictorial guide of the parts fitted to models has been created to aid recognition of nearly all the various components. If you don’t know your Williams C34 from your AB77 chainwheel or your GB 126s from your Balilla Corsa 62 brake levers, this will give you the confidence to identify the items correctly.
Read an account of how Alex Moulton’s new bicycle design was born in a fascinating reprint of an original 1964 article with pictures of some of the early development machines. Then, compare the evolution of the design on the following pages showing pictures of various pre-production bikes.
See how the ‘classic’ Moulton was produced in the Kirkby, Liverpool factory in the 1960’s. There are 11 black and white photographs to illustrate frame assembly, painting, component assembly, wheel building, final assembly and the despatch areas.
What the reviewers thought of the book:
The Moultoneer, issue 87.
'.........it is a simply superb book for sitting comfortably whilst unwinding in an evening for a good read through. This book really is a must for people who are even remotely interested in the bikes'.
A to B Magazine, issue 76.
'If you are buying, restoring or researching a Moulton, everything you need is here. The book even includes a technical section at the back, showing how the Moulton was built and how you can rebuild it today if you need to'.
News and Views, No.334 - the newsletter of the Veteran Cycle Club.
‘This is a quite fascinating book for cycle enthusiasts of all sorts whether Moulton specialists or not and will be a bible to 'classic' Moulton renovators'.
News and Views, No.389 - the newsletter of the Veteran Cycle Club.
'Now that all early Moultons are starting to fetch more than hitherto, this book can easily prevent the enthusiast from being ripped off by unscrupulous bicycle and spares vendors'.