Re: [CR]Moulton bicycles design

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Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 12:20:23 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Moulton bicycles design
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Phil Scott wrote:
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> What was the original reason why moulton bicycles were designed the way they were with small wheels and such.

'The Moulton bicycle was born out of my resolve to challenge and improve upon the classic bicycle, with its diamond frame and large wheels, which has locked bicycle design into that form since the pioneering work in England by Starley and others at the end of the 19th century and is perpetuated in the Tour de France bike and the basic Mountain Bike of today.'

Dr Alex Moulton C.B.E., M.A.(Cantab), FEng., R.D.I.

http://www.alexmoulton.co.uk/ambikes/

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California
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