Moulton TSR fixie

Heltor Chasca

Out-riding the Black Dog
I dream of owning a Moulton. But one with paint that stays on.
 

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
It has a unified rear triangle and horizontal dropouts, so it was rude not to. 56 x 15 (about 68"), Surly fixed/free hub. I need to repaint the dropouts as Moulton powdercoat flakes off at all the sharp edges - this frame is only two years old! Why do BSOs always have perfect paint and expensive bikes don't...?

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That looks lovely, I recon riding that would put a grin on my face.
 

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
I wonder if the AM series has better paint? Re-enamelling a frameset that comes in five parts is not cheap, although it would solve the problem.

Missing paint on the track ends of a fixed isn't uncommon, and something that I can live with. My genesis has this.
 
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rogerzilla

rogerzilla

Guru
It's a mess right up the dropout, around the leading links and (oddly) at the hook which helps to hold the two halves of the main frane together, although the frame never gets separated. Once rust gets under powdercoat, it lifts. Wet paint has primer underneath, which sticks mucb better. My Brompton was worse after only a year's dry use - Argos repainted it 9 years ago and it's still perfect.
 

fossala

Veteran
Location
Cornwall
I had an AM and the paint was fine. Although it did get chipped Audaxing. Moulton quoted £800 for a respray.
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fossala

Veteran
Location
Cornwall
Argos can probanly do it for about £260, and Argos is usually the most expensive.
If you look at mine it had a flexitor rear pivot (bonded) and hydrolastic suspension. Yours is easily disassembled for painting as it's bushings and a dry cone.

To be honest I count tell the difference between the suspension of my AM and my friends jubilee.
 
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rogerzilla

rogerzilla

Guru
Yes, the TSR is relatively easy to dismantle - the only special bits are the front fork shell hearings and the rear pivot Oilite bushes, but they are tapped out easily enough. Some careful masking is needed during painting as it's unlikely most refinishers have a die to clean up the hook joint collar threads if they get clogged*, and too much paint in the rear bush recesses can mean the rear triangle binds against the frame.
Also, it's not good to have paint up the inside of the steerer.

*I don't think Moulton powdercoated the hook itself, so it goes very rusty. Not that it will ever rust through!
 
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