[My good friend Rick Steele (owner of Gold Country Cyclery) gets all the cool toys, and this rare Moulton may be the best yet. —Alan]
Here’s a few shots to show how my minimal restoration or upgrade is going..
Really the frameset is in nice shape with only a couple minor blems.. I do need a new headbadge with SPEED on the bottom. I don’t know how the headbadge got so worn looking..
It would have had Campy Delta brakes if they could have reached a few more mm’s..
Went to an ITM 44cm C-C HB, one that would fit the “Fixbone” stem.. Few new bars will.. Campy Record 9spd Ergo shifters, Centuar 10spd FD cause I had one, and an 8/9 speed Veloce rear derailleur to ensure best compatibility with the AM 9spd cluster. Took a lot of work to find the right chain length and b-tension adjust to get the darn thing to shift all cogs in both rings. With straight cut cogs set, the chain had to be lengthened..
At my 6’2″ height, 35.5″ actual inseam and long reach I was surprised how well this 55.5cm frame fits.. As good as any I have owned.
Gotta like that Record CF seat post too :-)
This bike’s a keeper as long as I can still ride..