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« on: November 16, 2012, 10:00 AM »

have got me a new bicycle on the way (moulton tsr30-te) 'cause i am hankering for some long distance stuff after next spring. got me thinking it would be even harder to kite carry than on my motorcycles which always manage a rev or two and often an obsession gets strapped across the handlebars. the tsr, like all moultons is (supposed to be) a fine luggage carrier and i am thinking i might get a couple of full size kites unbroken to hang from the side of its rack and still be able to ride safe. can the two activities be combined? camera, bike and kite. even 3 together? - hmmm, yum yum
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 04:33 PM »

If you get a direct drive bicycle, you can pedal and ride

backwards and fly the kite filming you.  Smiley

I'd watch it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 06:03 PM »

You sure have some funny looking bikes on the other side of the pond. Grin

Can you carry the kites vertically off the rear rack, an ATV gun rack on the handle bars, or messenger bag style over a shoulder in a Prism speed bag?
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 07:43 PM »

You sure have some funny looking bikes on the other side of the pond. Grin

Not all that funny looking.... that's how a lot of collapsible transit bikes look like on this side of the pond too.

The leading link suspension up front and dry cone suspension out back are kind of a twist though.

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 01:16 AM »

funny looking eh? that's what they said when jacky brabham showed what a small wheeled, rear/small engined funny looking race car could do to the indy 500 in the 60's. brit invasion wasn't only about the music  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 01:26 AM »

If you get a direct drive bicycle, you can pedal and ride

backwards and fly the kite filming you.  Smiley

I'd watch it.

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 05:46 AM »

looks like from this picture :http://www.flickr.com/photos/velocipedinarian/7700287250/in/pool-moulton_bicycle/ that i have my answer. thought this was the case. looks like carrying my matrix (if anyone still knows what this is) set with me is going to be a doddle. bloody marvellous.

as for filming backwass from a kite - how does a direct drive help? i usually use buster the dog to pull me along so the kite not needed for that. i hate to think what your convoluted mind is up to big brother.please dont explain. Undecided

look forward to getting on a kite field with you one of these days again -say hi to bambi
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 07:57 AM »



Wonder what that stick is for?
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 10:37 AM »

Wonder what that stick is for?

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 10:58 AM »

Please don't explain........

With a direct drive, you can pedal backwards and go

backwards.  Therefore, you will have the wind at your

back and can fly and look at the kite while you pedal.

You may want rear-view mirrors.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 01:07 PM »

We just sat backwards on the handlebars, feet on the pedals, the bike goes forwards while you face backwards. Then you can steer with your ahhh.... leaving your hands free to fly the kite.


I didn't know the Moultons had progressed that far or achieved the competition record they've gotten, good for them. Too bad about the frame rules that have kept them out of many competitions, would be interesting to see some inovation. Over here I guess we've still just thought of them as folding commuter bikes that never generated much interest.



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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 10:39 AM »

you mean a fixie big brother (direct drive means no chain - penny farthing kind of thing)

mike, you are very right - shame the industry got so scared they had the organisers ban them, but they still have many unbroken records according to their website

Is funny, they are not even "folding" but they do break in two with a single mechanism. Not much of a feature in the usa where cars are big and huge bike racks common. in europe of course the bike needs to go inside the car and the cars are compact

Also - maybe the stick is the spine off a viking's rok  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 11:00 AM »

Is funny, they are not even "folding" but they do break in two with a single mechanism. Not much of a feature in the usa where cars are big and huge bike racks common. in europe of course the bike needs to go inside the car and the cars are compact

Depends on where in the US.  Folding/Segmented bikes are still popular on commuter rail and similar.  Hauling big bike racks onto crowded trains is frowned upon.... yes, even in the US  Huh Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 04:35 PM »

Understood - but not the moultons forte, it's not a folder.

The brompton was invented for that
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 12:20 AM »

this is my brompton on a drizzly trip into town last week

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