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Moulton Bicycles

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1966.

of Bradford-on-Avon

See Alex Moulton

1962 Moulton bicycle launched at the Earls Court Cycle Show.

After negotiations broke down with Raleigh to manufacture the Moulton bicycle, Moulton Bicycles Ltd was formed; factory constructed at Bradford-on-Avon. Immediately doubled in size; further expansion achieved at Fisher and Ludlow, a subsidiary of the British Motor Corporation.

Within a year, Moulton Bicycles was the second-largest frame builder in the UK.

1965 Launched the Moulton 'Speedsix' - a versatile racing and touring bicycle with a six speed derailleur gear.

1966 Moulton 'S' Speed - a true racing bicycle with double chain rings, short wheelbase and Reynolds 531 lightweight tubeset.

1967 Raleigh bought Moulton Bicycles. Alex Moulton was retained as a consultant by Raleigh.

1974 Raleigh ceased production of the Moulton MkIII and collaboration between Raleigh and Moulton came to an end.

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  • Moulton Bicycle Company [1]