Alex Moulton AM GT Stainless 1991

  • 2300.00 £
  • Published date: June 15, 2024
    • Norton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Alex Moulton AM GT Stainless 1991

⭕ Alex Moulton AM GT Stainless 1991
Rare masterpiece of engineering design - original spec.

Stunningly beautiful Alex Moulton AM GT Stainless (separable) from 1991. The first of the stainless steel Moultons, and thought by many to be the most beautiful of Alex Moultons designs - more elegant and balanced than the current New Series.

This one has been well looked after and is in fine condition. In 2008 I sent the bike back to Alex Moulton for re-furbishment and some subtle updating. The black frame parts were re-painted and original decals re-applied. The titanium Royce bottom bracket was serviced. A second set of bottle cage braze-ons was added on the rear of the seatpost - as with the AM Speed. And the most important update was to the suspension. When I first bought the bike a few years ago it had the original standard front and rear suspension. Because I have used the bike mainly for short, fast rides I wanted firmer suspension for a more controlled ride at speed. I had the harder rear suspension unit fitted - recognisable from the yellow band around the suspesion rubber. This worked very well for me. I also had the hard front suspension coil fitted. The hard front suspension reduced re-bound at speed - but it was a bit too firm. So when I sent the bike back to Moulton last year I asked Shaun Moulton whether there were any other options. He suggested that I have the new variable rate spring from the Moulton Esprit fitted. This has proved to be the perfect solution. It is soft at first, but as it travels further it becomes firmer, providing a perfect combination of comfortable slow speed ride and well controlled fast speed ride. I am including the original standard secification suspension units - should you wish to re-fit them. I also had the brake mountings changed so that I could use either old-style bolt mounting brakes or the now standard recessed bolt.

For most of the time that I have had the bike I have used it in stripped down mode, without mudguards and with a larger chainwheel fitted to get high straight through gearing in combination with an 8 speed Campagnolo 12-19 rear cassette. The original component specification for the bike, including:

Wheels: wonderfully smooth running Hugi hubs on Moulton 17 inch rims (front 20 radial spokes; rear 20 single-crossed spokes)
Rear cassette: Moulton 9, 10, 11 custom cluster, then five light alloy sprockets up to 28T
Tyres: Wolber Moulton slicks (front in very good condition; rear is new)
Chainset: Suntour Superb Pro, with 62/52T chainrings
Derailleurs: Front Suntour SL; Rear Suntour GPX
Gear shift levers: Suntour GPX Accushift Plus 8 speed (indexed or friction)
Stem: Moulton wishbone - medium size
Seatpost: Custom Moulton titanium, with Suntour Superbe Pro mounting clamp
Bottom Bracket: Royce Titanium
Brakes: Shimano 600
Brake levers: Shimano 600
Pedals: Shimano 600 with new Christophe leather straps
Saddle: Brookes Swift Titanium
Rear rack: stainless steel rear rack for the Moulton day or weekend bags (Day Bag included)

I am including several of the original accessories, including:

Moulton Day Bag
Moulton small tool bag, with contents
Moulton bike bags: pair of as new blue bags for holding the two separated halves of the bike
Original Certificate of Ownership for AM GT
Original double-sided catalogue card showing the specifications for the AM GT in 1991

The bike is in superb condition. The front conical mounting nuts on the Shimano 600 brakes show a little bubbling underneath the chrome; and the Brookes saddle does show some light wear, with light rust around the steel stretching bolt under the front of the saddle. Otherwise, as you should be able to see from the photos, the bike is in wonderful condition.

Phone number ✆ 01642 838884
Norton, North Yorkshire

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