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Bicycle, Deluxe M2

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made at Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England

Postcard of Bicycle, Deluxe M2.
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Bicycle, Deluxe M2

This 'Deluxe M2' bicycle was made in 1965 by Moulton of Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire in England. The Moulton was the first major redesign of the bicycle since the safety bicycle was introduced in the 1880s. It can be considered the first truly unisex design. It was designed by Alex Moulton who was also responsible for the suspension on the Mini motor car.

This small wheel bicycle incorporates a rubber in compression front suspension, and compression and sheer rear suspension. The bicycle is fitted with a Sturmey-Archer 4 speed rear hub and a Middlemore saddle. The frame is painted Polychromatic Midnight Blue and the mudguards, chain-guard and handlebars are chromed. A plate riveted on the head tube is marked ' M.M. Moulton Bicycles ...'

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Online ID: 000-180-001-146-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1988.27
Date: 1965
Material: Chrome. Inscription: M.M. Moulton Bicycles, Bradford on Avon, Made in England; 090237; K65
Dimensions: 1020 mm H x 1540 mm x 540 mm
What: Bicycle
Subject: 15. ROAD TRANSPORT, Muscle power (Departmental Classification)
Who: Alex Moulton (Designer)
M.M. Moulton Bicycles, Bradford on Avon, England (Maker)
Middlemore (Maker of saddle)
Middlemore (Maker of saddle)
Sturmey-Archer (Maker of rear hub)
Where: England, Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon
Description: Small wheel bicycle by M.M. Moulton Bicycles of Bradford on Avon, 1965, with the brand name Deluxe M2
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