Dr Alex Moulton (1920-2012) - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > MINI in the Media


MINI in the Media Discuss the MINI in print, magazines, paper articles, in games or on the net, on TV and film here

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Dec 10th, 2012, 10:56 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Online
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,745
Local Time: 01:06 PM
United Kingdom Male
Dr Alex Moulton (1920-2012)

RIP Dr Alex Moulton inventor of the famous Moulton bicycle and the rubber and hydrolastic suspension of the classic Mini.

AROnline Obituary: Dr Alex Moulton (1920-2012)
Obituary : Dr Alex Moulton (1920-2012) - AROnline

Motoring File:
MotoringFile Archive Original Mini Suspension Designer Alex Moulton Dies at 92

I had a 'Mini' Moulton bicycle when I was a kid in the 1960's, they are now quite sought after on ebay for restoration and the Japanese love buying the old Moulton bikes too so the prices are rising for original 1960's examples.

"Minis are first-class Moultons, made to a good standard and they deserve to be cherished. They are smaller but fully formed. If you dismantle a Mini you will find that the bike is a perfect reproduction of the full-size F frame Moulton. All parts are identical in the front suspension but in 7/8ths scale. The rear forks do not have the curved rubber “sandwich”, but a simpler “clapperbox” suspension which was also used on the top-of-the-range Moulton Speed ‘S’ models. And of course Minis have the distinctive 14 inch wheels rather than the 16 inch on the full sized model."
http://www.moultonbuzz.com/models/mini/

History of the Moulton Bicycle:
MOULTON Bicycle Company
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Dec 13th, 2012, 09:45 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 290
Local Time: 02:06 PM
United Kingdom View AMAUTOS7's Classified Ads
Its sad to hear that

I actually met him when he came to Birmingham university to give a talk 3 years ago

Actually got my MINI One to be in the photoshoot for his piece in the newspaper





Mine is the black one at the front


Birmingham City University : Mini man receives lifetime achievement award
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Whats your best friend name...?
Today 12:07 PM
Last post by aashianasingh
Today 12:07 PM
0 Replies, 17 Views
tempremental xenon headlights
Aug 29th, 2014 09:38 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 11:59 AM
6 Replies, 1,020 Views
Thinking of buying a 2002.
Today 03:25 AM
by edcasey
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:46 AM
1 Replies, 116 Views
How to reset BMW 3 Series Sedan airbag light?
Today 03:42 AM
Last post by yellowbend
Today 03:42 AM
0 Replies, 93 Views
$95 @ Willow Springs raceway November 29-30, 2014
Today 02:06 AM
by harvie
Last post by harvie
Today 02:06 AM
0 Replies, 86 Views
Cooper S Pulley Advice
Apr 22nd, 2010 10:16 AM
by Richy92
Last post by nickcornwell88
Yesterday 10:46 PM
16 Replies, 19,069 Views
RS56 Cooper S Power Issues?
Nov 15th, 2014 12:18 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:13 PM
3 Replies, 344 Views
Rear wiper cracked and broken off... what next??
Yesterday 09:12 AM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:03 PM
4 Replies, 239 Views
Cooper s 2003 has issues !!!
Nov 18th, 2014 07:21 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 08:56 PM
9 Replies, 591 Views
Mini Mk1 MFSW - Radio controls only question
Yesterday 08:13 PM
by lmm1986
Last post by lmm1986
Yesterday 08:13 PM
0 Replies, 98 Views
Upcoming Holiday News
Yesterday 02:34 PM
by CARiD
Last post by CARiD
Yesterday 02:34 PM
0 Replies, 104 Views
More Ship Tracking
Jul 24th, 2005 11:25 PM
by nclorax
Last post by LiquidBreadMan
Yesterday 01:52 PM
28 Replies, 23,269 Views
Bystanders lift MINI to end 'stand-off' with tram
Yesterday 12:22 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:56 PM
1 Replies, 170 Views
Pictures of the Internals of the getrag gearbox and rebuild walk through
Yesterday 04:41 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:50 PM
3 Replies, 208 Views
Roof bars and Xenon lights
Nov 17th, 2014 10:36 AM
Last post by daveaasmith
Yesterday 07:52 AM
6 Replies, 470 Views
Wanting rid of chrome scoop and mirrors
Nov 18th, 2014 09:54 AM
Last post by daveaasmith
Yesterday 07:48 AM
6 Replies, 469 Views
gtt induction
Nov 18th, 2014 11:24 AM
Last post by rob955triumph
Yesterday 06:38 AM
13 Replies, 546 Views
Transmission failed
Nov 12th, 2014 12:48 PM
Last post by Thegearboxman
Yesterday 04:56 AM
2 Replies, 385 Views
brake lights stuck on?
Oct 27th, 2004 11:47 PM
Last post by Restyle
Nov 20th, 2014 10:11 PM
105 Replies, 36,746 Views
LA Auto Show Coverage
Nov 20th, 2014 09:09 PM
Last post by AutoGuide.com
Nov 20th, 2014 09:09 PM
0 Replies, 188 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:06 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2