Introduction to all Purpose Bicycle

WARNING

Modification, repair and renovation work should only be carried out by qualified people. If you do not have the experience and/or expertise to judge whether any procedures described in in the APB Pages are correct, and/or you do not have the experience, expertise, materials and equipment to carry out the work, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THE JOB YOURSELF. The information given in the APB pages and Masterclass articles is intended to act as a reminder to capable people who are carrying out repair work. The authors, the Moulton Bicycle Club and its Officers accept no responsibility for work carried out by owners or their agents, whether that work is done in accordance with any information contained in these articles or not.


APB = All Purpose Bicycle – a very apt name for an extraordinary bike. It really is a ‘Jack of All Trades’, but the unkind epithet ‘master of none’ certainly does not apply – it is a highly competent performer in all applications, on and off road.

The Moulton APB (All Purpose Bicycle) was introduced early in 1992, based on the earlier ATB (All Terrain Bicycle), and since then has become, in its various forms, the most popular type of modern Moulton, due to the combination of all the usual Moulton features and a reasonable price.

The APB pages represent a new section within the Moulton Bicycle Club and Folding Society web pages, dealing with issues of particular interest to owners and prospective owners of the Moulton APB. These pages are still under construction (starting 12 September 1999), so please excuse the fact that some topics are listed as being in preparation. If you do not find the information you want here, try looking in other parts of the Moulton Bicycle Club pages (eg the Masterclasses), try visiting these pages again in a few days time, or contact us by email.

Available now:

  • Current models – brief specifications of the current range, including some models assembled by dealers.
  • New developments – some official news of what is coming in the future, and some unofficial speculation about what may happen.
  • Maintenance of your APB – a particular virtue of the APB is that it needs little maintenance, but you can find out more about what does need to be done.
  • Improving the performance of your APB – the APB in all its forms is a competent performer, but many owners like to customise their bike to particularly fit their own requirements.
  • Carriers – luggage carrying is one of the strengths of the APB, like other Moultons, and there are a number of options apart from the factory supplied racks. Read the Masterclass article on the subject – this will be updated in the not too distant future …
  • Links and contacts – other relevant web sites, including Pashley (the manufacturers), dealers etc

Coming soon:

  • APB history
  • Past models of the APB
  • APB accessories – both from the factory and from third parties
  • APB Gallery – pictures of APBs in interesting situations

REMEMBER THE WARNING

Modification, repair and renovation work should only be carried out by qualified people. If you do not have the experience and/or expertise to judge whether any procedures described in in the APB Pages are correct, and/or you do not have the experience, expertise, materials and equipment to carry out the work, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THE JOB YOURSELF. The information given in the APB pages and Masterclass articles is intended to act as a reminder to capable people who are carrying out repair work. The authors, the Moulton Bicycle Club and its Officers accept no responsibility for work carried out by owners or their agents, whether that work is done in accordance with any information contained in these articles or not.