Armstrong Moth Professional, 1959

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dweenk

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 13, 2014
212
Maryland
I like moths, but naming a model "Moth" seems a little odd and almost creepy. Would I buy an Armstrong Moth? I would and then I would be the "MothMan Rider".
 
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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,263
Playa del Rey, United States

dweenk

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 13, 2014
212
Maryland
@juvela

I need to watch "Silence of the Lambs" one more time. I also should dig out an old photo of a luna moth on my beard.
 
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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,263
Playa del Rey, United States
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In the folklore of Mexico the moth is associated with the search for higher knowledge.

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rhm

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 1, 2015
41
I've seen a couple of those Moth Professionals, in photos only. They appear to be really nice hand made frames from right around 1960, just when the Armstrong factory was about to close and the brand name transferred to Raleigh. I don't know anything about what was going on-- only the obvious: these were really nice frames made around 1960, and the factory closed less than a year later. Something tells me there's a story there.

I have an earlier Moth, I'm told around 1950. I only got the frame and fork, so the parts on this are my best guess at what's right. Disregard the extra pump... and the new shifter.

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dweenk

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 13, 2014
212
Maryland
Yes, good eye! The new S/A bar shifter is, in my opinion, the best shifter they've ever made for the AW hub. And I like bar end shifters anyway... so it was a no-brainer.
I like them too. What is the cost?
 

dnc1

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 1, 2016
2,022
53
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Here's another one.
One of my fellow V-CC members was riding this yesterday.....
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Admittedly not a 'professional', but very nice!
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,674
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Here's another one.
One of my fellow V-CC members was riding this yesterday.....
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Admittedly not a 'professional', but very nice!
I look at it as custom
 
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Aengus

On Training Wheels
Jun 6, 2019
1
109
Uk
Hello DHM,
I have just acquired a Moth. It has the same frame as yours. Same lugs, same pencil stays and, interestingly, exactly the same chain ring and cranks.
Can I ask you whether the Armstrong decal on yours is original. If it’s new, where can I find one? (My Moth has been refurbished and adapted - you will see the internal cable guides and a modern Armstrong sticker. I prefer your decal).
Also, I’d like to run modern dynamo lights on mine, like you have done. Any advice would be welcome.
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Thank you.
 
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