A moscow at 3000+ miles:

john peck

Well-Known Member
In my life I´ve had 20+ bikes & tinkered with ´em considerable. Some of them wound up euthanized after being
stripped fur parts. I have not been especially kind to my moscow, but as my respect for this bike grows I´m taking
much better care of it. I have had flats & popped a cpl. spokes in a pothole while cloud gazing. I´ve put on a new
chain & brake pads. Front stock tire shows very little wear, but I´m pretty heavy, & went thru a few rear tires looking
for one that would negotiate a mine field of thorns with sidewalls that won´t bottom out. The moscow needs to be
keep tuned & should get regular preflight checks. The rider should have or acquire some basic bike mechanical
knowledge.
That said, this bike could have a life span of more than a decade if cared for, maybe more.Obviously people have
had some issues; thatś true with most of these brand forums. All I know is the bike I have. It arrived from Seattle
the day after I ordered,(40 miles as the crow flies, & a boat ride away ). The manual brakes & gears were perfectly
tuned, display calibrated U.S., 3000 miles & the 12g wheels are true within 1/16 of an inch. Maybe I´ve lost some
weight, but the motor seems to have gotten stronger. I´ve a choice of 21 spds, but it´s so powerful I ride the 38 to 14
80% of the time.
The moscow+ has more goodies & is worth the extra, but as for the plain moscow, I´ve read Court´s reviews for
5,6 years now this one struck as the best general purpose bike for the price. I am not disappointed. It is currently
on sale for $1,079 from Leoncycle, Seattle. ( & in stock )
 
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RJC

Active Member
In my life I´ve had 20+ bikes & tinkered with ´em considerable. Some of them wound up euthanized after being
stripped fur parts. I have not been especially kind to my moscow, but as my respect for this bike grows I´m taking
much better care of it. I have had flats & popped a cpl. spokes in a pothole while cloud gazing. I´ve put on a new
chain & brake pads. Front stock tire shows very little wear, but I´m pretty heavy, & went thru a few rear tires looking
for one that would negotiate a mine field of thorns with sidewalls that won´t bottom out. The moscow needs to be
keep tuned & should get regular preflight checks. The rider should have or acquire some basic bike mechanical
knowledge.
That said, this bike could have a life span of more than a decade if cared for, maybe more.Obviously people have
had some issues; thatś true with most of these brand forums. All I know is the bike I have. It arrived from Seattle
the day after I ordered,(40 miles as the crow flies, & a boat ride away ). The manual brakes & gears were perfectly
tuned, display calibrated U.S., 3000 miles & the 12g wheels are true within 1/16 of an inch. Maybe I´ve lost some
weight, but the motor seems to have gotten stronger. I´ve a choice of 27 spds, but it´s so powerful I ride the 38 to 14
80% of the time.
The moscow+ has more goodies & is worth the extra, but as for the plain moscow, I´ve read Court´s reviews for
5,6 years now this one struck as the best general purpose bike for the price. I am not disappointed. It is currently
on sale for $1,079 from Leoncycle, Seattle. ( & in stock )
I agree, Iv'e done 2000+miles on my 27.5 Moscow. Off and on road riding. The original tyres still look like new. Only had to change the brake pads. Cleaned and lubricated after every ride. I have fitted the C7 Off road kit which made a big difference. Like you say a bit of care and attention goes along way. I hope you enjoy many more miles with yours.
 

Widegide

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My Moscow std is a 21 speed. Did the older models have more gears?

*edit* Nevermind. You must be adding the 6 levels of PAS.
 
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Fred

Active Member
I don't have an NCM bike but an Amego Infinite+ which has many of the characteristics of the Moscow/Moscow+. I monitor this site as many of the topics discussed also apply to my bike. The Infinite is only 8-speed with a 48T Chainring on the front and 11-32T on the rear. I find the range to be quite adequate for my riding style and the single speed at the front leaves one less thing that can go wrong.
 

Widegide

Member
Region
Canada
I just got mine about 5 weeks ago. Looking back, I believe this is the first brand new bicycle I have ever owned! But I did probably go for a 30yr stretch without riding a bicycle.

No issues so far. Installed a stem riser, and have the bars 3" higher than stock. Also have a suspension seatpost coming.
 

Fred

Active Member
I just got mine about 5 weeks ago. Looking back, I believe this is the first brand new bicycle I have ever owned! But I did probably go for a 30yr stretch without riding a bicycle.

No issues so far. Installed a stem riser, and have the bars 3" higher than stock. Also have a suspension seatpost coming.
Which stem riser did you get? Link?
 

john peck

Well-Known Member
I don't have an NCM bike but an Amego Infinite+ which has many of the characteristics of the Moscow/Moscow+. I monitor this site as many of the topics discussed also apply to my bike. The Infinite is only 8-speed with a 48T Chainring on the front and 11-32T on the rear. I find the range to be quite adequate for my riding style and the single speed at the front leaves one less thing that can go wrong.
There are at least 4 bikes out there currently using the same frame, I do not think they all have the Das Kit
motor, but have a variety of configurations. My NCM had a noticeable whine that was gone at 500 mi. I think it
has metal gears instead of nylon. It became so smooth & definitely stronger as it broke in. It´s built from parts
from all over, but the motor & engineering is certainly German. You better read the manual, you will be tested.
Seriously, they´re purty picayune about dos, don´ts, & how tos. Even so it could stand to be more compehensive.

P.S. Fred, I´m sure the range is really more the adequate. I rarely shift with a 7 spd. 14/28.
 
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