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Jonathan Poll

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Moped lineup!
« on: February 02, 2013, 06:16:47 PM »
Hey all,

  Yesterday I decided to take all my mopeds out of the barn, line them up and take a few pics!

I do have too many though ;)

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- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 06:48:32 PM »
i would think a very reasonable amount - if they were microcars . for me if i had the room wonderful  :) :)
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 09:10:44 PM »
Hehe well I don;t have as many as some collectors ;)

I worked on the moped barn earlier, I now have 4 on the roof, and the other 6 inside (well 2 are out tonight because I'm doing a tyre swap!)
Check out the before/after. Nothing special, but tougher and more space!

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Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
If you need to clear room by getting rid of that pesky Nobel, let me know.  :)
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 08:48:01 AM »
yep i am sure i could even find you four french mopeds ( 12 days of christmas ) to swap for it myself
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 01:54:49 PM »
Hehe dream on, Nobel is mine ;)

I would swap it if someone has some TG500 chassis tubes though, or a whole car would be nice ;)

Roof is a lot nicer now!

I also got my first old moped back on the road. I only took it off the road when I got my first sports Peugeot, I needed a front tyre, and I had a brand new one on the other moped!

Recently I done a swap with a friend from school, on the mopeds we swapped I ended up with 3 reasonable tyres. A bit cracked, but useable (one whitewall!), and 3 wheels. One of them had a good inner tube aswell!

I put whitewalls back on my first Peugeot (it;s a 1963 BB VT), since when it had new black tyres it just didn't look the same... Somehow I lost the original throttle slide from the carb, making the carb unuseable, so I ended up stuffing a 14mm carb on it! (for some reason my manifold was 14mm!)

It goes like stink, I'm sure it;s my fastest moped! Problem is, no front brakes, and rear brakes are virtually non existant!

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Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
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- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 08:03:30 AM »
Frictionless braking is green technology as it saves fuel. Wear an Italian flag on your jacket and I doubt anyone will worry about it.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 09:32:54 AM by Big Al »
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 09:00:08 AM »
Do we still make those jokes about italian machines only having reverse gear as they are only good at retreating - I guess not anymore as we now know better
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 09:47:16 AM »
Well your the PC man Richard, I'm amazed you even mentioned it.

Frictionless technology has its pluses and minus's, I have it on the G-wiz, just touching the brake pedal sets off the regenerative braking, in other words its the motor thats slowing you down but is also putting juice back into the battery. Sometimes if used thoughtfully you dont have to engage the brakes at all, the downside is that brake cylinders tend to stick through lack of use.

Nice collection Jonathan. Is all this moped collecting keeping you from your Nobel project though?

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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 08:09:50 AM »
A genuine green credential of electric vehicles coming in there. Get the technology of producing sparks sorted out sensibly and you have a very genuine green urban transport device and possibly entire system and arguably extending a long way into the rural areas. Probably money better spent than re inventing the Grand Metropolitan line project without using the old trackbed where it exists. Then I am not getting the bungs......

Big question is if Jonathen is going to have a cabbage patch planted for that authentic Moped that fails to slow down riding experience?
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 08:58:46 AM »
Launching one's self from a moped into a cabbage field is not compulsory for moped fans, I'm sure Jonathan is a better rider than I but if he could learn the art of falling off in French woodland and discovering truffles, that would be most worthwhile! ;D

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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 09:34:44 AM »
I can see it now. Truffles for Tigers. A very Pollian deal.
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 11:10:41 AM »
If Bob would be so good as to fall into a potato field next time he is riding a moped we could almost get this on the main forum and title it Bubble and Squeak ;)
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2013, 01:08:36 PM »
Lettuce not be to silly about this . I will get in a stew over it all if you don't have an  18 carrot excuse for being on the main menu and you will end with a pile of scouse :D
« Last Edit: February 05, 2013, 07:03:56 PM by richard »
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Re: Moped lineup!
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013, 06:43:58 PM »
Hehe  ;D

Bob, it is, but at least I can (sort of!) legally use these at my age, so the Nobel will probably be in a few years time :)
Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi