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Barry

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 09:57:08 AM »
A faster moped has been purchased today in order to make a quicker get-away (and climb hills).  Watch this space.

Bob Purton

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013, 11:56:55 AM »
Come on, what you got??

Barry

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 12:44:39 PM »
Don't get too excited.  It's only a small step-up from a Runabout.
Been in a shed for 17 years so looks pretty rough but it is all original.

1974 vintage..............Pen has just run out

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »
1974 vintage..............Pen has just run out

Mmmmm!  There's not many mopeds that start with a P, It's usually half way around the run, in some trees!  ;D
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Barry

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013, 07:50:42 PM »
And now.... The video is available.

Can you spot me and Bob?   Watch-out for red helmets.

http://www.icenicam.ukfsn.org/eventsi/131117v.html

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 10:11:56 PM »
Spotted the Fantic Chopper! My younger brother had one of those.  :)
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Bob Purton

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2013, 11:05:25 PM »
And now.... The video is available.

Can you spot me and Bob?   Watch-out for red helmets.

http://www.icenicam.ukfsn.org/eventsi/131117v.html

Barry is the one with the stolen hand bags under his arm! ;D

Barry

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 04:12:56 PM »
Here is the new machine..........................Hmmm (Starts with a P).

Also picked-up a power pack (and a newer Moped but more about that when it arrives home - home rapidly becoming a junk yard)

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 05:30:23 PM »
Ah, I had a friend with one of these. He always had trouble starting it - I told him the advertising for it should say - Why walk when you can Puch?
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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013, 06:09:12 PM »
Oh a Power Pak. The very first vehicle I bought for four pounds ten shillings (£4.10s.00d or £4.50p) in 1961, fitted to a 28 inch wheeled ex-police bicycle.
Here's a tank for one on ebay, number 370949675333
Also see  http://www.britishpathe.com/video/power-pak-cycle
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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2013, 06:24:26 PM »
Here is the new machine..........................Hmmm (Starts with a P).

Also picked-up a power pack (and a newer Moped but more about that when it arrives home - home rapidly becoming a junk yard)

Copy cat!

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »
Here is the new machine..........................Hmmm (Starts with a P).

Also picked-up a power pack (and a newer Moped but more about that when it arrives home - home rapidly becoming a junk yard)

Copy cat!

3 gears?

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2013, 09:24:04 PM »
A three gear and a two gear. The two gear one is all in pieces, the three gear is the famous blue and yellow cabbage field bike.

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2013, 09:49:10 PM »
I wanted an MS50D like my second moped in 1975 - green.
My friend Tony had a VS50 like my new one - his was two gear.
Our first ever holiday away from parents at the age of 16 was to Clacton from Rochford Essex.
Getting up Maldon hill with a tent and a full weeks kit bag on the back was quite a challenge on the way back - the three gears was so much better than two.
Ran out of money and then ran out of juice just as we got home.

Should I settle for the VS and do it up or wait for a green MS?
The new one seems to have waxoil all over it but it is still pretty knackered underneath.

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Re: The Coddenham moped run
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2013, 11:58:28 PM »
Funny enough my cabbage crusher is green and cream under the dulux! Why was the three speed so much better, on my three speed the first gear is so low I pull away in second, I could only ever see me using first if I was carrying a passenger and going up a steep hill!