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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2007, 05:47:15 PM »
Thanks for all the comments on this thread but now its up to page three and its not even about microcars I feel a little guilty for starting it. Lets wind this one up now and start some new microcar topics. Thanks all, Bob
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2007, 06:38:45 PM »
Oh, come on, Triporteur - don't tease us like this!  Let's see
a full shot of Elvish!

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2007, 08:31:39 AM »
Hope you like full picture. Geoff and I recently completed its mechanical restoration, and now it runs great and I've MOT'd it. it Just got to get it dated and registered. I'll have it up at the Bat and Ball on 24th February for its debut.

I'm sure you'll be there, Nick. But I think it's about time we got Rob out on a run on one of his beauties. Stop messing around with that old Gordon, Rob, and get that bloody Moby finished :) I could pick you up at 9-30 if you want to nip up there together?

I've noticed quite a few forum members list cyclemotors, mopeds and lightweights among the oddities at the bottom of their posts:

So if anyone else reasonably local to us is interested in this VMCC cyclemotor run, it's at the Bat and Ball, Wisborough Green, Sussex, 10-30am start (RH14 0EH in satnav language)
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2007, 09:09:23 AM »
Are my 175's too big for such an event?

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2007, 05:58:59 PM »
I wonder how many of us got into 3-wheelers through motorcycles?

My 1st car was a Bond Bug, in 1974, because I only had a m/cycle licence and as a result I could carry passengers in it and we didn't get wet when it rained. Eventually I took my car test in it, and a few years later, after my first child, had to sell it and get a 'real' car as it only had one passenger seat.

I knew a lot of bikers in those days who wouldn't drive a car on principle, but did also own a Reliant 3-wheeler for transporting the family. One pal decided to try 4 wheels and bought a Reliant Rebel, though sold it soon afterwards as it wasn't very well-built.

Do you think there's more affinity between 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers because both were aimed at the economy end of the motoring public?

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2007, 08:49:31 PM »
Hello Burford! (page 1) sorry for delay, thanks for the spares advice...that's the fellow they bought it from, and the fact that spares are available from him decided the issue.
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2007, 12:54:34 AM »
Hi Triporteur

Thanks for the heads-up about the Bat & Ball run.  I was there a couple of years
ago on my Garelli Velomosquito, since sold on.

Feb 24th this year, I'm already committed (and not before time, some would say!)
to an autojumble in France, just up the coast from Calais in Audruicq, looking for
parts for my Arola and who knows, maybe yet another French moped.

Just love that Elvish, surelythe Cucciolo (Italian for Little Pup) is one of the best cycle
attachments of the period. Marvellous engineering and they don't half fly! 

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Nick D.
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2007, 09:58:36 AM »
I will ask again. Is the Bat and Ball event for autocycles only?

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« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2007, 01:54:53 PM »
 Nick - Yes it
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2007, 03:07:54 PM »
Thanks Col. I will leave that one to the Buzz brigade, it sounds like fun though!.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2007, 10:24:46 AM »
Someone mentioned that our taste in bikes was a little authadox, how about this one for an oddball, anyone know what it is? Oh pants! The caption gives it away!
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2007, 11:27:10 AM »
Great looking machine Bob.

A while back there was this Heathkit scooter on ebay, though I can't for the life of me find any info on it, maybe a rarity.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1947-HEATHKIT-SCOOTER-FOR-RESTORATION-L-K_W0QQitemZ320167506108QQihZ011QQcategoryZ9939QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2007, 03:15:36 PM »
What a strange thing Blob. Its very crudely made, I wonder if its a home made one off.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2007, 11:54:47 PM »
I guess you're right Bob, I simply love it's naivety.

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« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2007, 01:57:27 PM »
I've got a similar scooter, if you want one Blob!

I bought it because it looked very similar to the WW2 Cushman made for American forces in Europe. It has a Briggs and Stratton engine. I got it in France.



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