Mopeds Pedal Types

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  1. Braunston

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    Hi,

    Can you still buy the old type moped's that have the same pedals as a bike, I saw a couple of them in Bruges yesterday but they were old ones, and I have been wondering if they are still made only they seem a lot better alternative than an electric bike, and I would think they would meet the legal position regarding powered bikes.

    Any information would be welcome, I have tried google but it just keeps comeing up with the scooter type which are not really what I was looking for.
     
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    I think what your after is the Honda C50 , often called a Honda plastic.

    Regards, john
     
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    Hi, We have the Dutch Spartamet which is a very comfortoble bike with a 30cc motor in the back wheel. You can ride it the same as a bike and when you get tired, start the motor and ride home. Try Googling Spartamet. Best of luck, Dave.
     
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    i think if thats only 30 cc you dont need licence etc as 39 cc is the limit ???
     
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    the honda c50 is the stepthrough cub also c70-c90, what you were thinking of is the camino. you can get a lifan very similar .but the wont fit the rules you want i think . although the velosolex is ridden by 14yr olds in france i believe. need to be 16 in this country. the winged wheel you write about was a very old design havnt seen them for years , a friend did have one as i remember. the velo solex is probably the one for you they are available in france .nearly bought one a few years ago . they changed the frame design in about 72. just drop the motor on to the front tyre when you need power.
     
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    Was the winged wheel the old cyclemaster that we used to call stinkwheel ?
     
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    Hi Braunston, I see you are in Belgium, Brugge is gorgeous,

    Beer!
    make sure you visit De Halve Maan brewery and sample Staffe Hendrik and Brugse Zot Welcome*De Halve Maan :thumb:

    oh and chocolates the best are Leonidas Leonidas - Stores near you :thumb:

    Also half an hour away is Ypres, the last post ceremony at the Menin gate at 8pm every night is awesome.. as is Hill 60 and Hill 62, and Tyne Cott Cemetery... http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q=menin%20gate&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#

    Belgium is a great place...

    BTW Oostende is good too and there is an aire of sorts at the old fish market near the fort napoleon. http://www.fortnapoleon.be/language.asp
     
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    yes thats the other name i couldnt remember .cycle master .my grandad had one for years. i kept thinking of ambassador but they made bigger bikes.the answer is dont sell anything keep it in a shed ,could be worth a fortune. or you have a shed +shed +shed full of bits like me. ha ha.
     
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    No, the stinkwheel was the Solex. I had two of them until quite recently.One was a 3300 and the other a quite rare 2200. They are more sueted to the enthusiast now as can be tempremental.
     
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    you could get yourself a nice old F1se from yamaha. Ah the childhood memories of gangs of youths riding around on fisies and ap50s, :Sad:
     
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    Dont know about the licence part in UK becouse we have only used them in Europe.Have never wore a crash hat with them and Its about 55 euros a year insurance, which is compulsary. Did think about sellig them,but havent a clue what to ask.
     
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    anything used as a road vehicle and has an infernal combustion engine has to be registered in the uk.....including motorized skateboards etc.

    now you try getting insurance for that:Doh:
     
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    have to agree pappa as i looked and cant find anything to the con but also cant find a cc limit for any motor vehicle a minefield same as driveing an rv regarding weights and licence ,but would say the moped the folks are useing aborad are supposed to compy to country of orign rules ie tax ,ins mot ,etc etc . so just be carefull as you say no crash helmets on ??? :Eeek:
     
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    hate to go off thread but dvla are quite easy to understand you need class C at least to drive over 7.500 kg (8.250towing)with a m,home. see d100 leaflet from dvla section 10 motor homes.CI AS A WEIGHT RESTRICTION.
    i like the idea of D1 as there is no restriction 107 on d1.
    cheers alan.
     
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    Regarding no crash hats. We have a very enviable cycle network here in Holland.In fact its so damn good that bikes,mopeds,and scooters are not even allowed on the same road as cars,etc.:thumb:
     
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    Hi Braunston

    Deep in my garage is my son's Peugeot Vogue 50cc moped. I believe that it is the sort that you are seeking.

    It is the single cylinder, single gear, two-stroke powered/pedal moped which you start using the pedals, and was sold in it's thousands all over Europe. If you haven't been knocked over, or overtaken by a spotty youth (sans helmet ) on a Peugeot Vogue flat out at 50kmph' then you have never visited Europe!

    The Peugeot Vogue is a nifty moped and my son's is the dogs wotsits. The controls consist of a throttle, two brake levers, a speedo and 50cc's of throbbing power complemented by direction indicators, chrome mirrors and alloy wheels! A white metal frame, single black leatherette saddle, white 5-spoke alloy wheels and Ivory plastic mouldings identify this moped as a velocopede of distinction and street cred.

    If you are interested and would like any further details then PM me.

    Pat
     
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    something like this perhaps

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    current in US but googled and cant find it here.
     
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    ye but concret and tarmac is hard stuff to head butt :Rofl1::Rofl1: or maybe you have soft concrete in holland
     
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