Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by peter125, Aug 5, 2014.
hello does anyone on here use a saxonette petrol engined bike on uk roads
Yes I have had several Spartamets and Velosolex over the years, but have never had any UK registered. Am not sure if they would pass a UK MOT with the dynamo lights and bicycle brakes.
The Velosolex was very popular in the 1950's. It fastened to the handlebars of a standard bike, and propelled the front tyre using a knurled roller. You engaged the motor with a handle, then pedalled, thus starting the engine. A lawn-mower type throttle was fixed to the handlebars. The engine itself was registered, complete with a road legal number plate, and could be affixed to any bike. Still a few around today.
Much like the old 'Solex' much favoured years ago here in France and now quite sought after.
Today's equivelant would probably be an electric assisted push bike
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