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    Posted: 21 Aug 2019 at 16:35
Hi just testing the water to see if anyone has an interesting old moped that they are not using and may consider selling? Ideally it must have gears and something like a Puch MS or MV50 would fit the bill as would an NSU quickly.


A Guzzi Dingo would be nice but I'm not certain if they have gears or are just twist and go?

I'm going to be doing a few runs next year with some other like minded fools on old mopeds and am starting to gently search now.


Please PM me with anything that may be suitable and within a sensible price range.


We do not have to stick within the legal definition of a moped so even a nice old Yamaha Townmate stepthru would be allowed to do the run.



Thanks Darryl

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My experience is that the further you can drift from an actual moped (and the inflated value related to people reliving their youth on what they had back then) the more affordable it will be.
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a friend has a Jaguar SS and a Lotus Cortina in his garage. In his shed, he has a Yamaha shaft drive moped, which may well be a Townmate.  Will he use it? Absolutely not - no bike licence.
Will he sell it to me?  Absolutely not.  It’ll sit there wasting away, which is a real shame.
 
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Thanks both parties, very valid comments. 👍
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I served my Apprenticeship at an engineering company named Trojan, and one of the things made on a small production line, was a 49cc Mini Motor which was mounted over the rear wheel of a bicycle, one of which was my first motorised vehicle.  Great fun, and better than busting a gut pedalling.  Heavy on rear tyres, though.   My favourite was the Cyclemaster, which was mounted within the rear wheel. They frequently appear on eBay, fetching up to about a grand.  When the NSU Quickly came out, it wiped out the bicycle mounted motors.  None of the forgoing is of the slightest interest to Darryl, of courseBig smile
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How much have you got in your sky rocket? I have a Guzzi Cardellino that I cannot be bothered with. 73cc though, is that too big?
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

I served my Apprenticeship at an engineering company named Trojan, and one of the things made on a small production line, was a 49cc Mini Motor which was mounted over the rear wheel of a bicycle, one of which was my first motorised vehicle.  Great fun, and better than busting a gut pedalling.  Heavy on rear tyres, though.   My favourite was the Cyclemaster, which was mounted within the rear wheel. They frequently appear on eBay, fetching up to about a grand.  When the NSU Quickly came out, it wiped out the bicycle mounted motors.  None of the forgoing is of the slightest interest to Darryl, of courseBig smile


Not at all George, I welcome your views as much as I enjoy chatting to you.
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Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

How much have you got in your sky rocket? I have a Guzzi Cardellino that I cannot be bothered with. 73cc though, is that too big?


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Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

How much have you got in your sky rocket? I have a Guzzi Cardellino that I cannot be bothered with. 73cc though, is that too big?
Now that is a really cool answer to a moped challenge! 
Incidentally there is a Nibbio on Fleabay for £1200 or so.
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It's a conspiracy!!

Your all trying to tempt me with Moped Exotica.

I have regular biking trips abroad to fund and have to keep my sensible head on re the Moped price.


That Nibbio looks bloody lovely though.
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Depends what you want, doesn't it? And what you're willing to pay of course. If you are thinking FS1E or AP50 then you'd better have deep pockets. Even C50s have a cult following. Widen the search to 50s that weren't sold here (esp ones that aren't actually mopeds, like the Nibbio or various Malagutis, etc being imported) and prices are sensible, or at least less eye watering.

I've recently bought a Gilera 50TS, ostensibly for my daughter! If it had been a 70s one then it would have been 2 grand. As an 80s one it's restricted (or at least it was) and less fashionable so much cheaper.
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http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0119.htm#001

This might be of interest, if only for the Italian connection.
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Crikey!! That's comprehensive.With all this info' to hand I feel that I must find one to buy immediately.
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You haven’t got one😱!!
Sorry about the size of content - I only read the top bit and thought that was it. 
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Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0119.htm#001

This might be of interest, if only for the Italian connection.



Thanks for that George, it was an enjoyable read.

Can you advise as to where my nearest stockist is please and I want the £18 and ten shillings model .
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