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pedalcarjoe 09-11-2017 01:59 PM

Mopeds
 
I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.


So here we go,
there seems to be a very healthy interest in mopeds so I'll kick this thread off with a few I have owned in the past and were bought for what I considered to be sensible money at the time.

I've had quite of few of the Honda 50cc mopeds over the years and rather a lot of Monkey Bikes but that is a whole new thread :rolleyes:
these are probably the best two pedal versions I have had

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...psuomg14qs.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps2wle7i23.jpg

these two Hondas came from the same family.
the blue one was an exercise in spending a small fortune on NOS parts and I shudder to think of the total spend was
I think it should have had white mudguards to be 100% correct but the blue ones were NOS and it didn't bother me too much
another one I should have kept

dubwise 09-11-2017 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarjoe (Post 16215753)
I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.

good call.

i'm guilty as charged on side tracking the other thread, although it's a bit of a toss up as to which route (petrol or electric) glen should go. i'm trying to keep him on the dark side of fossil fuels! :lol:

i need to sort out a picture hosting account and i'll show you my moped hall of shame fame :D

pedalcarjoe 09-11-2017 02:07 PM

this one is one you don't see that often

a Clark Scamp

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...psdq9c1sxp.jpg

this one was a NOS / unregistered machine.

I had actually gone to look at a two different machines and failed on both and I did the throw away comment "what is that orange thing"
two hours later I owned it

pedalcarjoe 09-11-2017 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubwise (Post 16215793)
good call.

i'm guilty as charged on side tracking the other thread, although it's a bit of a toss up as to which route (petrol or electric) glen should go. i'm trying to keep him on the dark side of fossil fuels! :lol:

i need to sort out a picture hosting account and i'll show you my moped hall of shame fame :D

cheers, I wasn't sure about starting a new thread

I think it makes sense if a few more guys join in :)

simondo 09-11-2017 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarjoe (Post 16215753)
I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.

I have managed to make a couple of ebay purchases

So here we go,
there seems to be a very healthy interest in mopeds so I'll kick this thread off with a few I have owned in the past and were bought for what I considered to be sensible money at the time.

I've had quite of few of the Honda 50cc mopeds over the years and rather a lot of Monkey Bikes but that is a whole new thread :rolleyes:
these are probably the best two pedal versions I have had

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...psuomg14qs.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps2wle7i23.jpg

these two Hondas came from the same family.
the blue one was an exercise in spending a small fortune on NOS parts and I shudder to think of the total spend was
I think it should have had white mudguards to be 100% correct but the blue ones were NOS and it didn't bother me too much
another one I should have kept

Are they PC50's ? My first bike was a PC50...I paid £2.50 for it in about 1986...

YoungGolf 09-11-2017 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarjoe (Post 16215753)
I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.

I have managed to make a couple of ebay purchases

So here we go,
there seems to be a very healthy interest in mopeds so I'll kick this thread off with a few I have owned in the past and were bought for what I considered to be sensible money at the time.

I've had quite of few of the Honda 50cc mopeds over the years and rather a lot of Monkey Bikes but that is a whole new thread :rolleyes:
these are probably the best two pedal versions I have had

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...psuomg14qs.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps2wle7i23.jpg

these two Hondas came from the same family.
the blue one was an exercise in spending a small fortune on NOS parts and I shudder to think of the total spend was
I think it should have had white mudguards to be 100% correct but the blue ones were NOS and it didn't bother me too much
another one I should have kept

When I was living in Cambodia my girlfriend really, really wanted a moped (or scooter as they call them there) in this style. Unfortunately all we could afford was a Honda Wave which is a good machine but no where near as nice to look at.

pedalcarjoe 09-11-2017 04:08 PM

yes they are PC50's

not really a moped in the true sense but this came from the same guy who I bought the Scamp off
a Hiawatha Doodlebug more of a weird small scooter / bike

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...pstztgheev.jpg

dubwise 09-11-2017 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarjoe (Post 16215801)
this one is one you don't see that often

a Clark Scamp

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...psdq9c1sxp.jpg

this one was a NOS / unregistered machine.

I had actually gone to look at a two different machines and failed on both and I did the throw away comment "what is that orange thing"
two hours later I owned it

yup, never seen one of those before

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarjoe (Post 16215817)
cheers, I wasn't sure about starting a new thread

I think it makes sense if a few more guys join in :)

definitely, the more the merrier! :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarjoe (Post 16215945)
not really a moped in the true sense but this came from the same guy who I bought the Scamp off
a Hiawatha Doodlebug more of a weird small scooter / bike

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z...pstztgheev.jpg

not seen that before either. it's good to see unusual stuff. the trouble is all the unusual stuff seems to go for silly money these days.

dubwise 09-11-2017 06:49 PM

here's some pictures of my current mopeds..

nothing exotic or particularly exciting, but they were cheap! :D


bought this for my girlfriend to scoot about on, but she chickened out so it's in my garage awaiting a top end rebuild.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4519/3...afee893e_b.jpg

this is my daily, it's proved to be very reliable and great value.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4537/3...e2d75f04_b.jpg

picked this up locally for £40. i'm currently trying to search out a doner bike so that i can bring it back to life.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4568/2...39d4eab5_b.jpg

GlenAnderson 10-11-2017 04:24 AM

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My ears are burning! :D

Is this where all the cool kids with mums that let them have mopeds hang out?

As we know, Iím currently havering as to which way to jump. Had a few Ďpeds, several Maxis, a C100 Honda, several C50s and 90s, an SS50, an old Peugeot 102 to name a few.

Currently my retro tiddlers are a 1953 125cc D1 Bantam, and a 1956 150cc D3. The D1 is rideable, the D3 wants a bit of love. Plan is to rebuild a 175cc D14/4 engine Iíve had in the shed thirty years and fit it to the D3, then rebuild the D3 engine and put it into the D1. Hopefully it will make both bikes more useable without spoiling their charm.

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