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Offline JohnRS

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What the heck!
« on: August 15, 2019, 04:19:57 PM »
Parking up today and heard a little tappy sound and turned around to this.  :124:


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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 05:16:28 PM »
Is that what's replacing the KLR?
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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 08:23:11 PM »
Could it be the latest updated Africa Twin    :745:   
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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 02:35:24 AM »


 They're getting quite popular here. I remember them from the mid 50s in the U.K. as well.
 These days they can be bought in kits to fit most bikes.

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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 07:37:42 AM »
It's an interesting concept, however I can't get the words Heath and Robinson out of my head   :008:   
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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 02:57:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 They're getting quite popular here. I remember them from the mid 50s in the U.K. as well.
 These days they can be bought in kits to fit most bikes.

 Rob.


yes here in Alberta as well , noisy /stinky things they are ………...don't like em  at all .. cant imagine that Bicycle brakes could stop them quick enough.
Would rather see more light scooters than these
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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 06:01:20 PM »
Those of us of a certain age  :whistle: can remember something like a black cylinder about 12 cm in diameter and 20cm long perched on its side on top of the front wheel of bicycles. I don't know exactly what these were: some sort of motor, obviously ... does anyone even older than me know?  :187:
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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 06:27:09 AM »
Not sure I'm older but driven one at a bachelorparty (was a hoot by the way)

It was called a velosolex or solex for short





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A9loSoleX

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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 09:00:34 AM »
 You're right! This is the sort of thing I remember from the late 50's early 60's


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Re: What the heck!
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
The poor condition of the bike and the shoddy V brakes were what struck me. I'm not sure how fast it would go but the guy had no helmet on either so I dont think safety was his focus.

 



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