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v8kid

posted on 23/3/17 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
Velosolex wanted

Hi chaps,

Bit of a long shot but I fancy a velosolex to play with - anything going?





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Slater

posted on 23/3/17 at 03:59 PM Reply With Quote
Get yourself the Ecotrax kit and build your own. Mine is still going strong after 6 years of use.

Check out some of the home builds in link below, some really good Indian stylee machines if you scroll down.

Link to Ecotrax gallery

[Edited on 23-3-17 by Slater]





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voucht

posted on 23/3/17 at 06:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slater
Get yourself the Ecotrax kit and build your own. Mine is still going strong after 6 years of use.


Oh Lala ! You can't compare that to a Solex! (sorry for being a purist about that, I owned 2 of these beatiful machines when I was 14-17, like 30 years ago!, and they are unique! )

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Originally posted by v8kid
Hi chaps,

Bit of a long shot but I fancy a velosolex to play with - anything going?


There are a lot for sale here in France, of course:

https://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/offres/languedoc_roussillon/occasions/?th=1&q=Solex&parrot=0

If it can be an option for you and you need help to contact sellers, let me know, I can try to help.

Be careful though, they are LHD





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Gemini

posted on 23/3/17 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
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v8kid

posted on 27/3/17 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by voucht
quote:
Originally posted by Slater
Get yourself the Ecotrax kit and build your own. Mine is still going strong after 6 years of use.


Oh Lala ! You can't compare that to a Solex! (sorry for being a purist about that, I owned 2 of these beatiful machines when I was 14-17, like 30 years ago!, and they are unique! )

quote:
Originally posted by v8kid
Hi chaps,

Bit of a long shot but I fancy a velosolex to play with - anything going?


There are a lot for sale here in France, of course:

https://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/offres/languedoc_roussillon/occasions/?th=1&q=Solex&parrot=0

If it can be an option for you and you need help to contact sellers, let me know, I can try to help.

Be careful though, they are LHD


LHD rats they look great value. How would I get them back will couriers take on unboxed bikes with engines in France?





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voucht

posted on 28/3/17 at 09:16 AM Reply With Quote
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How would I get them back will couriers take on unboxed bikes with engines in France?


Yes, there are definitely companies transporting unboxed motorbike from France to the UK. You can also have it or them collected from the UK: it might be simpler to deal with an English courier than a French one.





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v8kid

posted on 28/3/17 at 09:23 AM Reply With Quote
Yikes!!

Just got a price - 370





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SJ

posted on 28/3/17 at 09:46 AM Reply With Quote
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Yikes!! Just got a price - 370



Ride it back

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v8kid

posted on 28/3/17 at 01:03 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by SJ
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Yikes!! Just got a price - 370



Ride it back


Too expensive - use at least 2 gallons of petrol for the 700 miles and the same again of brandy to revive me





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Gemini

posted on 28/3/17 at 04:07 PM Reply With Quote
I know of one for sale that was recently refurbished that is in the UK with the necessary paperwork to get it registered. He wants 400 for it. I believe it needs a rear brake cable that broke recently.
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Simon

posted on 28/3/17 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
I got one of these from the same chap - message him, he's quite happy to deal outside of ebay and imports loads of them.

1957 Velosolex 1010 in good running order

Mine - velo660resto.blogspot.co.uk/

Loads on ebay

Get a pre 1960 and no mot or tax to worry about

ATB

Simon

[Edited on 28/3/17 by Simon]






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