From: Rusty Hinge on 31 May 2010 18:48
> Naqerj <pattle(a)globalnet.co.invalid> wrote:
>>> Hmmmmm -
>>> My mother had one of those little engines with a roller that presses
>>> on the wheel back when I were a lad in the early 1950s.
>>> No number plates or licencing and there were quite a few around at
>>> the time.
>> If that's the case, she was breaking the law. They had to be licensed
>> in the UK even in the 1950s.
>> Was it one of these?
>> Picture taken on 26 May 1954 of George Denton (Trojan Sales Manager) on
>> a Mini-Motor *with a number plate*.
> No, it was a little French contraption, I think that they might have had
> a smaller engine than the Trojan.
>  But it was nearly 60 years ago ......
Ah, that was probably the Velo Solex, then.
From: Fr Jack on 31 May 2010 20:16
"Hog" <sm911SPAM(a)CHIPShotmail.co.uk> banged this out on the bongos:
>eBay is your friend but have a look here www.cyclone-uk.com for a sensible
500w could be fun...
I hear you talking, but the words are kinda strange.
From: Oily on 1 Jun 2010 06:26
"Rusty Hinge" wrote:
> Velo Solex on the front wheel, or Power Pack on the back, IIRC.
> The Cyclemotor lived in the back wheel, I think.
Don't forget the BSA Winged Wheel.
> Many moons ago I had
> most of a Wall Auto Wheel - you attached it to the bike frame rather
> like a banking sidecar. Got it from a scrapyard - it'd be worth a
> fortune now.
Can you remember what you did with it, it may still be lurking in someone's
shed? It would be good for a laugh if you got it back.
From: Rusty Hinge on 1 Jun 2010 11:56
/Wall Auto Wheel/
> Can you remember what you did with it, it may still be lurking in someone's
> shed? It would be good for a laugh if you got it back.
Yes, I sold it to a collector of such things.
I'd like everything back, including youth and energy...
And I've had a few interesting things - 1914 2� HP Douglas engine; 1938
500cc DKW twin, still with its handbook; NUT 350 cc s.v. engine; BSA
Dandy; Rumi scooter - I could go on, but the memory's failing...
Who's that man over there, Nurse?
From: Naqerj on 5 Jun 2010 08:47
> Does anyone know why the EU castrated decent legal leccy bike technology?
Did they? Or is it just us? Most EU countries are a lot less
restrictive about these things.