motorised bicycle

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby hondated » 1 Dec 2014, 6:42pm

breakwellmz wrote:I thought this was rather lovely-

So do I . I would definitely like that in my collection of bikes.

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby breakwellmz » 2 Dec 2014, 11:28am

I`m surprised how many petrol engined bicycles there are on ebay considering the hassle of`legalising`them, perhaps people don`t bother and take a chance on getting caught.

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Re: motorised bicycle

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby mercalia » 2 Dec 2014, 4:12pm

any one want a road legal petrol bike here is one on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331393199526?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and what looks like the same bike here but else where in UK ....... down the page


http://www.icenicam.ukfsn.org/market.html

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby breakwellmz » 2 Dec 2014, 5:08pm

I noticed that one myself, they are the same machine aren't they.The idea of running around the countryside accompanied by the sound of what is basically a strimmer engine doesn`t exactly appeal.

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby mercalia » 2 Dec 2014, 5:22pm

breakwellmz wrote:I noticed that one myself, they are the same machine aren't they.The idea of running around the countryside accompanied by the sound of what is basically a strimmer engine doesn`t exactly appeal.


well i dont know if they are the same. one is in London the other Burton on Trent?? but they seem to have the same number plate. I emailed the London seller re this, waiting for a reply

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby breakwellmz » 2 Dec 2014, 7:56pm

Well spotted!
Something`s wrong somewhere.

Just came across this.A lot of detail when you scroll down, and at least the noise would be behind you. :)

http://www.dhgate.com/product/diy-elect ... 11080.html

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby mercalia » 2 Dec 2014, 8:08pm

I did (try) & contact another punter there about a tomos moped @

studio@peterstevensdesign.co.uk

and the email was thrown back by the postie as unknown!


no reply from the london seller of that motorised cycle......

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby hondated » 3 Dec 2014, 10:15am

Some great information there mercalia.I wonder what the legality would be if I rode one along the cookoo trail it not being a public highway.

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby MartinC » 3 Dec 2014, 1:13pm

hondated wrote:................I wonder what the legality would be if I rode one along the cookoo trail it not being a public highway.


I don't know the Cuckoo Trail nor if there are any barriers at the access points. There are people here who are convinced that these barriers can stop illegal vehicles so obviously these would prevent you being there in the first place :D

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby hondated » 3 Dec 2014, 3:17pm

MartinC wrote:
hondated wrote:................I wonder what the legality would be if I rode one along the cookoo trail it not being a public highway.


I don't know the Cuckoo Trail nor if there are any barriers at the access points. There are people here who are convinced that these barriers can stop illegal vehicles so obviously these would prevent you being there in the first place :D

Martin there are barriers but you can get a normal bike through them Ted

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby mercalia » 3 Dec 2014, 3:37pm

hondated wrote:Some great information there mercalia.I wonder what the legality would be if I rode one along the cookoo trail it not being a public highway.


no not allowed

http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/700A2E3F-FB14-486A-BE9B-94E187740AB4/0/cuckoo_trail_leaflet.pdf


half way down about the users code.

cyclists, horses and peds only

I remember going along it once, cant remember much other than I was sorry it was over, was too short.

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby hondated » 4 Dec 2014, 12:03pm

Thank you mercalia definitely will not be attempting to do that then Ted.

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby mercalia » 4 Dec 2014, 4:44pm

This motorised bike from Holland looks tempting?

Spartamet Petrol Cycle 30cc dlx model

better than an electric E-Bike. It dont sound that bad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ac6TIfIDjs

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Re: motorised bicycle

Postby hondated » 4 Dec 2014, 7:22pm

Great video and bike.I have a motorcycle licence so why on earth in the UK can't we be as lenient as our european colleagues seem to be with regards to riding these.Or am I wrong on that point ! .