VINTAGE DERBI MOPEDS -ANYONE?

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Re: VINTAGE DERBI MOPEDS -ANYONE?

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Pandrop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:34 am
Jimo wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:17 am I always admired the Quickly - but at the time couldn’t afford one! So I bought a £5 basket case Brockhouse Corgi instead....
Used it for 18 miles daily for 9 months - piston seizure daily at 7 mile point on very steep hill nr Crystal Palace - pushed rest of journey! Wipac coil failure nightly on homeward journey - swop coils, aaah the joys of impecunious biking in the ‘50’s....


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That looks similar to the paratrooper bikes from WW2 Jim
It was indeed a very similar bike, this one had a 98cc Excelsior side valve engine coupled to a Burgman two speed gear box with a kick start, it was my first bike albeit a bit unreliable for my 9 mile each way journey to work - on the flat it could make 30mph deteriorating rapidly to a crawl up steep hills until piston seizure half way up until cool down hours later where it came back to it’s horrible self.
Eventually parted with it for £15.00 in px for a very good sprung forked push bike having a Sinclair-Goddard Power Pack 49cc roller drive motor on the back wheel, - this WAS VERY RELIABLE and took me several hundreds of miles over many months without problems other than occasional de-coking.

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Re: VINTAGE DERBI MOPEDS -ANYONE?

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Pandrop wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:24 am Hi All, I have a couple of vintage Derbi mopeds (1970s) in bits that I will be re-building and wondered if there were any other Vintage Derbi fans out there who would like talk vintage Derbi?

I currently have:
A 1970s Derbi GT4V (it will look like this once re-built) Is a 4 speed 50cc Spanish Moped (my first road bike in 1979) and unrestricted so would beat Fizzies, SS50s and keep up with AP50s all day long.

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and a blue Derbi Coyote 4V (again it will look like this once re-built) Same frame and engine as the GT4V, but with a fibreglass all-in-one seat and tank unit, raised exhaust pipe, taller wheels with knobblies, different rear light and aluminium mudguards as opposed to the chrome ones on the GT4V.



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Cheers
Hi I’ve got one too but lost the Speedo which one is fitted to yours ?

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Re: VINTAGE DERBI MOPEDS -ANYONE?

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Anyone know what speedometer was fitted to a Derbi gt4v mines a 77 model cheers

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Re: VINTAGE DERBI MOPEDS -ANYONE?

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Hi T2snoopy, whereabouts are you ?

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