Find out the latest happenings for Velosolex Club U.K. and other Solex events around the world.
|Posted by Paul G on June 10, 2017 at 3:40 AM||comments (7)|
This new event has recently been announced in the June 2017 edition of ‘The M A C,’ the newsletter of the E.A.C.C. (East Anglian Cyclmotor Club).
To quote from parts of the article:
Cyclemotor Event for 2018.
Following a discussions, it has been decided that the EACC will hold a Cyclemotor only ride out in 2018. Whilst I know this is a long time in the future, it certainly gives you all advanced w...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul G on June 7, 2017 at 3:35 PM||comments (3)|
We three musketeers of the Velosolex Club U.K. invaded Flanders field this last weekend. We were far outnumbered by the French, Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourg ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul G on June 7, 2017 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
After the success of the 'Donate' button on the home page, (recently introduced but then quickly removed as soon as the website and domain name renewal targets were met by the most generous donations from our members! Thank you to all concerned.) I can now confirm I have renewed our domain name for five years and the website for another two years. This means Velosolexclubuk.com will definitely 'open for business' until 2019 - and beyond.
Older members will be aware we hav...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul G on May 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
From May 1968 till 1986, the S 3800 and all subsequent Solex models used a twist grip throttle, replacing the previous brake lever or thumb lever and rod operated types of throttle control. To some new Solex owners, it is mystery as to how it works or how it is supposed to work!
This informative and detailed article has been written and photographically illustrated by our resident Solex sage, BrianSolex. It describes clearly all the components involved, how they work together and some ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul G on May 1, 2017 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Yes, after putting together the original portrait format Velosolex Club U.K. owner’s handbook in 2013, it has been given a makeover for 2017. Following on from the introduction of the full range of owner’s handbooks into the Solex Reference Section, the old 2013 handbook looked a little out of place in portrait format. There were a couple of minor updates that needed to be introduced, so the opportunity was also used to reformat it into landscape.
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|Posted by Paul G on April 6, 2017 at 5:05 AM||comments (3)|
Yes, after much converting of French PDF’s, running them through an O.C.R. (optical character recognition) programme, converting them into a ‘Word’ document and then through ‘Google translate,’ we now have a full set of owner’s handbooks in English!
Fortunately, as we found with the previous 1700, S 2200, S 3300 and S 3800 owner’s handbooks, much of the information (about 90%) carries over from one model to the next with only minor l...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul G on March 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Paul G on March 8, 2017 at 4:55 AM||comments (2)|
Moving on from the revamped S 3300 Owner's Handbook, with a little bit of updating, it has been possible to recreate a 21st century version of the original S 3800 English language handbook issued by the Courbevoie factory in March 1967.
Although Velosolex Club U.K. already has an Owner's Handbook covering the S 3800, 4600 and 5000 Solex models, some of the important information in this publication is not applicable to the early S 3800’s, part...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Paul G on February 28, 2017 at 8:55 AM||comments (1)|
For a long time, the S 3300 Owners Handbook PDF available in the Solex Reference Section has not been of the same image quality as the others. With the assistance of Brian Solex, the whole PDF has been completely re-imaged, modified where necessary and visually cleaned up to bring it into line with the others.
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|Posted by Paul G on January 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (2)|
Many members missed the brief opportunity to use the ‘Donate’ button and make a contribution to help with the website running costs for Velosolex Club U.K. However, as sufficient funds were quickly generated to keep us running until June 2019, there was no need to keep the button once both targets had been met. Also, as my time is given free...Read Full Post »