Velosolex Club U.K.

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274 Comments

Reply DemiBelge
3:13 PM on June 25, 2017 
Hi Paul,

Thank you for your welcome. I'm about to take receipt of a 1968, 3800 and looking forward to the fun these motored bicycles bring. Once I've returned the machine to Bristol I'll be more than happy to share. I'm really impressed with the amount of information available, ready supply of parts both here and on the continent and have already ordered items to start the overhaul process. My Velo will make a welcome addition to my 2CV.
Reply Wayne Rex
3:10 PM on June 5, 2017 
Hi Paul,
I do indeed have a velosolex at the moment and will upload as soon as I get to a PC with Mozilla as doesn't seem to want to work on my phone. Many thanks for accepting my request. Looking forward to getting involved.
Reply Klwinton
2:18 PM on May 30, 2017 
Hi Paul, thanks for accepting me. I took possession of a Velosolex yesterday. I live half the year in France and see plenty at the sales in the villages. I always fancied one and discovered a friend had one lying in the back of his barn. It was there when he bought the place and I know nothing about it but want to restore it to working condition, not a real restoration but something that looks good. Bring it back to life. I will post some pictures when I get some and maybe get some help in identifying what model it is and approximate age of it. kindest regards Kenny
Reply Alan o
2:46 PM on May 25, 2017 
Hi Paul
To answer your question yes I do have some velo solex bikes I seem a bit addicted at moment this week I would like to send some photos but not sure how too.
Kind regards Alan O
Sent from my iPad
Reply Signalla
11:09 AM on May 17, 2017 
Thanks for the welcome! I've just posted photos of my Velosolex. Loving it!
Reply sopaz
5:26 AM on May 12, 2017 
Hi Paul, thanks for accepting me.
I'm in a similar position to Steve below. I've had bikes before, and I'm now looking for a vintage moped - Solex seems like a fun way to get around and fairly simple to tinker with!

If anyone has a Solex or other vintage moped in Yorkshire or Derbyshire then let me know!

Cheers,
Reply Steve Bod
8:57 AM on May 10, 2017 
Hi Paul.
Thanks for the greeting.
I don't own a Solex yet. A few weeks ago I was looking for a vintage moped and then I chanced across some adverts for Solex's, and now here I am. I am just browsing the forum at the moment to understand more about these machines.
I really like the idea of owning one and using it for the occasional errand or commute. I am in Bristol and so if you hear of one for sale in the neighbourhood let me know. I enjoy tinkering and mechanical problems and I think I would get a lot of enjoyment from a Solex.
No doubt I'll see you on the Forum soon.
Best wishes,
Steve
Reply DAVE G
11:21 PM on May 9, 2017 
Hi Paul. Thanks for the welcome. I was amazed to find such a large club for the Solex when i went online to find out about the nova application. I bought a Solex last weekend in France whilst visiting a friend, who still has it in the back of his van. I should get it this coming Friday. I have no idea how old it is or if it runs yet , but i am sure i shall be trawling the vast amount of resources now available to me. I will post pictures when possible. Thanks again.
Reply Scribbler
5:26 PM on May 9, 2017 
Thanks. Don't have a machine at the moment currently bidding on an S3800
Reply Clive
9:53 AM on May 6, 2017 
I bought a barn find from Triumphmartin, spent a few hours to get it running, even more cleaning the dirt off, changed brake cables brake blocks, got new tyres to fit. Was over complicating the lights now I think I have them sorted thanks to this site, however in replacing the engine covers the engine will now not start to check the lights.
Added to my show insurance + fire and theft no problem using the engine number. Will try to get it through MoT but doubt I'll ever use it on the road.
Reply Dave jvs
5:01 PM on April 27, 2017 
Thanks for the welcome. Acquired VSX in early March 2017 Engine No 4881627 (I think) and sold to me as a 3800 dated Jan 1975 by an importer who had completed the NOVA After a few parts and tyres now starts, runs and passed MoT ok. However, have hit a problem with Insurance as have been told that the supposed specialist will not cover over the age of 80. Would be grateful to hear from any other ancients who may have solved this problem.
PS. have just downloaded Firefox for Mac but not yet learned how to add a picture, sorry!
Reply Richard Smith
4:08 AM on April 27, 2017 
Thanks for the welcome..... according to my engine number, it is a 1966.... NOVA things completed, V55 next..... needing just one spoke for the front wheel, a couple of tyres, and a few hours(!) work!
Reply Luke
12:40 PM on April 25, 2017 
Hi paul did you get the pictures of my 1951 solex 45
Reply Mark
4:32 PM on April 14, 2017 
Hi Paul. Thanks for the message. A 1973 3800 has just come into my life. Barn find condition but turns over so hopeful it will run. Mostly all there so enjoying looking around the site and at parts suppliers.
Don't know if it will ever go back on the road but looking forward to having something to tinker about with. My other ride is a bmw GS1100.
Thanks again Mark.
Reply OCTAVIO LEYVA
2:06 PM on April 6, 2017 
Hello Paul, Thanks for your welcome a year ago, at that time I only had one (1953 330 without engine), but now I have a 3800 model and the 330 with 2200 engine, and my brother has 2 3800, In Mexico
I met a person who sells the 3800 engines and other parts that were never used or sold since 70s, something like a barn find, here in Mexico the Velosolex wasn't as popular as in Europe. Im glad to be part of this great forum! Greetings!
Reply graham atha
4:04 AM on April 6, 2017 
Hi Paul Thank you for your comment, i could write a small piece next week,I currently have around 30 solex and I am able to offer restoration services and would like to meet up with any Yorkshire based enthusiasts
Reply Jan Viborg
2:37 AM on March 28, 2017 
Hello Paul. Thank's for your warm welcome. I bought my first Velo some 30 years ago, a 3800 but lost interest, but it lived in the back of my mind, so 10 years ago I bought another 3800 and a Solex Flash wich both have since been sold.
The urge came upon me once again, and I now have a 5000 from -72.
Reply Canuck Jake
2:04 PM on March 26, 2017 
Hi Paul thanks for your message. I am just in the process of getting my solex licensed in the montreal area.its a 1971 model 5000 here's a photo
Reply Mark Hoar
9:08 AM on March 26, 2017 
Many thanks for your message, Paul. I've had my Solex 3200s for about a year and I use it to go to work sometimes. It's registered 1970, but the engine number suggests 1967. I replaced the front brake cable yesterday and have put a stop light and indicators on it as it is sometimes used at night. I look forward to exploring the website and being part of the community. Thanks. Mark.
Reply Ruedeleglise
4:23 AM on March 21, 2017 
Hi Paul. How are you doing? Tried to send link re my servicing bench mark 2 to Richard English but I am in France with only an iPad which makes it impossible ...for me anyhow! My mark 2 bench is much better than the one you sent him.
Best wishes, David