Velosolex Club U.K.

The only club for owners & enthusiasts, dedicated entirely to the Velosolex   

Paul G

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Joined Jan 21 2013
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62 years old
West Midlands
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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.
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
Reply Nick monty
4:21 PM on March 20, 2017 
Hi Paul. Bought a 1958 1010 on Saturday. Uk registered. Great condition. I've ordered a number plate as it was never used on the road. Sorted insurance and purchased a new open face helmet. Looking forward to using it nipping into Chelmsford.. I've asked triumphmartin to keep a eye out for some old panniers for it. Just got to learn to control the engine power!!! Last bike I had was a 900 fire blade. Does the engine just run at full speed as throttle doesn't seem to work as a normal bike throttle?? As soon as I can I will post some pictures.

Regards nick.
Reply Andy Missen
12:32 PM on March 14, 2017 
Soz Paul...thought i was on the main forum.!!
Reply TAGG,
4:15 AM on February 19, 2017 
Thank you for that Paul G i have just run through the wire with separate wire and yes thank you its a bad earth well done and thanks again . its strange when you think of earth you think earth to ground but with tyre's on there is no link to ground .but now i understand got it sorted ...Tagg Ps my number is 5340925 what dos that make my year please.
Reply Bella95
12:34 AM on February 14, 2017 
Thanks for the welcome Paul. Will try and get some photos when l get my girl back.
Reply SimonM
8:50 AM on February 9, 2017 
Paul, I have tried to download the Guide to Servicing and Maintaining the 660 but the link does not seem to work! Is there an issue with the website or can you email me a PDF copy?? email address is [email protected]
Thanks for your help - having disassembled my engine I have a couple of parts left over that I cannot see where to reinstall them! Kind Regards, Simon
Reply OzzieLinds
11:03 AM on January 30, 2017 
Hi Paul and Members - Thanks for the admission. I will pick up my VeloSoleX in Hamburg this Wednesday. My neighbour here has one and I decided it looked like fun. Learnt another friend in Hamburg wanted to sell one and finally agreed a deal last week. I'll try and load the photos I have now......
Reply Gibbs
4:09 PM on January 27, 2017 
I do have pictures but how do I upload them? SsSolex arrived on Monday. Wheel rims have surface rust as does part of the frame. I have decided to fix what needs to be fixed for the MOT so that I can start the process of getting it registere. I will then sort the cosmetic items as a running project. So far, no spark initially, fuel pipe missing, tyres perished. Throttle and rear brake cables broken. Progress to date:
Points cleaned and voila! A spark when I flick the flywheel by hand. Put a few drops of oil down the spark plug hole and spun the engine for a minute to get some oil on the bore. Put a teaspoon of petrol down the plug hole, spark plug in, spun flywheel by hand, engine ran for a few seconds. Very happy with that. Bought a universal Bowden cable from Clas Ohlson and have cut it and installed it on the throttle. Cannot do more testing until the fuel pipe arrives.
Front brake appears ok. Rear lever moves quite a lot before any braking happens. Haven't worked out how to get access to the shoes yet. Next job, I think is to get the rear wheel off and have a look.
Reply Andy
9:00 AM on January 27, 2017 
Many thanks for your help with the registration, yes have recently purchased a 1962 2200 so now the fun starts....
Reply Huw Williams
4:29 AM on January 20, 2017 
Thanks Paul Proud owner of a 1968 3800 and in process of getting all the paperwork done. Just had a hip replacement so rides are limited...Will send some photos asap. Thrilled to own one again as I had a 3800 when a student in London in 1971. Bring it on!!
Reply Frank Williams
5:45 AM on January 17, 2017 
Thanks for the weicome Paul. I hope to collect my Solex tomorrow it's a newly imported 1964 model, so the journey is just beginning, and I will probably need help along the way.