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289 Comments

Reply Thompy Senior
2:18 PM on October 12, 2017 
Hello all you fellow owners, today I picked up my first Velosolex. I know nothing yet apart from it being a 2200s, well that's what it says on the air filter cover and little French insurance sticker! I need to remove a few covers to get at the engine and frame numbers although based on the two initial clues it could be between a 62-64. In all of the pictures I've seen I haven't ever seen the second rear foot operated brake, I'll post some pics.
Bought her at a local auction house, fresh from France, everything works and she fired up almost immediately and I zoomed up and down the road...haven't stopped smiling!
Reply Barty
7:40 AM on October 12, 2017 
Thank you for your kind welcome, I am picking up my 1960s 3800 velosolex this weekend and will be looking forward to posting photos and will welcome any comments and help I can get as a new owner with day to day maintenance and hopefully registering with DVLA and eventually getting on the open road .
Reply Ian
6:16 PM on October 3, 2017 
Hi Paul,
Thanks for the human welcome.

Have recently purchased a S2200, not had it out in daylight yet, so no opportunity for pictures, but I will try ;-)

Nice to see such an active community on here - I will definitely bee keeping an eye on things, and contribute where I can

Cheers
Reply SMXT
4:17 AM on September 29, 2017 
Hi Paul
Thank you for the welcoming me. I have just purchase. Motobécane S3800 1978. I?m picking it tomorrow so no pictures yet. Had a VeloSolex S3800 in New Zealand that I rode to school on many years ago (long gone) so this is a nostalger trip in a way.
Regards
Simon
Reply Ken
3:56 AM on September 19, 2017 
Hello Paul, thanks for the welcome. I'm thinking of getting a Velosolex but at the moment I'm trying to get a feel for what I should buy and what seems to be a realistic price, so sitting watching eBay!. I'm not an experienced mechanic but don't mind doing a bit of restoration.
Reply Velopestridge
2:54 AM on September 3, 2017 
Thanks for the welcome PaulG, I'll post some pics of my Velosolex 4600, she's a bit rough round the edg s but fully working and very sweet little runner.
Reply Giles
10:55 AM on August 29, 2017 
Hello Paul,
Thank you for your welcome. I don't have a Velosolex at present, but will enjoy reading about members' experiences, especially travels in France.
Best wishes, Giles
Reply Robert Covey "Bob"
11:07 AM on August 26, 2017 
Thanks for the kind welcome, still trying to work out how to upload photos.
It seems tablets are not compatible, no upload button.
My S3800 solex has come from a local woodshed, its in pretty fair order considering, engine seized and most bearing shot but I'm into full engine overhauls.
Using the dating info its 1968/1969
Currently its fully stripped, all paintwork is at the paint shop, I followed advice stamping engine number on a nice strong frame part, actually the bottom bracket holding pedal crank axle, before taking everthing to the painters.
Chromework with the platers, special engine tools on order from France.
I will try to upload some as found, during rebuild and finished pictures, I guess I'll have to do that on the PC.
Club site is hugely helpful, hope to meet some members once I have the old girl useable again
Reply steve23800
5:43 AM on July 30, 2017 
Hi Paul thanks for the riendly welcome Ihave justgot my first one a Solex 3800 datedaround 1965 i think and hope tp post some photos of it soon
Regards Steve
Reply Alan Dredge
12:11 PM on July 11, 2017 
Hello Paul . I tried to upload some photos but no luck. I've only got an apple iPad that I use for most it stuff and I don't think maybe it's compatible . Regards alan.
Reply solexpete007
7:23 AM on July 11, 2017 
Hi Paul, just picked my 1968 ( my year of birth!) 3800 up on Thursday last week! My memories of riding solex's from childhood holidays on French farms ! Great fun! Will need lots of advice, and will try for a full restoration of this lovely little bike. Will try and download some pics taken just after I picked it up the other day!! Regards, Pete
Reply Simon Hunter
11:26 AM on July 10, 2017 
Hi. Just bought mine...tried to upload some photos but am not getting the "Upload" button referred to...any clues? I thought mine was an S220 0 but the engine number seems to suggest (according to Brian on this site) that it may be a S3300
Doesn't appear to have ever been NOVA'd so am going through that process but obviously need to get all my paperwork correct
Reply Dave Tigwell
3:44 PM on June 29, 2017 
Hello Paul,
Thanks for your message. I have only had my bike since Monday so have only done a little maintenance on the fuel system and ignition. It buzzes along very nicely. I believe mine dates from 1962 or 1963 but I have started the registration process so I should know for sure directly. I intend to use the bike regularly on errands and sorties out to coastal areas with my drone. I was inspired to get a Solex when I watched the film Mon Oncle recently. My days of racing cars and bicycles are long gone so I look forward to getting around at a more reasonable pace.
Reply rodders1995
3:14 PM on June 28, 2017 
Hi Paul

Thanks, yes I have made a post here: http://www.velosolexclubuk.com/apps/forums/topics/show/13440351-f
irst-project-velosolex-s3800

Cheers

Rodders
Reply Steve
2:18 AM on June 28, 2017 
Hi Paul
Yes have a velosolex 3800 no pics at moment just bought it in Brittany and will be bringing it over soon needs a lot of work
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!