Originally Posted by sarum
Hello I'm Sarum. My first motored bike was a MiniMotor in England 60 years ago, followed by a Cyclemotor and a belt drive Sampson. Old age, finance and eyesight problems encouraged me to abandon motoring and return to the push bike - the same I bought 30 years ago and I've ridden 1000's of miles in UK and europe.
Then I found that motored bikes are back again. So here I am 73 years old and still able to recall the thrill of that MiniMotor so long ago.
Mine's a 48cc HT. Are there any New Zealanders out there on this site.
I guessed from the nick you were from the UK - Sarum being the old name for salisbury I think...
I know of the Mini-motors although I have never ridden one but i am curious about the sampson machine you mention - I have never heard of one of those..
Have a look at the NACC Buzzing site - you'll recognise a few machines on there I should imagine.
Mine is a 32cc two stroke Golden Eagle belt drive kit
welcome to the forum
PS: I know Sianelle on the motoredbiking forum is from NZ - shes most definately a Villiers girl
"....Look, no pedals... *thud*..." The mating call of the motorized-biker.
"RetroEagle" - 32cc Two-Stroke, Piped. 35mph on #13 gear. Reversed stem with springer fork.