I'm thinking of purchasing this moped

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  1. msrfan

    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    This is a late '50s British Raleigh moped. The seller says it runs. I may go take a closer look in a week when he's back in town. He had it at Donut Derelicts this morning. I've done a little research but would love to hear from anyone who knows about these.



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  2. Ronzworld

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    That's got a few cool things going for it... Let alone the restorable aspect of it...
    Would depend largely on what you have to give up ta own it. ?
     
  3. wheelbender6

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    I think it would be worth a post on MopedArmy.com to get some opinions. They are a weird bunch, but they know their mopeds. They will also give you a better idea of availability of parts for that little Raleigh.
     
  4. msrfan

    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, all excellent ideas. So far I found that the early models had no auto clutch and I don't know if that means a lever pull or bump start. More research. I can get it for a very fair price, so a few more days to think about it and I'll post my decision after I go check it out more closely.
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    I know you, so it must be a good price. :) I'd be all over that. Awesome bike. Buy it and let me ride it!
     
  6. racie35

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    It's definately cool. Looks to be in good shape too,not all banged up or rusted. Leave it at Rays for me.
     
  7. msrfan

    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's a fair deal. You know why cheap guys get circumcised. 10% off anything.
     
  8. msrfan

    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    I could leave it at Ray's but I'm afraid that's as far as it would get.
     
  9. msrfan

    msrfan Well-Known Member

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    Researching this moped reveals a lot about the technique used in riding it. If it's a regular RM1, it has no clutch and you have to pedal start after every stop using the compression release. If it's a RMC1, it has an automatic clutch. Or it could have the clutch upgrade. I'll have to check it out more closely. They seem to be pretty collectible with the British made motor.


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  10. racie35

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    I won't let him keep it.shft.
     

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