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Old 03-24-14, 03:39 AM
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I Finally got one!

From 1959 and what a beauty!

I've been after one for a long time and finally took the plunge.

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Old 03-24-14, 03:54 AM
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Solex???
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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain View Post
Solex???
Yes, according to the engine number it's a model 1400 from 1959.

It all seems to be complete. On the photo it's missing the rear light and tool box.
But i found them in the rear bag.
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Wow!....

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Here is a nice video of one going through Paris.

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Nice! I've got a NOS motor in a box....still looking for a frame
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The video of the Solex is called the return of the black prince.
This is in reference to the "Prince Noir" who rode around the Peripherique of Paris in 13 minutes.
Years later he done it again in 11 minutes.

The Peripherique is a circular freeway type rode that runs all around the outskirts of Paris.

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Old 03-24-14, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
Nice! I've got a NOS motor in a box....still looking for a frame
Thanks, my plan is to get new wheels, tyres, crankset and pedals.
Change all the bearings and grease and just clean up the frame a bit.

If you look on French ebay you can buy each piece of the frame seperately.
It shouldn't take long to build up a whole bike piece by piece.
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You can see Robert Redford riding one in "3 Days of the Condor". Cool find!

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Steve McQueen with his son at the controls.



Bridget Bardot on hers.


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One of the less common threads where the photos just keep getting better and better, the further you scroll down.
And DaveY set the bar pretty high to start with!
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So cool. Love the Bridget pic.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
If you look on French ebay you can buy each piece of the frame seperately.
It shouldn't take long to build up a whole bike piece by piece.

Yep, there's that temptation. But here are a surprising number of Velosolex's in the USA, unfortunately they are the more 70's era pressed steel frames. I'm holding out for the older tube frame such as yours....someday....someday.

Not to heavy with the cleaning you don't want to wash all the charm away!
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
Nice! I've got a NOS motor in a box....still looking for a frame
I have one I think 66 I may sell
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