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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:17 pm 
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But settled for an FS1E-DX instead

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1974-FANTIC-T ... 1e6fa59a18


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Ahhhhh memories.

I had two groups of mates with new mopeds:
There were the FS1E lot, which also included a Honda SS50 and a Casal.
Then there were the serious motorcyclists, they included a couple of Fantics, a Garelli and two Gilera.

Me?

My father was a bank manger and did not approve of HP, so he lent me £25 and I got a Raleigh Runabout :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:27 pm 
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lots of other nice bikes that seller has....but a monkey bike for £14,000 !!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CZ100-Z ... 1e748b5a53


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Mines the Gamma :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:50 pm 
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I so wanted a Fantic. I started searching soon after my 15th Birthday. With a week to go to my 16th I gave in and bought a Fizzie, but it was a DX!
2 days later, Gordon Farley called me to say they had one in. No, they weren't interested in a Fissie in PX...

:( :( :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:18 am 
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143mph 50cc
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:21 am 
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I had an FS1E and put a disc brake on the front, I thought it was the coolest thing ever!! I'm a short arse so any real bike was just to big for me, like my brothers CB400, I fell off when it stopped :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:27 am 
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NeilM wrote:

Then there were the serious motorcyclists, they included a couple of Fantics, a Garelli and two Gilera.



Nah, in retrospect the Gilera/Fantic lot were the fashionista, mostly bank-rolled by Daddy (yes, the green eyed monster still lurks inside me ha ha)

The real bikers were the Fizzy, AP50 lot. We knew how the de-coke and cut down our baffles, or replace the small end bearing in half an hour. We knew how to ruin our engine by filing the barrel ports and piston skirts to extract maximum power.

We went on to motorbikes..RD's, KH's (rubbish and slow but pretty) RG's etc. The fashionista? Daddy's bright orange Maxi, or a Ford Fiesta :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Mate of mine used to race an RD125 in proddy class, used to take it down to kirkstall power station to test run it and I either stalled it or couldn't keep the front wheel on the ground till 3rd gear, I was much happier on our race C50 but even that used to clock 68mph down the long straight.
Good old days eh
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
NeilM wrote:

Then there were the serious motorcyclists, they included a couple of Fantics, a Garelli and two Gilera.



Nah, in retrospect the Gilera/Fantic lot were the fashionista, mostly bank-rolled by Daddy (yes, the green eyed monster still lurks inside me ha ha)

The real bikers were the Fizzy, AP50 lot. We knew how the de-coke and cut down our baffles, or replace the small end bearing in half an hour. We knew how to ruin our engine by filing the barrel ports and piston skirts to extract maximum power.

We went on to motorbikes..RD's, KH's (rubbish and slow but pretty) RG's etc. The fashionista? Daddy's bright orange Maxi, or a Ford Fiesta :wink:


In my circle of friends it was the exact opposite, in fact two of the Italian fans went on to be mechanics!

As for 'tuning', that was my department, I made a good few bob tuning and decoking engines and exhausts.

As for the bank of dad, I think I was the only one who wasn't bankrolled :roll:


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