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Mopeds at Dawn is a collection of photos, videos and information on mine, and other peoples classic mopeds.

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tomos break down!

So i thought id get out this evening and test out the Tomos' new tyre and lighter clutch spring. Rode for about eight miles. The second gear shifted better that before although not perfect. New rear tyre seemed ok too.
I did a big loop and at about 3 miles from home started to have problems with second gear. Bike would only run in first gear once it shifted up it died. I suspected the spring had gone. First gear seemed ok though so used that for another mile until something else went and it died. So i've just arrived home after pushing the moped 2 miles home in the dark. Heres a shot of the bike on the walk back in the moonlight.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Rockstar Motobecane

Tomos new rear tyre and clutch spring

As the weather was bad today i finally managed to get around to fixing the puncture on tomos. The inner tube had wound around the wheel so i used a 2.5 tube and tyre off another wheel.
After that i drained the transmission oil and took the clutches out. I replaced the second gear clutch spring with a lighter spring. Im hoping this will help second gear to engage more smoothly. We shall see.

Peugeot has arrived at my folks!

My friend delivered the Peugeot to my parents place. Unfortunately i won't be back there for a month or so to collect it. Heres a few more shots of it.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Coming soon to M.A.D Peugeot 103!!

We have had a few comments asking why we dont have any French peds. So I've been looking and came across this beauty. Looking forward to getting to grips with with variators and H2O kits. Watch this space!

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Passola on route to Penzance.

Riding back to Penzance after a surf on the ratty Passola. Seeing the world go by at 25mph is quite nice.

Friday, 17 August 2012

2 x Passola

After rescuing Sinclairios Yamaha Passola from under a tarp in his garden i came across another one for a steal!
So now i have two.

Im planning on getting them both MOT'd and selling them on although they are good fun to ride.