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Unknown folding moped

Postby fbminarelli » Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:26 am

Does anyone know what kind of moped this is? The frame can be folded.
It has a minarelli engine. the original color is red and on the top front of the frame is a decal with the brand (unreadable) and below of that MILANO.
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Postby HondaNC50 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:08 pm

haha thats so cool
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Postby fbminarelli » Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:08 am

First,

Merry christmas to everyone!

@hondaNC50: thank you, i think so to. I drove the bike when i was 5 years old in the forest where my grandparents lived. This was 30 years ago. I am currently restoring the bike so any help is welcome...
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Postby silverfox » Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:00 pm

What is the make of the engine? It looks like a Morbidelli.
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Postby fbminarelli » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:24 pm

The engine is a Minarelli;
The engine parts are coded M35-1, M35-2 and so on...
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Postby don-ohio » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:24 am

A MORBIDelli? LOL! Is THAT a SAD Minarelli? Sorry.....couldn't help it! HaHaHaaaaaaa! don-ohio (:^D
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Postby fbminarelli » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:17 am

Hello everyone,

I still don't know what moped this is, but i finished the restoration so you can see the result. This is the original color...
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Postby fbminarelli » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:20 am

Sorry, this time with picture, something went wrong...
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Postby Smitty » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:12 am

WOW!!! Fantastic restoration!!! I don't know what it is, but man it sure is beautiful now!!!

Again, a VERY nice job!!! ;^)
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Postby TowerTower » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:22 am

Wonderful restoration of a rather unique bike.

Let's see if we can bring some history to bear to help identify this bike.

- Minarelli M35 engine was built extensively by Siemens in Germany between 1968 and 1980 and also in France in the mid 70s for distribution throughout Europe and the UK. Bikes in the Netherlands with this engine were very likely of German origin, although less expensive Yugoslavian and Czechoslovak bikes were sometimes fitted with Minarelli engines as well by some distributors. Engines produced in Italy were predominately for the domestic Italian market and later (mid 1970s) for export to North America and throughout Europe.
- The style of the handlebars and their mounting on your bike was popularized in the late sixties and early seventies.
- Single speed was the most common transmission with this engine, right up to about 1974, then two speed and up to 6-speed trannies were introduced even though the single speed tranny continued in many models.
- The headlight suggests a late 1960s design.
- The wheels and brakes suggest a 1970s design.
- The exhasut pipe is quite modern and definately not made in the 1960s

Moped brands that used the Italian built Minarelli engine were:Aprilia, Aspes, Atala, Beta, Bimotor, B.M., Carabela, Casalini, C.F., Chiorda, Cimatti, Empolini, Everton, Fantic Motor, F.M.B., Gabbiano, Gazelle, Gerosa, Gimk, Gitan, Gitane, Giulietta, Indian, Intramotor, Italjet, Legnano, Malanca, M.B. Milani, Mebea, Mondial, Moto Bimm, Moto Gori, MZV, Oemmeci, Omer, Otus, Peripoli, Power, Rieju, Rocvale, Romeo, Sulky, Technomoto, Testi, Torpado.
Also, there were numerous other brands that used the Minarelli engine but were assembled under their own banner and not endorsed by Minarelli.
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Postby Cyberian » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:32 pm

fbminarelli wrote:Hello everyone,

I still don't know what moped this is, but i finished the restoration so you can see the result. This is the original color...
What a great job!!
I wissh I had the talent and patience to do something like that.
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Postby ddouble » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:34 pm

If you hadn't told us I wouldn't believe those were the same bike. You do great work.

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Postby fbminarelli » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:50 am

Thanks everybody for the compliments and TowerTower for your useful information!
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Postby scratchmarc » Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:42 pm

great job, fb.

i bet ChickenWing would have fun on that!

~marc
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Postby fbminarelli » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:13 am

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