FUNKY MOPEDS THE 1970 SPORTS MOPED PHENOMENON

FUNKY MOPEDS THE 1970 SPORTS MOPED PHENOMENON

RICHARD SKELTON

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Código:
9379
Idioma:
INGLES
Editorial:
VELOCE PUBLISHING PLC
Materia
Historia de las motocicletas en varios idiomas
ISBN:
978-1-904788-11-9
Páginas:
144
Encuadernación:
PORTADA EN RUSTICA
Medidas:
250 mm x 205 mm
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If you're red-blooded and somewhere between 35 and 50 the chances are that your first bike was a sports moped. This book takes you on a nostalgic full throttle trip back to the heady days of the 1970s and early 80s when these fabulous little superbikes were available to 16 year-olds. Packed with photos from past and present, this book will revive wonderful memories of the machines, the people, the fashions, and even the music of the time. Includes coverage of AJW, Batavus, Casal, Cimatti, Derbi, Fantic, Flandria, Garelli, Gilera, Gitane, Honda, Kreidler, KTM, Malaguti, Motobecane, Negrini, NVT, Puch, Suzuki, Testi, Yamaha and Zundapp.



Acknowledgements

Introduction

WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT
A short introduction to the subject

Chapter One

THE BRIEF HISTORY OF SPORTS MOPEDS
The story of the sports moped, illustrated with archive advertisements and period sales literature, as well as modern colour photographs of restored and preserved machines. Includes an explanation of the ancestry of the machines with pictures of early sporty fifties.

Chapter Two

RESTORERS AND COLLECTORS
Profiles of a number of restorers and collectors of sports mopeds supported by colour photographs of their bikes including, in some cases, 'before' and 'after' restoration pics. Also pics of our restorers as sixteeners

Chapter Three

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RESTORING A SPORTS MOPED
(Step by step moped restoration by Barry Moore)
Prolific restorer Barry Moore (profiled in previous chapter) takes us through the complete restoration of a 1975 Gilera Trials moped from barn find to show bike.

RESTORATION - TIPS AND ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS
Discussion and advice on restoration methods, techniques, strategies and dilemmas, drawing heavily from interviews with restorers including those profiled in Chapter Two.

Chapter Four

THAT WAS THEN....
MOPED MADNESS – THE 1970s SPORTS MOPED SCENE
The glorious Sports Moped era. A nostalgic look at what it was like to be a sixteener in the 1970s largely through the eyes of those who were there. Illustrated by personal period photographs (kids on their 'peds) and archive material.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT TUNING
Tuning for speed was rife. But so was lying and exaggerating about what was achieved. This section should make plain what was and wasn't possible. Also featured: tuning disasters.

Chapter Five

AND THIS IS NOW....
THE CURRENT SCENE – THE SPORTS MOPED REVIVAL MOVEMENT
A view of the current scene including sections on SMOC – The Sports Moped Owners Club, Fizzy Galore – The one stop FS1E shop, Russell Sears' FS1E Web Site, and Shows and Autojumbles.

Chapter Six

A-Z of 1970s SPORTS MOPEDS
AJW Batavus Casal Cimatti Derbi Fantic Motor Flandria Garelli Gilera Gitane Honda Kreidler KTM Malaguti Motobecane Negrini NVT Puch Suzuki Testi Yamaha Zundapp

A source of reference and fascinating reading backed up by a wealth of illustrations. There will be a brief history and profile of every manufacturer followed by a description of each model in their range. Positive and negative qualities will be discussed together with features, characteristics, peculiarities and traits. There will be comprehensive specification tables and each machine will be illustrated with colour photographs of pristine restored examples.

Chapter Seven

THE FABULOUS YAMAHA FS1-E
Voted the seventh best motorcycle of all time by readers of Bike magazine this year, the FS1-E is the archetypal sports moped . A landmark machine with its own web site, the FS1-E stirs up more memories than any other in its class. All you need to know about the fantastic Fizzy.

Chapter Eight

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT- SPORTS MOPEDS IN THE 1980S AND BEYOND
Post legislation 'slopeds' looked sporty but were painfully slow, as were sales. The sports moped had been emasculated and 1977 heralded the end of an era. A brief look at the 80s, 90s and present day machines that failed to capture the imagination of later generations of sixteeners.

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