1978 Cimatti City Bike

I have a lead on a Cimatti and was wondering if parts to restore would be a problem.

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Just buy it and go for it. I've been looking for on of these for awhile too. All mechanical parts are available. I missed one of these in the Sarasota area a year or so ago.

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Engines parts are simple to find. Frame parts aren't bad either. We have a bunch of new old stock parts for that bike in Atlanta including sweet leg shields.

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> Frank Bailey Wrote:

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> Just buy it and go for it. I've been looking for on of these for awhile

> too. All mechanical parts are available. I missed one of these in the

> Sarasota area a year or so ago.

I bought that one and be glad you didn't.

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"I bought that one and be glad you didn't."

Cool! The white one? Couldn't have been worse than the Safari I bought in Largo.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

City bike in my opinion is one of the best looking step through mopeds.

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> Frank Bailey Wrote:

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> "I bought that one and be glad you didn't."

>

> Cool! The white one? Couldn't have been worse than the Safari I bought

> in Largo.

What was wrong with the Safari,Frank? don-ohio

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> Frank Bailey Wrote:

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> "I bought that one and be glad you didn't."

>

> Cool! The white one? Couldn't have been worse than the Safari I bought

> in Largo.

Yeah and it was spray painted white over the decals, the floor boards were rusted through, the cables frozen, the engine locked, wheels badly rusted. The seat was beautiful though.

Got it because I saw a V1 and in Florida they just don't exist. Sold it to a friend for 1/3 as a parts donor for another equally disheveled one he got.

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> DPC Ryan Wrote:

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> > Frank Bailey Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > "I bought that one and be glad you didn't."

>

> >

>

> > Cool! The white one? Couldn't have been worse than the Safari I

> bought

>

> > in Largo.

>

> Yeah and it was spray painted white over the decals, the floor boards

> were rusted through, the cables frozen, the engine locked, wheels badly

> rusted. The seat was beautiful though.

>

> Got it because I saw a V1 and in Florida they just don't exist. Sold it

> to a friend for 1/3 as a parts donor for another equally disheveled one

> he got.

Fool that I am I would have repaired it. The Safari I bought was just as bad. Rusty rims with loose spokes, bent crank and flywheel, bad cables, 9MM carb and intake as well as the 20MPH cylinder. I really like the step through type type frame on these Safari's, as well as the character of the City Bike. I put almost 300 miles on the Safari this last Florida visit. I kept the cost down and probably have in it only slightly more than it's worth. I'm probably kidding myself but it's a fun little machine. I'm going to open up the cylinder a bit and see if I can get it to go 35 or more MPH. It'll hit 31 MPH with a little wind at your back now.

@Don Ohio, nothings wrong with Safari's. Sometimes you have to settle for a bucket of shit to start with, especially in FL...

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Yeah unless you want a tomos, an express, or a really badly rusted and neglected motobecane you are going to be waiting for a cold day in hell to find much else.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

I second this. I have two red and one blue City Bike. They are some of the best running and looking peds I own.

> Brandon Weiss (aka B-Man) Wrote:

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> City bike in my opinion is one of the best looking step through mopeds.

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I have a 1978 cimatti city bike runs great,paint is a little faded,its for sale if your still looking.

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> I second this. I have two red and one blue City Bike. They are some of

> the best running and looking peds I own.

>

> > Brandon Weiss (aka B-Man) Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > City bike in my opinion is one of the best looking step through

> mopeds.

I prefer the Town Bike, just a bit, partly because I have one and partly because I think the City Bike looks a little skinny-necked and big-butted without a front tank. kinda reminds me of a girl who is super small up top with a huge ass.

Now a Twin Sport, with both tanks... that's sexy.

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