Hi guys - brand new here - Just found this awesome site - good work guys.
Somebody gave me a Chappy years ago when he was moving, and he did not want it. Never had any experience with a moped/scooter before - but I got it started, and rode it home. It's a blast of fun.
It has an old license plate that says '78, but I have no information on this bike. How do I figure the exact year? (I know it's a '50' because it does not go past 20 mph.)
That leads me to the next question - it has a flat rear tire, and my usual guy retired, and now I'm stuck with two other shops in the area who each want $80 plus parts to fix the tire. (In the past, it would cost about $40.) All the lights stopped working recently, as well.
The rear-view mirrors also have fell off - I can't see how they normally would be attached - anyone know? I want to order new ones and put them on.
I'm in Northern coastal Massachusetts if anybody knows of somebody who can do the job for a reasonable rate. I'm not at a point where I'm working on it myself yet. One of the shops I went to - he didn't know what a Chappy was and was googling it in front of me, and the other didn't know if it has tubes or not - I'd prefer to connect with somebody who actually knows their small bikes.
The bike has pedals, but they don't do anything - they cycle freely - is that normal?
Thank you in advance for any advice.