> Stephen Keller Wrote:
> ^ More like 25 yrs back, but it is not all bad now, you just have to
> look a bit harder, go to retirement communities, RV parks/dealers,
> mopeds often come with traded in motorhomes. Many older folks, (I are
> one) have them and don't use them and wonder how they could be rid of
> them, let it be known in your area, by riding and or ASKING about them,
> and you will be surprised at what shows up, garage sales are your
> friend, I got my Motobecane model "7" for free at a church garage sale,
> the owner was pushing it towards the dumpster, and I was walking by,
> asked her about it, she said they would not let her bring it inside the
> church as it was gas powered, and she would be dammed if she would take
> it home, it had never been titled or plated, she put it in my hands and
> thanked me for taking it off her hands! I pushed it the 2 miles home,
> needed a new coil, she is a runner now, titled and plated, I don't ride
> it much, as it is not fast, but it is a classic, and it was free. Garage
> and estate sales are listed online, go to them, often times bikes are
> not even put out for sale as people don't think anyone would want them,
> ASK. Walk around, don't drive, you see more.
23 years ago I bought my first one and when I went to pick it up it was still connected to the old couple's motorhome.
I paid 300 bucks and it had less than 100 miles on it.
So much fun till someone stole it.
I don't even remember what brand it was. I remember it being a 1980s European step through that was black with gold accents in the paint.
I also bought a moped from a yard sale for 50 bucks and it too got stolen off my porch. That one I am pretty positive it was a red Derbi. I never even got to ride that one.