What’s a cosmetically mint Ciao doing here?!

So there’s a person selling a seemingly near mine ciao nearby.

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He’s firm on 450 and while I would love to own a ciao, I know nothing about them.

Can anyone speak to what drivetrain this model would have?

It’s a 1974 deluxe.

Carb needs to be cleaned (so they claim) which is why it isn’t “mint”.

Hoping to get some feedback, looks like it could be a great rider.

Re: What’s a cosmetically mint Ciao doing here?!

That's a single speed transmission. Stock ciaos are a lot of fun to tool around on. Swoops keep two stockers as shop bikes.

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> Blake MD No PM Plz Wrote:

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> That's a single speed transmission. Stock ciaos are a lot of fun to

> tool around on. Swoops keep two stockers as shop bikes.

It does seem people really enjoy riding them.

I’d just really like one stock bike that I keep stock.

Seller did just inform me the inside of the tank is rusty “that’s the only bad part.”

Being an inframe tank that does make me a bit nervous, though it doesn’t look like it would have rusted through yet.

$450 is seeming more and more expensive.

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Fixing that tank is a hundred dollar job . ;)

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Pushrod Fifty /

Looks real pretty. Just what I want to find, a clean unmolested ped that just needs a little going through. Would be nice to snag it but getting thru Mass and back would be a feat.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

Exactly. It’s labor intensive since the tank is integral with the frame. I wouldn’t pay more than $300 - $350 for it.

> P D Wrote:

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> Fixing that tank is a hundred dollar job . ;)

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> Moped Lar (OFMC) Wrote:

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> Exactly. It’s labor intensive since the tank is integral with the frame.

> I wouldn’t pay more than $300 - $350 for it.

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> > Fixing that tank is a hundred dollar job . ;)

I think that’s where I’m gonna come in. He said $450 firm but maybe I can drop him to $350 without pissing him off.

Flipping the bike upside down to shake out freaking sucks.

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Bruce Zapper /

Sometime the rust seams worse than it is,until you really get into it you really can't tell.I just did a moby that looked bad rinsed it good with soapy water, mostly gummed up gas inside little rust, but after 3 vinegar treatments it was clean!

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Around here that would be a 600 bike. Prices seem realy high around here lately. There is a honda express for 1100, haaha

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Dirty30 Dillon /

I'd pay $350 for that easily. $400 if I didn't already own 4 ciaos.

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Bruce Zapper /

Very clean!Go see it in person! I am pretty sure you will take it home! Does he have the title?

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He just sent me a photo of the inside. Definitely not just rust. Looks like lots of old gas chunkage. More labor intensive than just surface rust.

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> Aaron Goldman Wrote:

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> He just sent me a photo of the inside. Definitely not just rust. Looks

> like lots of old gas chunkage. More labor intensive than just surface

> rust.

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If ... have a look :

last post :

https://mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?6,4355935,4357230,flat=1#msg-4357230

Re: What’s a cosmetically mint Ciao doing here?!

doesn't look too bad to me, i'm not really into 'clean stock' bikes but if i was i don't think 400 is unreasonable.

i'd offer him 300 then let it sit for a couple weeks.

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doesnt look that bad

and it could just be the first inch or two grab a cheap endoscope and have a peek after the plague

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It's $450 or bust. Said someone local offered $400 but he can't let it go for under $450. He will fix it when he has time.

Eh.

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> Aaron Goldman Wrote:

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> It's $450 or bust. Said someone local offered $400 but he can't let it

> go for under $450. He will fix it when he has time.

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> Eh.

The seller has an extra 1200 bucks heading his way , so he's not feeling the pinch in his pocket so much .

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

I saw this ciao a few months ago on FB marketplace. I would have gone for it but it was simply too far. Since then I got a modern ciao mix, the tank was awful....not so much because of rust, but the fact that there was like 2 inches of sediment in the bottom. From the top, the tank looked really clean. But I used a USB endoscope, and once I turned the corner past the filler neck I saw the mess...I took pictures.

Even after a ton of rinsing with a pressure washer, I still had all this in there. So theres really no way to know your tank is truly clean unless you look! The water can run clear but you may still have junk in there.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

This is what it looks like after shaking with 1" drywall screws, rinsing and then 24hrs with evaporust. The top portion of the tank above the filler neck is still nasty, because the fluid level cant reach it..so I have the frame vertical in my Jawhorse so the evaporust can reach it.

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