info on dixie moped?

hi, i just bought a 1975 dixie international moped ... but really cannot find much on the bike , it looks alot like my 77 motobecane but slight differences..(the fork, muffler, seat, and its a rigid,.. i think it might be the same engine 2, but really dont know, does any1 have info on this? anything would be good!-thanks

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http://www.mopedarmy.com/photos/catagory/4/5671/

does it look like this cuz that is an exact copy of a Solex

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nope, i think its a moby under a different name?

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i got this thing running within 20mins of bringing it home... after paying only $45 woot!

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Its a re-badged motobecane. It would have said "Roadrunner" on the sides of the tanks. They re-badged Velosolex as well.

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Exactly. It was a collaboration between Dixie International and Handybikes; modifying Motobecanes and Velosolexes to meet the new moped requirements and removing the original stickers and logos because they no longer had Motobecane's permission to sell their products (Motobecanes and Velosolexes). Here's a photo of a Motobecane Dixie International Roadrunner. Notice the frame mounted battery.

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wow, great info!!!- are u restoring yours?

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It's not mine...just a photo from my collection. I have a friend who is restoring a Velosolex Roadrunner. I just rebuilt the motor for him. I have attached a "before" photo.

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Here's another Motobecane Roadrunner photo.

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I might as well post a couple of other photos I have here. This is a Roadrunner Velosolex crankcase. You can see how the SOLEX logo has been partially ground off.

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Here is a homemade Roadrunner lighting coil, made bigger than the original and with two wires to power the lights and the horn.

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dang, u know ur stuff.. i had no idea what i was getting myself into..until i got info from u guy's on here :D

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Here is a Roadrunner Velosolex stator with the homemade coil mounted. The third wire is for a kill switch which was also part of the new requirements. Reflectors were added to the sides of the frame, and a label stating that the vehicle conforms to the regulations was also added to the frame, both necessary.

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And this was the taillight that was usually used. It has a place to mount a license plate, and a light to illuminate the plate.

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It has bicycle styled front brakes,are you kidding me?

Danger danger.

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no.. has same as a moby just has some ghetto rigged cables :P

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I just got a 75 Dixie international road runner myself

info on dixie moped?

probably BJ assembled that bike

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i have since parted this bike out, i have started 2 puch's since :)

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Any parts left?I some stuff

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i have wheels,frame,tank,petcock, and everything else has been sold

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oh snap!---i thought this was the post for the intramotor gloria moped for some reason... im not parting this moby :P

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