cimatti city bike

Hey, new guy here, first post.

A neighbor gave me a Cimatti city bike.

Not sure if it's mine to keep or if he just wanted me to get it running.

Got it running, sort of.

The front rim is rusted through, but all else is as it should be.

I'm an extra large middle aged white guy, Approx.250 lbs.

Will this thing run with me on it?

Is it possible to find another wheel for the front?

Any input at all would be greatly appreciated.

ps. I have chainsaw gas in it now. Is that OK?

pps. I grinned like a monkey the whole time I was on this thing.

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I'm 205 and I have hit 35-40 MPH on mine.

What gas/oil mix is the chainsaw gas? I run 50:1

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You have to understand that it will haul you around but it will have trouble on steep hills.

The manual for the Minarelli V1 engine says to use a 32:1 mix, but with modern oils a 40:1 is OK and if you are using synthetic oil a 50:1 mix is normally used.

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nice... i got a cimatti as well and i love it, still getting my barrings with it but i love it!

have fun with it... you should have no problem riding it, my buddy who is 6'4'' 265lbs can ride mine no problem

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I picked one up recently and I do not believe i will be restoring it. I have parts for anyone who is interested. I am Taking the electrical controls and the spedo/headlight. The motor is not locked up, but the carb is missing a gasket. The tank is rusted beyond belief.

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Ed - where did you find that, and can I have anything else you have on that engine? :D

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Jester, where are you?

Would you be willing to sell the wheels?

My tank isn't rusted but it is FULL of sludge.

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Do you have the cimatti seat? How much?

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Just bumping this back up.

Jester, are you there?

Anyone have any input on the cimatti?

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