I'd like everyone to my resored 1977 Odyessy Solo
chain is a bit rusty. You also need a cover for the side of it. Looks good though.
Can I see a before picture?
Bike looks good!!!
Nice bike, I've got the clutch cover and large plastic cover that covers the frame above the motor too. Email me if you need them.
Very Nice! That looks like an awesome bike to ride - the variator probably sings the death of all hills, no?
Sheldon Brown, who recently passed away, has an excellent article on why reflectors are just a means that manufacturers use to circumvent certain safety restrictions.
"Why Reflectors Don't Work":http://www.sheldonbrown.com/reflectors.html
On your bike (like on some of mine) the lack of turn signals makes you invisible from the side. I am assuming that is why you have giant, awesome reflectors on there.
I just wanted to let you know that you _can_ take those off if you don't like them; they don't have a significant safety benefit.
Then, you could sew them onto a bag, or a pair of pants or something because they're giant round bright awesome.
Wow, my last post seems kinda downbeat. Let me say again that your ped is awesome - it looks a lot like a Bianchi to me; are the manufacturers related in any way (or is it just the deep blue color affecting my brain)?
Reflectors are just not as good as active lighting. I was psyched to find that some Pittsburgh mopeders have Pedalites on their bikes to make their pedals flash.
Nice bike, but technically not a complete restoration until all covers are on... but I know how it is to get all excited about shit so, godd job, now finish her off!
Variator? Am I missing something? I know Odyssey offered a two speed transmission on some models, but this drivetrain looks an awful lot like the one on my Batavus, with no variator.
Angie, the bike is looking good. What are those things on the brake and clutch cables? Is that a way to oil them? That would be awesome! Oiling mine is a pain.
Not to be picky, but I think you may have your airbox on upside down. On mine the tube definitely goes UP into a space in the frame, otherwise you may suck in water or dirt.
The Solo engines on the Columbia bikes are variated.
Angie, F these haters. It's sweet. If you have to pedal it ever, turn the switch on the rear pulley. It took me five months to learn that.
hell yah this is awesome, would you happen to know the amount of teeth on the rear sprocket? and front sprocket, thanks
It's not variated? Haters? What the...?
I could have sworn that the belt drive off the engine meant that there was a variator stuffed behind your pedal cranks somewhere, no? I was going to ask about whether a new belt was easy to find.
"but technically not a complete restoration until all covers are on"
There's a "technically" to restoring mopeds? Look at the picture again, human: it's all blue and shiny! That counts as "restored" in my book - nothing I have is stock - I've brought brand new vehicles home, parked them, and gone inside for a screwdriver and a wrench to start removing pieces.
Stock is impossible. Clean and shiny is Restored. "Mint" is a myth.
Yes ... I do need them. Call me 585-455-2163
I'm also looking for rear light. Would happen to know where I can get one?
Bike looks good!
Wow! Looking at that "before" picture, you've done an incredible job.
I don't want to sound argumentative about that airbox; I'm just trying to be helpful. Your engine looks like my Laura M48 with a water jacket added and, even though it looks like your carb is a Bing instead of my Encarwe, the configuration is the same. How much do you trust that the previous owner had it on correctly? Maybe somebody else who has an Odyssey can chime in?
I'm still curious about those fittings on the cables. Oilers?
My bother gave it to me. He had it put alway for about 15 years. He dosen't even remember who gave it to him. But thats the way he got it. He also gave me a 1984 Honda aero125. Which needs alot of work too. AS I said I took pictures before it pulled alpart.
Whoa, nice job! I love the seat on that moped!
For your information the chain is not rusty. The grease on put on is a light brown. Also waiting on clovers.
whoa, take it easy they're just trying to help in there own judgmental way.
I know thanks
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