1970's French MA gets it's start

a gang of six in Rungis France

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nice pic

the guy in the front kinda looks like paulvolio

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† CH∆D † /

nice pic. Thanks!

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man you do a lot of diggin up rad old photos!

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§ćŗάτçλmªřċ • /

blew it up and added contrast to see if we could figure out what kind of bikes they were on, but it's still too hard to tell... strange handlebar on the lead bike, though.

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I think the guy up front with no helmet may be Chad B's dad?

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lead bike bars kinda look like drop clubmans turned upside down.

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Lead and second on the left both look like upside-down clubmans ^ like he said.

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Tri-ped Dave O.D.B. /

I have actually been at that corner! It is near the airport outside of Paris (Orly)

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dave i thought for sure you were gonna say you was in that pic

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coolest shit EVER

is there more info on these dudes? were the bikes fast? looks like they mean business.

so fucking cool.

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† CH∆D † /

Did you train in Paris Chef Dave?

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Tri-ped Dave O.D.B. /

No I was there for the Army..some NATO meeting a long time ago

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Rob @t ATTN! Burrito /

i believe the lead is a TSM- peug forks, toptank, raised exhaust off to the left, and will triple confirm upside-down drop clubmans.

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i like ....E.....

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The one in back looks like a 103

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Cool pic. I remember seeing it on some french blog.

I think is was one of the first street variated moped races.

Check out also, Remi (a french buddy and tuner) on his race moped mbk av10 #4 cruising with his gang in a french park near Paris (bois de Clamart) in 1988.

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First race mbk av10 out of Motobecane research lab in 1976, probably developed buy Jean Bidalot already chief engineer at the time I think.

This bike broke the top speed record for a 50cc variated moped in France with 95,5 km/h, close to 60 mph.

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totally looks like a TSM

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Ϫ‡☄ಬ∞ ƀƖḬƝƊ ƤǂƿƎ ∞ಬ☄‡Ϫ - Hoke from Black Pipes Moped Gang /

that race moby gets my hearty seal of approval

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there are so many fucking rad streets in paris. it would be a lot of fun to just ride around all over. you can rent scooters there but i didn't find any mopeds. if anyone knows some places to rent or has some friends that have mopeds let me know! toulouse has some really old pugs n mobys they rent. but it just wouldn't be the same.

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What... no quiz, no prizes? ;-)

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Emmanuel "Bee" WLR /

sorry PG...not this time

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You don't find any moped riders in Paris or its surrounding.

Mopeds are long gone in the capital, replaced by scooter and 50cc 6 speeds trendier and more reliable if you're 14 years old with no motorcycle license yet.

You find more mopeds in the country side or close to big cities in the south because some kids don't have the budget to buy a scooter and don't have as many options. They tend to be a little behind the capital trends.

We're also starting to see older nostalgic guys rebuilding mopeds in the country.

But mopeds are not really a culture or a movement like they are in America.

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