For Sale is a 197? Negrini 3-speed-manual-shift moped.
I don't know much about it. They guy who sold it to my wife, Becky, says that it probably came home from Europe with a soldier serving in the Vietnam era.
Here's how the bike shifts: the left hand lever (where the rear brake normally is) is the clutch and the whole handle grip on that side moves into 4 positions (1st, neutral, 2nd, 3rd). In first gear it can climb quite a grade, and it gets a really respectable speed on the top end for such a quiet motor.
There is a foot pedal for the rear brake. It is situated behind the pedal on the right side, and you use your heel to compress it.'
Since we got it, we did put a new tank on it because the old one was rusty.
We did manage to get it titled and registered in Pennsylvania, so it's on the books.
It does have one problem. That is that the moped rides smoothly in first and third, but "hops" (rides, but very rough) in second gear. I'm not sure what that means, but we haven't had much time to diagnose the problem. It started happening last year and we stored it away afterward for fear of making the problem worse. We just have too many projects already to give this one attention, too, so that's why we'd be willing to sell it. This rare moped deserves some attention
We would like to get $500 for it. It did cost us more originally, we drove all the way to Maine to get it and then spent more on titling, so I can't really accept less. Otherwise, we'll just keep it as an investment, since as far as I understand no one else in the U.S. has one.
If interested, please email: email@example.com The moped is currently stored at Becky's parents' house near Breezewood off of I-70 and I-76 in Central, PA.