Tuesday 31 May 2005
SAD to say, I've had the speaks
with my concierge and the upshot of it is that The
Black Hornet has to be moved today. C'est dommage. I shall have
to continue without its company in my apartement. Talking
of which, I must sort out the Emporium. I have
problems not tripping over the things at the present
moment. I have some photos here somewhere.
Peter has asked about the torque settings and yes,
I kneuw that it's not too easy to do even with the correct
tool under the fingers. Some nuts just go on and on.
It all depends on the quality and age of the metal.
A Solexiste from France has emailed me about the CDI ignition
I designed. I may post the details of it in the Electronic
Ignition section in due course when I have the time.
Mais quelle horreur! Est-ce
que c'est le temps? I must go. I have an important meeting
to attend. Quelque chose sur le 2eme juillet..
Monday 30 May 2005
I have received another several
dozen emails today including updates from Brian from New
York City, US for
page about the VeloSoleX 4600 sold
in the US from 1974 to 1978.
from Compiegne, France
informs me that there will be a celebration
of "60 YEARS OF THE VELOSOLEX" at Beauvais.
I am in the process of creating a Photo Gallery page
of reader's Solexes. Hold on to your photos for now.
More information soon.
Sunday 29 May 2005
I have received an
overwhelming barrage of emails in the last 2 days! Aussi,
bienvenue les Solexistes du REZOWEB:
Fan de Solex, Mathias92, didu, philou/teamsos
and jpballaud91. Merci
With the information passed to me from fellow Solexiste
Brian from New
York City, US, I have updated the History
page on the three versions of the VeloSoleX 4600 sold
in the US from 1974 to 1978. With regard to the US, I
have already received an enquiry from Robert from
the US asking
who will be marketing the "new" VeloSoleX
over there! For the moment, I am waiting on information
from my French friends and I shall publish it on the "News" page as soon as it
I should mention that VeloCruz
have been added to the Links
page and that they are able to supply a range of VeloSoleX spares
to Solexistes in the US as well as to the rest of
the world. Also the launch
VELOSOLEX has been announced on the Solex Owner's
of America Yahoo! group forum, which is accessible through the www.velocruz.com website.
There will be a FREE Bastille Day Rendezvous in New York City on Sunday, July
17th, 2005. For details see Events
Jean has sent me details of a BIG FREE event taking
place on 11 - 12 June 2005 at Parkplatz Kleinaustrasse, WIESBADEN-SCHIERSTEIN,
near Mainz, Germany with 2 FREE Solex Trips to "Visit Chateaux"
For details see Events.
Friday 27 May 2005
A BIG welcome to all VeloSoleX S
owners on the launch of my new WEBSITE WERONIKA'S
it is hoped you will find many articles of interest to read
about this classic French bicycle.
The news from BALLS EMPORIUM this month
is that Societe
SINBAR - Groupe CIBLE, who repurchased the
trademarks in 2004 from Magneti Marelli Motopropulsion France S.A.S.
(subsidiary of FIAT), have agreed with Italian
and engineering firm Matra
to present the prototype of a NEW
VERSION of the VeloSoleX S
3800 at the "Mondiale
du 2 Roues" exhibition taking place
at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Paris
on the 1 - 9 October 2005. A press conference will be
held in September for the media. More news on 24 June 2005.