Author Topic: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France  (Read 1106 times)

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2019, 09:49:13 PM »
In reality it is quite easy. It clings back down the mudguard. When stopped, the driver is positioned behind, lowers the crutch and the ground with his foot and with his hand he takes the loop that is seen above the fender and exerts a movement backwards, this lift the wheel and the crutch pivots. ;)

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2019, 09:29:11 AM »
Thats very true Rex, I  had an interest in french bikes of the 1930s for quite a while, once you could get a really nice example for silly money, but the french were not as into older stuff back in the 1970s. They caught up fast, and, lets face it, if our choice bikes were as scarce as theirs we'd be the same.

Its the reason so much old  2 stroke tat is now dumped onto speculating antique dealers these days.

And the much stricter rules governing registration docs over there.


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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2019, 09:35:56 AM »
In reality it is quite easy. It clings back down the mudguard. When stopped, the driver is positioned behind, lowers the crutch and the ground with his foot and with his hand he takes the loop that is seen above the fender and exerts a movement backwards, this lift the wheel and the crutch pivots. ;)

I know how to use one Leenane, it's just that rather than the usual 30-50mmm off the ground that one looks about 175mm!

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2019, 11:16:42 AM »
 :) You're probably right Rex. I would see her at the rally on June 22nd and ask the owner what he thinks about it ...

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2019, 01:16:14 PM »
 ;)  Registrations will be closed tonight !! Too bad for those who can not come, but I would put pictures on the site.
41 French departments will be represented by various motorcycle models.
Australia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal also send representatives.

« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 07:01:57 AM by leenane »

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2019, 04:00:15 PM »
I enjoyed all the french rallies I used to attend, but frankly crossing the channel just for one event is far too expensive for many  from this side,and a lot of hassle.

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2019, 04:34:08 PM »
I enjoyed them too and not much hassle for me, but sadly Brittany Ferries charge like a wounded rhino.
Staying and eating in France wasn't cheap either, though having the Gendarmes blocking the routes so you didn't have to stop for other traffic was novel..

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2019, 06:11:46 PM »
Thank you Mini-me for your point of view and I understand it very well, it becomes difficult to enjoy these good times or we can meet around our passions ..... I would do some photos to show you the atmosphere.

Thank you also to you Rex for this point of view which is new to me, because I am too used to France ..... However I already went to London (East Dulwich) with my BMW R69 / s in 1971 to see my school correspondent ( Patricia) and I went to Ireland 12 times, but never on a motorcycle, it's for later when the Honda 750 K2 will be restored. I also know Hungary and I plan a tour through the north of Italy and Austria to go see girl in the CSONGRAD (southern Hungary) .... But I understand that the roads (out highways) are dangerous !!!  8)

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2019, 10:25:23 PM »
You have to remeber Leenane that  very many of us here who are old bike riders are a lot older than we would like to be, in fact ancient.
 I did notice on French bike events I went on that so many were encouragingly  younger.

Not to insult France but over the years I found that France changed far too much from the France that appealed to us English, the massive growth in motorways has ruined all the little villages such as I knew down the RN20 on my regular trips to Spain,  now hotels, restaurants, shops all shut down. Even Les Routiers. In fact on one of my last vists I had real trouble finding a modestly priced place to eat. I prefer to keep my memories. Je garde mes souvenirs avec plaisir.
Vielle Clous
Nants  a Montaigu
Luc sur Mer
Tour de France des motos anciennes.
Montagne de Fer,  Lille

et autres, voyages en solo to Provence,  Le Midi. Catalonia.  best remembered, not revisited.

Ride safe, driving standards are getting worse and road manners bad all over Europe.

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2019, 06:25:42 AM »
Very good analysis, it is true that the world moves very fast and not always in the right direction and it is not always easy to move with our old bikes .... so caution is required at all times .. See you soon, I leave in preparation meeting of these two days that we wish pleasant and well secured.  ;)

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Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2019, 07:20:48 AM »
 ;D In 4 days we will be in the mood. 230 motorcycles and mopeds are registered, remains the uncertainty of the weather ....

https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/pluvigner-56330/pluvigner-le-retour-de-vieilles-motobecane-sur-les-routes-6399526

The countries represented (registered) are: the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Australia ....

41 French departments make the move