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    0987DAVE
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    December 15, 2001

    I inherited a 1979 Concorde from my father in 1985. The engine was indestructable and would regularly indicate 50mph in freefall on particularly steep hills. I had problems with the cable gearchange and was always replacing them but it was reliable overall and as long as you changed the plug, started first kick. I eventually sold it to a chap who commuted on it regularly and eventually moved away to Portsmouth (from Plymouth) Many years and bikes later I have an R1100S Beemer, Kwack 500S and 1979 FS1E which is much slower than my Garelli ever was. WTK 149V is still around as far as I know (according to an HPI check). It was my first powered two wheeler. If anyone knows where it is, let me know that it is in good hands!

    Cheers — Neil — sjpaterson at btinternet.com

    #12788

    0987DAVE
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    November 3, 2001

    I’ve just been reading glowing reports about Garelli’s. I bought a brand new Concorde in 1974. It cost £129 on the road and I had finance over two years to pay for it. It was terrible. It was in dock for repair more than it was in use. When it was working it would not pull the skin off a rice pudding! Cyclists would pass me and laugh. It was the worst money I’ve ever spent. After paying off the loan I managed to purchase a Honda CB200 which never missed a beat. Now, if I could get my hands on a mint CB200 at the right price I’d consider buying it for the wonderful memories it evokes. Incidentally, that cost £429 on the road. I’d pay that much now for a good one. — Roy Emery. — home at royemery.fsnet.co.uk

    #12789

    0987DAVE
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    July 27, 2000

    can anyone help me ? I am looking for a flywheel rotor to complete my Garelli concorde. the broken one I have,has the following inscription on it : bosch 0212 120 020. Failing that has anyone got an old concorde for spares for sale, or just an engine unit from the concorde. any info much appreciated.email me at Anthony Smith — tony.fy8 at fsmail.net]

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