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22 April 2010

SOLEX ARROWS

Solex manual, Holland, 60s
Solex was a French manufacturer of carburetors and the powered bicycle VéloSoleX. The Vélosolex has a small 49cc motor mounted above the front wheel. Power is delivered via a small ceramic roller that rotates directly on the front wheel by friction to the tire. The first prototype of a VeloSolex was created in 1941 and used a regular bicycle frame, were powered by a 45cc engine. In 1946 VéloSoleX were produced commercially. More than 8 million were sold, mostly in Europe.

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