Reasons to swap your vehicle for a Solex

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Since May 11, France has been completely deconfined. A return to normal life which is not without consequences. Contrary to popular belief and despite what you might have thought, confinement ultimately had positive effects . In addition to having been the opportunity to discover new sports, culinary or even creative activities, you have especially rethought the way of getting around. And you are not unique in this case. Deconfinement has had a real impact on the practice of cycling, sales of which are soaring to the four corners of France. Moreover, a trendy object of deconfinement, the Solex is making a noticeable comeback as it has the wind in its sails. Close-up of the bicycle rolling by itself. 

The Vélosolex and its advantages 

Born shortly after World War II, the Solex is a bicycle with a motor mounted on it . This humming motor curiously installed on the front wheel then drives the wheel by means of a roller transmission which rubs on the tire. And if the latter once allowed workers and students to move easily, it has become widely democratized today. Democratization accentuated by the availability of spare parts for Solex. A little gem of technology, the Solex is a device between the bicycle and the motorized two-wheeler. Rustic, a bit retro, but so effective, its success is surely explained by its many advantages. 

The Solex: ease of maintenance

Ridden by many generations, the good old Solex is making a remarkable comeback. Whether you take your relic out of the garage, find the Holy Grail through second-hand sites, you can navigate the tarmac without difficulty. You will only need to do a general cleaning and replace the defective parts to give it a new look. Whether you need to do an oil change or replace a hose, for example, its maintenance is within everyone’s reach. Thanks to online tutorials, spare parts for Solex and easy-to-find tools, you will have trouble refurbishing your trusty steed. Roller wrench, lapping rod, spoke wrench, frame, cables, mud flaps, spark plugs, brakes … all quality parts are still being manufactured. In short, getting it back on track does not really pose any difficulties,

The Solex: quiet strength on asphalt

By opting for VéloSolex as a means of transport, you are choosing to ride differently, in slow mode (it is not only in transport that it is back in force, in decoration also slow is trendy ). And for good reason, if its driving is extremely simple, its consumption is very low, around 1 liter per 100 kilometers! Of course, your ride will not be like Johann Zarco, but you can still go up to 35 km/hour. Although the piloting of this machine may seem special in many ways, you will also appreciate its maneuverability, its small footprint. Assets and not the least when it comes to getting around and finding your way in large cities in particular. However, for a serene and safe driving, do not forget the helmet, the gloves, but also the high visibility vest for you and your passenger without forgetting to be insured. 

The Solex: a cachet unlike any other 

Portable, furniture, clothing, shoes… today, customization is booming, done the same with your VéloSolex. Chrome-plated splash guards to protect your engine, mirrors for a better view, bottle holders for even longer riding, air pump to be fully inflated, there is no shortage of accessories to boost your VéloSolex . A customization that can also take on retro airswith the bell, the horn, the stickers or the counter for Solex. Here again, you are spoiled for choice as the customization is possible in the smallest details. Whether you adopt the total look or not with T-shirt stamped Solex of course, also and especially think of the protective cover. It doesn’t sound like much, but this cover, as simple as it is, will allow you to extend the life of your two wheels. 

 

 

 

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