Page 15. Remorques, Fulgars, Trailers

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…Well, that photo certainly illustrates how times have changed.

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After the War, fulgars and remorques were all the rage in France.

…And while in postwar France and England we had to make do with small single-wheel trailers behind our motorcycles to carry our luggage (or children!), over in the USA a motorcycle trailer would be big enough transport 20 ground-crew around the airport

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Here are some pictures of my scooter remorque, a rather odd affair, to say the least. I’ve not decided which of my scooters to attach it to yet.

I bought it from an antique shop in Rouen. It’s well-manufactured, but I’m pretty sure it’s home-made.

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And here’s my fulgar. It’s designed to pivot on the rear rack pictured in the photo. I bought it recently in Bretagne.

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The final word on the subject (for now) is the odd invention seen in the centre of the picture below (review no 6) – a Pitard motorized trailer! It attaches to the rear wheel spindles of a bicycle and drives the rear wheel via a chain. I don’t know if they ever went into production.

The other machines illustrated in the photo are quite obscure, so for the record here they are:

1. Ardent

2. Grandiere (with a Vimer engine)

3. Elvish, with Cucciolo engine: illustrating the horizontal integral petrol tank, rear suspension and telescopic forks.

4. Le Moineau (Mosquito engine)

5. Carley (Carley’s own engine)

7. Scoto (Mosquito engine)

8. Elvish mini-scooter, with Cucciolo engine

9. Colomb (V.L.T. engine), with a 6 litre petrol tank.

Published on May 28, 2007 at 1:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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