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Details about  1973 GARELLI BABY MOSQUITO 35cc Moped Motorized Bicycle

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1973 GARELLI BABY MOSQUITO 35cc Moped Motorized Bicycle
1973-GARELLI-BABY-MOSQUITO-35cc-Moped-Motorized-Bicycle
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Apr 22, 2011
Current bid:
GBP 200.00
Approximately US $297.56(including shipping)
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Item location:
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1973 ‘Mosquito Baby’ Cyclemotor 35.5cc


CLASSIC ITALIAN STYLING


EXTREMELY RARE GARELLI
MINI-CYCLEMOTOR IN RUNNING ORDER


V5C REGISTRATION DOCUMENT

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Runs Well. 

Ready to Use...




I’ve owned this fabulous little machine for many years, originally bought on a whim because I couldn’t resist its charms.

Each year I take it out of its storage and MOT it.




It runs well, is in excellent original condition, has a current MOT and is DVLA registered.

When not being used, you can hang it on the wall :)




The Mosquito Baby is one of the rarest cyclemotors.

The cycle attachment era had really passed by 1973, and not many of these were produced.




I’ve seen one or two Baby Mosquito engines, mounted to miscellaneous frames.

This one is particularly rare as it has its original frame and Garelli saddle.




The paint is a little scratched here and there.

I don’t do concours. I prefer good working condition.

I had it serviced last year, and it’s in good original running order.




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GARELLI’S BABY MOSQUITO

The final production version of the Mosquito was the Baby Mosquito.  It had a centrifugal clutch like the previous Centrimatic, mounted on specially fabricated fixings on the bicycle frame. A number of interesting changes were made for the Baby Mosquito, including a reduction in capacity to 35.5cc; an alloy rather than cast iron cylinder barrel; and a centrally located, rather than upwardly inclined, spark plug.

The Baby Mosquito frame was a mini-bicycle with one large curved diameter tube for its main frame.

Production of most of the original postwar cyclemotors ended with upgraded versions of the original design, killed off by the mopeds of the fifties. If any lingered beyond that era, the Honda Step-through 50cc 4-stroke dealt the final blow. So it’s interesting to see how the Mosquito mutated into the Baby to find a new market in the sixties and early seventies.

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History of Garelli and Mosquito

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Obviously the Mosquito was designed and built in Italy. However, it was also built under license in France and Britian. After the Velosolex and the VAP, it was the 3rd most popular French ‘moteur-auxiliaire.’

At age 22, Adalberto Garelli received a degree in engineering and dedicated his work to developing and perfecting the 2-stroke engine for Fiat. He quit in 1911 due to Fiat’s lack of enthusiasm for the 2-stroke engine, and continued his own engine design between 1911 and 1914 which resulted in the 350cc split-single. Garelli worked for other motorcycle manufacturers from 1914 to 1918 during which time he won a competition organized by the Italian Army to design a motorcycle with which he used his 350cc split-single engine.

After WWI Garelli began to produce motorcycles in his own factory. The Garelli 350cc split-single stayed in production until 1926 and made a major impact in racing. By 1928 his motorcycle interest was waning and his factory began producing military equipment leaving motorcycle production completely.

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After WWII, military equipment was no longer needed and Garelli introduced an engine called the Mosquito. The Model 38A began in 1946 as a clip-on engine for a bicycle frame. The concept was a huge success over two million of the engines were sold worldwide. Power was delivered to the back wheel via a friction wheel and was able to reach a top speed of 20mph.

They opened a branch in France too. In 1952, an endurance run illustrated the reliability of the Mosquito, with continuous use for 55 days.

The Mosquito Model 38B. introduced in 1953, was a 48 cc engine; while the final attachment engine, in 1955, had a special automatic transmission.

 

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More information can be found on the Cyclemaster Museum website (Page 34) – PLEASE CLICK HERE

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