Page 50. 1951 Manufrance VAP4 Cyclomoteur – UNSOLD

…WHY PEDAL?


The VAP 4 was a more powerful engine than its predecessor, the VAP 3. Unlike many cycle-attachments, it will actually propel you uphill. Hence the ads proclaiming ‘Porquoi Pedaler’ (Why Pedal?), making fun of competitors, most of whose engines required pedal assistance on a gradient.

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1951 VAP4 on Manufrance Hirondelle

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The Manufrance was the preferred mount for the VAP4 engine. It certainly is both a handsome and a sturdily-built frame.

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I like this machine a lot. It’s well restored and runs well; I paid a lot for it and it will not have a low reserve.

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If it doesn’t sell, I’ll be taking it to shows this summer as part of the Cyclemaster Museum display.

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The Flywheel cover was lost in transit when it was delivered to me, and another one is on its way to me. I’ll take some more photos when it’s fitted.

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You can read more about this bike and about the Manufrance company on The Cyclemaster Museum website –

http://www. Cyclemaster.co.uk PLEASE CLICK HERE

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