Aspiring C90 Owner

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tomw_c90
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Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by tomw_c90 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 am

Hi All,

I'm Tom and currently on the lookout for a C90. I have fond memories of riding one around my Great Uncles field when I was about 10, and would love one as a regular bike now.

After a bit of initial research on the forum here, I've recognised I really like the classic looks of the round headlight models, but the 12v versions do appeal. On that basis I think I'll be on the lookout for a 1982-1983 C90 C model with round headlights and updated 12v engine (I think! correct me if I'm wrong). So if any one happens to know of one which might be available then please let me know.

Thanks for having me,

Tom

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wightegi
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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by wightegi » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Hens teeth.... Welcome to the club the 90C is rare,so a square headlight model will be easier to find .A standard one will take you round the world the chopped ones go no where.. except Ebay :lol: :lol:

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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by bikerbaker » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:45 pm

Welcome and good luck in finding a bike.

Surprisingly wightegi didn't ask you to put your location in your details. :lol:

It does make a difference, there may be help available locally, or even someone with knowledge of a bike for sale. :D

tomw_c90
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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by tomw_c90 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm

Good point, thanks :)
Added now- Streatham in South London

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knapdog
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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by knapdog » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:10 pm

wightegi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Hens teeth.... Welcome to the club the 90C is rare,so a square headlight model will be easier to find .A standard one will take you round the world the chopped ones go no where.. except Ebay :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol:

Saracenblue
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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by Saracenblue » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi Tom,
I have my C70C with a new 110cc engine advertised in the 'Bikes for sale' section.
Graham.

PhilB
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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by PhilB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:52 pm

Welcome!

Good luck in finding a bike.
The C is a lovely model, and seems fairly sought after.

There is currently a few on Gumtree etc.
I wouldn't pay top money though. If you are in no rush, one will pop up!
Also some sellers don't know they have a 12v round headlight (compared to the 6v), and therefore don't price accordingly.

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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by Harry Notts » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:25 am

You can put a round headlamp front end on a later model anyway, so just go for the least rotten bike you can afford. Welcome .

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Capitano
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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by Capitano » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:17 am

Saracenblue wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Hi Tom,
I have my C70C with a new 110cc engine advertised in the 'Bikes for sale' section.
Graham.
Keeping options open for a good C70C would have been my advice. 8-)

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Re: Aspiring C90 Owner

Post by spikeyboy60 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:17 am

Don't discount an early 6 volt c70.....round headlamp,good performance and if you get a red one,a great colour

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