Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

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Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Dan88 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Good evening!
Brand new to cubs, haven't even riden or owned one, but am possessed by the need to get one for some reason and I thought you lovely folk may have some ideas :D
Shropshire based.
Want it to be original and faithful daily.

Ps. Should I be scared about ice and cornering when it gets colder?

Cheers!

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by wightegi » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:30 pm

Hi and welcome. The 12 volt 90 is the easiest to get along with as most parts are available .
Winter riding ..get a car.The advantage of the Cub is that it is easy to pick up :roll: :lol:

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Alan CF » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 pm

hi, just a fast run down, c90 12v cubs are easy to fix and run, from 1983 to 2002, early ones are 6v, parts hard to find, and have issues,early c50/c70 are 6v but are also good, its hard to explain.... , they did a later 12v c50 c70 , that had squire headlight there good,

then in between was the c90c c50c c70c, that had a round headlight but was 12v.

But keep away from the 6v c90. (before 1983 ish.)

Good luck and ask questions before you buy.

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Dan88 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:41 pm

Thanks for that information, folks.
I guess I will begin my search and ask questions as they arise.

Are they really so difficult in the wet or less than favourable conditions? I have a 13 mile each way commute. I need some fresh air!

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by wightegi » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Wet is no problem ice will have you down same as any bike .Standard bike with screen offers the best protection from the weather .

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Dan88 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:53 am

Folks, there's a pristine dark red c90 on eBaywith matching topbox priced at 1345 or best offer. It has been relisted from 1495 and he wouldn't take a sensible offer. It's in Crewe. Could someone take a look over it and tell me just how good it is and if there is anything that doesn't look right?
Many thanks.

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Dan88 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:16 am

then in between was the c90c c50c c70c, that had a round headlight but was 12v.

Alan,
I'm really curious about the c50 as I believe the first ones were fifties, right? You didn't mention what you thought of this one? Do you know which years they ran? Are they a good prospect if youre not in a hurry:)

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Dan88 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 am

Ps. How do you make the quote look 'quote-like'?

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Capitano » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:54 am

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Re: Greetings all! Newbie wondering 50,70 Or 90?

Post by Dan88 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:15 am

Dan88 wrote:
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Ps. How do you make the quote look 'quote-like'?
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