View Full Version : Where does this tiny bike come from ?

12-08-2009, 09:21 PM

Dear sir
wouldyou please tell me abot the small bike that show in pictuer

where it come from ? any maker it ww2 time produce it ?

thank you and do you have moreinformation abot it ? :D

12-09-2009, 09:06 AM
The big, bad German soldier stole a kid's mo-ped?

12-10-2009, 08:06 AM
It's an Italian paratroopers pocket bike:

Aeromoto Volugrafo 125

here is one from a french collection:



12-10-2009, 02:10 PM
Interesting. But I'd think they'd have been better off with a folding, small bicycle...

12-10-2009, 02:17 PM
Cann't help thinking:
"England's not the mythical land of Madame George and roses
It's the home of police who kill blacks boys on mopeds..."

Isn't this pocket motocycle is a bit big for a pocket?

12-10-2009, 11:15 PM
Interesting. But I'd think they'd have been better off with a folding, small bicycle...
Nah, American paratroopers itslef prefered the non-clasp micro (http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_cushman_53.php).

To the contrary , the Brits loved the foldings micro-bikes
http://bcoy1cpb.pacdat.net/Welbike%20C5154465%20being%20assembled%20in%20fiel d.jpg
Any kid will envy to their Welbike:)

12-11-2009, 08:47 PM
thank you sir patdau for your reply

it clear for me

does it still have nowaday .

it wonder for me to see that have tinybike like that.

thank every reply I think about Honda monkey

twin front whell is wonder matter

it very cute i love para bike

01-22-2010, 06:15 AM
Paratrooper motorcycles of various armies are still around today, and occasionally come up for auction, on specialist sites.
Chevan is correct in one respect, regarding the Welbike: not only did kids envy it, but in the ten years or so post-WW2 they were sold as commuter motorcycles, before the Honda Cub, and similar became widely available. The civilian version differed very little from the military original, so much so that vehicle collectors began buying them up during the 1960's and re-building them as the original military version.
This was at one time so widespread it became almost impossible to distinguish between a civil or a military version of the Welbike in a collection. Therefore, today it is (oddly) actually the civilian version that is the rarest of these rare machines.
Regardless which version a person chanced to own, they were a sturdy and reliable machine, though not as neck-breakingly fast as modern equivalents. They would be, even today, cheap and reliable transport.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.