I have been working on other projects, namely some VeloSolex and a 4-wheel project that is taking a whole lot of my time, so the Zanetti has not seen much love recently But this week, two people sent me pictures of their Bicizetta - two yellow one. Dieter in northern Germany and Luke in Wisconsin. Here are a picture of each of these Dieter's:
I have not added new posts in almost a year - shame on me - but I was mostly working on my Solex fleet during the last 12 months. I plan on restarting the Bicizeta this year and ride it, so watch this space. Meanwhile, I found on Ebay Italy a Go-Kart which looks factory made with a Zanetti Engine similar to that of the Bicizeta - I grabbed some pictures from the site - it looks like fun
After some research and without actually opening my engine yet, I found out that the transmission belt type which is described as 'Cinghia Dentata 124 L' in the manual, means that this is a '124L' type of belt, and not 124 teeth. This belot is actually quite easy to find. I bought a Gates in 0.5" (inch) width, they are also available in 0.75" and 1" - extract of the original manual is below:
Here are some pictures of the belt I bought for a few US $, Send me pics of your Zanetti Bicizeta by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was contacted by John, who has two New Old Stock Bicizeta for sale, a black one like mine and a Yellow one. Both look like they were stored and just out of the box, they are in great conditions See the pictures sent by John, if you want to contact him to buy the bike: email@example.com
I have found a copy of the March 1969 french magazine 'Scooter et Cyclomoto' which includes a fairly thorough test of the Bicizeta. It includes all sorts of test, speed, braking, with two different users of different weight.. it's interesting to see how detailed the review is. I am including a scan of each page below
Today, i want to share an add for the Bicizeta that was advertising the moped when it came out - it is in Italian, but gives you an idea of how it was pitched. Click on the image for a full resolution 600dpi picture
It appears that the Bicizeta was produced in Argentina under the name 'Pumita' in the city of Cordoba. I saw some pictures on some Argentinian website, including the below which was restored by Jorge Ferreiro in 2008 If you have information regarding those, please contact me!