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H. V. Powell (Cycles)

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H. V. Powell (Cycles) of Birchfield Road, Birmingham.

He had a plywood cut-out of a man in the window pedalling a bike with a sign saying 'Heart Disease Kills - Pedal For Your Life !'

Joybike were motorcycles produced from 1958 to 1960.

1958 This machine was a moped / scooterette powered by either a 50cc Trojan or a 79cc JAP two-stroke engine. The scooterette had a two-speed gearbox in-unit with the engine, telescopic forks and 4-inch drum brakes. The moped was single speed, with smaller brakes and no suspension. Both had 23-inch wheels and a limited market.

For 1960 the single-speed 79cc JAP engine was listed with telescopic forks, but failed to qualify as a moped.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press