Morris,I share your thoughts,Mopeds died out about 1980 ,when gasoline
prices came down and it was discovered that the Earth was not going to
run out of petroleum and V8's came back.My Wife brings me scooter
magazines from England and there is nothing in them about "our Model T"
mopeds in all of Europe.They all resemble the E-ton's,Beamer type
scooter now.We are pretty much a lost breed and that to me is what makes
these things fascinating,and most parts are still available.IMHO