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Old 01-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Postal Services Motorcycles and Scooters - Then and Now - Around The World

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf...-the-world.htm
Just thought to leave you guys the above link shows a host of scooter that are outfitted and used for getting the mail out and about . A few of the picture below. More on the link



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Old 01-15-2013, 04:29 AM   #2
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Good find! Thanks for sharing with us. Certainly a cheaper way to deliver the mail...
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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2 years ago a visit to Europe and in Budapest, Hungary (my birth town) a visit in the Postal Museum.

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A 1953 125cc Danuvia-Csepel to deliver telegrams:
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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Posta efficiency

We are still using the boxy white jeeps built at the factory in Toledo, Ohio. Our post person parks the jeep next to my house and walks house to house. A small cc Honda zipper would hurry things up I'm sure. We still have messenger services using bikes and motorcycles in big cities.
Safety issues will likely keep the scooter out of the US mail.
Our postal service is actually good at delivering mail however the politics keep them from initiating efficiencies.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #6
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We are still using the boxy white jeeps built at the factory in Toledo, Ohio. Our post person parks the jeep next to my house and walks house to house. A small cc Honda zipper would hurry things up I'm sure. We still have messenger services using bikes and motorcycles in big cities.
Safety issues will likely keep the scooter out of the US mail.
Our postal service is actually good at delivering mail however the politics keep them from initiating efficiencies.
IMHO
Consider that the US Postal service is Screwed for cash I m guessing at you might just see it happen at least where the weather ok for 5 months of the year . You never know with gas going throught the roof it could happen
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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I visited the Zongshen factory in Chongqing last year. They make a lot of small motorcycles (not scooters) for the Chinese post office.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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That vid was amazing, thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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Our local (state owned) post office uses and has been using Tomos APN
mopeds (with gears) for probably 20+ years.

Can't seem to find a good picture.
They use these now:



Smaller private company's use the Kymco Agility Carry:


..and the largest local private postal company uses the Agility City and
Kymco Vitality with big SHAD 50l saddle bags. These guys buy 100+
of new scoots/year to cover whole Croatia.

They used to run Yamaha Neo's scoots before these.





That's the Agility City, can't find any fresh pics with the Vitality.

I used to work there.. so.. exclusive pics.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #10
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I do not know, Mexico? or some part of Latin America

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:09 AM   #11
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Posties all over Australia ride little Honda CT110's. I have ridden more than 250,000 km (150,000 miles) on foot paths on the CT110.

Dodging obsitcales is a daily chore

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:56 AM   #12
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Posties all over Australia ride little Honda CT110's. I have ridden more than 250,000 km (150,000 miles) on foot paths on the CT110.

Dodging obsitcales is a daily chore

I guess you should get a metal for most miles on a ct110 but then again I wonder what the record is over there. Got to be some old postal guy whom being at it for 30 plus years .
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:26 AM   #13
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:56 AM   #14
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I guess you should get a metal for most miles on a ct110 but then again I wonder what the record is over there. Got to be some old postal guy whom being at it for 30 plus years .
Really long in the tooth Posties started out on bicycles - ex-army heavy duty bicycles:
Stepping back in time with the postie bike

Commenting on the current push to make yet another mode change,:
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. . . so what is going to happen when our posties are riding push bikes?
This is already happening in some major cities around Australia . . .


Janeen Moulder from Australia Post in Mildura says that apart from having less of an impact on the environment, it's a little easier to find people to deliver the mail.
"It's harder to get people with a motorbike licence . . ."

While the postie motorbike may be a bit of an icon in Australia, Janeen says that the posties themselves have actually taken to the new style of delivery.
"Some of the posties that have been riding motorcycles for a while are actually quite taken back by them, they love them," says Ms Moulder.
Of course post hasn't always been delivered on a motorbike and this isn't a totally new concept.
Someone who had 43 years experience in delivering mail and a good part of that was on a bicycle; is Albert Mitchell from Red Cliffs.
"It was very hard work, continually wet, we rode the old ex army, very heavy duty bikes and they were very hard to push, particularly around the hills.

So, maybe Australia's omni-present CT110-mounted Posties are a fading vision?
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The postie's pushie returns, with added oomph, and a green message

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Tony Mucciacciaro and his Flemington customers now love that he does the daily mail run on an electrically assisted bicycle.





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Old 02-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #15
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I rode one of these around the streets of Liverpool for two years. To think they actually paid a 16 year old lad to do that, I would have paid them
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