PUBLICATIONS

In this part of the Pantin website a overview of publications, that we find worthwile.
It's a mixture of books, video tapes, optical disks and digital data.
Some can be downloaded and others are sometimes available at a book store. The fabulous books of Patrick Barrabès are published by Etai in France.
From most publications however we have an original copy at our location.

  • Books
  • CD and DVD
  • General publications
  • Technical publication


  • Books

    Title and editor
    Description
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    La Mobylette Universelle

    By: Patrick Barrabès
    In this great book many models are described and a lot of history of Motobécane.
    We were involved in the part where the role of Mr. Willem Kaptein is explained as the man who came with the mobylette concept. In our publication about history you will find this publication.
    Motobécane - MBK
    'de la mobylette au Booster'

    By : Didier Ganneau
    A book about Motor cycles, mobylettes and scooters of Motobécane
    Les 2 temps Motobécane Motoconfort.
    ...Des origines a la mobylette

    By: Patrick Barrabès
    In this book you will find two stroke engines from the very first MB1 until the first mobylette model AV3.
    Motobécane
    Les quatre temps

    By: Patrick Barrabès
    A book about 4 stroke engines.
    La bicyclette Motobécane
    de mon père.

    By: Patrick Barrabès
    A book about cycles and history of Motobécane
    van Rijwielhulpmotor tot Bromfiets 1950-1980

    By: S.C.van der Kamp
    A book mainly about other marques than Motobécane, but full of nice pictures of the 50's and 60's
    Rijwielfabriek UNION 'Een eeuw in beweging'

    By: N.Timmerman.
    A book about Union.
    Union N.V. Rijwielfabriek was the company that with Motorrijwielfabriek Kaptein N.V. in Utrecht and with Willem Kapteins Handelsonderneming N.V. in amsterdam merged into a new company. This company was "Samenwerkende Rijwiel- en Motorindustrie Unikap N.V.
    Restaurez & réparez votre mobylette

    By: Silvy and Franck Méneret
    A book with a lot of interesting tip and tricks for overhauling your mobylette.
    book about overhauling your mobylette
    60 jaar Mobylette 1949-2009

    By: Henk van Kessel
    A celebration book, because of the 60th anniversary of the phenomenon mobylette.
    Many pictures of activities and moped models in this jubilee book, but also a chapter about how it all started.

    Tour de France en mobylette 2005

    By: Henk van Kessel 2019

    A 9-days trip to the east and south of France.
    3 friends driving to the regions Beaujolais and Vaucluse. Here they rode on their mobylettes in a beautiful landscape.
    cover photobook: Tour de France 2005 en mobylette

    To the source of the Meuse

    By: Henk van Kessel 2018

    A 5-days trip from the south of The Netherlands to the source of this special river near Langres(F).
    This book is the first one within a series of books about mobylette runs. Some will be private and others will be public.
    cover photobook: Tour de France 2005 en mobylette

    Trip to Bretagne

    By: Henk van Kessel 2019

    A 14-days trip from the south of The Netherlands to the event of MCF in Pluvigner in June 2019.
    This book will not be published officially, but is just for educational and personal purposes.
    cover photobook: Tour de France 2005 en mobylette

    CD & DVD

    Title and editor
    Description
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    Mobylette 50 jaar.

    By: Henk van Kessel
    CD launched in 2000 with the events of 1999.
    In this year mobylette celebrated her 50th birthday.

    It was at the end of a decade where digital video became reality; we even dreamt about full screen digital video... On this small disk of just 700MB we used MPEG1 and MP3.

    On the disk were many pictures of the Kaptein factories, a Kaptein moped model overview and of course some videos about run in 1999.

    DVD Sauerland 2005

    By: Henk van Kessel

    This DVD was a private production for friends, who joint the run, so it is not for sale. Exception can be made for historical studies.
    Besides videos of the event there are more runs and events on it.


    DVD Luxemburg 2007

    By: Henk van Kessel

    This DVD was a private production for friends, who joint the run, so it is not for sale. Exception can be made for historical studies.


    There is a lot more here in stock including video master tapes. According planning those tapes will be digitised at the end of 2019. Nowadays most videos-files of runs are published on Youtube.




    GENERAL PUBLICATIONS

    Title and editor
    Description
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    La genèse de la mobylette

    By:
    Peter Langemeijer, Patrick Barrabes and Henk van Kessel
    An international publication that leads you back to the very beginning of the first mobylette.
    Languages: French and Dutch
    Petite histoire de Pantin.

    Archives municipales de Pantin
    A story about the industrial zone of Paris around 'la belle epoque'
    Language is French.





    There are a lot of other publications that are worthwhile publishing, but is all a matter of time and priority.


    TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

    Title and editor
    Description
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    EBS-2015

    By: Henk van Kessel
    A large publication about improving an ancient ignition system.
    This publication is in Dutch. It is the result of many years of experience with all kind of models and runs under heavy circumstances.
    Our new version 4 will be available as a download-able file.
    But don't complain or expect extra support from us, when your spares came from an unknown source. Many coils, capacitors, spark plug caps and ignition points, you can buy on jumbles, are often junk ware. When components are not reliable, it can take a lot of (your) time to solve ignitions problems.
    We always have some ignition sets in stock to help people. Finally, the only thing that really matters for us is quality.

    Manual external coil

    By: Henk van Kessel

    This manual in English is written for people that want to rebuild their old system to an external coil system.

    New version 5
    Several additions from the Dutch version have been implemented.
    Perhaps in 2018 we are able to upgrade the English version to a level equal to the Dutch.


    3D printing

    By: Henk van Kessel

    This publication of 66 pages in Dutch tells all about backgrounds of 3D-design and printing with a Makerbot extruder.
    Nowadays we do not use HOME-printers anymore (extrusion plastic printers), but all digital models are sent directly to Shapeways in Eindhoven. For our models mostly flatbed printers are used.


    There are a lot of other publications that are worthwhile publishing. Some are already finished, while others have just started. It depends on your reactions and our running projects that often generates lots of knowledge.

  • Lost wax casting of Zamac parts.
  • Thermal zinc coating for mobylette parts.
  • Power led applications in motor cycles and mopeds.
  • Aspen as an alternative for E10 (10% ethanol fuel).
  • 3D Metal printing for two wheeler parts.
  • Tips and tricks for overhauling a variator relay box.