"he would ride in on his mobylette"
Motobecane Mobylette
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The Mobylette, or 'Moby', was a moped made by Motob├ęcane and launched in 1949.

The little vehicle was at the height of its success in the 1970s, but production finally ceased in 1997.

The term is now used to refer to mopeds in general.