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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by: Barry on 11/4/1999 at 7:06:00 PM
I am looking for info on the whizzer 700 engine . When was it made,
what frame was it used on,Where can I go for a dependable source
of parts. I am hoping for a friend to help me , not a buyer
to say"Hey ya want to sell it?" Thanks,Barry


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by Dale on 11/9/1999 at 6:51:49 AM
Memory Lane Classics in Ohio I think. They have a lot
of Whizzer parts and know a lot about them.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by Barry on 11/15/1999 at 4:58:38 PM
Thanks Dale,
I found out it is a Whizzer Special with a Schwinn DX frame,and other neat rare characteristics.

   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by Saul Englander on 11/17/1999 at 12:53:58 AM
Had whizzer motor for my bike when i was 14 set up by my uncle who had a bike store. had it thru high school in Pearl River N>Y> Was talking to grandson this week about it and decided to see if was still available somewhere and at 3 30 amcame across u guys. Any info would be great...I'm 69 years old this coming week. thanks

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by BigMike on 11/18/1999 at 4:53:20 AM
Welcome Saul, and happy birthday!

Whizzer prices are outrageous these days. Average condition
models go for around $3000. I'll bet that's a bit more
than you Uncle spent on yours!

There's a picture of a Whizzer in VVVintage's picture
database.


   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by JimW. on 11/22/1999 at 2:12:49 PM
The Whizzer has been revived. It may be seen at:
http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/
It's almost as expensive as a mint condition original, though. $2,200.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Info on a whizzer 700 engine posted by WhizzeRick on 12/28/1999 at 4:15:00 PM
I own a 54 Whizzer Special with a 7oo. I use it regularly around town though it is not titled.
It has an echo pipe and a fishtail exhaust and the sound is intoxicating!
I also own 2 H's (one schwinn panther, one monarch rocket) and I ride them also.
It just seems that with the 700 engine, Whizzer really had a more 'refined' product.
rick






CUSTOMS:   custom finishes posted by: Dan Goldenberg on 11/3/1999 at 2:03:01 PM
I was wondering if anyone has experimented with unusual
finishes for a custom. For example, for my next project, I would like to
have a unique finish, and have thought about perhaps clear
coating the frame over the bare metal to show the lugs, brazing
material, etc. Another idea was to use unusual coverings on
the frame tubes, like cotton bar tape, woodgrain paper,
perhaps glued on fabric, newspaper, or other media covered in
weatherproof varnish, etc. Any ideas?
the frame tubes


   RE:custom finishes posted by Pete LaV on 11/4/1999 at 6:39:50 AM
Hey Dan:

How 'bout shellac over cotton Tressostar bar wrap?
Or some twine, jute, string, leather golf club wrap.
Just kidding, I've been reading too many Rivendell
Readers and I've been idly considering trying the bar
wrap.

Regards,
Pete

   RE:CUSTOMS:   custom finishes posted by Oscar on 11/4/1999 at 6:01:22 PM
At the hardware store tonite, I saw textured exterior paint. The texture of the paint is supposed to be raised and look like concrete, or terra cotta.

   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   custom finishes posted by JimW. on 11/7/1999 at 2:43:03 PM
There's also that granite-finish spatter spray. It needs a good clearcoat for weatherproofing, but it looks really neat. Another possibility is the trick in which you float
colored lacquers on the surface of a tank of water, then dip the frame in it. It looks pretty amazing.

   RE:CUSTOMS:   custom finishes posted by TERRY on 3/17/2000 at 8:10:22 PM
HOW ABOUT A FAUX MARBLE PAINT JOB? YOU CAN BUY FAUX MARBLE PAINT KITS AT A ,HOME, RESTORATION SUPPLY STORE.






MISC:   coming soon to oldroads.com posted by: Vin on 11/2/1999 at 2:36:05 PM
We've almost got our first cut at a file upload program completed. It'll enable you to post pictures to our picture
database. We're hoping to have it up by this weekend.







AGE / VALUE:   bICYCLE ENGINE posted by: FRANK CADEM on 10/21/1999 at 11:05:20 PM
i HAVE AN mx-5 BICYCLE engine for sale. 25 mph and automatic clutch


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   bICYCLE ENGINE posted by Chris on 11/8/1999 at 6:48:38 AM
Hello,
Do you still have the MX-5 bike motor for sale and
if so for how much?
Thanks, Chris






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1951 Kamasura VRX posted by: Tony on 10/21/1999 at 5:41:32 PM
We have in our possession a Kamasura VRX Motorized Bicycle.
Model #D2873623W.

If anyone can find any information on this please e-mail me.



   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1951 Kamasura VRX posted by Ernie Smith on 5/26/2000 at 5:57:52 PM
I also have a 1970's Kamasura and want to know if you found any information about yours. I need a coil. Any help you can provide will be appreciated.






AGE / VALUE:   My home page. posted by: Raleigh Man on 10/18/1999 at 6:58:22 PM
My home page is located at: http://community-1.webtv.net/RDawso/WelcometoFrank/index.html


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   My home page. posted by joe on 10/19/1999 at 6:14:43 PM
when is the best time to talk to you ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   My home page. posted by Mark on 9/29/2001 at 1:13:35 AM
I just bought a triumph bicycle with a cyclemaster engine, I would greatly appreiciate any help with finding information about it. I presume the plackards on it are an english licence plate # please help me with any information






LOWRIDERS:   Re ETC. Joe posted by: Raleigh Man on 10/18/1999 at 6:58:22 PM
P. S. You know Joe, If you want to discusse specifice things, you might find me home at rdawso@webtv.net.... We could talk vertualy one on one. If I am not home, maybe you could visit my free web site. There you might be able to find more information, or link to others.


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Re ETC. Joe posted by Bryan Pazmino on 11/5/1999 at 5:17:00 AM
I want to buy lowerider bike...I am really interest because i have lot of poster in my room and
there have umm...lowerider car... so, I am 16 years old and I am in 10th grade
so... can u tell me how much for lower bike? if it is less money, I could buy one
okay? gotta go! bye!
Bryan P

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Re ETC. Joe posted by Kevin baldwin on 11/28/1999 at 6:05:36 PM
I havvvve a lowrider. It has a couple frame mods. It also has gold rims-has white walls with lowrider logo, gold gooseneck, and gold crank, custom red velour banana seat, sissi bars w/90 degree bend, schwinn style handlebars with red sparkle grips.

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Re ETC. Joe posted by Kevin baldwin on 11/28/1999 at 6:05:53 PM
I have a lowrider. It has a couple frame mods. It also has gold rims-has white walls with lowrider logo, gold gooseneck, and gold crank, custom red velour banana seat, sissi bars w/90 degree bend, schwinn style handlebars with red sparkle grips.






LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by: joe on 10/16/1999 at 8:02:11 PM
I am just getting into the hobby and I was wondering how much work it was to make a basic lowrider and around how much it would cost i have a 26in bike. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by Steve on 10/18/1999 at 5:34:58 AM
It depends on how crazy you want to go. Once you start
cutting and welding, the price goes WAY up.

If you just want to add a lowrider springer, low b-seat
with exhaust braces and bent apehangers, figure about
$60.

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by joe on 10/18/1999 at 3:06:26 PM
what is involved in the actual basic process do you deffinitly have to do frome mods? The bike i have is a 26in does that change anything?

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by Raliegh Man on 10/18/1999 at 6:26:09 PM
To Joe: It makes a big diffrence Joe. The most important thing to remember is it's going to take alot more time. You arn't starting out with a blue print, so that's half the fun. When your done you'll have one most don't. Big gear dragging and gear ratio and finding the right gear is what has me going. Then I get to make my own chain length. Joy joy.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by joseph on 10/19/1999 at 8:34:11 PM
Well, you have a good bike. its gonna cost quite alot. Including the paint job

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by mel on 11/1/1999 at 2:14:16 AM
rbr has low rider catalog with over 400 parts to customize. call 510 769 0980 for information

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by Patrick Pecher on 11/2/1999 at 6:08:32 AM
Check out the site for Bajitas bikes. I forgot the parent company site name, but just do a search for Bajitas. Good prices on parts and complete bikes and accessories.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   info please posted by fat tony on 1/9/2000 at 5:03:58 PM
go to low life custom in winnepeg maitoba canada my buddy cam can get you parts at a reasonable rate. i'm in the middle of my econd custom lowrider bike and thatss where i get all my parts from.






AGE / VALUE:   Welcome to our new Discussion Areas posted by: Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles on 10/14/1999 at 5:20:19 AM
These new discussion areas allow message threading and
better message formatting and they should make it easier
to find new messages and skip over old messages.

So, check it out and if you have any suggestions for improvement,
please let us know.

-Vin


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Welcome to our new Discussion Areas posted by Carl on 10/26/1999 at 8:39:58 PM
I have a AMF Roadmaster 20" "JR" bike it's red has fenders
& on the chain guard it says 20" "JR" it also has white painted
on pin stripes on the fenders. The Bar (tank) in the middle
you can move to make it either a boys or girls and has very
little scratches and is in really good condition any one have
any info on this bike? As to age & Possible value????