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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Info on area swapmeets posted by: Steve on 2/11/2000 at 8:59:51 PM
I wanted to know if there was anyone else out there living in
the Virginia or North Carolina area that knows anything of
Whizzer swapmeets around here. Thanks Yall.







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Huret company posted by: Tony D. on 2/9/2000 at 7:34:31 AM
Hello,

Anyone have information about mopeds/motorized bicycles made by Huret (French I think)? Are they 2-stroke engines? What's the fuel to oil ratio?

Thanks!


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Huret company posted by ChristopherRobin on 6/26/2000 at 1:56:29 PM
Please e-mail me and I will take up your cause. I have several old copies of Cycling and Mopeds and this stuff is covered in detail. How to maintain, e.t.c. I can help you, so shout. http://www.ChristopherRobin@starmail.com






MISC:Identification posted by: Stephen on 2/5/2000 at 7:25:50 PM
We have an old motorized bicycle. The only identification we can find on it is a profile of an Indian Head with Chieftan written under the picture on a brass plate above the front fork. The engine is an after market Wizzer engine. The front end has springs on it. Does anyone have any information about such a bicycle.


   RE:MISC:Identification posted by Bob P. on 2/8/2000 at 6:27:59 AM
It might be an Indian bicycle with a Whizzer kit, and it could be
worth $4,000 to $8,000 or more, depending on condition.

Do your research and don't sell it to anyone without learning more about it.

   RE:MISC:Identification posted by Kurt M on 2/11/2000 at 8:00:12 PM
I believe you have a Huffman bicycle. The Chieftan head badge suggests it was orginally of Canadian origin. If you've got a picture I could make a positive ID for you

   RE:RE:MISC:Identification posted by ChristopherRobin on 6/26/2000 at 2:01:57 PM
Folks will try to hand you cash money and try to buy it before you find out exactly what you have. Get a phone number and say that you will call them when you find out more. You can always put it up for E-bay auction. Sounds really neat!!






MISC:Identification posted by: Stephen on 2/5/2000 at 7:25:50 PM
We have an old motorized bicycle. The only identification we can find on it is a profile of an Indian Head with Chieftan written under the picture on a brass plate above the front fork. The engine is an after market Wizzer engine. The front end has springs on it. Does anyone have any information about such a bicycle.







AGE / VALUE:Earnshaw Bicycle Motor posted by: Matt on 1/27/2000 at 3:46:49 AM
I have an Earnshaw Bicycle motor, complete except for any throttle cable/control (not sure of what it may have had). It's in good shape, gas tank is good, solid, no dents, motor spins freely, not frozen, still has the spark plug in it. It was mounted to an old rustbucket AMF Roadmaster ballooner frame. Wondering what the age and value of this motor may be. I'm looking to trade or sell. Looking for sting ray or off-brand muscle bike stuff in trade or a straight cash deal. Please give me an honest read on the price and maybe you can make me a deal. Not out to gouge anyone, and more importantly, not out to get gouged. Your candor is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Matt.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Earnshaw Bicycle Motor posted by Matt on 1/27/2000 at 3:51:29 AM
Mounts are in good shape and are complete.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Earnshaw Bicycle Motor posted by Buzz on 1/27/2000 at 5:57:58 AM
Where does the motor mount? Over the front wheel
or in the frame?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Earnshaw Bicycle Motor posted by Matt on 1/27/2000 at 2:52:53 PM
Mounts over the rear wheel like a rear rack. I guess it could probably be mounted up front, currently on the back though.






FOR SALE:Brand New Cruisers, 16x20 MuscleBikes and Lowriders posted by: Stu on 1/24/2000 at 8:05:29 AM
We're waiting for VVVintage to build our new site: RetroSpokes.com.

On the site we'll be carrying 3 brand new bikes: A 5-speed
Cruiser, a Musclebike and a Lowrider. And we'll have a
whole line of reproduction parts.

We should be up before the first week of February, but in
the meantime you can see a preview of the bikes. We've set
up a little web site in the "Reader's Web Pages" section of
OldRoads.com.


   RE:FOR SALE:Brand New Cruisers, 16x20 MuscleBikes and Lowriders posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles and RetroSpokes.com on 2/4/2000 at 6:20:25 AM
Ok, the site is up! Check it out (RetroSpokes.com), and
let us know what other parts, accessories and bicycles
you'd like us to carry.






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:CHECK MY AD IN MOTORCYLE AREA posted by: Bill Siddens on 1/23/2000 at 3:58:15 PM
Mistakenly put ad in motorcycle section look there for
ballon tire parts and Whizzer goodies

Thanks Bill


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:CHECK MY AD IN MOTORCYLE AREA posted by George Stratton on 5/9/2000 at 6:50:06 AM
Searching for the chrome belt/clutch guard for a Monark Supertwin 1949-1954
Any help ?






MISC:INFORMATION NEEDED posted by: Terry Dill on 1/21/2000 at 6:20:37 PM
I have a Montgomery Wards balloon tire bike from the 40's or older. I received it as a kid, in well used condition around 1960. It had truss rods on the front fork and has double top tubes (side by side) as well as double bottom tubes. The chaingard is merly a flange around the sproket. It is a very heavy bike. Anyone know what model, or when it was made? I would like to restore it.


   RE:MISC:INFORMATION NEEDED posted by bikeyard on 2/17/2000 at 4:50:46 AM
Do you want to sell it? Sounds like a 39 or 40. Do you have any photos?

   RE:RE:MISC:INFORMATION NEEDED posted by Terry Dill on 2/17/2000 at 5:48:29 PM
Nope. I've owned it a long time...over 35 years. I am looking for parts to restore it.






AGE / VALUE:Harley Davidson replica bikes by GT posted by: Forrest Ridgway on 1/18/2000 at 11:50:11 AM
Harley Davidson replica bicycles by GT.
I have both first and second edition bikes available. I am wondering what the market and value is for them. Any help would be appreciated. In the second edition I have all three colors available.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Harley Davidson replica bikes by GT posted by Jeff on 1/20/2000 at 6:49:59 AM
Post some pictures in the picture database or on
the "reader's web sites" section. I'm familiar with the
different models.






REPRODUCTIONS:Rolling Rock/Schwinn retro bike posted by: Bob on 1/12/2000 at 5:26:18 PM
Have #0059 "Rolling Rock" Schwinn/Phantom retro promo.
This was a "Rolling Rock" beer promotional bicycle distributed to selected liquor stores in the Northeastern USA. Any information as to it's value as a collectable would be appreciated.

Thank You


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock/Schwinn retro bike posted by PW on 1/13/2000 at 5:44:55 AM
Certainly is collectible. Someone around here must know
what year they were made and how many were made.

   RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock/Schwinn retro bike posted by V on 3/5/2000 at 7:17:12 AM
RE: Rolling rock ReproS
Call the brewery in Latrobe Pa- The repros were made in the last 6 years. I have no idea how many there are.I saw one. Nice paint,hubs, rims and crank weren't high end.






REPRODUCTIONS:Any recommendations? posted by: Jackie on 1/12/2000 at 5:39:51 AM
I'm looking for a cruiser for actual riding, not collecting.
I want it brand new and it should have at least 3 or 5 speeds, fat tires, fenders, maybe whitewalls, a rear rack
and be under $300.

Does such an animal exist?


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Any recommendations? posted by Howard on 1/14/2000 at 8:26:16 AM
Sure, Jackie. Murray makes them. The Walmart had them last summer and I saw them on close-out for $50 to $75 this fall.
I find them at yard sales for under $20, but they usually need a little work and new tires. Murray is not known as a
high tech bike, but they are solid and serviceable. I think regular prices go as high as $170, but that's still within the
price range you mentioned. Depending on climate, they may not have them in stock this time of year.
Howard

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Any recommendations? posted by Cory on 1/26/2000 at 10:29:04 PM
Just got a sweet repro Schwinn Cruiser Six , had to add a few things but kept the price around $300. It has a more classic than Murray, I've seen at Wal mart. Shop around, Schwinn has consolidated their models and options to get their prices a little lower for 2000. I think you would be more satisfied with a bike that you could build up over the years by adding other Schwinn accessories






MISC:Lowriders and Customs moved from here posted by: Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles on 1/11/2000 at 7:36:37 AM
Lowriders and Customs now have their own discussion topic
(see our home page: oldroads.com)

Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles







LOWRIDERS:things changed posted by: tec on 1/9/2000 at 1:14:11 AM
I havent been on for a year and things changed .
It used to be about mostly lowrider stuff now it has barely any lowrider stuff . The chat used to be usefull , It gave ideas and advce and more than any thing it gave knolage . this used to be about lowriders not motorized bicycles . there should be a page on lowriders and related subgects like the old page . Thank you for reading this







MISC:?? posted by: SchwinnMAN on 12/29/1999 at 4:42:35 PM
Man, things have changed since i last been here. Havent been able to do much with bikes i've been working on my truck trying to make it as good as some of my bikes i can tell ya one thing though the bikes are a lot less expensive


   RE:MISC:?? posted by RR on 1/4/2000 at 8:21:28 AM
You bet trucks are more expensive than bicycles.
Plus with bikes there are no fuels, no taxes and registration,
they don't take up much room, and at an auto show, they get
as much (or more) attention as the cars and trucks do!






MISC:Hero Girls Bicycle posted by: Beth Wenger on 12/28/1999 at 6:39:50 AM
I found an old "Hero" bicycle in the attic of a barn. It is in fairly good shape. It has wooden rims and fenders (fenders are broken), cork hand grips and the burgundy paint has very little rust. I'm guessing it dates from the late 1800's. I haven't been able to find any information about "Hero" bicycles, and am hoping someone knows something about them or can direct me to a source of information. I'm trying to determine if I should: 1) clean it up and leave it as is. 2) clean/touch it up. or 3) restore it.


   RE:MISC:   Hero Girls Bicycle posted by PW on 12/29/1999 at 11:12:19 AM
Congrats on your find. Both wheels are the same size, right?
It's probably what is known as a "safety" bicycle and it's
from sometime around the turn of the century. There were many
different bicycle builders back then. Hero may have lasted
only a few years as a distinct marque.

Your best bet it to clean it up and then wax it.
Proper restorations can get expensive and a restoration
might actually decrease the bicycle's value.

My advise is to take it apart, clean every bit of it, and have a good
time while you are at it.

   RE:MISC:Hero Girls Bicycle posted by cory on 1/26/2000 at 10:41:56 PM
Unless you are really into bikes, I wouldn't do anything with it except to keep it dry, there is more than one buyer out there that wants this bike just like it is. If it is not bringing you pleasure as a collector I say sell it and get something that really turns you on !