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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







REPRODUCTIONS:   26" springer forks posted by: Thomas Derus on 8/29/2000 at 7:20:14 PM
I'm Looking to purchase about 4 or 5 repro springer forks for 26" bike. Must be reasonable. Email me with your deal. Thanks!







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   BICYCLE W/ ENGINE KIT posted by: DOUG DAVIDSON on 8/22/2000 at 8:54:30 AM
2-Bicycles with Tecumseh engine on rear 1- 10 speed with a 35cc/1.6hp (2stroke) $300 #2- Murray Cruiser with 49cc/2hp (2stroke) $500 Both bike run super and ready to go. Engine Warranty by TECHUMSEH, SELL OR TRADE-- Other Items of same Too.....THANKS DOUG







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Motorized scooters???? posted by: Mike Quigley on 8/11/2000 at 5:08:27 PM
Does this forum include discussions about motorized scooters? If not, please excuse. If so, here goes…

I'd like to hear some chit-chat about Viza vs. Mosquito motorized scooters. I just bought new Viza Venom, and I've discovered that both the scooter and the Viza Company come up short in several ways:

Firstly, the scoot arrived with just about everything lose or out of adjustment. It's a good thing I'm mechanically proficient and a bicycle mechanic or I'd be out of luck. By out of luck I mean don't count on any support from Viza. You're on your own. Service after the sale is nonexistent. Even if you can get a real person to answer their "technical help line," they don't seem to know much, and care even less.

Secondly, the motor on my scoot is very susceptible to overheating and vapor lock in temperatures above 90 degrees F. Again, no help from Viza despite letters, phone calls and e-mails.

With that, I'm considering getting rid of my Venom and getting a Mosquito. Anyone have experience with Mosquito scooters?







WANTED:   sears bike engin posted by: j cook on 7/31/2000 at 2:15:43 PM
looking for an old sears engin. please







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   old bike moter posted by: carter c on 7/31/2000 at 2:02:27 PM
any one have an old sears bike moter/engin for sale







WANTED:   old sears vintage bike moter posted by: carson cook on 7/31/2000 at 1:39:11 PM
my granfather had resantly given me an old shwin varcity with a moter and i just loved the sound of the moter. it was the best present that i have ever recived.But had just recintly stollen and i was wondering out there has an old moter that they could sell to me.thanx for your help







WANTED:   old sears vintage bike moter posted by: carson cook on 7/31/2000 at 1:39:11 PM
my granfather had resantly given me an old shwin varcity with a moter and i just loved the sound of the moter. it was the best present that i have ever recived.But had just recintly stollen and i was wondering out there has an old moter that they could sell to me.thanx for your help







AGE / VALUE:   AMF ROADMASTER posted by: DAWN on 7/30/2000 at 5:40:44 PM
My father gave my kids an AMF Roadmaster motorbike. I don't know too much about it except that it has a 1hp motor. Where can I find information about it? To be more specific, I would like to know how old it is and if it is worth anything. If anyone has information, I'd greatly appreciate an e-mail. Thanks!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   AMF ROADMASTER posted by DOUG D. on 1/10/2001 at 11:27:30 PM
HELLO, I have about 9 AMF ROADMASTERS, email a picture or discription and I will Try to help. I sell parts and manuels for them. Doug D.






FOR SALE:   For Sale Page Updated posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 7/30/2000 at 2:08:13 PM
We've just updated our "Bicycles and Parts For Sale" page. You can get to it
using the links at the top of this page. We've added some Ballooner, Musclebike,
English and Vintage Lightweight bicycles and parts. We've also added a couple
*Motorized Bicycles*.

VVVintage Vintage Bicycles
http://OldRoads.com








AGE / VALUE:   Motori Bicizeta Dalmati posted by: Jeff on 7/23/2000 at 3:03:48 PM
i recently purchased a pair of motorized bike's His/hers(black/purple)

Q: Does anyone know something about these? they are take-down model Bicizeta Dalmati. they are in good condition.
Q: do i have anything of value?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Motori Bicizeta Dalmati posted by Mark on 10/10/2006 at 4:34:16 AM
I use to work on these as a teen in 1974 via the local distributor. They are impossible to get parts for. I would like to find one for nostagic reasons if anyone knows of one for sale.
Thanks
by: 209.239.132.108






REPRODUCTIONS:   Limited Edition Replicas posted by: Kevin on 7/19/2000 at 6:24:37 PM
I'm interested in purchasing a classic bike reproduction. What accounts for the wide price differential between the "Limited Edition 1941 Columbia Superb F9T" at $800 and the "Schwinn 1954 Black Phantom" at $1600?....they both look like excellent bikes, but why is there such disparity in price? As a newcomer to the collectible bike arena, pls. enlighten me...thanks.


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Limited Edition Replicas posted by JimW. on 7/20/2000 at 10:08:55 AM
The disparity is due to the fact that one of them is a Schwinn replica. The Columbia is a very beautiful repop. I haven't looked at a Phantom repop, but I doubt it's any
nicer. If you have no strong Schwinn yen, go for the Columbia. Many people would prefer it, even without the
price differential. There was a good article to do with the
F9T repop at the CABE site. Probably still there.

   RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Limited Edition Replicas posted by JimW. on 7/20/2000 at 10:26:01 AM
Yes, the article is still there. Go to: http://www.thecabe.com/directory/archives/65/myclassic.html
Richard also has a later article on modifications to his
F9T replica to make it even more authentic. PS: The Phantom
repop is pretty much all Taiwanese, the F9T isn't.

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Limited Edition Replicas posted by Brian on 7/21/2000 at 8:51:19 PM
For the money, I prefer the Columbia. They did a real nice job. Also look at the Roadmaster Repro, you can pick one up for about $350.00. A real flashy bike.

   RE:RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Limited Edition Replicas posted by mad brad on 7/24/2000 at 8:30:17 PM
i have a green phantom repop and it is very nice ride both but the schwinn is a real head turner chrome will get you home the other losers can buy the cheap ones which are not worth saving bd i have orig phantoms to the bike made schwinn






AGE / VALUE:   A '49 WHIZZER FOR SALE posted by: VADE on 7/18/2000 at 11:19:11 AM
"49 Whizzer- complete- rates a '7'- FOR SALE e-mail if interested.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   A '49 WHIZZER FOR SALE posted by John Rhodes on 8/1/2000 at 10:33:27 AM
Interested in old whizzers. Please e-mail photo/price.
Thanks

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   A '49 WHIZZER FOR SALE posted by John Rhodes on 8/17/2000 at 9:34:42 AM
email photo/price/etc

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   A '49 WHIZZER FOR SALE posted by Rickey Riley on 11/4/2000 at 5:51:30 PM
very interested in your wizzer please e-mail with pic and price. also would like some inforation on same thanks, R. Riley






AGE / VALUE:   The flying bicycle posted by: ChristopherRobin on 7/8/2000 at 10:27:37 AM
It rides like a 3 wheel bike, takes off like a helecopter. Why haven't we seen one? This lowrider thing is all tapped out, time to move on to more inventive projects. I would like to time travel back and hang out with Igor Sikorski.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   The flying bicycle posted by JimW. on 7/20/2000 at 10:36:58 AM
CR, that's not such a crazy idea. There's a recumbent/parawing ultralite out there. (BikeRod&Kustom/off-topic archives#1)For the real chopper/bike there's the Gluhareff Pressure Jet Engine plans from http://rqriley.com , designed for back-pack copters, etc. For more on the jet/bike thing, have a
sneak preview of my interview with Robert Q. Riley in the
forthcoming BikeRod&Kustom: http://bikerodnkustom2.homestead.com/robertQriley.html
Prepare for blast-off!






AGE / VALUE:   Thousand dollar Solex? posted by: ChristopherRobin on 7/3/2000 at 2:07:23 PM
The Solex is back and selling for $1000.00 The same product made in a diffrent place and a quality machine as always. I have an origonal that I re-built after a finding in a garage sale for $30.00 Plus I have scrounged up origonal tires really cheap.







REPRODUCTIONS:   WESTERN FLYER posted by: mp on 6/27/2000 at 5:39:45 AM
Is my Western Flyer reproduction tank bike with springer fork worth much? Is there a market for them?


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   WESTERN FLYER posted by rob on 7/18/2000 at 9:47:45 PM
i just bought a black and red one in fair condition(rusty fenders and coroded battery terminals on the horn)I paid $ 150.00 for it