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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts Lists, posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/9/2001 at 8:39:41 PM
Have collected the owners manual, part lists and shop repair manuals for the TAS Spitz, Sears Free Spirit, Aqua Bike Bug. Full library on original literature published on these fun little engines.

Plus have a method of making the drive hub for less than $2.00 that propel your bike faster, have your engine work less and last longer than the original Tanaka drive hub.

Will reproduce literature and mail in US for $20.00. Send check to:

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
Houston, Texas 77079


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts List posted by Rif Addams on 5/12/2001 at 7:27:35 AM
Great! I'll be in touch...
Have you figured out how to manufacture a drive roller capable of wet condition use?
The Machine shop at the Technical College I attend is working on some drive rollers for me at the moment...
Faster, less engine stress, and longevity...?! I would love to talk more with you about this...
Rif

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts List posted by ronnie brimmer on 6/28/2001 at 5:27:22 PM
hi i recently picked up a free spirit and might be missing the cylender the people i got it from says they have it but i have yet to see it. do you have one available? if so please e-mail me. i had a aqua bike bug a couple of years ago and i let a friend of mine talk me out of it and i have regretted it ever since. i also need your literature on it and the front drive wheel. i would like to do it all at once so can you let me know about the parts?

p.s. i also need a set of rings thank you ronnie brimmer






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts Lists, posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/9/2001 at 8:39:41 PM
Have collected the owners manual, part lists and shop repair manuals for the TAS Spitz, Sears Free Spirit, Aqua Bike Bug. Full library on original literature published on these fun little engines.

Plus have a method of making the drive hub for less than $2.00 that propel your bike faster, have your engine work less and last longer than the original Tanaka drive hub.

Will reproduce literature and mail in US for $20.00. Send check to:

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
houstoon, Texas 77079


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts List posted by John Sterzl on 7/19/2001 at 4:44:06 PM
I have been trying to get a rubber (ribbed) or similar
to fit the drive cog on my TAS Spitz motorized bicycle.
This cog and rubber presses onto the top of the front wheel
when engaged.The drive cog(cylindrical is about 35 mm in
diameter and 45mm long.What do you suggest I do as I live in
Australia?
Hoping you can help,cheers John






REPRODUCTIONS:   Orange Krate posted by: Halfdome on 5/8/2001 at 5:18:09 AM
Is Schwinn still making and selling the reproduction Krates?







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   info on kamasuras posted by: kk on 5/2/2001 at 2:23:13 PM
i would appreciate any info on a kamasura motor bike. where can i get a manual? how mush it is worth


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   info on kamasuras posted by Mark Stapleton on 11/9/2001 at 2:01:14 PM
Have you found anymore info on the Kamasura? No luck here.






WANTED:   2 1/4 x 19 Tires posted by: Demetrius Bergamo on 5/1/2001 at 4:31:03 PM
Hi folks,
I´m looking for a set of tires for my moped. Please where I can find this size 2 1/4 x 19 tire?
regards,
Demetrius







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by: Hank on 4/29/2001 at 9:36:35 PM
I found a moter scooter in a scrap iron yard and would like to know if any one knows anything about it. The scooter is in good shape and is all there. The label on the side says Gambles Hiawatha. I have never heard of one before.


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by Gordon Bullis on 4/29/2001 at 10:34:24 PM
Hank, If it helps at all, there was a chain of hardware stores called Gambles in the 60's and 70's. They had stores in Wisconsin, but I don't know where else they were. It may have been re-branded by them. If they are still around, an older employee may be able to help you out. Good luck.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by Clark on 4/30/2001 at 4:38:18 PM
Gambles was a store like Western Auto. They sold rebranded scooters from many sources just like Sears did with Cushmans and Vespas (Allstate) and Wards did with Silver Pigeons (Riverside). Gambles sold Doodle Bugs under a trade name, but i'm not sure what else.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by john martin on 5/15/2001 at 7:18:13 PM
I would like to know more about your "find". Could you email me
a little more information? A picture would really help.
Thanks,
John

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by brett on 10/17/2001 at 5:10:37 AM
The reply from Clark on 4/30/01 includes notes about rebranded scooters. Montgomery Wards made/sold a "moped" called a Riverside. I only know this much as my fatherinlaw now owns one and is looking for a service manual. Do you know anything else about the Riverside? Thankyou.






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by: Rif Addams on 4/25/2001 at 3:50:35 PM
Hey all,
I just got home with a frame and a box full of moped parts.
It is an AMF Roadmaster moped, with a Mcolloch 49 c.c.
On the bottom of the engine it reads:
McCulloch 49 C.C.
McCulloch Corp.
Los Angeles
Calif. USA
The tag on the top of the head reads:
Max B.H.P. 1.0
Mod. 400621D
Serial 11-042540
I have absolutely no reference material (aside from one lousy picture of one in about the same state of disassembly).
I need any and all info that anyone can share concerning this old beastie. Tips, tricks, diagrams, manuals, pictures, literature, etc.
Anything at all that will aid in the building of this wild ride.
I already have Ideas as to it's final look, but I need to get the motor/driver assy. in order first.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Rif


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by Clark Wilcox on 5/4/2001 at 2:04:09 PM
I know someone that has lots of Mac info and NOS parts, I also have a copy of an owners manuel that you are welcome to.
Send me an e-mail and I'll try to put you in touch with the Mac guy. Clark Wilcox

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by Rif on 5/5/2001 at 9:06:42 AM
Thank you very much!
Sending an e-mail right away...
Rif

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by matt sebastian on 6/24/2001 at 9:52:46 PM
Good luck finding parts. I have been looking for about 1 year now and have found nothing. you might want to concider t o part the bik out and make money that way. I know several people that are looking for parts and would pay good money for. Give it a thought.






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Help - What is this? posted by: Patrick Lawrence on 4/24/2001 at 8:37:24 AM
Hi I found a 3 wheel scooter?/Motorized Bike? and I am trying to find out more about it. The only marking I can find on it are:

Maschinenbou Knott Eggstatt
MKE
MV 115
1958
nr 1668

Thanks in advance for the help:)







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   It's a Berini! posted by: Simon on 4/18/2001 at 11:50:43 PM
Just a quick thank you to all those that emailed me with the identity of my Cyclemotor. Dutch not English and a Berini. One extremely kind person even sent me a scanned owners manual for it. It is a total hoot and powers me past even the most high tech looking unpowered bikes. Cheers All

Simon







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Motorized Bicycle Questions posted by: Clark on 4/16/2001 at 3:30:17 PM
A few years back I purchased one the Western Flyer 1991 repro's used. I was wondering what I would need to convert it to a motorized bike. I have a side shaft Clinton already. How would be the best way to mount it without altering the frame? What other parts would I need?


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Motorized Bicycle Questions posted by Rif on 5/5/2001 at 9:05:20 AM
Check out Bike Rod & Kustom. There is an interview with Larry Louterback about building Kustom motorized bikes. There is quite a bit of good info there as a starting point.
He is extremely knowledgeable and builds bikes using briggs and stratton 5.0 horse motors!
Hope this helps a little...
Rif






AGE / VALUE:   ROPER MDL.1900 MOTOR posted by: MIKE on 4/15/2001 at 12:17:05 PM
HAVE A MOTOR,MAY BE NEW.I KNOW LITTLE ABOUT THEM.ITS THE MOTOR ONLY,NO MOUNTING BRACKET.LOOKS NEW,NO GUARANTEES $65.+SHIPPING.....MIKE







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1998 Honda Racoon Compo e-bike posted by: "Rocky" on 4/15/2001 at 4:19:30 AM
Got a cool one, a folding aluminum 18" wheels, made by Honda only for Japan Market, cool ice blue and silver, 3 speed, good condition, needs rebuilt 24 volt nicad battery, any one wanting to buy, contact me will sell as is or with rebuilt battery.........email serious offers replcment cost about $2700.







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Evans Cycle Motor posted by: Brian on 4/12/2001 at 6:45:06 PM
I just purchased a circa 1922 Evans Cycle Motor. Does anyone have any pictures or information on this early bicycle motor?


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Evans Cycle Motor posted by Rif on 4/13/2001 at 4:05:06 PM
Oh WOW.
I'm afraid I can't help, but if you do find any info would you be kind enough to share what info you are able to gather?
I collect this sort of stuff for my archives. In my world, the more reference material the better! :-}
Good luck in your quest, if I can find anything I'll pass it along.
Rif






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Shipping posted by: Kevin on 4/9/2001 at 6:36:30 PM
I have just purchased a used Cyclone from someone in Nashville,TN and need to ship it to Midland,MI. Anyone have any suggestions as to the best (and cheapest) way to get it there? Thanks for any advice.







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1948 " Whizzer" Motorized Bike posted by: Jerry on 3/31/2001 at 9:02:41 PM
How much is this bike worth? See a pic. of it:
http://ie.yimg.com/e/ca820c86/h/4f0e822d/24_bike.jpg