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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1959 Hercules by AMF Motorized Bicycle posted by: Henrietta R. Evans on 7/22/2002 at 5:46:51 PM
Hello- I recently acquired a 1959 Hercules- AMF- Made in England- Motorized Bicycle. I know nothing about it. Can anyone help? Thanks, in advance.

Henrietta Evans
D.E.'s Cycle Shop







WANTED:   MOTOR WHEEL WANTED posted by: brian on 7/7/2002 at 9:03:46 PM
I am looking to buy a Smith, Briggs or Dayton Motor Wheel in fairly complete condition. Would consider a complete bicycle with motor wheel attached. Interested in other early bicycle motors. Cash or have bicycles 1903 to 1960 to trade.


   RE:WANTED:   MOTOR WHEEL WANTED posted by Clifford Herold on 9/20/2002 at 4:37:41 PM
I Have an intetest in The Motor for a motor wheel. Do you know of anyone who could help me?
Clifford Herold






REPRODUCTIONS:   Need to identify manufacturer of ordinary reproduction posted by: Sue Kayton on 7/5/2002 at 2:46:10 PM
Could you help me please? I'm looking for spare parts for a reproduction penny-farthing. The frame is all chrome-plated. The seat is covered in black vinyl. The step to assist with mounting is made of chrome-plated rebar. The big wheel is 37" in diameter, and the rear wheel is 14", both with solid gray rubber tires. The front fork enclosure for the bearings is like a big "O" with a split in the bottom held together with a screw and nut. Perhaps you could suggest who might have made it. One of the bearings disintegrated and the local bike shops all say they can't find the parts. I am located in the San Francisco area. The reproduction is in excellent condition, so it can't be very old. THANK YOU.


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Need to identify manufacturer of ordinary reproduction posted by JimW. on 7/6/2002 at 4:00:56 AM
Hi Sue,
You might check out http://www.hiwheel.com , they're a leading maker
of repro penny farthings. It might be one of theirs. Greg Barron
of the company (Rideable Bicycle Replicas) hangs out in the
hiwheeler/boneshaker/safety list here. He could probably tell you
who made it, even if it wasn't his company.






REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock approx. 1997 Schwinn Repro posted by: Ted on 7/4/2002 at 3:41:30 AM
I am looking for a repro Rolling Rock Schwinn, 1997 or so.
I think it is modeled on a black phantom(the bike is green) because it has a tank on the crossbar like a black phantom.
All conditions would be considered. Please contact me with any which are for sale.


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock approx. 1997 Schwinn Repro posted by Bruce on 9/7/2002 at 1:59:34 PM
I have the bike mentioned in mint condition. one of 600. I am willing to sell it. Please make an offer. i live in Jersey.

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock approx. 1997 Schwinn Repro posted by Richard on 9/18/2002 at 12:31:00 PM
my brother-in law has one it is mint , think he will sell it . should i ask him ?
Richard

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock approx. 1997 Schwinn Repro posted by steve on 11/19/2002 at 2:10:02 AM
I own the "rolling rock"schwinn that you seek.Sorry,but it's probably not for sale.I was just wondering if anyone had an idea of the bicycles value.In nearly mint condition,with the exception of a small dent on the rear fender.

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock approx. 1997 Schwinn Repro posted by ed on 1/5/2003 at 3:45:13 PM
sir, yes i am interested in buying a rolling rock bike, what is the price and where do you live for shipping? thanks ed zeliesko pittsburgh pa 15220

   RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock approx. 1997 Schwinn Repro posted by tom on 3/27/2003 at 12:06:39 AM
I recently acquired a rolling rock schwinn in very good condition (never ridden but a few small chips from the previous owner loading it in a car). I don't want to sell it but was wondering what it was worth? Any help would be great. Also, i just got a computer and this is the first e mail i have sent so i'm not sure if this is going to work. thank you, Tom






FOR SALE:   1970s VELOSOLEX 4600 Model posted by: Dave on 7/3/2002 at 8:04:52 PM
I am selling my Velosolex "chainless" moped. The motor sits over and drives the front wheel. The colour is Turqoise. It runs great and sounds very healthy and needs minor tuning. It has been well taken care of. Looking for $400 US or $700 Canadian. I live in Toronto, Canada and can be reached via e-mail. Arrangements for delivery can be made.







AGE / VALUE:   Ebay candy posted by: sam on 7/3/2002 at 7:58:03 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2117237788







AGE / VALUE:   No reply posted by: Michael Jones on 7/1/2002 at 5:26:43 PM
I have tried to contact the Lazy Walker Bicycle Company of
Canada. The company will not answer my e-mail, fax, person to person phone message or may registered letter. The company does not exist. I would hope someone at Oldroads would know some about the above company. Please reply.
Thank you,
Michael Jones


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   No reply posted by Christopher on 7/2/2002 at 12:30:18 AM
Well there is a mention saying that they removed the lady's astride bikes. I didn't see them last web site visit.
about time, what happened to them I don't know. Never dealt with them. Hope we find out.






MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Looking For Information on a Travis Bicycle Motor posted by: Aaron on 6/28/2002 at 12:59:11 AM
I have a Travis Bicycle Motor from my grandfathers scooter that has been in his garage for atleast 20 years. I think it is from the 50's. I am looking for some info on it such as when it was built and value. I can send pics if anyone thinks they can help. Thanks







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Looking For Information on a Travis Bicycle Motor posted by: Aaron on 6/28/2002 at 12:59:11 AM
I have a Travis Bicycle Motor from my grandfathers scooter that has been in his garage for atleast 20 years. I think it is from the 50's. I am looking for some info on it such as when it was built and value. I can send pics if anyone thinks they can help. Thanks







FOR SALE:   Roadmaster Luxury Liner posted by: Sue on 6/25/2002 at 3:26:35 AM
I have reproduction of a red, 1953 Roadmaster Luxury Liner, new, in the box. Beautiful bike but cannot keep it. Anyone interested?







FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Black Phantom reproduction posted by: 63 on 6/24/2002 at 2:15:07 PM
1954 Schwinn Black Phantom reproduction. Assembled (box included)with certificate of authenticity. $1,050.00. Call 610-967-5282 for questions or email gerdon@enter.net for pics.







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   safti cycle posted by: jim on 6/21/2002 at 8:15:24 PM
I am looking wor any info on this bike. It has an older kick start motor and 24 inch wheels it looks like a stand up scooter withe a seat. age is around 1948- 1950


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   safti cycle posted by Carol on 7/19/2002 at 10:36:18 AM
We have a SaftiCycle....seems to be all original. Think the manufacturer was in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Have you learned anything yet?

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   safti cycle posted by jeff on 11/7/2002 at 8:17:42 PM
I would be very interested in renting/borrowing the frame for 30 days so that I can fabricate a copy. I have some poor copies of the original sales literature if anyone is interested.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   safti cycle posted by steve on 1/9/2003 at 4:08:07 PM
Do you have pix of your safti-cycle? Are you going to sell the bike? Thanks......stef






FOR SALE:   Monark Super Twin Engine Perfect posted by: Mark on 6/21/2002 at 12:47:45 AM
I have a Monark Super Twin Engine for sale on eBay. If you are interested the auction number is 2114993970. I am happy to answer any questions. Thanks.







AGE / VALUE:   New BikeRod&Kustom Moto Issue Is Up. posted by: JimW. on 6/14/2002 at 5:41:31 PM
It's got all kind of cool moto stuff, including Rif Addams' history of the Tanaka bike motors: Bike Bug, etc. Check it out at http://bikerodnkustom.com







AGE / VALUE:   Parted out, given away. he shook his head. posted by: Chris on 6/11/2002 at 5:42:15 PM
I droped off the rest of the bike that I had picked up in the rummage sale. It was a Schwinn Continental in a odd shade of green and my pal took one look at the date code and told me it was from 1965! One fellow said it was too nice to part out. Loyal Schwinn fans remembered the bike when they sold new. I said I wanted the derailer and some other bits for another project but they shook their heads. I didn't think it was that old but he commented that you don't see many these.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Parted out, given away. he shook his head. posted by Cal on 6/14/2002 at 1:59:37 PM
If you part it out, the world may lose one Continental, but those donor parts may bring back 3 others!