MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by: kim on 3/28/2005 at 1:17:09 PM
Anyone have any pictures, plans, ideas, experience in using a weed wacker or similar 2 stroke engine on a bike?
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by mike on 3/28/2005 at 5:23:22 PM
a weed wacker doesnt have enogh power to drive a bike. me and my friend were thinking of doing it. your best bet is using an edger engine or a go cart engine. good luck
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Dave Bartlett, Sydney Australia. on 4/10/2005 at 1:42:58 PM
My brother and I have been using two stroke weed eater motors mainly the Ryobi units, for several years with very few problems . We have them fitted to 1950s delivery bike with the small wheel and large basket at the front of the cycle.I can send photos of the set up if you like .
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by kim on 4/11/2005 at 12:51:37 PM
I'd love to see pictures and get more information.
Are you using a friction wheel placed against a tire?
Where is the motor mounted?

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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Dave Bartlett, Sydney Australia. on 4/11/2005 at 11:29:37 PM
Hi Kim, I have taken about ten photos of the motor and mountings but I'm not sure how to place them on this site , if you have an e.mail address they could be sent to , let me know and maybe you could list them for others to use on this site. My address is db2777@yahoo.com.au .I'm o.k. with motors but computers , not so good!so sending them will have to be one at a time as i haven't worked out how to send more than one at a time ,Dave Bartlett.
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Josh on 5/10/2005 at 1:36:25 AM
can u send them to me at Skylingtr3499@mindless.com
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Donny Ledbeter on 6/6/2005 at 12:56:43 AM
I'm converting a Ketcar over to a mini go cart for my 5 year old. I'm putting a 31cc Ryobi weedeater motor on the back. I want to put a foot peddle for the gas. Do you have any idea of what configuration you needed to hook up to the Ryobi motor. I can figure the length, Just need to know what diameter cable you have been using. Sounds awesome what you have done. I would love to see some photo's. The only worry I have is getting into the housing of the motor and converting it to a foot peddle style controll. Thanks Donny Ledbeter, Spokane Washington.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Jamie on 6/9/2005 at 2:55:55 AM
You can do a search on Ebay for bicycle motor and bicycle engine and see several examples of a bicycle motor. I have posted two pictures of a Ryobi bicycle motor (will be posting more soon) here. Just do a search under their data base for a manufacturer 'RYOBI' and you will see it.

I have also built a couple myself using the short shaft ryobi motor and a long shaft version. The Ryobi 31cc is a good candidate because of the price (sometimes free). The down side is that they are half crank motors. A full crank motor is the best candidate for a bicycle motor unless you can support the end of the shaft that your drive spindle is on (the example in the picture data base has a support that I'm talking about). I will try to post an example of an extremely easy one to make where I didn't do any welding and used plywood as my base of support. (The first thing folks think when they hear plywood is that it has to be flemsy, it isn't. Watch a kid playing with a skateboard juming up and down on it, if it was made of anything else, it wouldn't last. The correct kind of plywood will give slightly and then go back to shape and never get stress cracks like steel or aluminum would). Any way, your weedy bike motor can be fancy or plain. If you use a Ryobi motor, you will have something that will last a bit longer with proper support. Without it, you will have a bicycle motor that will last long enough to have a great time but may wind up with a broken crank shaft.
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Jamie on 6/9/2005 at 3:01:53 AM
Throttle cable foot controller

You can use regular bike cable/brake cable to control your throttle. Your going to have to have some sort of a stop so that you don't rip the side of the carb off. A spring can be used for a return.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Maria on 7/9/2005 at 9:17:22 PM
HI! id rly like to see pics of the weed wacker thing attatched to the bike (for my bro, he wants to attatch the engine to the bike he has) If u can send me some pics, my email address is EqineLovr123@aol.com or Cpp9518@aol.com
thanx alot . .maria and chad
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by al on 8/1/2005 at 2:39:23 PM
hey some one send me the pics of the weedeater bike im planning on making one soon with a bike n motor thanks
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by al on 8/1/2005 at 2:39:30 PM
hey some one send me the pics of the weedeater bike im planning on making one soon with a bike n motor thanks
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by al on 8/1/2005 at 2:39:35 PM
hey some one send me the pics of the weedeater bike im planning on making one soon with a bike n motor thanks
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by al on 8/1/2005 at 2:39:40 PM
hey some one send me the pics of the weedeater bike im planning on making one soon with a bike n motor thanks
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by thomas on 8/15/2005 at 1:02:14 PM
one of my cousins put a motor on his bike but i haven't had a chance to see it and I've thought about trying it. I don't have much expirience but I can figure things out fast, so if someone could e-mail me at walshyjones90@yahoo.com with some basic instructions and pics, that would be great.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Andy Brennan on 8/17/2005 at 1:10:45 AM
Hello All:

Could I posibly see pictures for converting the Ryobi 31cc to a bicycle motor? I happen to have one and would like to try the project. I'm happy to see I'm not the only one looking to do this! Would love to see anyone's pictures.

Many thanks either way,

Andy Brennan
St. Augustine, Florida, USA
email: brennan03@comcast.net
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Kris on 8/19/2005 at 5:23:41 PM
Hey
Mike is crazy, i built a weedeater bike (25cc) and it goes up to 45kmh. What you have to do is get a bmx peg and attach it to the drive shaft and then mount the motor on the bike. It is like a moped that kicks in when you pedal and you can easily attach a throttle. email surf237@sympatico.ca for pics or plans.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by aaron on 9/5/2005 at 7:39:32 PM
i want to put a weed wacker on mi bike but i dont know how to mount it or how to attach it to the rear wheel. Does anyone have plans?
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Robert Sumner on 9/19/2005 at 7:35:19 PM
I would love to do this. Anyone who has a plans please send them to me
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Will on 5/1/2006 at 12:04:47 AM
Its taken me so much work to find this site, but I am also trying to find out how to put together a weed eater bike, I am trying to find the cheapest ways to commute without my car. I live in a smaller town and this should help. Any help would be very appreciated!

Willkirby69@hotmail.com

Thanks
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by jas on 5/10/2006 at 2:20:47 AM
i have one of those pocket bikes....47cc....and i took off the motor and mounted it on a schwinn stingray spoiler....so far im up to 30 mph and it rides good....it should go 35mph but i havent gone off back roads so 30 was already speeding

you can find the motor on ebay and i got most of my parts there......i bought everything seperatly and made my own kit

these motors have a smaller chain #25 instead of a normal bike chain
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by jas on 5/10/2006 at 2:32:13 AM
one thing is there isnt much low end power and its an automatic cluth.....here in fla its flat and not a problem but i dont know how it would perform with hills

good luck with whatever you choose
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by i got a mac 65 sl on 5/19/2006 at 7:08:46 PM
will it work 4 putting on my mongoose 20"
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by i got a mac 65 sl on 5/19/2006 at 7:12:33 PM
will it work 4 putting on my mongoose 20"
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by kyle on 6/9/2006 at 2:35:10 PM
mike is crazy i'm building a bike with aweeed wacker and it's fine
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by T.A. Carter on 5/30/2006 at 7:37:04 PM
I need so plans & pictures To find where to buy Parte.Thank's T.A. Carter
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Andrew on 6/8/2006 at 3:34:16 AM
Anyone have any pictures or plans for a weed wacker motor on a bike? If you do send them to my e-mail address PaintballKing12@verizon.net
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Travis on 6/15/2006 at 4:33:56 AM
I Would love to have some pics. I have the weedeater and bike but I'm not quite sure how to do it so pics or plans would be great. My E-Mail address is Travisbailey1000000@Hotmail.com
Thank You!!!
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Travis on 6/15/2006 at 4:35:03 AM
I Would love to have some pics. I have the weedeater and bike but I'm not quite sure how to do it so pics or plans would be great. My E-Mail address is Travisbailey1000000@Hotmail.com
Thank You!!!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Kyle on 7/3/2006 at 2:24:18 AM
i was wondring if anyone could send me some pics or inscritons on how to put the weed wacker engine on to the bike my bike is roadmaster mountain bike and im confused on how to put it on here is a picture of my bike


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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Matt on 7/4/2006 at 4:00:00 AM
I was wondering if anyone had an idea on how to put a weed eater engine on a bike. I have took apart the weed eater and all I have left is the engine and a little metal piece that was connecting the drive shaft to the motor. It looks like i might be able to unscrew that piece but i still have no ideas how to get the engine to turn the wheels of the bike. If any one can give me ideas I would appreciate it.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Travis on 7/5/2006 at 12:42:12 PM
does anyone have any instructions or manual on how to install a weed wacker motor on to a 20"bmx my mate and i are a bit clueless
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by John on 8/7/2006 at 7:13:19 PM
Hi my name is John and I was wondering if anyone new if it was possible to attach a pocket bike clutch to the crankshaft of a chainsaw?
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Robert on 8/8/2006 at 12:09:21 AM
Im also building a motorized mt. bike and i have some ideas.
First, my motor is off a scooter. it already has a clutch on it but the sprocket is the wrong chain size so i got to weld one on it.
Second, the best place to mount a motor is on the rear of the bike behind the seat. you may have to weld or bolt a bracket to support the motor.
Third, run a chain from the motor to a sprocket. on a mt. bike it is probably best to run it to the pedals onto the 1.largest sprocket and then set the bike onto the smallest sprocket. (for hills)Then you can shift to go faster.
or
2.If there is only two front sprockets, you might have to run it directly to the rear and make sure you dont use the gear the chain is set in.
3.If you have a single speed (20") you may have to sacrifice the pedals and run directly with the chain.

However, if your bike has fairly smooth tires, you may be able to mount the motor on the rear to the side of the wheel and set the little clutch drum on the tire as tight as you can. Im not sure if this will work but it seems like a good idea.

If you have any questions, Please e-mail me.
I will be happy to help.

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   i need plans posted by joe on 8/19/2006 at 4:29:10 PM
i need plans of how to put a chain saw or a edger motor on my bike
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Lance on 8/20/2006 at 1:49:32 AM
I have a 20" mongose bike and I am trying to attach a weedeater motor to it, I have a bmx peg but I cannot figure out how to attach that to engine or how to attach the engine to the bike. I do not have a welder so this is a little problem, but is there any way to do it with out one?
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Al on 8/27/2006 at 1:56:27 AM
is it possible to do anything with a fan motor?if i cant make a motor bike could i mabe make a scooter or somthing?
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by garrett on 1/14/2007 at 5:35:54 AM
i was wondering i have my weed eater motor mounted onto the place were u put ur water bootle but i have no welder so how can i put the sprocket on the motor or what can i do?

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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by JOey on 2/13/2007 at 6:35:52 PM
if anyone has plans or something for putting it on a scooter please e mail me to karikaturita@hotmail.com
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Carlos on 2/24/2007 at 10:29:22 AM
Hey, Im not really trying to make a weedeater bike im just trying to put a weedeater engine on an old electric scooter that's messed up. I took the motor off the scooter and i got a weedeater engine but i dont have a sprocket and im not sure of where i can get one. Iv been saving up money so when i but it i can just put the sprocket on, bolt the engine on and ride...I really need some help on where to find a sprocket for a weedeater because i can only use a chain drive...PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A SPROCKET FOR A WEEDEATER... I dont have an email at the moment so just port it on this website. (im Carlos) Thank You so much!
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by some dude in houston on 4/8/2007 at 7:34:49 AM
A) I HAVE A LOTUS CHALLENGER SPEED ROAD / TOURING BICYCLE, THIS BICYCLE IS 18 SPEEDS,6R - 3F SPROCKETS, 27' WHEELS/TIRES VERY THIN EFFICIENT WHEELS.

B) BIKE IS ALUMINUM, WEIGHING IN AT A MERE 17 LBS U.S.

C) I HAVE 1 BELT 14' DIAMETERS, 2 PULLEYS, 1 IS 3' AND OTHER IS 4 1/2'. THESE ARE OFF OF AN INDUSTRIAL FAN AND MOTOR.

D) I HAVE ALREADY MOUNTED THE LARGE PULLEY TO THE LEFT CRANK AXEL BY REMOVING THE LEFT CRANKING ARM AND I HAVE REMOVED THE RIGHT CRANKING ARM FOR BALANCE PURPOSES, TWO THINGS NOW ARE ON THE AXEL, 3 SPROCKETS, AND ON THE OPPOSITE END A PULLEY.

E) I HAVE AN OLD ECHO WEEDEATER MOTOR I NEED TO ATACHE WITH SMALL PULLEY AND BELT AND IT WILL RUN.


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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by ben on 5/22/2007 at 6:58:46 AM
how fast would a 25cc weed eater motor go on a 20 pound bike in m.p.h. please
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by col on 6/9/2007 at 8:22:12 AM
28cc ryobi can do 50 kph.you can hard tune ,add powerpipe,lots of stuff to make more power but how to transfer all that power to the tyre when using friction drive is my problem .Also at 8500rpm the carb cant get enougth fuel!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by col on 6/9/2007 at 8:30:18 AM
28cc ryobi can do 50 kph.you can hard tune ,add powerpipe,lots of stuff to make more power but how to transfer all that power to the tyre when using friction drive is my problem .Also at 8500rpm the carb cant get enougth fuel!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by nick on 4/25/2007 at 11:31:11 PM
Yeah I've been trying to attach a weed eater engine to my mountain bike for sometime. I first used a torro 32cc 2-stroke motor W/clutch. But I had problems with the clutch slipping. I then had issues with gearing. Does anyone have any idea on the ratio for say a 30cc 2-stroke engine to run 26" knobby tire? Thanks. Ive tried a few different ways of mounting the engine, so if anyone has any questions. But it seems each bike will be different.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Max on 7/18/2007 at 9:50:53 AM
Someone please help me with building a motor bike with a weedwhacker motor. i want to know the best way to mount it and where to mount it. PLEASE HELP... my email is maxjlewis@gmail.com
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Justin on 7/23/2007 at 5:05:30 AM
Hey, I have a homelite weed eater and I want to hook it up to my mountain bike. If anyone could send me any info, any pictures or any plans on how to attach it to mybike Id greatly appreciate it! Thanks my email is jakerley05@gmail.com
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by chuck g lines on 7/30/2007 at 8:13:40 PM
Have 2 weed eater and 4 bikes ,looking for the best one to do this adaptation...any ideas or help would be appreciated..
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by alex on 8/5/2007 at 7:40:17 PM
hey i want to put a yard works 28cc weed eater on my scooter but dont know how connect it to a wheel so if some one could send me some pic and instruction to how it is done that would be great. Alex_7_98@hotmail.com
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Eman on 8/11/2007 at 9:40:39 AM
Hey i have royale a 26.2 cc 4 stroke weedwacker. and i want to attach it to my luggage rack on my schwinn road bike. And have i have an idea but I'm not sure about it. I want to do this easy and cheap. Please send me your ideas at monkey_dude_619@yahoo.com thank u very much
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Eman on 8/11/2007 at 9:42:19 AM
Hey i have royale a 26.2 cc 4 stroke weedwacker. and i want to attach it to my luggage rack on my schwinn road bike. And have i have an idea but I'm not sure about it. I want to do this easy and cheap. Please send me your ideas at monkey_dude_619@yahoo.com thank u very much
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Eman on 8/11/2007 at 10:27:58 AM
Hey i have a ryobi a 26.2 cc 4 stroke 825r weedwacker. and i want to attach it to my luggage rack on my schwinn road bike. And have i have an idea but I'm not sure about it. I want to do this easy and cheap. Please send me your ideas at monkey_dude_619@yahoo.com thank u very much Im sorry i posted this so many times!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by zach on 8/12/2007 at 10:54:34 PM
i have an old weed eater and i was wonderin a coupel things..

could i put it on a mountain bike and make it switch gears to go faster and slower and up hills and stuff?..and whats the easiest way to mount it on a bike and if anyone has plans and pictures and stuff..it would be great if you could email me and show me some stuff..thanx...later
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Ben on 8/26/2007 at 4:17:46 AM
i have a 25cc homelite weedeater 2 stroke motor and was wondering where and how 2 put it on a 16" bike. i need all the help i can get
thanx
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Raymond Puckett on 9/11/2007 at 3:51:55 PM
I havn't bought a weed eater yet but i am trying to put it on a scooter, like a go-ped. If anyone has any plans email me plz
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by zach on 9/12/2007 at 6:27:49 PM
i got tips on how to get your weed engine pocket bike up to 7o mph with just $50 into it!!!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by scott on 9/23/2007 at 9:19:33 AM
27"aluminum mt.bike questions on what parts& how to add(sprocket for onto weed wacker,additional sprocket or 5 speed hub to add onto drive wheel so that its an operatable bike & seperately powered by a weed wacker 5 speed.sounds cool can anyone help?.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by joe on 9/28/2007 at 7:22:27 AM
i have a weed wacker motor. me and my friend tried to put it o his bike but it didnt work. please send me some info and/or pics on how other people did it. thanx

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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Louis on 10/6/2007 at 11:23:17 PM
hey if any one has any info or pictures on how to attach a weed wacker to a motorcycle can uplease send them to me @ at lois_must_die108@hotmail.com

thanks
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by David on 11/4/2007 at 2:03:15 AM
I have put a 22cc leaf blower motor on an old 20" bike. I have got the motor mounted and the old front sproket mounted on it. The motor is mounted just above the pedals where it "T's". I bought a new, longer chain and attatched it to the motor sproket and the back wheel sprocket. The only problem I have now is that it wont start because it has no clutch, so it try's to pull the back wheel around with it when i pull start it. HOW CAN I FIX THIS? I called 2 different hobby shops and they said the couldnt help me. Any suggestions? plz e-mail me.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by hey pleas help me out on 2/3/2008 at 2:24:16 PM
hey . um i have a old mountain bike . and i was wonderign if its possible to put a weedwacker motor or a chainsaw motor . its kidna small for a sideshaft lawnmower engine . so yeah pleas tell me what i need . and full instrucktions . id like that alot haha . ttyl
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by kevin on 2/8/2008 at 4:17:03 PM
hey david...to fix this problem set the motor just like u want it to run (adjust the choke) and start to pedal. this will kick start it and it will automaticly start to run. u don't need to pull the starter or anything. just pedal.
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by Kim Kalaher on 4/1/2008 at 6:10:12 AM
I would like to have instructions on how to put a weed wacker on a bike. This is so cool. Do you really get about 100 miles to the gallon?
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by jen on 4/3/2008 at 5:42:25 PM
My husband and I are interested in attaching a weed eater or chainsaw motor to a bicycle. Not sure how to go about this. Any one got plans or pictures please send them to me!!
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by perce watterson on 4/7/2008 at 3:47:24 AM
hi from australia,for some time i have been trying to get some information on fitting a weed wacker motor say a ryobi to a push bike,any photoes and general handy hints would be great,do you have to leave the clutch on the motors.i thank you for any photoes and information on setting the motor and bike up.best regards perce watterson
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Weed wacker conversion? posted by perce watterson on 4/7/2008 at 3:48:50 AM
hi from australia,for some time i have been trying to get some information on fitting a weed wacker motor say a ryobi to a push bike,any photoes and general handy hints would be great,do you have to leave the clutch on the motors.i thank you for any photoes and information on setting the motor and bike up.best regards perce watterson
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Chris on 4/15/2008 at 2:20:47 AM
gday i also am trying to put a weed wacker engine on my 26' mongoose 2 questions is it easier to have a friction drive or a chain drive second can i use the sprocket drive on an old chainsaw motor to power it if i decide to use a chain drive? plans and pics are greatly appreciated....please email me jeremy_atticus_finch@hotmail.com
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Shawn on 4/17/2008 at 7:24:27 PM
Hey dudes i'm trying to put a weed eater motor on it cause i'm trying to start a dilivery business I need to know how to put it on and how much power it needs and how long the chain needs to be. Please help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Shawn on 4/18/2008 at 5:18:17 AM
When I said it I ment my mt.bike.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Caleb on 4/27/2008 at 4:07:22 PM
I want to make one of these weed wacker bikes. Could you email me photos and plans. Thanks Caleb
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Shawn on 4/27/2008 at 8:44:17 PM
Yo could one person just one send me some pics and instuctions on how to do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Shawn on 4/27/2008 at 8:46:14 PM
My e-mail is bluefire93fantisy@hotmail.com
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by jonah on 4/30/2008 at 8:39:21 PM
you guys just get a 4 stroke kit off bike kits direct, theyre having a huge sale of 250 bucks a kit. dot whatever you do get the chaep s2 troke ones, i got one and it broke after 4 miles, had to strip it down and it turns out the flywheel shattered, anyway, get one of these awesome 4 stroke motorized bike kits! dont wast time on a weedwacker engine. its never gonna run great anyway.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Mike on 5/2/2008 at 10:47:02 AM
lets keep the ideas coming, I haven't figured out how to attach a sprocket or pulley to my weed eater engine yet, but I've seen one mounted behind the seat with a belt running down to the rear wheel. It would be nice if it could be done with a chain, so the existing sprocket could be used.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by Josh Connon on 8/6/2008 at 9:59:17 PM
www.spookytoothcycles.com
this is what you all need
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Weed wacker conversion? posted by mike minton on 9/19/2008 at 7:25:15 AM
help me do this! i dont know how without spining my peadls when i'm not peadling! help
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AGE / VALUE:   National Swap Meet List available posted by: Peter Naiman on 3/17/2005 at 4:34:38 AM
I've started a new monthly data base for all swap and bike shows that will be posted to three cycling newsgroup or sites on a monthly basis. The group or sites are this area of the Oldroads.com site, the Classic Rendezvous site, and the Boblist. The list has been ongoing for about a month or more to the last two sites, and new to Oldroads. I rely on the readers of this lists to update me on a regular basis as new shows & swaps come up. I'll post updates the first of each month and as time allows through the month. For now the list is complete through the End of April with a few events listed through years end. I have another dozen or so events from May onward to update to the list. Below is the current calendar of events.

Sat. March 19 **
Trail Head Cyclery Bike Swap
8am till it fizzles out
Location: the parking lot out at the corner of Camden and Union Ave., Trail Head Cyclery
14450 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: 408-369-9666
Email: tech@trailheadcyclery.com

Sat. March 26
El Bike Swap
de Tucson.
Tucson, Arizona
Greg Yares 323-9020 yares@cox.net
4th Avenue
from 8 AM to 1 PM
Free for all vendors & buyers.

Sunday March 27th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17th Annual Seattle Area Old Bike Swap Meet and Show
Kent National Guard Armory,
24410 Military Road., Kent, WA
http://www.geocities.com/seattleoldbikeswap/
For information call: Mike McCormack @ 206-783-2850
Or Ron Summer @ 206-364-0922



April 3, 2005
2nd Annual Bicycle Show Bicycles, family, food & fun !!! Our first show was a blast, this year will be better !!! Indoors & Out, Vendors, a 3 foot tall Best of Show Trophy, 13 trophies total. Please view the web pages. Don't miss out on a great time !!!!
http://www.kustombicycle.com/bikeShow.htm
Phone: 717-258-3342
Mostly Stingray and Ballon Tyre.

Sun April 2-3
The 13th Annual
Atlanta/Southlands
Antique & Classic Bicycle Show & Swap
Marietta National Guard Armory
The Bicycle Club of Atlanta
P. O. Box 12341
Atlanta, Georgia 30355
Buck 404-252-3432
8:00 AM ' 4:00 PM
"Bonus Vintage Lightweight Section: Featuring a show
and swap area to highlight our Euroheads

April 3, 2005
The Pedaler Bike Shop - Pedaler Bike Swap
3826 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, CA
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Free Admission
You can rent a 10'x10' space for $50. Smaller spaces are available for people who have less stuff. Contacts: email at: swap@theped.com , fax (510) 222 6168 or call (510) 222-3420 for more information!

April 3, 2005*
Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Swap Meet
Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin. CA
from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Admission is free. No charge for sellers or buyers
This swap meet is presented by the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club for the benefit of all bicyclists. For further information: Bob Powers: 925-828-5299 This swap meet is presented by the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club for the benefit of all bicyclists. For further information: Bob Powers: 925-828-5299
http://www.valleyspokesmen.org/swapmeet.html



April 14 - 17, 2005
Sea Otter Classic
Huge Trade Show
Monterey, California
Hotline 650-364-7612
http://www.seaotterclassic.com

April 16th-Sunday
Spring San Diego Velodrome Swap Meet
Gates open 7:30am for drive in sellers
8:00am for walk in sellers
9:00am to 3:00pm for buyers
http://calendar.yahoo.com/sandiego_velodrome

Sat April 16
Trexlertown Spring Flea Market
Lehigh Valley Velodrome
Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
gretta@lvvelo.org
610-395-7000
9 AM - 2 PM
Admission $5.00

Fri & Sat April 15 & 16
Copake Swap Meet & Auction
Copake, New York
Michael Fallon
(518) 329-1142 info@copakeauction.com
Swap Meet - Friday April 15 - Dawn 'till Dusk
$20 Vendor Fee - Free to public
Auction - Sat April 16 10 AM

Sun. April 24
Anne Arbor/Saline Classic Bike Show & Swap
Ann Arbor, Michigan
bikeshow@aol.com
248-642-6639
6-10pm E.S.T. weekdays
Paul Kleppert
Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic
Bicycle Show in the nation." Focus on balloon tired
bikes.

Sun. April 24
Cupertino Bike Shop - Swap Meet
10493 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino California
408-255-2217
sprocket@cupertinobike.com
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Admission $2.00
South Bay's largest road and mountain bike swap meet.
ROMP (Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers) and
Cupertino Bike Shop

Sat. May 7 **
The Bent Spoke Swap
1615 University Avenue,
Berkley, CA
Contact Ty: 510-540-0583
Fax: 510-540-0607
Hours unknown !!

May 21 **
Mill Valley Bike Swap
Site: Strawberry Point Elementary School
171 East Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
8:00AM-2:00PM
http://www.mvbikeswap.com/
Or contact Michael:at: mvbikeswap@yahoo.com

May 28 **
Great Western Bike Ralley May 27-30, 2005.
Concourse D'Elegance on May 28.
Paso Robles, California.
Rod Doty, Director 310-838-0843


Sat. June 25 **
Trips for Kids Bike Swap & Sale
Mill Valley Middle School
425 Sycamore, Mill Valley CA
Admission: $5.00
kids 15 and under free with adult
http://www.tripsforkids.org/events.htm

Sat. June 25th **
Show tim: 9:00AM-3:00PM
The Pana 5th Annual (Illinois) Antique-Classic Bicycle Show & Swap
Kitchell Park, Chautauqua Pavilion
Pana, Illinois 62557
Admission: $5.00
Phone: 217-562-2813 or 217-562-4240
www.geocities.com/bikes62557
EMail: bikes62557@yahoo.com

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WANTED:   All white 26x2.125 tires posted by: Danny Chapman on 3/15/2005 at 3:31:27 PM
Anyone know where I can buy two all white 26x2.125 tires?
Thanks Danny
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   RE:WANTED:   All white 26x2.125 tires posted by Larry Wlos on 3/18/2005 at 5:50:47 PM
I have two new 26x 2.125 all white tires 20.00 plus shipping
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   All white 26x2.125 tires posted by Kent on 5/18/2005 at 6:22:49 PM
Larry - Do you have access to more all white tires 26x2.125 tires
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   reliable engine please? posted by: steve on 2/27/2005 at 2:59:47 PM
i have recently been looking into getting a fold up bike with an enging on it, that can handle steep hills & is reliable & any experianced recomendations would be helpfull? thatnkikg you, steve from tasmania
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AGE / VALUE:   Phillips motocycle posted by: Robert Cosgrove on 2/16/2005 at 4:03:23 PM
Does anyone have any info on a Phillips motorized bicycle. They were made in England. I believe I have one without the engine. but I need to verify it if possible. It looks very similar to one I saw one a web site. I'm sure the bike was made in England, it also has many phillips parts crank shaft, hubs, the top tube is arced downward about ten inches in front of the seat tube. An article I read said that this was done on motorized bicycles to lower the seat to a more comfortable riding position. There is a 040 cast into the bottom crank housing. The seat stay is very well built and it appears that the frame is made of cromolly as it only ways four pounds. If you can help me identify this please email me at robert.cosgrove@jjb.com. thank you
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