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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles







MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by: akhilesh agarwal on 4/16/2005 at 6:33:26 AM
Dear Sirs,
I am a Mechanical Engineer and am writing from INDIA.

I am interested in small engines for powering
bicycles, called cyclemotors, which were in use in
Europe in post- World War II years. I am especially
interested in a German product. It was a 18 cc
displacement 2-stroke compression-ignition engine
called LOHMANN, which used paraffin/oil mixture and
used carburetion rather than fuel injection. It was
produced by a company possibly located at Bielefeld,
and was imported into the USA by Newage International,
New York and retailed by Gimbels for about GBP 25.
It is described in Dec 1953 issue of Popular Science.

I believe it is on display at some 2-wheeler museums
in Germany, Switzerland and France.

I am writing to you as this was a pathbreaking product
and an example of German inventiveness and
engineering, for which Germany is rightly famous. I
would be grateful if you can kindly let me know
something about the inventor [possibly named Hermann
Teegen], history of the company which made it and the
product itself. Is it possible to locate and buy an
old piece ?

Thanking you,
Akhilesh Agarwal


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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by Mike Schneider on 4/17/2005 at 12:54:51 PM
Try www.buzzing.com or org - Mr. Patel the editor oes and excellent job of cataloging old motorized bikes.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by David Bartlett on 4/21/2005 at 1:48:22 PM
You could also try contacting the Hero Bicycle Company in India as they were going to release a cycle motor based on the Lohman compression ignition engine ,this information was in the India Times business section in 2002 , it was to be on sale in 2003. Below is an extract from the news article , hope this is of some use to you ,Dave Bartlett ,Australia.




On the anvil is a motorised bicycle costing around Rs 5, 500. The soon-to-be-launched (in the second quarter of 2003) vehicle will sport a two-stroke 25cc engine, which can go up to a maximum speed of 20 km per hour and can offer 85 km per litre (kmpl) of petrol.

Didnít such motorised cycles failed way back in the seventies in markets like Chennai? Says Majestic Auto associate president P P Srinivasa Rao: ďThat was mainly due to the absence of a after-sales service network. This time we will be leveraging the group companyís ó Hero Cycles ó sales and service network. Now we smell success.Ē

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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by akhilesh agarwal on 7/15/2005 at 8:12:57 AM
I am looking for a 18cc LOHMANN compression ignition engine for powering bicycles. It was made in 1951-2 in Bielefeld, Germany and was exported to UK and US. Anyone wishing to sell pl email me at akhileshagarwal2000@yahoo.com
by: 61.2.24.100

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by harry h chance on 8/6/2005 at 10:09:08 PM
I would like to be notified if the lohman engine ever goes into production, thanks!
by: 65.70.157.185

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by Victor CLAES on 8/28/2005 at 1:11:35 PM
The Lohmann engine is sold on the German market as a "hilfsmotor fur fahrrad" (meanig auxiliriary engine for bicycle). On a monthly basis one gets sold.

In India they are already making agriculture irrigation pomps on its concept. I don't know the brand, but I know a Duchman gave the construction papers for the pomp.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by Victor CLAES on 8/28/2005 at 1:27:55 PM
I had a look around onthe www for the irrigation pomp and you will find it at www.practicafoundation.org and then click "projects" and the click "micro diesel engine" and voilŗ.
by: 81.83.113.232

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by Victor CLAES on 8/28/2005 at 1:54:59 PM
If you send me att from your Dec 1953 Popular Science article, I'll send you att with Dutch article from nr21 Mei/Juni 1996 "MotorRijwiel", also nr2 maart/april 2000 of "Bromfiets", with lots of photo's.
by: 81.83.113.232

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††lohmann compression ignition cycle motor posted by Rick Rhodes on 10/30/2005 at 3:22:34 PM
I currently have a Lohmann that my father brought back to the US from his military service. I would really like to have a parts book or any liturature on this engine.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††New Moto Kruiser Forum posted by: MK on 4/14/2005 at 1:00:11 AM
hey check out the new moto kruiser forum at
http://motokruisers.forummate.com/
help the site grow and make it the biggest moto bike forum on the net.
by: 69.175.146.48


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††New Moto Kruiser Forum posted by Dale on 6/22/2005 at 1:24:38 AM
No matter what I try I can`t get to "http://motokruisers.forummate.com/
Does anyone know what`s happened?I was enjoying the Forum and now it`s disappeared ????????? ' dale " bikedog "
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††Identification Whizzer's posted by: Brian Hanold on 4/2/2005 at 4:40:43 PM
Hello,
I recently photo documented 4 Whizzers (2 restored and 2 unrestored) as part of a estate that will be for sale through our company. I need to identify years, can anyone help me? I have placed urls with many photos of each bike. http://www.hotautoweb.com/whizcadb.html ,
http://www.hotautoweb.com/whizshelr.html ,
http://www.hotautoweb.com/whizcentbr.html ,
http://www.hotautoweb.com/whizbfgbs.html
Thank you for your time!
Brian (Spudman)
www.hotautoweb.com


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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††Identification Whizzer's posted by Whizzerick on 4/9/2005 at 12:56:22 PM
Brian, all of these Whizzers are 1946-47 Model H models.

- The blue one is a 1948 WZ bicycle (or a B6 'converted' to WZ specs) with a 1947 H motor, 'J' embossed tank, 19mm Mikuni carb, 300 series manifold, valve cover, belt cover and twist grips (all reproductions). Good Persons 'King Comfort' seat. A (well done) 'custom' job.

The Shelby is just that: a Flying Cloud with custom, welded motor mounts, 1947 H engine and reproduction belt cover. (Was on Ebay last year?)...

- Black with red trim is a 'Post war' Schwinn B6 bicycle with a 1947 H kit.

- Black with grey tank is another B6 bicycle with H kit, H tank has 'F' model decals, locking springer, repro seat, good Carlisle WW tires...

I hope this helps, good luck on the auction.
whizzerick


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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††Identification Whizzer's posted by Brian Hanold on 4/27/2005 at 2:21:19 AM
Hi Whizzernick,
I am sorry for not replying sooner as it has been crazy, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply!!! It really helps me out! I have no history but he may have bought the Shelby off of e-bay, I am not sure but they all will be goig to e-bay this week. Thanks Again!! www.hotautoweb.com
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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?

by: 63.102.203.28

   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.
by: 67.185.95.64

   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
by: 69.208.126.80

   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
by: 69.208.126.80

   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.
by: 4.154.72.106

   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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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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AGE / VALUE:†††SEATTLE OLD BIKE SWAP MEET posted by: jon in Desmoines on 2/14/2005 at 5:15:32 AM
THE SEATTLE OLD BIKE SWAP MEET IS COMING NEXT MONTH!

HERE IS THE LINK TO THEIR SITE

http://www.geocities.com/seattleoldbikeswap/


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††Spryte Engine posted by: Dee on 2/11/2005 at 12:31:39 AM
Does anyone know about spryte engine! Where can you find them? It was used in the 1950's as a motor bike engine. If anyone has any information on this it would be helpful.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   80 CC engine clutch/clutch arm problem.. posted by: jordon on 2/8/2005 at 8:38:31 AM
hey,
I just hooked up my kit and i cant figgure out how to disengage/engage the clutch.. it is "stuck" engaged (so i cant freely pedal or start the bike) im sure everything is installed right.. is there an adjustment/ something i need to do still.. when i move the clutch arm nothing seems to happen. please let me know.. thanks
jordon
dj_ooze@hotmail.com
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:¬†¬†¬†80 CC engine clutch/clutch arm problem.. posted by Rob K. on 2/8/2005 at 10:13:18 PM
Does you clutch hook up if you disconnect the cable/linkage? You know, all of those things need adjustment that isn't too tough one you remove the right side cover.
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:¬†¬†¬†80 CC engine clutch/clutch arm problem.. posted by Edward on 2/16/2005 at 4:18:07 PM
O.K. Its either disengaged (pedal) or engaged (motor) there isn't an option c. I think your problem is with the clutch cable slack, take it up.
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:¬†¬†¬†80 CC engine clutch/clutch arm problem.. posted by Edward on 2/16/2005 at 9:40:00 PM
I ended up taking the clutch arm off and replacing it at a more workakable angle to the pull point of the cable since the clutch lever was difficult to opperate. (at the 2 o'clock position instead of the 3-4 o'clock.)
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:¬†¬†¬†80 CC engine clutch/clutch arm problem.. posted by willie on 2/19/2005 at 7:00:37 PM
just installed a 'kings' 80cc engine purchased from 'onecylinder' in missouri(great customer support!); runs perfect. the clutch lever should have a lock on it to disengage the clutch when pedaling. i've seen a bike built in so. california that used a rubber strap to hold in the clutch when riding as a bike. replaced the clutch cable(cheap, cheesy, chinese) with a 'vespa' cable-- much stronger, less pliable than the 'string' provided with the kit. you'll figure it out and when you do, you'll have a blast on that thing. good luck...
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FOR SALE:†††electronic ignition for TAS motors posted by: John Martin on 2/1/2005 at 9:44:45 PM
Get your TAS, Free Spirit, Bug, etc. 2 cycle bike motor ready for spring. Replace your points and condenser with an electronic ignition system. Quick and easy installation on the inside of the front cover so nothing shows. Kit includes the system, picture instructions and a new spark plug. I think my motors start easier and run better with them installed.
$35.00 including S&H 48 states.
John
jondarmart@mddc.com
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††chicken power posted by: willie boudevin on 1/27/2005 at 7:10:37 PM
recently acquired a 'chicken power' engine with bicycle... looks brand new-- does anyone have experience with one? thanks!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††chicken power posted by Danny Chapman on 1/27/2005 at 11:31:32 PM
Hi Willie -
I have two engines, One of them I have mounted on a bike. If I can help you in any way, Just E-mail me.
Danny
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††chicken power posted by Danny Chapman on 1/27/2005 at 11:47:35 PM
Willie -
If you want to see my bike, go to,
ohlssonricecheminolresource@groups.msn.com --Click on whats new, and then on the picture.
Danny
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††Moped/Scooter/Motorized Bike Meet & Rally in Hershey, PA! posted by: Rob K. on 1/14/2005 at 2:53:33 AM
You are all invited to this a long awaited East Coast event! We held a committee meeting two nights ago and finalized the major details.

June 4th '05 SHOW FEATURES

-NO AMDISSION GATE FEES – That’s right – $0!

-10 or so mile scenic cruise north of the Hershey area

-Donations accepted – procedes go to a local children’s charity

-$10 Moped Madness T-Shirts – procedes also go to charity

-Want to vend or sell Peds, Ped parts or Ped stuff? – Bring it!

-Plenty of people volunteered already for tech/tune sessions

-Parking for out-of-towners bringing 2-wheelers on their trucks

This is being held at a locally owned restarant & pub. There is food and beverage there if you don’t bring your own.

The Hershey area also has plenty of places to stay, and attractions – HersheyPark, Chocolate World, Antique Auto Museum, Indian Echo Caverns, PA Dutch Country. Our website will post these types of things soon.

Check the dedicated website for updates and a flyer!
http://www.65Central.com/moped


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††1960's motorized bike posted by: Scott on 1/2/2005 at 4:24:55 AM
Back in the early 70's I use to ride the Missourri country roads on a schwinn(?) large framed bike that my cousin had retrofitted with a
gas/bike scooter kit. It had a gas tank that fit over the top tube and a hand clutch that you would "Pop" after you pedaled the bike. The bike was chain driven, with a large sprocket that was bolted on to the back wheel. The "Throttle' was basically a large steel lever that you pushed away from the right handgrip to increase your speed. I have countless memories of this machine.. Unfortunatly it was stolen from my grandparents farm years ago. Does any have information about these kinds of bikes? Can they still be purchased?
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††1960's motorized bike posted by Edward on 1/3/2005 at 4:09:49 PM
With the exception of the throttle arrangement the basic kit you describe is available from a number of suppliers. The prices can range all over from $125 to over $400 for kits that seem to be remarkably the same.
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:†††1960's motorized bike posted by Roy Foster on 2/12/2005 at 1:05:20 AM
Hi, presently owning 5 different european mopeds and am the Whizzer Motorbike dealer in my area, I whole heartedly say the new Whizzer engine kits are tops. Check em out at www.whizzermotorbike.com to find a dealer near you. or I have engine kits in stock as well as '05 Whizzer motorbikes and would be glad to supply you.
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