| I live in sebastopol Ca. and purchased a ibis/zap mountain bike,both are companies are based it the town,it is an electric powered bike,and seems to be rare(for the age,5 years)?Any ideas on these newer powered bikes? firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Yamaha has better electric bikes, but is not shipping them to North America:|
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| Found some Iver Johnson parts in my Father-in-laws stuff. Having trouble figuring out if it is the bicycle or the motorcycle. The front end was cut off the frame but still has the Iver Johnson emblem. |
| I saw your notice about the Iver Johnson parts and could tell you something about them if you send photos.|
I am working on a motorcycle...
| Thanks for the help on my previous clutch problem, I now have another... I got my motor working but when the clutch is engaged it feels like there is something grinding. The is also a sort of screaming noise. I have greased everything in sight, and ensured that the clutch nut is extreamly tight so that is does not slip. I don't really know what else to do. The squealing only occurs when the engine is running and the clutch is engaged, I can give gas to the engine while the clutch is disengaged without any squealing.|
Thanks again for your help
| What sort of machine are we dealing with here? The only Whizzer I've ever seen in opperation, squalled every time the belt was engaged. I not sure if this is typical, if this is a china engine picostarhawkfire sqealing is very unusual and would probably mean the some grease has found its way onto the clutch surface, which would be terminal for the clutch, although I personally would attempt something unorthodox like spraying the dissasembled clutch w/ brake cleaner and knock off the glaze w/ a light sand paper.|
| It is a 60cc Grubee Skyhawk, how can I change the friction material in the clutch? Could I buy a standard friction plate and cut it to size? Has anybody had any experience with changing the clutch on a grubee type engine? I ll give cleaning a shot, but I think the clutch might be too far gone as is.|
Thanks for your reply,
| Try a brake cleaner spray, if this does not work to your satisfaction, try simpsonmotorbikes.com for parts. Mr. Simpson is very knowledgeable and active in motorbiking.|
| I'm posting the note for good friend Jason Cloutier with regard to the afformentioned Boston Swap Meet. |
Thank you, Peter Naiman
The organizer of the Boston Swap Meet at Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown Street., Watertown, MA has cancelled the plaaned swap since there were not sufficient pre-registered sellers to cover costs, she cannot afford to go ahead with the event. I know that there are some out-of-town people who were planning on travelling to Boston for the weekend to attend both the swap meet and the Larz show. Rather than abandon the swap meet, I would like to try to make it happen.
Since the efforts to resurrect the Boston Bike Swap
have failed, I am inviting anybody that is interested
to stop by for a bicycle yard sale this weekend here
at my house. I should be available both Saturday and
Sunday. I have the inventory of two closed bike shops
and an accululation of stuff collected during the 16
years that I have lived here. The swap meet will be for CR and Bob List members only.
I live in the northeast corner of Rhode Island, only 1
mile from I-95. Please contact me off-list for
Contact Email: email@example.com
| A number of events beside the Concours are planned for Sunday August 14th. David Herlighy, noted cycle historian and author will be attending and doing a book signing and talk, the Wheelman will be attending and plan on riding at the show in period dress with possibly giving demonstration on riding a highwheeler. Mavic Wheels which is now a sponsor of the show is planning a demonstration which I will have more information on later. |
At 9:00AM Jack Demerest or as most of his friends know him as Five Speed Jack will open the day by leading a ride through Bostons famed Emerald Necklace and return to the show at roughly 10:00AM for the shows opening. For those who want to drop off bikes and go on the ride, I will be at the Museum of Transportation by 8:30AM to take bikes in so those folks can go on the 9:00AM ride.
For more information about the show, please see our website at www.oldroads.com/show and thank you to Webmaster Vin Vullo for updating and hosting our site.
I can be contacted on my email address listed with this post for additional information on the show.
Hope to see you all there.