MISC:   Reader's Rides! posted by: Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles on 10/18/2007 at 7:29:32 AM
We've brought back the Reader's Rides section of OldRoads.com.

If you offer a service or have bikes, parts, ads, literature,
accessories, books, auction items or anything else related to
Vintage Bicycles for sale, or if you just want to show off your
cycles, click on "Readers Rides" at the top right of any page
of our site and build your own web site.

It is free and you get 5 megabytes of web space and your own unique
address.

Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles
http://OldRoads.com


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   RE:MISC:   Reader's Rides! posted by Vin on 10/20/2007 at 5:42:06 AM

Based on your feedback, we have set it up so you can have 25 pictures and almost unlimited text.

Does anyone have a good step-by-step weed wacker conversion they can post in the Reader's Rides section?

Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles
OldRoads.com

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AGE / VALUE:   Official Bike Bug Brotherhood T Shirt posted by: Mike Schneider on 10/2/2007 at 4:21:32 PM
Brothers:
Please find attached the Design for the Parade - As Honorability requested Chairman of the Festival - The Bike Buggers will be the 1st in line and lead the Parade down the main streets of Devine, Texas. Afterward we will ride besides the floats, marching bands, politicians, horses and various other entries doing our

World Famous Motorized Bicycle Acrobatics.



The Official International Bike Bug Brother 2007 T Shirt will be Free to all riders in the Nov. 3rd Devine Avocado Festival Parade.

We plan to all sign a shirt for Bob and Dougie (Bike Bug Brothers in Rhode Island are our Bike Brothers of the Year ).

We intend to have the article ready to submit to Rhode Island Monthly about Bob & Dougie's travels - A "T Shirt and a Photo of the Brothers" will be sent to editor - so chances are - make the Parade and get your smiling face in the magazine. We are also intend to send one of our Banners with everyone's signature to Bob and Dougie for being the Honorary Co-Captains of the Parade. Bob is Father and Dougie is the Son of this dynamic team. Bob has outfitted a specialty design trailer that Dougie brings up the rear in on their journeys. Hard to beat that smile on their faces.



Please note if you have friends/ family who want to ride we will have extra motorized bikes, please bring them along.

Would appreciate you showing them how to ride one of these "Steel Horses" ahead of the Parade so they have a comfort factor and we are all safe.



BITW (Brothers In The Wind)



Mike



If you are planning on making the event - let me know your size so we can wrap you up in a sporty T Shirt showing you were part the adventure.



I have had requests for the T Shirts which we will try to fill after receipt of the Shirts. Hopefully in two to three weeks.

If you are interested in a shirt but can't make the event email me your T Shirt size and a mail a check for $15.00 to cover shirt and postage.



Mike Schneider

1307 Country Place Circle

Houston, Texas 77079



Copy of the Banner we are going to autograph for Bob & Dougie attached also.

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AGE / VALUE:   Motorized Bicycle rally/ Stampede/ Padare posted by: Mike Schneider on 9/17/2007 at 1:44:50 PM




Brothers:



It is getting close to the Round Up/ Stampede/ Rally Time and Gathering of The Brotherhood Again!



The Chairman of the Devine Avocado Festival has asked if we would be willing to lead the parade this year. Course we will then loop around the padare and do drive bys the rest of the floats, figure 8's, Wheelies, Donuts, some roll overs and the other motorized bicycle acrobatics the Posie, Flying Circus and Mounted Calvary is so famous for.



This year the Parade is Nov. 3rd Saturday. the Link to information about the Festival is http://www.devinecoc.org/FallFestivalSchedule.html



We will have decoration material for anyone who wants to dress up their HORSE.



So - You ready to ramble?



So far we have fellows from Austin, Bridge City, College Station, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Devine, Houston, Pearland, and San Antonio , Texas say they are up to the adventure. Will have several bicycles with engines so if you have friends who would like to ride please bring them. Count is up to 40+ bikes at present.



The Official International Bike Bug Brother 2007 T Shirt will be Free to all riders. We plan to all sign a shirt for Bob and Dougie (Bike Bug Brothers in Rhode Island are our Bike Brothers of the year). If you are planning on making the event - let me know your size so we can wrap you up in a sporty T Shirt showing you were part the adventure.



We intend to have the article ready to submit to Rhode Island Monthly about Bob & Dougie's travels - A "T Shirt and a Photo of the Brothers" will be sent to editor - so chances are - make the Parade and get your smiling face in the magazine. Bob is father and Dougie is the son of this year's Honorary Co-Captains of the Parade. Bob has outfitted a specialty design trailer that Dougie brings up the rear in on their journeys. Hard to beat that smile on their faces.



BITW (Brothers In The Wind)



Mike





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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   tecumseh tclll motors posted by: Mike Torrey on 8/31/2007 at 11:14:01 PM
I,ve been riding a motorized bike for going on 2 years the 49cc tecumseh tc3 WITH Dimension edge fiction drive system,in that time the has blown a short block 5 times !!evry time but once i was useing the larger drive wheels the exception was a 1" wheel down a hill and i was hauling at 43 mph when it blew.recently i bought a new motor (the same one)and a blew anther short block after less the one month are these motorers any good??? any suggestions to avoid another engine failer would be greatly apreciated help.....please....thanks in advance
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   tecumseh tclll motors posted by Mike Baldwin on 9/1/2007 at 7:31:28 AM
..."are these motors any good"...I think the need for multiple short block assemblys has answered your question. Everyone has a different ideas on what a "blown" motor is. In my book, a engine must suffer catastrophic(sp?) failure to be considered "blown". EG - A broken case with a connecting rod and battered piston hanging out. At the least, you may consider this question. Could you be exceeding the intended design capabilities of a low cost, consumer grade, small engine? - Best Regards , Mike Baldwin
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   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   tecumseh tclll motors posted by Esteban on 9/5/2007 at 3:54:55 PM
In my opinion, ALL of these small motors need a lengthy break-in period. Have you been doing that ?
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   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   tecumseh tclll motors posted by Mike Torrey on 9/13/2007 at 4:49:14 PM
not really man thanks i think i need to troddle back a little what i really need to know i think is the eqation for figure out the exact for a fiction driven set-up with 7000 rpms of the motor on a 26" frame solid i please what size drive (diameter ) wheel will match this combo as to not over power or underpower this engine anyone please>>>
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   tecumseh tclll motors posted by John Walker on 9/15/2007 at 8:28:32 PM
I have been running the dimension edge tecumseh setup for about 5 years now and just about a year ago got a replacement unit with the TCIII engine. I had the engines checked and the top RPM of the old and the new TCIII engine was a little over 6000 rpm. I use a 1.25" diameter roller which causes the rear wheel to turn about 300 times at peak rpm giving a top speed of about 23 mph. If a 1 inch roller is used the top speed at 6000 rpm will be about 18 mph and a 1.5 inch roller will give about 27 mph. I have over revved these engines a little and have no problems but I would not recommend overrevving them more that 500 rpm or so. I have never found it necessary to break the engines in but the oil to gas ratio is critical. The ratio is 1 to 24 meaning that you must completely mix 5.5 oz of oil with a gallon of gas and it has to be the best 2 stroke oil and not regular motor oil. Another critical factor is using this friction drive system is to be sure that there is just enough roller down pressure so as not to cause slippage when using the system. too much down pressure can cause a strain on the lower end of the engine. These engines are no longer available except from one source (dimension edge no longer stocks them) so that is why I got an extra unit but I do use both systems daily. My older engine has about 5,000 miles on it but it still runs good altho it is a little worn and is not as powerful as it used to be. Good Luck
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   tecumseh tclll motors posted by Mike Torrey on 9/19/2007 at 6:13:25 PM
thanks john that helps alot but i,d still like to have the requestd eqation ratio so i,ll know which wheelis ideal for certain terrian ete...what wheel is your favorite say for rough rutted backroads??and have yor engine ever been short blocked?if not whats your secret?thanks i just despise the thought of any more down time.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by: mark greeno on 8/27/2007 at 8:18:52 AM
Looking for a new CDI Module for a 1978 AMF Roadmaster Moped. Anyone know where I can purchase this unit? Thanks, Also visit my site www.ClassicFastCars.com and let me know what you think!
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: 1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by Larry Wlos on 8/29/2007 at 7:13:05 AM
I have a good motor, good compression, good spark,these motors were famous for losing spark ,ignition modules were bought long ago ,any interests call Larry 708 267 0285
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by dorell on 8/29/2007 at 5:20:11 PM
need help with putting a motor on a bike cause its not working
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   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by Scoutyboy on 10/7/2007 at 1:38:16 PM
Hi guys, I have a problem with a 78 Roadmaster I found in a junkyard, believe it or not, haha. Bought for $20, It is missing a spark plug, may have carburator problems, and has a broken "roller". it is truly a beauty. Any solutions? thanks.
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