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Subject: Whizzer, Simplex, etc
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 08:15
Entered by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles ()

Message:
Here's the place to talk about motorized bicycles.




Subject: WTB Dayton Motor Bicycle
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 09:06
Entered by: Stephen (SSCHNORR@ALPHA.ALBION.EDU)

Message:
WTB Dayton Motor Wheel. If you've you got one and it's completedrop me a line as to completeness, condition, and price. Lets do some dealing. sks




Subject: Does...
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 09:27
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Does a Mattel Varooom bike count as a motorized bicycle? (just kidding)




Subject: WTB Briggs and Stratton side shaft
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 10:26
Entered by: Patrick (belkerx3@webtv.net)

Message:
I need to start my winter project before spring. I'm going to mount a small B&S engine on a 60's Schwinn mid-weight. Anyone have a good cheap engine? E-mail me. belkerx3@webtv.net




Subject: Whizzer Parts Wanted
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 11:51
Entered by: John (coolbikes@webtv.net)

Message:
Wanted whizzer enging parts carb,crank etc...also need whizzer frame Thanks John




Subject: Simplex
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 18:48
Entered by: Boomer (boomerads@aol.com)

Message:
Howdy-Someone told me they have 2 Simplexs for sale,are they desireable to collectors?Ive nver seen one.What types of frames and engines do they have and when were they made? What is their value? THANKS in advance! Boomer




Subject: WTB: Whizzer flywheel
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 21:46
Entered by: Greg (Schwinnfan@aol.com)

Message:
I am looking for a flywheel for my H model Whizzer, I believe it is the same as the one on the "J" and "300" series motors.Please respond via e-mail.Schwinnfan@aol.comThanks!




Subject: whizzer (special)
Entered on: Jan 6, 1998 01:55
Entered by: JOHN (JD THOREN@AOL.COM)

Message:
ANYONE WITH INFO TO HELP WITH THE RESTORATION OF A WHIZZER SPECIAL IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED! I'M JUST STARTING AND HAVE NEVER ATTEMPTED ANYTHING LIKE THIS




Subject: simplex answers
Entered on: Jan 7, 1998 07:54
Entered by: stephen ()

Message:
Boomer, the simplex was produced from 1935-42and 1945-64. there where many models. they where the answer to the heavy motor cycleof the time. a light wieght machine with a small displacement engine.some models are worth more than others. . Oh ya the Simplex was made in New Orleans. stephen




Subject: Old mini bikes
Entered on: Jan 9, 1998 09:38
Entered by: PW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
I'd like to build an old style mini bike. If you saw the movie "Dumb and Dumber" with Jim Carey,it would be the style of bike they rode. Probably around 3 1/2 horsepower B&S engine. Solid frame, no suspension. 10" pneumatic tires. Know what I mean?




Subject: Whizzer Parts
Entered on: Jan 9, 1998 18:00
Entered by: johnB ()

Message:
If you are looking for Whizzer parts , try Harv at Memory Lane Classics (419) 874-4501




Subject: Memory lane has a few parts
Entered on: Jan 9, 1998 20:41
Entered by: John Brewer (coolbikes@webtv.net)

Message:
Memory lane has some parts gaskets,cables,small parts.I haved called for engine parts carb, crank,valaes etc..with no luck I think they specialize in mostly repro parts.




Subject: whizzer parts
Entered on: Jan 13, 1998 07:50
Entered by: stephen ()

Message:
the whizzer works 3150 kauffman rd.,carroll, oh 43112. 614-756-4484. owner mike steiff.would be another good source for parts.




Subject: JC HIGGINS FREE SPIRIT MOTOR BIKE
Entered on: Jan 17, 1998 14:18
Entered by: MIKE (NO EMAIL ADDRESS BUT CAN CALL (313) 532-0776)

Message:
HAVE JC HIGGINS MOTOR BIKE (FREE SPIRIT)SOLD BY SEARS ROEBUCKMODEL # 298,488530ALL ORIGINALINTERESTED IN SELLING




Subject: Where to buy motor?
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 03:45
Entered by: Ken (kensmith@freenet.columbus.oh.us)

Message:
Does anyone know where I can buy a motor to add to my bike? (And the approximate price?) They used to be plentiful around here but nobody seems to have them anymore.




Subject: Victoria Bikes
Entered on: Jan 23, 1998 02:43
Entered by: Tony (cranium@inorbit.com)

Message:
I am trying to locate info and a pic of Victoria Bike (the badge says "50 years" and "Nurenburg"). 2 stroke, two chains, slanting frame bar. Anyone pls mail me cranium@inorbit.com. Appriciate any help. thks




Subject: Looking for old mini bikes
Entered on: Jan 28, 1998 08:43
Entered by: PeterW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
Looking for old mini bikes: Rupp, Sears, Honda (50 or 70), etc.




Subject: info needed on 1935 elgin
Entered on: Jan 29, 1998 11:05
Entered by: stephen (sschnorr@alpha.albion.edu)

Message:
does anyone know anything about a powered bicycle made by elgin around 1935?thanks.




Subject: 1920 Briggs and Stratton motor wheel
Entered on: Feb 1, 1998 22:12
Entered by: John (jjpelka@netlinkcom.com)

Message:
Anyone who can help me with information on restoring a 1920 Briggs & Stratton motor wheel PLEASE e-mail me. jjpelka@netlinkcom.com




Subject: Vintage Mopeds
Entered on: Feb 2, 1998 20:35
Entered by: Mark (Toyman047) ()

Message:
I have two vintage mopeds for sale; '66Honda P-50 and '72 Solex. Both are completely original and run like new.The Honda is extremely rare and the Solex still has tool kit and air pump!They are $950.00 each, call Mark for details, 248-398-0660 days.




Subject: Just pictures, but might bring back memories!
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 08:47
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Menotomy has posted a picture of an old ad for a "Scoot'r Bike" kit (convert a bicycle frame to a minibike) and also a bike with a Cox engine and also a motorized Monarch. All these pictures are at the 'Old Maps/Pix' link at the top of this page.




Subject: Paris Flea Market
Entered on: Feb 16, 1998 21:28
Entered by: Ken (klsmith@HiWAAY.net)

Message:
Just bought a Solex #382392, was it made in 92?What is the proper gas oil ratio?Also bought an older Solex motor -- smaller,The guy said these were from the 30s?right side leftsideGeugeot ABC type BMA25 Paris48CM3This motor mounts between the pedals belowthe bike, the drive wheel runs on the back tire.The other motor has exposed rocker arms,has 2 pulleys on the left side.right sideSERWASt.Etiennetype 75001No 1607 There are a couple of more motors left, they arein better shape but cost more.Does anyone know anything about these motors?Thanks for any infoKen




Subject: WHIZZER WANTED !
Entered on: Mar 2, 1998 19:50
Entered by: PAUL (PSHORN007@AOL.COM)

Message:
LOOKING FOR AN ORIGINAL WHIZZER . ANY IDEAS APPRECIATED . THANKS !




Subject: Opel Motor Wheel
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 00:51
Entered by: Rick (agrafix@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Hello, I have a c.1919 Opel motor wheel andam looking for information on it aswell as a WW1 ear Opel bike to put iton. Any ideas?ThanksRick




Subject: excelceior
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 11:04
Entered by: Jerry (sandi7800@host.domain)

Message:
Need info on 1936 or 37 excelceior auto bike with 22' wheels




Subject: looking engine for scooter.
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 12:11
Entered by: richard (toedoe@hotmail.com)

Message:
Good day all looking for .,engine.for myscooter..rare piece would like have a used weed wacker..motor..cheep of course.




Subject: classic ride
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 12:14
Entered by: richard (toedoe@hotmail.com)

Message:
hey..you people..I need to know ..what is the value of a classic ccm...lookalike.with a shwinn.has..all the parts.and reasonable shape..mid..70




Subject: Monark Supertwin
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 14:15
Entered by: Brett ()

Message:
Does anyone have any information about this bike. All the info I have is that the bike was built maybe in the 30's by Silver King Manufacturing




Subject: scooter freestyle
Entered on: Apr 6, 1998 13:29
Entered by: richard (toedoe@hotmail.com)

Message:
HEy...what is the value on my freestylescooter..I don't know the name of it..thou..It has14 inch tires and plastic..rims..planning to keep it..




Subject: Monark Super-Twin
Entered on: Apr 10, 1998 21:07
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Monark Super-Twin was built STARTING in 1949 until 1954. NBHAA ( web site http://members.aol.com/oldbicycle ) has complete records and files on this motorbike.




Subject: Folding paratrooper scooter
Entered on: Apr 26, 1998 19:52
Entered by: Charles (cnumark@aol.com)

Message:
I have an aluminium folding scooter that I am told was used by U.S. paratroopers during WWII. It is missing a few parts and I am looking for anyone who may have any information on this type of scooter. I can tell you maore about or send a photo is you like. Thanks for the help.




Subject: whizzer
Entered on: May 13, 1998 19:00
Entered by: Ron (capreload@aol.com)

Message:
Any ideas on where to obtain engine parts, clutch, ignition Etc??????Please reply toCapreload@aol.comThanksRon




Subject: RE: Whizzer parts
Entered on: May 15, 1998 09:31
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Try "Memory Lane Classics". Their phone number islisted on Menotomy's "PARTS" page. (click on PARTS at the top of this page)




Subject: Whizzer Parts
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 22:48
Entered by: Marvin ()

Message:
Wanted complete whizzer engine. Have whizzer parts to swap. Call 316 672-3653.




Subject: HARLEY DAVIDSON BICYCLES
Entered on: Jun 6, 1998 10:52
Entered by: DEAN (triger@planet.eon.net)

Message:
DID HARLEY DAVIDSON PRODUCE MOTORIZED BICYCLES IN THEIR EARLY YEARS AND IF SO DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THESE BIKES ?




Subject: RE: Harley motorized bicycles
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 08:36
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Their first motocycles were pretty much just motorized bicycles. I've seen pictures on the web of them, butI don't know the web site. Go to Yahoo.com or another web search program and you'll find it.




Subject: Harley-Davidson early bicycles
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 13:29
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Regarding H-D early bicycles, we are not sure what Kath is talking about, but the bicycles did NOT have motors and we know of no motorized version from that period. NBHAA has full records of the early Harley-Davidson bicyles, including all advertisements and brochures. None mention a motorized version, instead alluding to the actual motrcycle as a step up from the bicycle.




Subject: Re: Solex, paris flea market
Entered on: Jul 15, 1998 18:56
Entered by: Aaron (martind@wolv.tds.net)

Message:
Solexes were made from 1948 to circa 1988. There is no way to tell the year of one from the engine #, or the frame#, without specific charts. If it is a 3800 model then it could be anywhere from 1966 to 1988. Search the web and you will find a few substantial websites on solexes. Solexes are still made in China and Hungary.




Subject: Wizzer J-model parts wanted
Entered on: Jul 16, 1998 10:17
Entered by: Chris (emmy@ids.net)

Message:
I am looking fora roller bearing crankshaft and rod NOS for my 51 Pacemaker. Any information regarding this please let my know. Thanks Chris




Subject: Merkel Motorwheel - Shaw Motorbikes
Entered on: Jul 19, 1998 19:38
Entered by: Charles Balyeat (Kerogas@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for other Merkel owners anywhere and other ,prewar bike collectors in South Texas .Need 2 suitable frames from the teens for both bikes .




Subject: moped laws
Entered on: Jul 20, 1998 19:06
Entered by: Chris (ycn0131@ycn.library.ns.ca or speedy_28@hotmail.com)

Message:
Any Nova Scotians know the laws for mopeds around here? I'm trying to find out what licensing and reg. is needed to use a bicycle with an electric motor kit installed on the road.




Subject: Whizzer motors
Entered on: Aug 3, 1998 20:50
Entered by: Bill (WJohson@pitnet.net)

Message:
I am looking for a shop manual for a Whizzer motor




Subject: The Bike Bug
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 17:00
Entered by: Ed (egowland@penn.com)

Message:
Hi, I have a friend who has a bike called the bike bug. Made by Aquabug International. He has a manual, but is looking for parts. If anyone could e-mail information to me that I could pass on, it would of great help. Thank you. Ed




Subject: 1949 Whizzer Sportsman for sale
Entered on: Aug 26, 1998 20:27
Entered by: Greg (geyer@goodnet.com)

Message:
Im trying to find people that may be interested in buying or know someone who is interested in buying a Whizzer Sportsman. It was my fathers. My mother and I know very little about it except the following: Whizzer Sportsman (possibly 1949) Fully restored - show winner (peoples choice and participants choice) 20 inch tires (new), 37652 etched on lower part of engine, left side Push start, dark burgundy color, new chrome, very pretty motorbike Bi-lite generator (Hall, Detroit) Asking $4150 If you are interested or know anyone who is please e-mail me and I will have my mother contact you for more information. Regards, Greg Geyer




Subject: AMF Roadmaster XL
Entered on: Aug 27, 1998 19:34
Entered by: Kay ()

Message:
Looking for info on a AMF Roadmaster XL the motor says McCulloch Corp. LA Calf Max BHP 1.0 Thanks




Subject: AMF Roadmaster XL
Entered on: Aug 27, 1998 21:04
Entered by: Kay ()

Message:
I have know info on this bike. Can't get it started. Any info would help. Thanks




Subject: motorized bicycles
Entered on: Aug 29, 1998 11:23
Entered by: Frank Frawley (F9127@webtv.net)

Message:
I would like to know where i can purchase a motorized bicycle for my use and going to work, i live in Buena Park, California. 6131 Marshall ave Buena Park, Calif. 90321. 714-522-8230. I would appreciate any help at all. thank you Frank Frawley




Subject: motorized bicycle
Entered on: Aug 29, 1998 11:26
Entered by: Frank Frawley (F9127@webtv.net)

Message:
My zip is 90621 this s a correction.




Subject: JC HIGGINS MORTORIZED BICYCLE
Entered on: Sep 4, 1998 08:21
Entered by: MIKE (gml4038@ameritech.net)

Message:
Have JC Higgins Motorized Bike, not restored, all original, and complete. Has Free Spirit on the front of the bike, JC Higgins on the chain guard,Free Spirit on engine cover, Starting intructios on front of engine cover. Model# 298.488530, writtened under model# Sold by Sears Roebuck And Co. Chicago,ILL, 60684 Made in Japan. On the back of engine cover it says SEARS By the way the engine is in the front of the bike over the front tire. I do not know the value of this bike but am interested in selling it.




Subject: JC Higgins with Free Spirit Engine
Entered on: Sep 4, 1998 11:34
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Does it run??? And what size are the tires (26 x 1.175)?




Subject: RE: JC HIGGINS MOTORIZED BIKE
Entered on: Sep 6, 1998 08:59
Entered by: MIKE (gml4038@aol.net)

Message:
The motor was run about 4 years ago, has not been run since. The tires are ( 26x2.125 )




Subject: Free Sprit motor on a JCH
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 09:20
Entered by: BikeTuna ()

Message:
If you can get the thing running, the ballooner with the motor should be worth at least $500, if the bike is clean and has a tank, springer, etc. If you get the motor running and sell it by itself it should be worth around $150-$200+. Sear still sells parts for that motor.




Subject: Shaw motor bicycles
Entered on: Sep 14, 1998 23:08
Entered by: Julia (sailrace@washington.xtn.net)

Message:
I would like to know where to find literature on the Shaw motor bicycles .. i have a friend who has one and needs info on it . If you can help please e-mail me.. thanks Julia




Subject: Whizzer Sportsman
Entered on: Sep 17, 1998 16:15
Entered by: Harry (bidco@citynet.net)

Message:
Sure would like to see a Whizzer Sportsman in the Ohio, West VA area. Has a 26" Whizzer in Cleveland in '58; my neighbor has a Sportsman! What a great little machine. Would appreciate any ideas! Thanks! appreciate




Subject: Whizzer Motorbikes
Entered on: Sep 18, 1998 10:48
Entered by: Dwight (DMBBrewer@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for a list of clasic motorbike shows,also Whizzer parts or whole Whizzer to restore




Subject: SOLEX CLUB OF CANADA
Entered on: Oct 7, 1998 15:59
Entered by: Fred (velosolex@altavista.net)

Message:
For Solex information contact the North American Solex Club in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We have tons of advise, some parts for clubmembers etc. We can also provide you with a new Velosolex or a good used one




Subject: New Whizzer Motorbikes
Entered on: Oct 11, 1998 11:48
Entered by: Robert ()

Message:
The website for the Whizzer Motorbike Company is: http://www.whizzermotorbike.com




Subject: Steyr-Daimler-Puch Scooter/Motorized Bicycle
Entered on: Oct 18, 1998 23:57
Entered by: Earl (oasles@ionet.net)

Message:
I'm not sure if what I've bought is considered a scooter or a motorized bicycle, but since it has bicycle pedals I'm assuming the latter. The nameplate says it was Made in Austria by "Steyr- Daimler-Puch" & sold thru Sears. The previous owner says he thinks it is a 1952 model. Does anyone know where I can get parts/information on this make/ type of motorized bicycle/scooter? It needs a lot of work but I plan to restore it. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Regards, Earl (oasles@ionet.net)




Subject: WIZZARD MOTORBIKE INFO
Entered on: Oct 26, 1998 15:06
Entered by: DEAN (DABE1018)

Message:
LOOKING FOR A WIZZARD TO RESTORE OR ALREADY RESTORED. I HAD A WIZZARD 24' FRAME IN THE EARLY 1950'S, FINE MACHINE.




Subject: Rusty tank
Entered on: Oct 27, 1998 19:41
Entered by: Charles (bm911@hotmail.com)

Message:
I am restoring a moped. The tank is perfect on teh outside but the inside is rusty and some rust flakes have fallen out. Can someone please advise me on how to clean and get rid of the rust inside the tank & how to prevent future rust? Is there any paint/chemical available for coating the tank which will not be affected by the gasoline? Thanks.




Subject: RE: tank prep
Entered on: Oct 28, 1998 14:42
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
There is a 3-step tank prep/repair kit you can buy at motorcycle shops and probably auto parts stores, too.




Subject: STEFFY STEFFEY STEFFIE
Entered on: Nov 6, 1998 19:27
Entered by: PAUL (XHTC@YAHOO.COM)

Message:
Need info - bikes - motors - parts anything! If you know anthing or even have a remote leads to anyone who knows anything please e-mail! thanks




Subject: Motorized Bicycles
Entered on: Nov 10, 1998 10:12
Entered by: Tom Bartlett (winboe@sonet.net)

Message:
We are an established manufacturer who has recently introduced a unique powered bicycle...the ZipCycle. Visit our website at www.zipcycle.com. The engine is a 25cc. 2-stroke and the bike features a positive clutch with a friction roller drive. Check us out!




Subject: dayton
Entered on: Nov 11, 1998 22:17
Entered by: scott (aiellsa@aol.com)

Message:
looking for information on a dayton whizzer




Subject: Whizzer motorbikes
Entered on: Nov 12, 1998 21:47
Entered by: Dennis Smith (dsmith@bylgate.dblaw.com)

Message:
I just read through a number of inquiries about Whizzer motorbikes. A few years ago Nostalgia Cycle out of Hunting Beach, California was selling reporduction Whizzer kits. I haven't bought their catologue in a couple of years, so I do not know if they are still marketing them. They looked real cool. I am trying to design a motorized bicycle based on an old Raliegh 3-speed type bicycle. I'm hoping to get that turn of the century motorcycle look. Has anyone out there created such a contraption? I'd love to here from you.




Subject: REPOP WHIZZER GARBAGE
Entered on: Nov 13, 1998 17:33
Entered by: Paul ()

Message:
Repop whizzers wnet bust and sold out -lawsuits re fires due to leaking fiberglass tanks - lots of problems parts do not interchange, etc




Subject: SAFETY CYCLE
Entered on: Dec 5, 1998 01:15
Entered by: STEVE (COFFEEBRANCH@PRODIGY.NET)

Message:
I HAVE A 1952 SAFTICYCLE. IT WAS MADE BY SAFTICYCLES INC. IN LACROSSE WI. IT IS THE PACKARD OF ITS TIME. IT IS POWERED BY A 4 STROKE BRIGGS CAST ENGINE WITH A KICK START LEVER. ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS UNUSUAL ITEM?




Subject: Zanetti Bicireta
Entered on: Dec 6, 1998 17:44
Entered by: Harold (HWein26898@aol.com)

Message:
I have a motorized Italian bicycle called a Zanetti Bicireta. Would anyone know the years it was manufactured? It runs excellent. It's 49cc. It is similar to a Solex (front wheel mounted motor). Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: Zanetti correction
Entered on: Dec 9, 1998 22:27
Entered by: Harold (HWein26898@aol.com)

Message:
The above should read "Zanetti Bicizeta" not Bicireta.




Subject: WANTED WHIZZER PARTS
Entered on: Dec 21, 1998 16:51
Entered by: LOU (LEVCOTAGS@AOL.COM)

Message:
NEEDED WHIZZER PARTS TO RESTORE 2 WHIZZERS THAT I HAD AS A TEENAGER IN 1963




Subject: Motorized scooters $199
Entered on: Dec 23, 1998 13:33
Entered by: Evan (oksr@hotmail.com)

Message:
I sell motorized scooters for only $199.Please E-mail me If interested




Subject: I NEED A PW80
Entered on: Dec 24, 1998 19:49
Entered by: JACK ()

Message:
ANY PW80S VERY CHEEP




Subject: la ray
Entered on: Dec 29, 1998 20:15
Entered by: sean (sean.dorman@hpmg.com)

Message:
anyone ever heard of a "la ray"? i've got one but know nothing about it! made from 46-48 in detroit, 26" rim in front in a springer and a belt driven 20" tire in the back! no chrome all nickle! any info appreciated and needed!




Subject: Minibikes
Entered on: Jan 1, 1999 10:47
Entered by: Moe (Moe v twin@aol.com)

Message:
Anyone have a old style chopper style minibike and interested in selling.Please contact me E-Mail Moe v twin@aol.com or call(1-718-241-5057)




Subject: Mopeds
Entered on: Jan 1, 1999 11:09
Entered by: Mike (Moe v twin@aol.com)

Message:
Have 1977 Motobecane moped yellow and chrome perfect condition needing clutch asking $200.00 or offer HAPPY NEW YEAR!! E-MailMoe v twin@aol.com or telephone (1-718-241-5057).




Subject: MX-5
Entered on: Jan 2, 1999 14:31
Entered by: Mike (mikeysell@iquest.net)

Message:
I am looking for information on the MX-5 bike motor. I cannot seem to locate who carries these engines. Thanks




Subject: 24'' Rims
Entered on: Jan 7, 1999 15:07
Entered by: Jerry (Sandi7800@aol.com)

Message:
Wanted 24'' 36 hole diamond dimple RIMS




Subject: Whizzer Sportsman Motor Bike For Sale
Entered on: Jan 7, 1999 21:40
Entered by: Greg (geyer@goodnet.com)

Message:
Show quality restoration in excellent non-running condition. Antique car show winner -- Peoples Choice and Participants Choice. New 20 tires that have never been on the street, also new black seat and chrome including rack on back. Painted the Whizzer maroon and very sharp! Push start, Bi-Lite Hall-Detroit generator, and the ID numbers found on it are #37652 on lower left side and #2204 W2 on right side halfway down on engine. E-mail pictures sent upon request. $4150. + shipping from Phoenix area. Any interest? -- or know someone who might -- please contact me for more info.




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 10, 1999 01:06
Entered by: Margot (yinki@pacific.net)

Message:
I'm thinking of buying a motorized bicycle and have no idea where to start... any good ideas on dependability, price, manufacturer? Tx :)




Subject: My Whizzer web page
Entered on: Jan 11, 1999 09:52
Entered by: rick (rbacon@netcom.ca)

Message:
Do check out the Whizzers and bikes on my web page: http://tor-pw1.netcom.ca/~rbacon/Ricks_web_page Any comments or questions are welcomed. rick




Subject: Bike Bug Motor (auquabug international)
Entered on: Jan 13, 1999 12:11
Entered by: dee (monarch@iag.net)

Message:
I need to know the company who made this motor and place to get the parts.




Subject: whizzer
Entered on: Jan 15, 1999 00:56
Entered by: jim ()

Message:
what is a whizzer pacemaker bike worth no motor front brake and good double motorcyclespringer front end seat pan ect in fair shape thanks




Subject: Rupp Mini Bikes
Entered on: Jan 18, 1999 20:30
Entered by: JIM (JMcma15875@aol.com)

Message:
WANTED RUPP TT500 MINI BIKE ANY CONDITION WITH OR WITHOUT MOTOR.




Subject: MX-5 motor
Entered on: Jan 21, 1999 14:24
Entered by: Cordon (none)

Message:
i have a 1965 MX-5 motor on a schwinn, and i do believe from my inquiries on this engine, that the company that manufactured them went out of business in the early 1970's. whether this is true or not, i have not found anything that suggests otherwise. i do know that the engines are well built and i average around 33 mph. from Huntington Beach, CA....




Subject: whizzer engine
Entered on: Feb 2, 1999 00:16
Entered by: steve ()

Message:
Need to know what I should expect to pay for a Whizzer gas tank and engine. I would appreciate any help I can get.




Subject: bike motor kit
Entered on: Feb 2, 1999 14:23
Entered by: WALT SCHWANZ (gschwanz@execpc.com)

Message:
I have an Orline bike motor kit (sold through Sears Roebuck. It is a 1 HP industrial engine. Any information as to its value would be appreciated. Like new condition. Thanks.




Subject: Monarch Speed Twin
Entered on: Feb 4, 1999 13:51
Entered by: Tim (tim@bgenv.com)

Message:
I have a 1953 Monarch Speed Twin looking for information or inquiries about selling this motor bike. Any information on this motor bike would be greatly appreciated. thank you tim




Subject: whizzer news letters
Entered on: Feb 4, 1999 22:16
Entered by: bob (whizrbob)

Message:
400 pages of good whizzer stuff,history stories,bulletins,paint,schemes,tech.info.called the whizzer bible by many.$53.00 priorty mail.815-629-2629




Subject: Whizzer Cycle Truck
Entered on: Feb 10, 1999 21:52
Entered by: Geoff (GSTE 4 @ Aol)

Message:
Would like to get some info on my pre war cycle truck with a 1947 Whizzer Model H engine. Such as, did one company or person make these up? How do I tell the year of the bike ? Badge says The World, bike was originally blue in color. Everything is in good condition, no rust, runs good,has one war tire , saddle is pogo seat, whats a fair price?




Subject: Whizzer Cycle Truck
Entered on: Feb 11, 1999 09:24
Entered by: flubber ()

Message:
The cycletruck alone has got to be worth $700. And the Whizzer setup on top of that, I'd bet you're looking at at least a $2000 setup.




Subject: Solex Motorbikes - If you haven't seen them come visit our page
Entered on: Feb 12, 1999 18:44
Entered by: Jeff (JeffM@solexus.com)

Message:
If you haven't seen these bikes they are really remarkable. They are the leading motorized bicycle in the world. See more at www.solexus.com.




Subject: Need scooter parts
Entered on: Feb 21, 1999 22:02
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I trade old bikes (or cash) for Cushman motor scooter parts. Howard




Subject: Bike Motors
Entered on: Feb 23, 1999 10:35
Entered by: Xhtc@yahoo.com (xhtc@yahoo.com)

Message:
I have a earnshaw road arrow bike motor, would like more info. I also havea whizzer h motor with carb belt cover and sheeve. Both items are avaiable for trade for early bike motors. I also pay cash for bike motors. thanks pg




Subject: BIKE MOTOR KIT OR MOPED WANTED
Entered on: Feb 25, 1999 09:45
Entered by: Don (don.larson@trw.com)

Message:
Will to pay under $150 for kit or moped in good working condition. Prefer Sears and Robuck models. Email name price and location please.




Subject: 1908 CCM Motorized Bicycle
Entered on: Feb 25, 1999 20:20
Entered by: Elisabeth (bethc@istar.ca)

Message:
Our Museum has a 1908 CCM motorized bike and we are looking for information to help in its restoration. Does anyone have information such as owners manuals, parts lists, paint specifications, stories to share? Many thanks, Liz




Subject: Roadmaster-Motormaster Bicycle
Entered on: Feb 27, 1999 22:20
Entered by: Randy (www.IWONB2V2X@aol.com)

Message:
I am looking for info and-or parts for Roadmaster-Motormaster bike. I have the frame and need motor,gas tank,wheels,etc. Frame is approx. late40's or early 50's.Can any help?




Subject: Easy Rider 5hp Chopper Minibike
Entered on: Feb 28, 1999 15:18
Entered by: BILL (Pedalbill@webtv.net)

Message:
Looking to buy a old chopper minibike like I had in the early 1970s made by Easy Rider co had long front fork little tire had rear half sissy bar in back with shocks I believe it had a 5hp engin i




Subject: 1947 Whizzer For Sale
Entered on: Feb 28, 1999 21:41
Entered by: Helen (mcordova@means.net)

Message:
I have a 1947 H on a burgundy Roadmaster in great original condition. Has under 300 actual miles on it ... I put 200 of them on it since buying it in 1975. Need to sell it for medical reasons. Would you know anyone who might be interested in it? Will have photos available later tomorrow. Thanks very much!




Subject: Monark Super-Twin
Entered on: Mar 2, 1999 01:21
Entered by: Mike ( mtcandy@wtp.net)

Message:
I am looking for a clutch and jack shaft for my Monark Super Twin. Any help????




Subject: Exercycle or Kawasaki Bicycle
Entered on: Mar 7, 1999 02:07
Entered by: Dave (DHA68@aol.com)

Message:
Does anyone have any info on a motorized exercize bike called an exercycle? I would like to sell this nice condition rarity. I am also looking for a nice Kawasaki bicycle like I had when I was a child (still have original receipt and owners manual. Please E-mail. Thank You!




Subject: Monark Supertwin
Entered on: Mar 8, 1999 17:09
Entered by: George (THIM MAKER@AOL.COM)

Message:
Need a complete exhaust or at least the manifolds for a Supertwin. Also the chrome belt guard and the magneto covers. E-mail..thim maker@aol.com or call me at 630-529-9690




Subject: Looking for Moped-NYC
Entered on: Mar 9, 1999 14:09
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Seeking running, cosmetically-challenged moped for kustomizing. The cheaper the better. Prefer Puch, for sentimental reasons, but will consider any make. My webzine:BikeRod&Kustom http://www.geocities.com/~bikerodnkustom will be running an article on REECYCLES, in Washington state, who build killer stretch-frame kustom motorbikes, for about $750 each. Look for it in issue#3 in a couple of weeks.




Subject: vintage SOLEX IN france
Entered on: Mar 15, 1999 11:45
Entered by: dorothy (dotsasse@aol.com)

Message:
I have an old Solex motorcycle in my basement Is anyone interested in buying it? please contact me by E-Mail.




Subject: 79? AMF Roadmaster motorbike
Entered on: Mar 20, 1999 04:31
Entered by: Kevin (kcombs8191@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 79 AMF roadmaster motorbike that does not run. It`s all there and would clean up nice. where can I get parts for it? I think it needs a coil-ignition unit. The motor was made by Muchulich.




Subject: whizzer
Entered on: Mar 20, 1999 20:52
Entered by: Jerry (sandi7800@aol.com)

Message:
How do i get the buttons out of ambassoador frame There are 10 of them only got 2 out the rest won't move




Subject: mx5 bike motor
Entered on: Mar 21, 1999 22:55
Entered by: gary (gary_schwarze@bc.sympatico.ca)

Message:
can anyone provide me with there experience with the mx5 bike motor especially its performance on hills.




Subject: 78 AMF Roadmaster with bad coil/ignition
Entered on: Mar 22, 1999 21:48
Entered by: Steve (srosos@mc.net)

Message:
Im apparently in the same boat as the other souls here posting messages about Roadmasters with defective coil units. I am desperately searching for the coil/ignition module. Anybody with any information about finding a new part or repairing the old one, please send me an email. Thanks!! By the way, if I find one I will contact the other folks posting here to let them know.




Subject: WANTED WHIZZER SPORTSMAN +CYCLE TRUCK
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 10:58
Entered by: Fred (RecrdWoman AOL. . COM)

Message:
Iam LooKing FOR WHIZZER SPORTSMAN + WHIZZER CYCLE TRUCK




Subject: WANTED WHIZZER SPORTSMAN + CYCLE TRUCK
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 11:34
Entered by: Fred (RecrdWoman AOL COM)

Message:
I am LooKing for the Whizzer Bikes




Subject: WANTED WHIZZER SPORTSMAN + CYCLE TRUCK
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 11:35
Entered by: Fred (RecrdWoman AOL COM)

Message:
I am LooKing for the Whizzer Bikes




Subject: WANTED WHIZZER SPORTSMAN + CYCLE TRUCK
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 11:42
Entered by: Fred (RecrdWoman AOL COM)

Message:
I am LooKing for the Whizzer Bikes




Subject: WANTED WHIZZER SPORTSMAN + CYCLE TRUCK
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 11:49
Entered by: Fred (RecrdWoman AOL . COM)

Message:
I am LooKing for the Whizzer Bikes




Subject: Monarch Motor Very Rare
Entered on: Mar 28, 1999 01:53
Entered by: Ken (TKOTRBA@AOL.COM)

Message:
Does anyone have any information about a Monarch Motor Bike?? In the 50's I only seen one. It had a long gas tank, blue and white. It had a 2 cycle opossed cylinders.




Subject: Indian Pocohantis
Entered on: Mar 28, 1999 01:56
Entered by: Ken (TKOTRBA@AOL.COM)

Message:
Does anyone know about a 20 inch Indian motorcycle built during World War 2 and believed to be used by British Paratruppers??????????????? Ken




Subject: American Motor Scooter
Entered on: Mar 28, 1999 01:58
Entered by: Ken (TKOTRBA@AOL.COM)

Message:
I have a Clinton Engine kickstart that was believed to be on a scooter called American built in the years of 1946. Does anyone have any information on American Motor Scooters?????????????




Subject:
Entered on: Apr 4, 1999 21:18
Entered by: dude ()

Message:
yi ase mitu c*leser




Subject: under $100.00 dallars
Entered on: Apr 17, 1999 19:56
Entered by: bobby (N/A)

Message:
I was wondering if anyone knows of an internet rescource that would include motor scotters under $100.00?




Subject: scooters
Entered on: Apr 17, 1999 21:35
Entered by: Howard ()

Message:
Bobby, I don't think you'll get many motor scooters for $100. If you did, it would cost a fortune to get it back together and running. However, if you find a source let me know. I collect motor scooters. The older the better! Howard




Subject: Heavy duty wheels
Entered on: Apr 17, 1999 21:40
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Does anyone know where I can get 26 inch bicycle wheels like they use on motorbikes? They have heavy spokes and are sometimes called "commercial" wheels.




Subject: 26" Wheels
Entered on: Apr 21, 1999 15:29
Entered by: Stephen (sschnorr@alpha.albion.edu)

Message:
Howard, you can get wheels from worksmen in ny. look up there home page for phone number. you have to buy them as a set. What are you building up? tried to write you off line but i was unsuccessful. warm regards, stephen




Subject: california vehicle code
Entered on: May 8, 1999 09:46
Entered by: Jim ()

Message:
What are the CVC requirements for a gasoline assisted motorized bicycle?




Subject: New Departure rear hub for 105 gauge spokes
Entered on: May 9, 1999 22:49
Entered by: Randy (IWONB2V2X@aol.com)

Message:
Want to buy: A New Departure 36 hole rear hub from the late 40's that will accept 105 guage spokes and has good chrome. Have cash waiting.




Subject: whizzer wz 1949
Entered on: May 12, 1999 14:39
Entered by: dean (dabe@aol.com)

Message:
have a nice 1949 whizzer wz series with h motor 4sale. has been restored. show stopper paint job, runs great.$4500.00




Subject: That's Worksman
Entered on: May 13, 1999 23:56
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Here is the URL for Worksman's web site: http://www.worksman.com/ Their phone#is 718 332 2000 They sell heavy duty wheels in various sizes. They have drum-brake wheels as well.




Subject: Wanted schwinn WASP chainguard red
Entered on: May 16, 1999 09:00
Entered by: jerry (sandi7800@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for nos or good used wasp chain guard candy apple red




Subject: Hey people, found a new bike engine at Yahoo
Entered on: Jun 3, 1999 23:01
Entered by: Frank (rdawso@webtv.net)

Message:
Yea, I been looking for bike motors myself for years. Bought one from sears one time, made in Koing Japan. Anyhoo, this one I can't give you the home page on, but the e mail is...don't find that eather. I got the adress thou First off I want to say that I am not affiliated, don't get any commitions, and am not braking any laws. Dynamic Sports, 38-11 Ditmars Blvd.#110 Astoria NY. 11105 USA 2stroke single cyl.air cooled33.6cc 1.93 HP at 6500 RPM 25to 1 fuel to oil ratio $389 plus $20 s&h US, 25 Can. 49 rest-o-world. Mounts in 15 min. to seat post, w-thottle cable to handle bar..... Note. ck local and state laws,... if cc;s too much, get it regeistered as a motorcycle!




rake with cable and hand lever. Bike has been repainted blue and has little rust. If really interested I'll send pictures for $2.00 which is redeemable at purchase date. I'll sell for $275.00 if you pay shipping.Thanks -Barry


fo on Sears bike motors? Please post it here. Thankyou


Subject: wanted bike motors
Entered on: Aug 12, 1999 15:55
Entered by: paul (xhtc@yahoo.com)

Message:
I am interested in buying old motorized bicycles, just motors, parts or whatever you have! Scooters/parts also. please email xhtc@yahoo.com thanks!




Subject: Whizzer for sale
Entered on: Aug 16, 1999 18:55
Entered by: Bob (chiques@i-america.net)

Message:
Whizzer on restored 1952 Cloumbia bicycle. Picture available - request by e-mail. Neighbor selling due to failing eyes. Price $3000 negotiable with owner.




Subject: SIMPLEX HAVE TWO AND A RUPP MINI BIKE
Entered on: Aug 17, 1999 01:05
Entered by: JACK (SMILINJACKS@YAHOO.COM)

Message:
ONE WHITH MOTOR SOLD ONLY AS PAIR RUPP COMPLEAT EXCEPT SEAT NEEDS RECOVERED.




Subject: auxiliary engine for bikes acting on front wheel
Entered on: Aug 18, 1999 18:02
Entered by: Gerhard in Switzerland (fleischger@yahoo.de)

Message:
I'm looking for an aux. motor for bikes, which is mountable on the handlebar-axis. manufacturer "REX" builded one in the early 50's, but now is out of business. One item is exposed at the german Museum in Munich.(Visit them on the Internet!) Perhaps they have som construction plans too. Patents on it are expired. Looking for something like that: 35 - 40 cc, 1 - 2 HP, 3000 - 4000 rpm 1cyl.air-cooled. a V-belt acted on an aux. wheel which was fixed on the spokes of the front wheel, so that it was not necessary to remove the dirt-protection-shield. Could be turned on and off while biking with a lever. Who knows a producer of something like that ? Or is able to build ? In my oppinion, such an aux. engine would beat all other aux. motors on the market because it would be small, silent,cheap and very efficient. Who can help ? Please e-mail me !




Subject: WANTED SEARS MOTOCYCLE
Entered on: Aug 20, 1999 17:02
Entered by: Brad (GLIPSS@AOL.COM)

Message:
Wanted 1946? Sears motocycle. Made by J C Higgins. This has a 26 bicycle in front with a Briggs motor in back. Please E Mail




Subject: PUCH MOPEDS
Entered on: Aug 21, 1999 21:38
Entered by: Leon (delorean17@aol.com)

Message:
Hello, WANTED: PUCH MOPEDS IN ANY CONDITION. looking for Allstate Puchs sold thru sears. will buy for parts or restoration. I also have a 1950's motobecane mobymatic 50cc moped for sale in good shape. make offer




Subject: Evans Power Cycle
Entered on: Aug 23, 1999 11:57
Entered by: Robin (rgpsme@aol.com)

Message:
My father (89 years of age) is looking for an Evans Power Cycle built in Rochester, NY in the 1920s. Does anyone have any information on this bike?




Subject: Whizzer for sale update
Entered on: Aug 23, 1999 17:23
Entered by: Bob (chiques@i-america.net)

Message:
My friend lowered his price to $1700. He wants to sell the bike. Anyone interested? call him at 1-336-766-3378 or e-mail me. See mewssage two items above




Subject: Japanese Scooters
Entered on: Aug 30, 1999 15:59
Entered by: Victor (DJFire9070@AOL.Com)

Message:
Looking for motor scooters made by Yamaha or Honda. Willing to pay any price!




Subject: info on motorized bike
Entered on: Sep 2, 1999 22:05
Entered by: Ron (chapman@owc.net)

Message:
I have acquired a Ranger bike that is equiped with a Travis motor. As close as I can tell by the serial no# on the motor,the bike is from the early 60's.The bike is in pretty good shape,but the motor brackets and the rod that disengages the motor from the bike tire seems to be missing some parts.If anyone has any input on this or anyway that I can get hold of some info I would greatly appreciate the info.Thanks...........Ron




Subject: More Solex Info
Entered on: Sep 26, 1999 11:28
Entered by: Jim C. (wld1940@yahoo.com)

Message:
If you own one of these or are interested in them, be sure to visit the the Yahoo Solex Club!




Subject: Bicycle Motors
Entered on: Sep 26, 1999 11:33
Entered by: Jim C. (wld1940@yahoo.com)

Message:
A comprehensive list of bicycle motor manufacturers and suppliers can be found on the moped.org site.




Subject: searching for points and other ignition parts for a 1 cyl engine made by Advance Engine Products-CA any info would be greatly appreaciated
Entered on: Oct 7, 1999 18:12
Entered by: Gary (gsteph7@aol.com)

Message:
searching for ip




Subject: solex 5000
Entered on: Oct 9, 1999 21:24
Entered by: Steve (smarrotte@email.com)

Message:
I have a 1978 solex 5000 for sale it's all arignal and in mint condition.




Subject: puch
Entered on: Oct 9, 1999 21:31
Entered by: Steve (smarrotte@email.com)

Message:
Hey does anybody know were i can get a pistion and rings for a 1978 puch magnum xk.if so could you let me know thank's.




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 10, 1999 21:25
Entered by: tony ()

Message:
1972 yamaha 350 2 stroke street bike what is it worth 3000 original miles good condition




Subject: Smith Motor Wheel
Entered on: Oct 11, 1999 17:58
Entered by: Fastjack (heisler@execpc.com)

Message:
I Have a Smith Motor Wheel that runs really well, however could use a new tire. The tire is a solid type with out a tube or air valve. Any ideas where to purchase one? The size is 1.75" x 20". I would also like to find some literature on this machine. Any help is greatly appreached.




Subject: Our new Discussion Area
Entered on: Oct 12, 1999 14:44
Entered by: Vin (Menotomy@aol.com)

Message:
Check it out:


NOTICE: Big Changes Coming!!!

Menotomy Vintage Bicycle's web site is going to
G R O W !
We're moving to a new domain: oldroads.com

The new web site will:

  • Have a new and improved Discussion Area (you can start using it today!)
  • Have a greatly expanded Vintage Bicycle Picture Database (and it will be a true searchable database)
  • Have a lot more resources available to Vintage Bicycle collectors.
  • It'll be a while before we've made the new site reach it's full potential, but you can start using it right now: oldroads.com



Subject:
Entered on: Oct 13, 1999 13:41
Entered by: Sean (sean.dorman@hpmg.com)

Message:
Has anyone out there heard of a LaRay? 26" tire in front, 20" in back. Belt drive, Springer front (Harley style), rear drum brake no chrome all nickel plated and a huge messinger seat! I want this baby to run but it has a short in it. Looks to be a air cooled "Briggs & Stratton". Any info would be appreciated and pictures would put you on an alter to be worshipped!


NOTICE: Big Changes Coming!!!

Menotomy Vintage Bicycle's web site is going to
G R O W !
We're moving to a new domain: oldroads.com

The new web site will:

  • Have a new and improved Discussion Area (you can start using it today!)
  • Have a greatly expanded Vintage Bicycle Picture Database (and it will be a true searchable database)
  • Have a lot more resources available to Vintage Bicycle collectors.
  • It'll be a while before we've made the new site reach it's full potential, but you can start using it right now: oldroads.com