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AGE / VALUE:   Improved Bike Bug Friction Drive posted by: Mike Schneider on 10/17/2011 at 8:14:18 PM




Have develpoded both a front drive and rear drive - 2 and 4 cycle friction drive. Installs in minutes and engine and be removed by hand (no tools) - made in USA.

[url]www.bikebug.net[/url] 713 9762 2681 [email]sales@bikebug.net[/email]
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AGE / VALUE:   No Flats posted by: Mike Schneider on 9/7/2011 at 11:41:16 PM
Bike Bug presents No Flats Tubes – Guaranteed not to go flat.
No Flat Tubes are polyurethane molded to fill and your 26” X 2.125” Bicycle tire
713 962 2681 www.bikebug.net sales@bikebug.net

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AGE / VALUE:   AMF Roadmaster Moped posted by: Terri on 8/31/2011 at 5:25:19 PM
I have an AMF Roadmaster Moped that appears to be all original (down to the tires)and is in good condition. Don't know the year or anything else about it. The vin # is 107141, can anyone help identify it? I haven't gotten it running and don't know if it is worth investing time and $ if it has little value. Appreciate any help.
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AGE / VALUE:   Bike Bug Brother of The Year - Rev. Johny Mooore Schulenburg Texas & Rally posted by: Mike Schneider on 6/22/2011 at 12:14:20 AM
The Motorized Bicycle Company of Houston, Texas has donated one of its Bike Bug (America’s Favorite Bicycle Engine) front wheel drive bicycle engine to Reverend Johnny Moore of Schulenberg, Texas and honored him as Bike Bug Brother of the Year 2011. The Bike Bug engine is mounted on a Worksman Industrial Tricycle (model ADB-3CB) with a 2’ X 6’ bicycle wheel trailer. The Motorized Bicycle Company’s engineering staff designed and built the accompanying trailer. Their calculations and tests show the Bike Bug 1.2 horsepower engine, industrial tricycle and bicycle wheeled trailer should support 300+ lb. payloads and travel at 20+/- miles per hour and achieve 150 miles per gallon.

During the recent MS150 bicycle event (Houston to Austin 150 miles) – four Bike Bug equipped bicyclers learned about Rev. Moore constructing a church by collecting recyclable materials with a bicycle and wagon during their stop in Columbus, Texas. They learned Rev. Moore collected the materials and hauled them to his facility. At the Church of the Heart construction site, the Preacher and parishioners sort and stack the various items into an immaculate arrangement of various items. The local good citizens of Schulenberg shop at Rev. Moore’s outdoor facility and buy the various items. The proceeds are set to fund the church construction.

We have the award during the Grand Parade All Cowboy Rodeo. More information on the Festival ingcan be found at
www.schulenburgfestival.org

Hope you Bike Buggers can join us.

B&SITW (Brothers & Sisters In the Wind)

Mike
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Improved Bike Bug posted by: Mike Schneider on 6/5/2011 at 9:55:24 AM
Check out the "Improved Bike Bug Bicycle Engines" - CBS News - KHOUTV CHannel 11. The news clip is alos posted on our webite Bike Bug - 2nd tab from top.

BITW (Brothers In The Wind)

Mike
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Improved Bike Bug posted by Mike Schneider on 6/5/2011 at 1:47:48 PM
How about a USA made friction drive - front & rear mount?????????


Parts, literature and help with Bike Bug Engines can be found at http://www.bikebug.net
Please see our selection of Improved Bike Bugs and Classic Bike Bugs

Also just had a news clip on CBS

Can be see on http://bit.ly/mTCYpL or go to the website and hit the 2nd tab on www.bikebug.net

BITW (Brothers In the Wind)

Mike
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   KingsMotorBikes posted by: Howard Walt on 4/26/2011 at 10:05:55 AM
Just so noone has to go through the same anguish I did.....My sister bought me a skyhawk 80cc from Kings....they sent a returned engine (dented gas tank, dented chainguard that actually had plier marks from previous customer trying to straighten out for return, muffler actually had oil and carbon residue). I stopped unpacking, called for a replacement. Sent them pictures and they actually had the gall to have me try to file a claim with UPS so they wouldn't incur any costs for THEIR mistake which was pretty obvious.....noone is even checking box contents to even see if a box is a return or new engine. To top it off it was sent via the USPS...not UPS. I asked them for a replacement...and got hung up on. My sister cslled and she was hung up on. I ended up paying $30(out of pocket for their ineptness on an already $180 engine) for return shipping of the damaged parts with no reimbursement or apology. Just a whole lot of bad attitude. If you value your $, time, and patience avoid those clowns at all costs.....I am. I wouldn't even place a small order with them in the future even if they give me a free engine....they are that bad. Also they own roughly 3 different sites selling the same products so you come running to the other site when u get screwed.
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AGE / VALUE:   "fox bicycle engine" for sale posted by: Mike Schneider on 2/1/2011 at 9:34:28 PM
Will buy Fox bicycle engines
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AGE / VALUE:   Bicycle Engines posted by: Mike Schneider on 1/11/2011 at 10:37:34 AM
Bike Bugs, Aqua Bugs, TAS Spitz and Sears Free Spirit Bicycle Engines - Sells NOS $500 and Restored Used $350. We also sell parts for these engines plus O&R, Chicken Power, Solex, Bike Machines. We also do service and repairs with a 30 warranty. Also buy used bicycle engines or will do trade in for running engine. Our website includes bicycle accessories such as X Lights stem lights, turn signals, brake lights and bicycle radios plus other goodies to make your bike fully decked out. Check us out at www.bikebug.net, Mike Schneider, Bike Bug, 1307 Country Place Circle, Houston, Texas 77079 – 731 962 2861 sales@bikebug.net.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Velosolex carburetor posted by: ken on 12/21/2010 at 5:22:36 AM
Has anyone an exploded diagram showing the solex carb, Ive bought an engine off ebay, no instructions, some of the components are broke/ missing
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Velosolex carburetor posted by Steve on 1/1/2011 at 3:48:12 AM
http://briansolex.free.fr/ Check with him.
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AGE / VALUE:   Whizzer seat recovering posted by: George on 11/15/2010 at 10:46:01 PM
Does anyone know how the rivets are applied when recovering a leather whizzer seat. The rivets do not show on the outside but go through the pan to the wrapped around leather on the inside? How do you flatten the rivet without messing up the outside finished surface of the leather seat??
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MISC:   Paint on an old Whizzer Sportsman posted by: George on 11/8/2010 at 3:35:36 PM
Does anyone know the paint formulas for the colors on an old Whizzer Sportsman?? I'm interested in the metallic green that was used.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug Brothers 2010 posted by: Mike Schneider on 10/27/2010 at 8:45:01 AM
B I K E B U G B R O T H E R H O O D N E W S :You may recall our interview with Mike Schneider, probably the foremost living authority on the Tanaka bike engine kits of the '70s, most commonly called "Bike Bugs". Not only is Mike still involved with those little beauties, he actually formed and heads an organization for fanciers of the marque. One aspect of the club's activities is the promotion of positive contributions by members, via Bike Bug, and acknowledgement of their good deeds through The Bike Bug Brother of the Year Award. Here's the story behind this year's award:"Charles Allen of Columbia, Michigan performed a labor of love for his good friend Matt Schultz, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Charlie rebuilt a bike and a Bike Bug Bicycle Engine for his friend. Matt has been afflicted with poor eyesight recently, and has had to give up his Florida auto driver's license.'
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Monark Supertwin Carb. parts posted by: Geo. Stratton on 10/6/2010 at 6:01:58 PM
Anyone out there with parts for a tillotson MD-29B as used on the Monark Supertwin. I have a complete engine missing only the high speed adjustment screw on the carb.????
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Monark Supertwin Carb. parts posted by Gary Towler on 10/31/2011 at 4:12:22 AM
George,

Did you have any luck with this part? I have a similar issue with the same carb.

Thanks,
Gary

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AGE / VALUE:   Literature on Vintage Bicycle Engines posted by: Mike Schneider on 8/17/2010 at 9:29:12 AM
Just posted manuals and other documents on www.bikebug.net

Bike Machine Manual

Chicken Power
Chicken Power Fuel Tank
Chicken Power Parts

Fox Manual

Jack Heinz - Maintenance and Repair

Solex 3800

Travis Manual
Travis Model

Velo-Solex Collection
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Literature on Vintage Bicycle Engines posted by DAVID DEGARLAIS on 10/18/2010 at 1:31:03 PM
I AM TRYING TO RESTORE A 1949 WHIZZER ON A SCHWINN ADRIMAL BIKE NEED SOME PARTS
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   solex 3800 posted by: Jerry on 8/4/2010 at 1:38:18 PM
Just bought 2 old Solex bicycles and wanting to rebuild them. where can i get parts.i live in Mo. Another Question how does the fuel cap come off,(don't want to break them, they are stuck.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   solex 3800 posted by ire mark on 8/14/2010 at 12:11:35 AM
jerry, I have had problems getting the gas cap off some of my solexes they swell up over time,,, oil, heat,(non flame), and finally, just force it,,, I've never broken one, once its off you can lightly sand the cap, test fitting it, till its good as new. I'm in St. Louis Mo. may have parts you need close by.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   solex 3800 posted by Henri on 8/16/2010 at 6:34:04 AM
for brand new Made in France Velosolex, contact:
www.velosolexamerica.com
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