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AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson Parts posted by: fatdan on 9/1/2005 at 6:25:13 PM
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.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson Parts posted by Marshall on 4/29/2006 at 1:34:20 PM
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...
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Squealing when riding posted by: David on 8/29/2005 at 2:20:48 AM
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
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Squealing when riding posted by Edward on 8/31/2005 at 5:07:39 AM
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.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Squealing when riding posted by David on 9/1/2005 at 2:09:04 PM
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,
David
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Squealing when riding posted by Edward on 9/7/2005 at 3:40:35 AM
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.
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MISC:   Cancellation of Boston Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 8/12/2005 at 8:36:21 PM
I'm posting the note for good friend Jason Cloutier with regard to the afformentioned Boston Swap Meet.

Thank you, Peter Naiman
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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
directions.

Sincerely,
Jason Cloutier
Pawtucket, RI
Contact Email: velo59@yahoo.com

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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/27/2005 at 1:35:08 PM
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.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by: Melinda on 7/26/2005 at 3:57:09 PM
Hi,

I just finished mounting my 48cc Grubee on the Schwinn Stingray chopper, and yesterday I tried starting my bike. (I tried twice and then decided to wait until later because it was just too hot to push my bike back up the hill again.)

I didn't get any spark the first time, and when I checked my coil connection wires I realized that I had disconnected them in the process of securing them to the frame. So after reconnecting them I went up the hill again. I didn't get spark the second time either. After I checked my coil wires and my spark plug connection and they seemed okay, I decided to take a break. Actually I'm not sure what to check besides pushing down to make full contact with the spark plug and making sure there are no obvious signs of corrosion on the plug. How else can I check this?

Later it occurred to me that maybe I didn't pedal far enough to get it started. I went about 20-30 yards downhill at maybe 5-8 mph. Should I keep pedaling further do you think? Also the second time I primed the engine again just in case. Could I potentially flood the engine? And if I do what symptom will it show?

One other thing I noticed was that as I rolled the bike with the clutch engaged the drive chain would make a cyclic kind of thunk or thwack. It wasn't very frequent, maybe once every time the chain went around. I'm wondering if it might have something to do with the chain section I put in or the original chain, in particular where the two are connected with master links. I've ordered two replacement master links just to have "virgin" ones to put in. But one link on the original chain is kind of difficult to put a master link on. It appears to be kind of warped outward so that the locking piece can barely fit on. I don't know if maybe I should get a new 415HD chain. Anyhow I thought I would check in case this was "normal".

Thanks in advance,
Melinda
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by Melinda on 8/1/2005 at 8:11:56 PM
Hi,

I have made progress. With help, I tightened the chain which reduced the thwack. Although I purchased a couple of master links from (themopedjunkyard.com), I haven't installed them yet. I'm hoping they will eliminate that thwap.

I also got a suggestion for how to check to see if I had spark from a member of the discussion group. He said to remove the spark plug from the engine but keep it attached to the CD ignition. Then while pedaling hold the plug near the block (and avoiding getting shocked), watch for spark.

I propped up my rear fork so that my rear wheel could turn freely and taped the spark plug to the bike frame so that it was close to, but not touching, the engine block. Boy! Did I have spark! It looked good!

I put the spark plug back in and tried to start the engine again. It sounded like it was turning over, but when I stopped pedaling the engine stopped, too. (Bike was still propped up with rear wheel able to spin freely.)

I tried adjusting the choke while pedaling, and I tried getting an air bubble out of the fuel line. Still the motor doesn't continue to run on it's own.

Right now I'm optimistic, but taking a break,
Any suggestions are very welcome,
Melinda
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by Harry Tutle on 9/2/2005 at 1:12:37 AM
I'm looking for a V belt pulley to fit on the rearwheel of
a 26" bike wheel. I intend to mout a 2HP B&S engine above the rear wheel. Can anyone tell me where to find about a
8-9" pulley for a 4L or 5L belt?

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          RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by Edward on 11/20/2005 at 6:58:02 AM
You might try a whizzer dealer for a sheave (pulley). The alternative is to weld another rim (with spokes removed) to your rim every 6 inches around the circumference. You'll have to widen the rear forks to accommodate the extra width of the doubled wheel.
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by Melinda on 11/28/2005 at 2:05:07 AM
I figured out shortly after posting while reviewing a photo I was sending (to the fellow who sold me the motor) that I had reconnected the wires to the CD ignition backward. (They had become disconnected on an earlier attempt to start the engine.)

Meanwhile with suggestion from Edward, who posts here, I also sealed the carburetor to the motor better using a permatex silicone product. Both this and the correct connection of the wires lead to a successful start.

I've been riding the bike regularly now for a few months, 15-30 minutes at a time. With suggestion from a friend at work, I tuned the engine until it had a better gas-air mix. Now it doesn't spew burnt feul, but it still fouls the spark plug enough to need cleaning before each trip in order to start the engine. To tune the motor, I turned the gas mix screw and the throttle needle position screw until I minimized the smoke coming out the muffler. Ultimately that was the gas mix screw all the way in and the throttle needle all the way up to keep the engine from running too rich. This seems a bit extrememe and so I'm wondering if I should check something else that controls gas flow. (The carburetor float when last checked was okay.) Or air flow. (I'm trying to find a replacement air filter. Haven't had much luck yet.)

I've also put in chain tensioners (two Surly Tuggnuts) and that has helped with adjusting the wheel position immensely. I had the chain to the pedal too tight and wore out the coaster bearing already.

I hope to get a pair of "ape hanger" handlebars soon (offered by Schwinn). Maybe then I can sit up straight instead of leaning over.

In the meantime here's a photo of my bike with the stock handlebars.


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          RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by Melinda on 11/30/2005 at 12:30:21 AM
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          RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: grubee 48cc; NEED SPARK! posted by Melinda on 11/30/2005 at 12:45:47 AM
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Clutch problems on 60cc Grubee posted by: David on 7/22/2005 at 6:23:33 PM
I installed a 60cc grubee and am having trouble with the clutch being tottally stuck in the engaged position so that I cannot pedel freely. When I unscrew the clutch nut enough for the wheel to actually spin the clutch lever is extremely stiff. Anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance...
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Clutch problems on 60cc Grubee posted by Melinda on 7/26/2005 at 3:07:43 PM
Hi, David,

I just put together a Grubee 48cc Skyhawk with the new Stingray Chopper frame, and I ran into a similar question. Fortunately the guy who sold it to me helped me out. With the clutch lever screwed on, have you tried pushing the clutch arm toward the bike frame? The clutch is a very stiff spring. It may take two thumbs at first (or at least it did with my small hands).

Then getting the clutch adjusted involves putting the brass sleeve in a position close enough to disengaging the engine that the handlebar lever will allow the chain to move freely when pulled. For me this took a lot of trial and error. I also had to cut off a lot of that small spring to allow the clutch lever to move without buckling that spring. Finally I did what I should have from the start which was use a Sharpee to mark the cable where I intended to put the brass sleeve. That helped me more successfully move the sleeve forward or back from the last attempted position.

Also forget the 1/16" freeplay they mention in the instructions. When I was concerned that the engaged position involved some tension on the clutch lever, the guy who sold it to me said don't worry about the risk of wearing the clutch out. Also I ultimately took the opposite approach from the one in the instructions. I pushed the clutch lever all the way in and pulled the handlebar lever in, too, and then marked where I wanted to put the brass sleeve. This initially made the cable too short, because the bike still rolled freely when the handlebar lever was let out, but I could just bit by bit move the sleeve down the cable and finally find a good position for it.

Good luck! I want to keep in touch because right now I'm troubleshooting, too. :)
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Clutch problems on 60cc Grubee posted by Don Mussell on 8/22/2005 at 1:53:47 AM
Your problem is very easy to solve.Replace your cluch outer cable with a good quality bicycle cable.Your free play is bering taken up by the low qualitey chinese cable buckling under tension. Don [email me if you want more tech.advice.]
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Clutch problems on 60cc Grubee posted by carlos davila on 6/18/2007 at 9:59:10 AM
i owen a 48cc skyhawk lowrider bicycle and for some reason i can push the bike with out holding the clutch. do any body knows what is that happen,it's because the clutch is gone?
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AGE / VALUE:   malvernstar autocycle posted by: steve on 7/22/2005 at 11:49:35 AM
did the malvernstar autocycle come in two models if so did one have pedals and the other not i believe my grand father had one that didnt have pedals but had akick start
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Progress on '63 Schwinn Moto posted by: Rif on 7/8/2005 at 3:55:00 PM
Hey all,
My shipment from Mike Simpson (simpson motorbikes) came yesterday A.M.
I spent all day wrenching on my two projects-
The main one being my '63 Schwinn Typhoon with Hercules tank.
It now has an 80cc Grube mounted!
Interesting install. I fabricated a front motor mount extension from some mild steel plate that I had laying around, and it came out sweet!
the engine is solidly mounted with NO clearance issues.
The only troubles I'm having is with the clutch and the rear wheel. The clutch is stiff and the arm doesn't 'snap' back freely like on the 48cc I have. It feels wierd. The rear tire is being pulled out of line by the different chain tensions and the rear drive sprocket; I ran out of daylight and have no lighting in my workspace so I had to stop.
BTW- the clutch is going to be activated by a bendix three speed, positive lock stick shift. The Standard handlebar mounted clutch lever just wasn't doing a thing for me. I've already mounted the stick shift on the down tube (jockey shift style); this is not to be trendy or cool, but because that's how the inspiration hit me while digging through my parts bins. I am merely a vessel through which Art and Inspiration travels. The bike sort of 'tells' me what it wants and I build it to my vision...
Well, I'll post pic.s as soon as I can snap some and down load them.
The Faux antique 1902 California(2)/1905 Mead replica now has it's center stand and hairpin saddle, and is looking great in it's 'mock-up' stage; pic.s of that one soon too...]
:-)
Thanks,
Rif

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Progress on '63 Schwinn Moto posted by rif on 7/9/2005 at 3:17:31 AM
Never mind, got it taken care of!
I got it to fire up but unfortunately, the wheel and drive sprocket
are out of true, so my next day off I'll throw it on the trueing stand
and get that all taken care of...
Man, does that engine sound GOOD; Snappy on the throttle too!
THANKS MIKE!!!
Rif
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AGE / VALUE:   Two people on A Motobike??????? posted by: Mike Schneider on 7/5/2005 at 2:06:23 AM
Looking for advise - experience on hauling two people on a motobike.

Been emailing Riff Addams, Don Grube and Mike Simpson. Mike gave me some excellent advise: 70 cc engine, 24" wheels and a 50 tooth sprocket.

Any experience or advise out there?

BITW (Brothers In The Wind)

Mike
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MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by: al on 6/24/2005 at 1:15:52 AM
i have found an old bicycle motor that says on it: I got chicken power, it says it is manufactored by Advanced Engins Inc in los angels copywrited in 1973 by O & R eng inc. Does anyone know where i can get parts for this motor
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          RE:MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by mario limoges on 7/26/2005 at 9:04:59 PM
me to i have chicken power motor me to i can found parts this motor good luck
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          RE:RE:MISC: i got chicken power motor posted by carlo on 8/18/2005 at 11:45:02 AM
I'm with you guys, I need parts and manual for my chicken power motor too. Any luck finding anything?
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          RE:MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by mickey on 12/4/2005 at 12:15:38 AM
i too am looking for the manual for this engine
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          RE:MISC:   i got chicken power motor posted by mickey on 12/4/2005 at 12:23:39 AM
i too am looking for the manual for this engine
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          RE:MISC: i got a chicken power motor for sale! posted by Evan Parent on 1/21/2006 at 11:19:13 PM
I have a Chicken Power motor up for sale on ebay right now Item # 7213605777


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          RE:MISC: i got chicken power motor posted by carlo on 5/10/2006 at 11:50:37 AM
Got my Chicken Power up and running. Not very powerful. More of a assist to you peddaling. Will be selling it soon .
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by: Bill DuMez on 6/20/2005 at 12:26:36 AM
I have a 1978 AMF All Pro motorized bike with a McCulloch 49cc. motor. Bike ID# 057361 On the motor it says 400612D Serial # 11-065415. It's in perfect condition but I can't get spark to the plug. Also the twist grip throttle doesn't pull the cable could it be frozen inside the case? Any help on this bike would be helpful including manuals parts and any ideas what I should do to get it running. I have a pic of the bike if someone wants to see it I can email it to you. The bike looks similar to a stingray with the motor on the rear tire and you can engage or disengage with a spring loaded lever over the motor. When engaged you peddle to start I believe. Thanks for all your help. Bill
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by Allan Mackay on 10/7/2010 at 8:37:09 PM
Tom do you have any pictures I can look at to verify what I have it is only the engine and it says Mcculough model # 400612d and I have the same problem as you "no-Spark"
regards Allan
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by Jamie on 6/21/2005 at 2:08:03 AM
You should take the cable off, situate it so that it is hanging and either work WD40 into it or some of that machine oil into it. The casing of the cable has probably rusted onto the cable. Put some oil around the cable just above the casing and let it work it's way down. If it doesn't quickly come loose, turn it over and do the same.

On the spark, of course check all of the connections, and check the gap of the coil to the fly wheel, it may have some adjustment and you may be able to clean the contacts and readjust them so that they are close enough to get a spark.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by Jamie on 6/21/2005 at 2:09:29 AM
You might also post a request for info on the Moped army. There are a lot of guys that watch that discussion area that are familliar with those motors.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Amf All Pro Info posted by bob walter on 8/14/2005 at 3:37:17 PM
I have an AMF motorized bike without the headlite. It needs tires and hasn't run for a long time. I'm interested in selling it. Im inthe Tacoma, WA area. Interested?
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by tom on 1/2/2006 at 6:40:37 PM
i have a 78 roadmaster moped that is lacking spark. how might i adjust the coil, flywheel, etc. to get fire? this bike is in excellent shape...nothing missing! thanks, tom
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by tom on 1/2/2006 at 6:40:41 PM
i have a 78 roadmaster moped that is lacking spark. how might i adjust the coil, flywheel, etc. to get fire? this bike is in excellent shape...nothing missing! thanks, tom
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Amf All Pro Info posted by tom on 1/2/2006 at 6:45:18 PM
i have a 78 roadmaster moped that is lacking spark. how might i adjust the coil, flywheel, etc. to get fire? this bike is in excellent shape...nothing missing! thanks, tom
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   25cc drive train posted by: Daniel on 6/16/2005 at 6:46:11 PM
I want to put a 25cc engine on a rear rack. attach it to a 53t road ring that is bolted to the wheel on a bike. I have rebuilt this little engine and got it idling again. I have all the stuff worked out except the "front" sproket. Does anyone know where I can get a sproket or sproket/centri clutch that will attach to this motor? It has a bell centri clutch on it now that ends in a square taper for a worm drive (weed wacker). I am thinking I need to remove this clutch and hopefully find a bolt on clutch/sproket to get the drive line in place.
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AGE / VALUE:   Electric Bikes in China posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 6/6/2005 at 2:53:58 PM
This month's issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine has an article about
e-bikes in China. Here are the first few paragraphs for you reading
pleasure:

CHINA'S CYCLISTS TAKE CHARGE
ELECTRIC BICYCLES ARE SELLING BY THE MILLIONS DESPITE EFFORTS TO BAN
THEM
BY PETER FAIRLEY

It's 8 a.m. and Shanghai is moving.

For the cars and trucks crammed together on the elevated highway
cutting through downtown, it's a slow crawl. On the smaller roads
below, traffic is rolling at a steady 10 to 15 kilometers per hour in
what looks like a more traditional Chinese street scene. Vying with
the cars and trucks for the same strip of pavement are a motley
assortment of two- and three-wheeled vehicles-everything from simple
steel-frame bikes and heavily laden pedal-powered carts to motorized
scooters.

Hidden within this stream is an entirely novel, homegrown class of
commuter vehicle: electric bikes and scooters. There are an estimated
1 million electric two-wheelers on Shanghai's streets; yet to the
Western observer it is only what's missing that gives them away. Some
look like scooters, but they have no tailpipe spewing exhaust, no
sputtering engine. Some look like fanciful bicycles, but their pedals
are oddly still as riders relax and let the battery-powered electric
motor whisk them to work.

For all the talk of China's growing infatuation with automobiles, the
world's most populous nation continues to roll primarily on two
wheels-and, increasingly, an electric motor drives them. The China
Bicycle Association, a government-chartered industry group in
Beijing, estimates that last year manufacturers sold 7.5 million
electric bikes nationwide-nearly double the sales in 2003-and they
are likely to ship more than 10 million this year.

That's three times as many as the most optimistic projections for
auto sales in China. There's a powerful desire for motorized personal
transportation in China as its cities sprawl. The electric bicycle is
an attractive option for commuters, service people, and couriers. At
1500 to 3000 yuan (US $180 to $360), an electric bike is buyable at a
small fraction of the cost of an automobile. It is also exhilarating.
Hop on and crank the throttle, and an electric motor built into the
hub propels you to speeds of 20 km/h or more.

Despite the obvious appeal of electric bikes, some Chinese cities have
banned them altogether, alleging environmental drawbacks and concerns
about public safety. But that hasn't stopped millions from buying
electric two-wheelers in China-an astonishing development for
advocates who have struggled for a decade to build a market for
electric bikes in the United States and Europe.

"It is the dawn of a new era in electric bicycles," says Frank E.
Jamerson, a former leader in electric vehicle R&D at General Motors
Corp. whose Naples, Fla.-based consultancy recently completed a
worldwide review of developments in light electric vehicles. "The
electric bike is now a real player." Jamerson says China's electric
bicycles accounted for roughly three-quarters of the electric
vehicles (EVs) sold worldwide last year. "Courtesy of the Chinese
domestic market, we now have very cheap electric propulsion systems
that will move a human being," says Ed Benjamin, vice president of
the Light Transport Division at electric-propulsion-technology
firm WaveCrest Laboratories LLC, in Dulles, Va., and an authority on
electric-bicycle markets. "The question is: what are we going to do
with them? I'd say we don't know yet."


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Mo-pet moped posted by: Gordon Bullis on 6/5/2005 at 6:29:54 AM
Hi. I picked up a Mo-pet moped today. It needs some work. Google turns up nothing on the name. Does anyone here have any info on it?

Th efront wheel turns stiff, probably needs some grease on the bearings. Rear is a bit stiff too. Also needs rear tire and tube, new fuel line, new kill switch. I'll probably find more wrong as I get into it.

Gordon Bullis

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Mo-pet moped posted by Jamie on 6/9/2005 at 2:30:45 AM
Hi, I have personally never heard of a Mo Pet. Be careful with the hard to turn tires, I'm sure that the bearings need to be greased but, you may have drum brakes on the front and rear of that thing. Look to see if the hub is bigger than a regular bicycles or if there is a cable going down to it.

Also, if you cannot find any info on it, you don't want to loose any of those bearings so, don't work in the grass of your yard.

Take the plug out of the motor and put a few drops of engine oil in (10w30 or any motor oil would be fine, you just want to coat the cylindar before giving it a few cranks since there may not have been any oil around it for a while.

Do a search on the "moped army" and ask them about it if you cannot find any info, there are a lot of moped guru's on that site.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Study of Motorized Bicycles posted by: H. Oman on 6/4/2005 at 8:28:35 PM
Has anyone done a study or published any info on vintage motorized bicycles? Comparing the features of various motors like the Evans, the Simplex, the Travis, etc. Also tips on what to expect as far as performance and how to repair/maintain. Is the a club for these vehicles? 'Harry
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