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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Smith Motor Wheel posted by: Marty W on 10/3/2004 at 3:59:25 AM
I am looking to add a Smith Motor Wheel to my collection of Bicycles. How much do these usually go for and how rare are they? Are there any discussion groups that deal with these? Thanks in advance for any info.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Smith Motor Wheel posted by Brian on 10/5/2004 at 3:48:10 AM
Be prepared to spend a bunch of money. You will see incomplete motors for around $1000. Most are missing the magneto and the wheel assembly. Both are very hard to find. A few almost complete Smith or Briggs sold on ebay for over $3500.00 Even if you do find a motor you still need to find the controls and mounting brackets which are hard to come by also. When you do locate a motor wheel, examine the hub and shaft the flywheel is on and also the hub and shaft for the driven wheel. Both are weak points and are usually cracked and wallowed out. If you find an extra one, I am looking too. I have a 1917 Dayton Motor Wheel, made by Smith but replaces the front wheel unlike the Smith. Check out my website: http://oldbike.homestead.com/
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Smith Motor Wheel posted by Ron Hartman on 10/20/2004 at 8:41:06 PM
My Dad (in Virginia) had a Smith Motor Wheel Flyer when he was about 15 years old in about 1922 - with four 20 inch spoked bicycle like wheels on a buckboard with the Smith Motor Wheel mounted on the rear - motor raised & lowered with a leaver between the (2) seats - Flyer was made by Briggs & Stratton - My Dad had me to try to sell this Flyer for him in about 1990 - The motor was complete and did run. I found a buyer in CA and sold it to him for $1,350.00 plus shp. (it was taken apart and shipped in 4 different boxes by UPS) - It still had the original manual with the Flyer (I did make a copy of the manual, and still have that). Just a little information that I thought that you may be interested in - Popular Science had a article in it in the 1960`s stating that it was only 7 of the Flyers known to exist.
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Smith Motor Wheel posted by Ray on 10/22/2004 at 3:23:47 AM
I had a gas tank for one of these kicking around my garage for about a year and recently sold it on ebay for around $600. I then spotted the engine at a recent car swap in a pile of stuff and bought it. Will probably re-sell it after I clean it up a bit. It is quite intact and the flywheel turns. Look for it on ebay in the near future as I have no need for it. May post a photos here soon also.

Ray
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          Now on ebay posted by Ray on 10/26/2004 at 6:30:11 PM
I have it posted on ebay under the following link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=420&item=2280209959&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

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AGE / VALUE:motocross pedal bike sears posted by: jason on 9/23/2004 at 5:37:36 AM
I have recently picked up and old guessing around a 70's Sears Motocross Pedal Bike. I got it from a dump and it looked cool. i brought it to a bike mechanic to see if he had any crank arms for it which he didnt but he wanted to buy the thing off me like 30 secs into describing it. i need some info on this bike but i cant even find it. i have found something that looks like it but it isnt exactlly it but close. if you know of what this is, worth, or any info at all email me at red__neck@hotmail.com(two underscores). i will add the pic of the look a like. i didnt want to chop it up and make it into a chopper before i knew if it was restoring. thanks jason


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AGE / VALUE:SAT.SEPT18TH IRON RANCH SWAPMEET VANCOUVER,WA. posted by: jon in desmoines on 9/19/2004 at 3:23:55 PM
ANY OF YOU NORTHWESTERN WIZZER FANS,AND OLD BIKE FANS THAT STAYED HOME CUZ YOU THOUGHT IT MIGHT RAIN, YOU WERE RIGHT IT POURED! WITH ONLY A FEW BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS IT WAS A SOGGY DOGGY, BUT TALKING TO RON MUNGER,ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS
AND BARBECUE CHEF,THE TURN OUT WAS DOWN ONLY A HANDFULL OF SELLERS AND THERE WAS A GOOD SUPPLY OF BARGAIN HUNTERS SCOOPING UP ON THE DEALS. I THINK THE RAIN LOWERED A FEW PRICES AS THERE LOOKED TO BE A FAIR AMOUNT OF TRADING GOING ON.BUT BY 11:00 AM THE RAIN HAD GOT TO MOST OF US AND PEOPLE WERE PACKING UP AND HEADING HOME TO DRY OFF.
IF YOU MISSED THIS ONE,YOU GOTTA CHECK IT OUT NEXT YEAR!
THE LOCATION IS AWESOME AND RON IS SURELY ONE OF THE BEST BBQ CHEFS IN THE AREA, SEE YOU ALL AT THE ARMORY SWAP IN THE SPRING! JON IN DESMOINES
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MISC:testing posted by: Vin on 9/11/2004 at 1:31:56 PM
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          RE:MISC:testing posted by Vin on 9/11/2004 at 1:33:39 PM
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          RE:MISC:testing posted by Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc at OldRoads.com on 9/11/2004 at 1:35:06 PM
You can now add pictures to your messages.

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          RE:MISC:testing posted by brian on 9/14/2004 at 2:51:02 AM
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Motorizing a bike posted by: Howard on 8/28/2004 at 6:19:00 PM
I'm trying to put a motor on a bike. I have too choices. One is a two-cycle McCulloch engine of about 90 cc's. That's about all I know about it, but my son started it once and said it was a "screamer." The other is a Maytag model 72, vintage 1947, 5/8 hp, two cylinder washing machine motor. This one is best described as a "smoker." The main problem is getting the power to the wheel. I've seen belts, rollers, and chains. The roller looks simple. Where do you buy stuff like that?

I'm only looking for about 15 mph.

Also what kind of bike works best?
Howard

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Motorizing a bike posted by Brian on 8/28/2004 at 6:39:46 PM
The Maytag does not have a throttle or means to vary the speed so it is designed to run at a constant speed, not a good choice. For the time and money involved you would be better off buying one on the bicycle motor kits being sold on ebay.

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Motorizing a bike posted by JimW. on 9/6/2004 at 7:22:45 PM
The Maytag is also a collector's item, in addition to being heavy and bulky. I agree with Brian on using a dedicated bike engine.

I had one of those Maytags when I was a kid, and really loved it; but I was never able to successfully use it on a bike. Sure wish I still had it though. My mom gave it away when they tore the barn down, along with the rest of my engine collection.

There are societies devoted to engines like that. People spiff them up, mount them on really nice bases, and take them to meets to show them off. People stand around and watch them run. Not the same thrill as riding motorbikes, but to each his own.




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AGE / VALUE:Speigal airman posted by: Larry Wlos on 8/9/2004 at 5:35:43 PM
Looking for information or brochures on Speigal Airman motor bike,any information or help.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Speigal airman posted by Jeff on 8/23/2004 at 9:43:49 PM
Speigal Airman was very similar to Laray powercycle. Heard of Airman selling at Portland meet this year for $2500




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Monark Supertwin posted by: Larry Wlos on 8/5/2004 at 9:18:48 PM
Need a ignition coil for a Power Products two cyclinder engine

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:COX BRONCO ENGINE posted by: Larry Wlos on 8/5/2004 at 9:15:39 PM
Need a Cox Bronco parts engine or Need a muffler from a Cox Bronco bike motor.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Vintage Mopeds posted by: David on 8/3/2004 at 11:08:23 AM
Which is the best 70-80s moped? What should I be looking for?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Vintage Mopeds posted by mike on 9/6/2004 at 2:40:34 AM
I have a 1975 malaguti duomatic moped and I would like to get some information about it. I have checked the internet for information but I cant seem to find any of that specific year. If you can reply as soon as possible that would be great.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:LARAY POWER CYCLE 1947 1948 posted by: Jeff on 7/28/2004 at 12:12:46 PM
I am in process of building data base of Laray power cycle.I have items to trade with people. I would like all info possible and pictures. I have so far found 9 bikes and one NOS frame

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:LARAY POWER CYCLE 1947 1948 posted by yancy on 7/19/2006 at 12:30:35 AM
I own a laray motorbike would be glad to share information.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:LARAY POWER CYCLE 1947 1948 posted by: Jeff on 7/28/2004 at 12:12:46 PM
I am in process of building data base of Laray powercycle.I have items to trade with people. I would like all info possible and pictures. I have so far found 9 bikes and one NOS frame

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WANTED:TAS Spitiz Delox Model QBM=23N posted by: Richard on 7/16/2004 at 4:03:48 PM
I need a fuel tank sock and fitting that goes into the side of the fuel tank.

Tks

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:For Sale Electric bike Wilderness Energy posted by: Eddie Bradley on 7/8/2004 at 2:47:59 AM
I have a six speed bicycle for sale that has a 32 volt Wilderness energy motor installed on it. You can go about 20mph for about 20 miles if you peddle along with it. The bike is comfortable and no one will even know that you have an electric bike. This is a blast!!!!!!! price $650.00

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:help i need a manual posted by: danny on 6/23/2004 at 2:35:53 PM
i recently purchesed a 60,s solex 3800 s powered bicycle there are a few things missing from the throutle and i need a manual to set this right as i dont know how to do it without one

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:help i need a manual posted by Bob on 7/23/2004 at 1:55:02 AM
Drop me an e-mail if you still need Solex info. I can xerox what I've got and send it along. I'm in the data gathering phase of restoring a '49 Solex at the present (It's virtually identical to the '60's units).




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   rmoval of speed governor posted by: Matt on 6/22/2004 at 11:27:41 PM
I just bought a 2003 hyosung prima. It tops out at about 29 mph. If anyone knows how to remove the governor or get up the speed please repsond. Thank You.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   rmoval of speed governor posted by Einar on 4/26/2006 at 11:23:02 AM
I have one too. If you remove a black and blue wire from the "computer" (I don't remember completely) the electronical speed limiter wouldn't bother you anymore. I did it to mine and it drives about 70kmph on flat road. About 20kmph more than it did before.

The computer is a box that is inside the front of the bike, behind the frontlights. Just remove the whole front and you can't miss it.
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