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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Preservation Award Application - Wyman Project posted by: Mike Schneider on 12/4/2003 at 10:53:07 PM
Sam Lingo sent the following meesage to the motorized bicycle group on Yahoo


I'm prepairing a nomination form so we can summit the Wyman project
for consideration for a preservation award.I need letters of support
from non-team members that followed Rif's progress.Need not be long
letters just say you read or learned of George Wyman from Rif's
project. Please send ASAP to--Sam Lingo 832 Bowen St. ,
Pleasanton,Tx.78064 Need these letters by 20th of dec if possible as
the due date is Jan 15. Thanks to all that read and supported this
effort---sam

My letter is below - Please Send Yours

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
Houston, Texas 77079
281 531 6552

December 3, 2003


Sam Lingo
832 Bowen St. ,
Pleasanton,Tx.78064



RE: Wyman Project
Preservation Award Consideration

Dear Sam:

Appreciate your effort in having the Wyman Project considered for a Preservation Award Consideration. What an Honorable Method of Recognizing the History of the Event.

This country is blessed with allot of natural beauty and wonderful scenery to enjoy. George Wyman’s coast to coast trip and Riff Addam’s reenactment of the adventure are recognition our wonderful country and the enjoyment and adventure of traveling across it.

There are millions of bicycle, motorcycle and auto enthusiasts who will be able to appreciate the journey George and Riff did through the Preservation Award.

Thank you for your work at applying for the Preservation Award Consideration. If I can be of service please let me know.

BITW
(Brothers In The Wind)


Mike





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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Preservation Award Application - Wyman Project posted by: Mike Schneider on 12/4/2003 at 10:53:07 PM
Sam Lingo sent the following meesage to the motorized bicycle group on Yahoo


I'm prepairing a nomination form so we can summit the Wyman project
for consideration for a preservation award.I need letters of support
from non-team members that followed Rif's progress.Need not be long
letters just say you read or learned of George Wyman from Rif's
project. Please send ASAP to--Sam Lingo 832 Bowen St. ,
Pleasanton,Tx.78064 Need these letters by 20th of dec if possible as
the due date is Jan 15. Thanks to all that read and supported this
effort---sam

My letter is below - Please Send Yours

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
Houston, Texas 77079
281 531 6552

December 3, 2003


Sam Lingo
832 Bowen St. ,
Pleasanton,Tx.78064



RE: Wyman Project
Preservation Award Consideration

Dear Sam:

Appreciate your effort in having the Wyman Project considered for a Preservation Award Consideration. What an Honorable Method of Recognizing the History of the Event.

This country is blessed with allot of natural beauty and wonderful scenery to enjoy. George Wyman’s coast to coast trip and Riff Addam’s reenactment of the adventure are recognition our wonderful country and the enjoyment and adventure of traveling across it.

There are millions of bicycle, motorcycle and auto enthusiasts who will be able to appreciate the journey George and Riff did through the Preservation Award.

Thank you for your work at applying for the Preservation Award Consideration. If I can be of service please let me know.

BITW
(Brothers In The Wind)


Mike





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MISC:   Is there anybody out there? posted by: Larry on 12/3/2003 at 3:26:39 PM
This site has been pretty slow lately. Might be the time of year. I won't be riding my bike for at least 5 months or until the temperature gets above 40 degrees. Who is still out there? Lets get an inventory along with models, info, extra parts, ect.

Larry Brink
St.Cloud, MN
Model:(1)Aqua Bug/Bike Bug BIKE ENGINE
Info:IPB for 2 models. Replacement parts you can buy at a hardware store. E-mail me and I'll send you the web page with the IPB and also some ideas for replacment parts.
Extra Parts: None, I'm short a kill switch and a roller hub
Status: Parked until I get a hub



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          RE:MISC: Is there anybody out there? posted by Rif on 12/3/2003 at 4:46:08 PM
I couldn't agree more; it's been dead here lately.
Personally I've been working on my latest project which is a near replica of the 1905 'Mead' near replica of a 1902 'California' motor bicycle.
My engines include:
Island hopper 50cc viper kit
A 2003 Whizzer (not running, what a shock...)kit from the mead near replica.
It's too cold to ride right now, so I'm working on that new one and collecting parts to get the Whizzer back together and running. I'm also doing some modifications in an attempt to make the bloody thing somewhat reliable.
As far as Bike Bug parts and such, I would highly recomend that you get in touch with Mike Schneider. He is the Guru of the Bike-Bug engines!
Rif




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AGE / VALUE:   Whizzer Original Paint Shape posted by: Tom on 11/18/2003 at 2:14:47 PM
A local auction house picked up a Whizzer from a 90 year old man. The bike is late 40's or early 50's. They will auction it off in the spring. When was the first year Whizzers were offered. How do I tell what year the bike is. I saw it in a picture only and will get more info in the comming weeks.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Whizzer Original Paint Shape posted by Rif on 11/19/2003 at 4:04:43 PM
Hi Tom,
Please visit this web site. It is the most comprehensive site for the Whizzer Motorbikes.
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/whizzermotorbike/
I hope this helps,
Rif




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FOR SALE:   "BIKE BUG" BICYCLE MOTOR posted by: Sharon Mulford on 11/3/2003 at 12:22:21 AM
I have 2 bicycle motors with "BIKE BUG" written on them. I am thinking of putting them on ebay or maybe to anyone that may be interested in them. I would also like to know something about them. THanks

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          RE:FOR SALE:    posted by Rif on 11/3/2003 at 5:47:46 PM
Try this article at:
http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/tanaka.html
I would be interested, but i've been outta work since may...
I can't help but love these little motor kits; they are like a timex- take a licking and keep on ticking!
Rif

          RE:FOR SALE:    posted by Casey on 11/5/2003 at 4:32:10 AM
Hi, Sharon. Recently, as in within this past month, a NIB (New In Box) Bike Bug ended up selling for $365.00 on eBay. You might just have a couple of jewels.

There's a bit of information to be found about Bike Bugs on the internet. I currently have three of them, one of which is running well and attached to my 1972 Schwinn Suburban. The other two aren't running, yet, but will be soon. Bike Bug #2 will go on my Schwinn Twinn Delux, and #3 will go in my Schwinn Town & Country 3-Wheeler (hmmmm, a bike motor on a 3-wheeler...I'd better take those corners really slow...you know, three wheelers can turn over really easily...just ask Honda for examples of how).

Anyway, if you're not using those old Bike Bugs, perhaps the right thing to do is to put them up for bid for somebody who wants to find one for themself?

Keep on buggin'!

Casey

          RE:RE:FOR SALE: posted by Rif Addams on 11/19/2003 at 4:45:14 PM
That doesn't surprise me, yet it sounds abit high at the same time. Using that as high end, and my purchase of one new in box a few years ago I would then have to guess an average of around $200.00. There are parts that will need replacing, even if it has never been used as the rubber of that era will have begun to break down. Especially the drive roller, and probably the carb priming pump.
Please visit this web site for info about these engines and contacts for replacement parts.
http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/tanaka.html
Mike Schneider is the man who is a guru of thes motorizing kits. His e-mail is linked from the page above.
Rif




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FOR SALE:   "BIKE BUG" BICYCLE MOTOR posted by: Sharon Mulford on 11/3/2003 at 12:22:21 AM
I have 2 bicycle motors with "BIKE BUG" written on them. I am thinking of putting them on ebay or maybe to anyone that may be interested in them. I would also like to know something about them. THanks

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Zanetti posted by: Manny on 11/1/2003 at 2:12:22 AM
I have a bicycle complete but no motor.The seat says Western Flyer but may not belong to this bike. Looks like a Velosolex with motor on top of front wheel.Like to know more about it and is a motor avaiable Frame Zanetti plus numbers.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Zanetti posted by Rif on 11/2/2003 at 2:35:03 AM
Do you have pic.s available? It would be easier to attempt identification with pictures.
Rif

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Zanetti posted by Rif on 11/3/2003 at 5:55:59 PM
Thanks for sending the pic.s
Honestly I have not seen this one before. Try http://www.buzzing.org/
They are a pretty comprehensive group...
Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.
Rif




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Check this one out! posted by: Rif on 10/31/2003 at 3:14:08 PM
This link was sent to me; so no, this is not my bike. Wish it were...
:-)
Very cool.
http://www.thecabe.com/arc/prewar28/Harley/board-track-racer-9.jpg
Rif

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Hercules motorized bike posted by: Richard Eason on 10/28/2003 at 4:40:22 PM
I have a Hercules motorized bike on a english frame. Made by Hercules, Birngham, England. On motor cover It says Jaguar. Type 20280 Model WM Ser # 131882. Any info you can give will help. Can find nothing on the web about this bike.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Hercules motorized bike posted by sam on 10/29/2003 at 1:22:00 AM
Did you try these people? http://www.buzzing.org/

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Hercules motorized bike posted by Rif on 10/29/2003 at 3:17:01 PM
Do you have a picture you could e-mail?
Rif




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken power troubles posted by: danny on 10/28/2003 at 12:45:31 PM
I have a Chiken power engine mounted on a bicycle, When it's parked fuel drips from the carb, the only way I can stop it is to put a clip on the fuel line. Anyone have any ideas? Would like to put a fuel cutoff on it, but the fuel line is so small I wonder if anyone makes anything for it?
Thanks for the help.
Danny

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken power troubles posted by Rif on 10/28/2003 at 2:57:25 PM
Try your local pet store. Go to the aquarium supply section. There should be some little brass valves for the air lines that run all the little 'bubbly accessories'.
I've had good luck in using these.
Rif

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Chicken power troubles posted by wayne on 3/29/2004 at 7:28:23 PM
hope someone sees this would like to know where "Chicken Power" engines can be bought in the Dallas-Ft Worth area. Thanks




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REPRODUCTIONS:   how much is this really worth? posted by: debi stephens on 10/28/2003 at 12:43:12 AM
I have two Roadmaster Luxuryliners. They are approx. 2yrs old and have been riden about 5 miles each. I am interested in selling, but have no idea they're value. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by: mark on 10/22/2003 at 9:34:55 PM
i`M TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON A POWERBIKE BY SAGINAW PRODUCTS. I BELIEVE IT`S FROM THE 40`S AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WATH KIND OF MOTOR IS ON IT. THANKS MARK

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by jim on 3/30/2004 at 9:29:19 PM
I just stumbled across your question on saginaw powerbikes. it probably should have a continental aa7 but some also came through with briggs model np engines. I have a very original one along with some literature if your still interested. jim

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by Kregg Potter on 12/21/2004 at 9:58:23 PM
I also just bought one of these motorized bicycles, it has no motor, but is nearly complete otherwise. If you have gathered any information on it, could you send it my way.
Thank you,
Kregg Potter
by: 136.226.254.42

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by Greg on 4/24/2006 at 12:43:16 AM
Please email me about your Saginaw. I have one too with the continental AA-7 engine complete and running. Would love to know the history of the bike and approximate years they were made. Cheers Greg N.C.
by: 68.191.116.206

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by Greg on 4/24/2006 at 12:48:01 AM
Craig, I gave 1000.00 for mine and was real glad to have something so unusual. I can't find anything on the internet on the Saginaw but I do plan to take it to the Vintage Motorbike show/swap meet in Portland Indiana about the first or second week of July. Its the best show in the world! 1000's of vintage motorbikes will be there and it lasts an entire week
by: 68.191.116.206




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AGE / VALUE:   COX BRONCO ENGINE posted by: Larry Wlos on 10/20/2003 at 11:12:12 PM
Wanted Cox bronco muffler or parts engine with muffler.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer troubles posted by: Rif on 10/17/2003 at 4:18:08 PM
Alright,
My Whizzer is still not running. I've had enough of the dang thing.
I'm going to mount it back on the Wyman bike, then store it as a displayn piece in my shop with all the other bits and pieces from my trip along with one of our coffee table booklets. The bloody thing can sit there until it turns into a giant ball of rust. In a hundred years when someone else comes across it and the information, let them try to fix it and do a Bicentennial re-creation ride!
I'm so frustrated with it right now I don't even care.
Why in the heck can't these things be manufacture to a higher quality standard? Considering the cost, you'd think they would be a bit more reliable...
GRRRRRRRR!!!!!
(I'll probably get back to it in a couple of days...)
Rif

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer troubles posted by Danny on 10/17/2003 at 5:41:39 PM
Hey Rif
Whats the price of the Whizzer right now?
Danny

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer troubles posted by Rif on 10/18/2003 at 4:19:13 PM
That all Depends on what you're after.
If you want just the engine kit (it includes everything you need to motorize your own bike) the MSRP on them is $850.00.
If you go with that set-up I would recomend getting in touch with Mike Stieff of Whizzer Works, and purchasing the clamp on motor mounts, as opposed to the weld in ones supplied with the kits.
http://members.tripod.com/whizzerworks/
For a complete bike the price varies dependant upon which model you want. This could be $1,500.00 up to $2,500.
They really are cool looking, and when they are running are a blast to ride, but I've been having a lot of trouble with mine so I'm really peeved about it right now.
The one major design flaw is that these new ones blow head gaskets quite a bit. It is always over the exaust valve side. So if you get one, invest in a few extra head gaskets as well.
There are a few enthusiasts out there who have adapted the old cast iron large valve cylinder castings (300 & 700 I believe) to the new bottom end and have claimed zero problems since.
I don't know...
Hope this helps,
Rif

          RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer troubles posted by Rif on 10/21/2003 at 5:27:02 PM
I have since found info on not only curing many of the inherent flaws of the new engine, but also hop-up that claims reliable 50-60 M.P.H. all day long with no problems.
I'm really leaning heavily towards this.
http://www.50sville.com/Whizzerengine.htm
Let me know what you think, i'm gathering info about this at the moment.
Been talking with different folks to see about this.
Thanks,
Rif




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken power troubles posted by: Danny on 10/17/2003 at 12:46:09 PM
To Larry Thanks for your reply, I got an E-mail from Frank long He said remove diaphram housing,look down in two holes in carb, the larger hole has hole in side of the casting, the bottom of hole should have a rubber plug,mine was not there. made a new one from neophrene, runs like a chicken now. Frank saved my life. what a nice guy. SECOND MESSAGE--- To Sam Bobs small engine repair P.O. Box 253 Marion,Iowa 52302 Phone 319-377-3339. E-mail- bblin@bser.com He has the diaphram's. Hope this helps.
Danny

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