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AGE / VALUE:   Abita posted by: sam on 6/6/2003 at 1:55:12 AM
Anyone going to Abita?The next Louisiana Bicycle Festival will take place at the UCM Museum in
Abita Springs La. on Father's Day, Sunday June 15, 2003.

Come see, exhibit, and ride homebuilt, vintage and custom bicycles. All
bicycles types were welcome - yes you can bring your new mountain bike,
your old racing bike, or the bicycle your grandfather has in is garage -
we'd like to see it. BMX guys - just do it!

Sponsors included the Abita Springs Business Association, Abita Brewery,
Walmart, BikeRod&Kustom, and the UCM Museum

Over six hundred bike enthusiasts attended last years festival. The
number of participants was dampen by wet weather conditions in the area.
The event was well publicized by print, radio, and tv. Hopefully we
will have another good turn out.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Abita posted by Joel on 6/10/2003 at 8:57:22 PM
I'm going again this year. It was a real blast last year. Customs were the main attraction with everything from Marti Gras floats to motorized tandems to a pedal powered blender. THere were also ballooners, musclebikes, lightweights, ... Don't miss it if you are in the area !




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MISC:   sites posted by: Larry on 6/4/2003 at 5:10:44 PM
Does anyone know of another site that deals with the bikebug or other motorized bikes? Forums or anything would be helpful.
Also looking for a kill switch and a roller for my own unit... Will pay any reasonable price for original or homemade reproduction roller.
Thanks
Larry

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          RE:MISC:   sites posted by samclingo_atsign_hotmail.com on 6/8/2003 at 4:58:31 AM
Might try http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bicyclemotorkits/

          RE:MISC:   sites posted by Kiel on 8/20/2003 at 5:47:02 AM
Contact me for the e-mail address of Mike Shnieder. He collects bike bugs, and should be able to help




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Kickstart parts posted by: Roy Aubol on 5/31/2003 at 11:17:39 PM
Looking for Whizzer Kickstart parts and also a Monark super Twin clutch! Let me know if you have other parts for
Whizzer, Monark, Marman Twin and Evans PowerCycle !
Thanks Roy

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Kickstart parts posted by FRANK MORMINO on 6/6/2003 at 9:18:37 PM
DO OLD WHIZZER ENGINES HAVE ANY VALUE I HAVE AN OLD ENGINE SER#28708 PLUS A FUEL TANK. IS THER A WEB SITE FOR COLLECTORS.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Kickstart parts posted by FRANK MORMINO on 6/6/2003 at 9:18:45 PM
DO OLD WHIZZER ENGINES HAVE ANY VALUE I HAVE AN OLD ENGINE SER#28708 PLUS A FUEL TANK. IS THER A WEB SITE FOR COLLECTORS.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Kickstart parts posted by Larry Wlos on 6/6/2003 at 11:27:21 PM
Roy I have NOS pistons for Monark engine.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Kickstart parts posted by Fritz on 6/11/2003 at 8:40:17 PM
Hi Roy, I'm a lucky owner of an Evans Power Cycle, the only one I know in Germany.. - sorry, don't have any parts, only a copy of a little booklet (written in dutch) about the Evans - Do you need a copy? Can You describe as exactly as possible,where i can found the serial number of the frame? a pre-owner seems to have painted the frame to much, so I Can't find any mark... Thanks for help, Fritz

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Kickstart parts posted by Paul Bauman on 8/6/2003 at 9:30:29 PM
I need pictures of all motor bikes




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by: Renia on 5/19/2003 at 4:00:33 PM
I am searching for information on the gas motorized "Bike Bug". Can anyone assist me with info on its history, etc.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Machine posted by: Raymond on 5/17/2003 at 8:18:20 AM
A friend of mine has a bike engine called,"Bike machine",inverted engine,plastic fuel tank.The old machine needs a new fuel tank.Can anyone help on this?This guy used to ride an Indian,then a "74"Harley,now he is on the motorized bicycle.Sure would like to keep this guy in the wind.Thanks,Raymond.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Machine posted by Mike Schneider on 5/19/2003 at 3:12:39 PM
I think the Bike Machine was made by K&S. I don't think they are in business any longer. You do see one of these type engines show up on ebay every so often.

You can try lawn mower shops or sporting goods stores - I have used a $5.00 plastic canteen as a gas tank on TAS Sptiz bike motors. It works well but mounting can be a problem.

Best of Luck

Mike




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Three-Wheeled Motorized Bicycle posted by: lind on 5/16/2003 at 4:46:34 AM
I have a vintage AMF motorized three-wheeler bicycle that I would like more info on. Looks to be from 1970's maybe and appears to have been originally made with a motor, not later added.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Three-Wheeled Motorized Bicycle posted by Dum Dum on 6/1/2003 at 6:50:05 AM
How about a picture? Don't know how? New at computers?

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Three-Wheeled Motorized Bicycle posted by lind on 6/1/2003 at 5:38:59 PM
Bicycle is an AMF Roadmaster/Courier, burgundy with front wheel and two large back wheels with large metal basket between the two wheels. Has an Electric Motor System, "Pedal Power", by General Engineering Co, Sewell, NJ, Patent#3,905,442. Any info appreciated. Image to follow.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Saginaw powerbike posted by: Brad on 5/8/2003 at 7:35:27 PM
WTB or ANY info on a Saginaw power bike, or a Sears J C Higgins motocycle or maybe Elgin. These were made in the mid to late 40s.
These had a regular bicycle in front and a power unit that replaced the rear wheel in back. Either Briggs or Clinton powered.
They had a 12 rear tire in the back. Any info or history PLEASE Emailme
Thanks

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Saginaw powerbike posted by Art. on 5/25/2003 at 5:53:49 PM
I have this bike. Purchased by my father in 1946 from sears roebuck. I still have the orignal title.The orignal bike section was lost many years ago, The motor assembly is orignal and has been restored and mounted on a bike of the same vintage.It was a J C Higgans bike with a briggs and stratton motor.









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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Pictures of Riff Adams Bike posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/8/2003 at 6:37:52 PM
Have you guys seen the pictures of Riff Adams' s Moto Bike for the Wyman Run?

Sharp, Classic, Across the USA, WOW, Neat-O-Jet

(HMD)History Makin Dude - Mr. Riff

Mike


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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Pictures of Riff Adams Bike posted by raphel on 6/25/2003 at 5:44:51 PM
i wish to know the actual amount or your bike.




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REPRODUCTIONS:   Value of 1998-1999 Whizzer posted by: Travis on 5/2/2003 at 10:46:59 PM
I'm looking at buying a 1998 Whizzer with 200 miles. The guy is asking $1200. I'm wanting to know if it would be worth that or how much one would be worth. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Travis

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          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Value of 1998-1999 Whizzer posted by JimW. on 5/3/2003 at 12:43:35 AM
Since they get about $800 for one of the new engines, I suppose the price is in line. Whether it's worth it is another matter. It's a great-looking engine, but it isn't the solid collectible that the old ones are, so it has to stand on performance vs. price.

          RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Value of 1998-1999 Whizzer posted by Rif on 5/5/2003 at 5:53:07 PM
From what I've been told by a number of Whizzer fellows, the early ones had a lot of problems. You might be better off finding a later 1999 - 2003, as the bugs were worked out.
I don't know from personal experience, I'm just passing along what I've been advised of.
Rif

          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Value of 1998-1999 Whizzer posted by dum dum on 6/1/2003 at 6:53:49 AM
I would not recommend buying it at all. Whizzer engines are very unreliable and are a dime a dozen nowadays. But you probably don't plan on riding it anyway - you probably plan to park it in the living room and stare at it and brag about it to friends, right? If you just want a reliable bike with motor, go to staton-inc.com and get a chain drive kit with Honda motor for half the price of the Whizzer.

          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Value of 1998-1999 Whizzer posted by David A. on 6/3/2003 at 5:18:10 PM
Great information on origonal and reproduction Whizzers
at WWW.geocities.com/whizzer_17044/




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   compression rings for bike bug posted by: chad on 4/29/2003 at 10:31:49 PM
I need new compression rings for my bike bug. I have tried small engine repair shops, but with out a part number no part. Even if I show them the piston. Eny suggstions helpfull.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   compression rings for bike bug posted by Larry Wlos on 4/30/2003 at 3:20:08 PM
Dave Reed of Otto Gas Engine Works will have them,about 5.00 each. 410 398 7340.Give him a try.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   compression rings for bike bug posted by Mike Schneider on 5/2/2003 at 1:34:10 PM
Chad:

You get get the part number & rings from Tanaka. Go to www.tanakapowerequipment.com for a parts lists. Then contact information for parts.

Hope you have the wind in face soon.

BITW

Mike




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   compression rings for bike bug posted by: chad on 4/29/2003 at 10:31:49 PM
I need new compression rings for my bike bug. I have tried small engine repair shops, but with out a part number no part. Even if I show them the piston. Eny suggstions helpfull.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   compression rings for bike bug posted by Larry Wlos on 5/12/2003 at 2:15:29 PM
Dave Reed 410 398 7340 should have them




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WANTED:   carb kit posted by: Frank Long on 4/29/2003 at 12:42:52 PM
I'm looking for a carb kit for a O&R Chicken power motor.
Thanks

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WANTED:   muffler can posted by: Frank Long on 4/25/2003 at 3:28:25 AM
I'm looking for a muffler can for a o&r chicken power bicycle motor! HELP!

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          RE:WANTED:   muffler can posted by JimW. on 4/27/2003 at 10:39:41 PM
If your "chicken power" motor is anything like my earler ORline motor, the muffler isn't a can; it doesn't even look like one, it looks more like a little disc-like air cleaner than a muffler. Are you sure yours is missing?

          RE:RE:WANTED:   muffler can posted by Frank on 4/29/2003 at 12:51:09 PM
the muffler on this bike motor is realy nothing but a real tin can! Thanks for the reply, I've found one!

          RE:RE:WANTED:   muffler can posted by Chris on 5/1/2003 at 8:35:11 PM
Reading this I learned that mine is an earlier one. Thanks Jim, I love ya for teaching me stuff.

          RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   muffler can posted by JimW. on 5/2/2003 at 7:49:15 AM
You're welcome, Chris. My motor was complete except for the air cleaner. It probably looks just like a muffler. 8-) I'm going to make my own for it. Those chrome bike bugle horns make great dragster-style "Velocity Stacks", when you add a foam air filter cut to fit the bell. it can be held into the bell with a perforated chrome drain cover. Since they have all those changes in direction, you can cut the horn to make a forward-facing stack, even if your carb faces the rear.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   sears motorized bicycle posted by: BRUCE on 4/25/2003 at 1:09:04 AM
does anyone know anything about a motorized bicycle sold by sears & roebuck but made by saginaw products. it looks like a regular bike but with rear wheel removed and a motor unit put in its place with a small wheel & tire like a mini bike. at first glance i thought somebody made it but it appears to be something sears sold. anyone know a value??

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   sears motorized bicycle posted by Scrap on 4/26/2003 at 7:19:19 AM
The value would be whatever someone is willing to pay for it.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Velosolex - how much is too much? posted by: rob on 4/22/2003 at 11:52:03 PM
hi,

I"m looking to purchase a velosolex 3800 for fun around the city, and am wondering how much I should expect to pay.

I've seen new ones (from Hungary I presume) for $1200 or $1300. Does anyone know how much should I expect to pay for a second hand one, perhaps a 1950 or 1960 3800 model in good running condition?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Velosolex - how much is too much? posted by ron on 6/2/2003 at 2:39:51 AM
i think i seen one today it looks like a moped but the motor was on the front wheel is that what you are looking for

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