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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken-Powered Bike On eBay posted by: JimW. on 3/26/2003 at 6:12:20 PM
For those with Orline/Chicken Power engine kits curious about installation, there is a very nice example on eBay now. Decent photos of one on a Rollfast 3-speed bike.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2166433051&indexURL=2#ebayphotohosting

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Cry for help posted by: Rif Addams on 3/22/2003 at 6:56:49 PM
Hi All,
As you may or may not know, I am involved in the George A. Wyman Centennial Recreation of 2003.
I am to be 'the man in the saddle' (or as Jim W. likes to call me 'the intrepid motonaut'); in which I will be riding a near replica of a 1903 California brand Motor Bicycle from San Francisco to New york City. We are recreating the first crossing of the United States (Coast to Coast) by motor vehicle. All the details can be seen at:
http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/wyman1.html
Our replica is nearly ready, but we have come upon a major roadblock. We have the wrong length spokes. Our spokes are just slightly too long. We are having a problem finding the proper length spokes in the proper diameter.
This wouldn't be an issue if we had a spoke thread roller, as we could roll the threads a bit longer then cut or grind the spokes back to the length we need.

Here are the spec.s for the wheels and spokes:
We are using 28" X 1 1/2" rims with a 1949 New Departure Model D rear brake hub.
Our current spokes are 3mm diameter (.105") and 305 mm length.
We need, for the rear hub, a spoke length of 299/300mm and for the front a spoke length of 302mm,.
This would be in a 3 cross pattern. We ran the numbers for a 4 cross pattern as well and that won't work either.

Basically what I am asking of you is this:
Preferably- if someone has a thread rolling tool that we could borrow just for long enough to do the minor adjustments neccessary to these spokes could we pretty please make arrangements for the use of the tool just long enough to correct this problem?
if that isn't a possibility- if you know of a supplier where we can get these in short order please let us know.
Thank you for your time,
Rif Addams

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Cry for help posted by john martin on 3/25/2003 at 11:15:59 PM
Long trip. What route will you be taking? If it is on the "old white pole road" (old U. S. 6 throught Iowa). Let me know - I will have some good info. For you.
John




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MISC:   Bike Show/Swap Meet (inc MotorBikes/Scooters) posted by: Eldon Hammond on 3/21/2003 at 4:17:47 AM
Antique/Classic Bike Show & Swap Meet. Saturday May 31, 2003
Pana, IL 62557
see site listed for complete details. http://www.geocities.com/bikes62557

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WANTED:   Whizzer posted by: Larry Wlos on 3/21/2003 at 12:25:03 AM
I am looking for a reproduction Whizzer for decent price

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          RE:WANTED:   Whizzer posted by John Herron on 7/20/2003 at 2:21:22 PM
Have three brand new ones still in original boxes with all paperwork, shop manuals etc. Want $1150, each.

John Indianapolis




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WANTED:   Marman motorbike posted by: Larry Wlos on 3/20/2003 at 4:18:51 PM
Does any one have a complete Marman twin for sale?

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          RE:WANTED:   Marman motorbike posted by Scott on 5/1/2009 at 9:14:00 AM
I have 2 Marman V Twins plus lots of extra parts
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WANTED:   K&S Bike Machine motor posted by: Larry Wlos on 3/20/2003 at 4:09:46 PM
Need parts or motor for parts for my K&S bike machine motor also looking for manual or brochure for same.

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          RE:WANTED:   K&S Bike Machine motor posted by Brett on 6/1/2005 at 12:10:32 AM
I just picked on up at a yard sale and i was wondering how much they could go for or how much you would be willing to pay me for it.
by: 68.81.39.35

          RE:WANTED:   K&S Bike Machine motor posted by Brett on 6/1/2005 at 12:11:07 AM
I just picked on up at a yard sale and i was wondering how much they could go for or how much you would be willing to pay me for it.
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WANTED:   Cox Bronco muffler posted by: Larry Wlos on 3/20/2003 at 4:06:47 PM
Need a muffler for a Cox Bronco bike engine

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          RE:WANTED:   Cox Bronco muffler posted by Martin Hepperle on 3/27/2003 at 1:35:26 PM
Hello,

I am interested in finding a complete Cox Bronco engine for
my "virtual Cox museum" at
http://www.mh-aerotools.de/airfoils
Also some giood pictures of a Bronco and other printed material (copies) would be of interest.

Thanks, Martin

          RE:RE:WANTED:   Cox Bronco muffler posted by Larry Wlos on 3/28/2003 at 1:13:37 AM
Martin, sorry engine not for sale at this time,its really in good condition,also I cannot help you with any printed material.Memory Lane bike shop has a bike and scooter book that has a couple advertisements from the 60's




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1979 Columbia Imperial posted by: Betty on 3/19/2003 at 12:24:22 AM
I have one that I can't get to run. I think it has something to do with the wiring but I don't have a manual. Does anyone know where I can get a repair manual?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   1979 Columbia Imperial posted by JimW. on 3/20/2003 at 11:34:17 PM
Betty, the first thing you need to know is what make engine the bike has on it. Very few bicycle or motorbike makers manufacture their own engines. If you can establish the make of engine, you can probably get tech literature from the factory. If you're really lucky, there'll be a decal on the flywheel shroud. You could also take the bike to a small-engine repair shop and have them take a look at it. Even without decals, most engines are very recognizable to people who deal with them regularly.




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WANTED:   Stingray chain guards posted by: Harry on 3/15/2003 at 5:51:03 AM
hi, I was wondering if anybody knows of a place that sells reprduction krate chain guards, like they used a few years back, but just the guards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Harry


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug by Aqua Bug Motor posted by: Kilroy on 3/9/2003 at 5:05:33 PM
I recently bought a bike bug motor from e-bay. 81.00.But I know very little about them.I am looking for any info on parts or just general info on them,such as oil & gas ratio mixture and so forth. I am planning to use it to ride 2 miles to work.Is this practical with this motor.I have seen other motor kits around 200.00 to 500.00.on E-Bay.Would it be worthwhile to repair and restore the bike bug if it broke.If nessesary?It hasn't been run in about a year, or so the seller said.Also I found out from Austin Tx. The law was revised in Tx. Sep 1, 2002.If it is below a 39cc engine no ins,inspection or registration is needed.Only general bicycle rules apply..Headlight,Tail light, helmet..etc.Hope this info helps someone..Any info will be greatly appreciated.Drop me a line..In East Tx. (75633)Thanx you all have a good day.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug by Aqua Bug Motor posted by JimW. on 3/10/2003 at 9:13:10 PM
You're in luck, Kilroy, not only do you have a nice little bike motor, but the world's leading authority on them, Mike Schneider, is also in Texas. He can answer any of your questions. Our article on him, and Bike Bugs in general, may be found at: http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/tanaka.html




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken Power Motors posted by: Zach W. on 3/1/2003 at 8:39:51 PM
Does anyone know a good source to find information about Chicken Power motors? My Grandfather recently picked up and restored two of them for me because I work at a bike shop. I don't know anything about thing and would kind of like to know the history/value of them since I've had a lot of questions about the one I have mounted on my old Schwinn. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken Power Motors posted by JimW. on 3/3/2003 at 7:54:56 AM
They were made by Ohlsson and Rice (Orline). I got a nice old one on eBay for $80.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken Power Motors posted by Mike Lyon on 4/13/2003 at 6:38:33 AM
I have a new one in the orginal box with papers if anyone is interested. Never mounted or started,includes all accessories except for the screw-on muffler can. Interested? mikielyon@cox.net




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WANTED:   Travis bike motor parts posted by: Larry Wlos on 2/28/2003 at 2:21:09 AM
Wanted parts for a Travis bike motor or any motors for parts

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          RE:WANTED:   Travis bike motor parts posted by John Herron on 7/26/2003 at 11:40:25 AM
Have two original and complete travis motors for sale. Let me know if you are interested.




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WANTED:   Travis bike motor parts posted by: Larry Wlos on 2/28/2003 at 2:21:09 AM
Wanted parts for a Travis bike motor or any motors for parts

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Velosolex Engine Diagrams posted by: Richard on 2/27/2003 at 6:33:38 AM
I am looking for a exploded veiw or any other diagrams for a velosolex motorized bicycle engine...

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WANTED:   Velosolex Engine Diagrams posted by: Richard on 2/27/2003 at 6:33:38 AM
I am looking for a exploded veiw or any other diagrams for a velosolex motorized bicycle engine...

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