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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Speedometer wanted posted by: Bill Russell on 9/8/2001 at 7:32:03 PM
I need a complete speedometer for a 1948 Whizzer Pacemaker.Must include brackets,etc. Speedometer doesn't have to be Whizzer brand but must be for 24" wheel. Thanks.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Speedometer wanted posted by john martin on 9/9/2001 at 9:33:57 AM
I have a reproduction speedo that was done maybe 15 to 20 years ago.
They where very will done except that the odometer is not correct. The
background should be white with black numbers. This one is backwards.
N.O.S. never used, just a little "shelf wear", has 1.6 miles one it from
the factory testing. Can send pics. I would take $600.00 plus S&H.
Let me know if this will help you.
John




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   bikerodnkustom.com's MotoBike Project posted by: JimW. on 9/7/2001 at 10:57:22 AM
For our new project, we are seeking a source of the wheels
we need for it. They need to be 24" X 2.125" alloy rims, with .120 stainless spokes. We would like a drum brake hub on the front wheel. The rear is the same, but we would like a 3-speed coaster hub on it. Other types may be considered.

We realize that these sound exactly like Worksman industrial
cycle units; however Worksman only builds 26 and 20" wheeled
machines.

We are going to be doing a major step-by-step article on the building of this MotoBike, which will also be fitted with a sidecar. Anybody interested in building these wheels,
including a 16" one for the SideCar, for this project is invited to get in touch with us. The bike is slated for
completion by June 1, 2002, for its unveiling at the Louisiana Bicycle Festival at Abita Springs, LA 6/17/02. JimW.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   bikerodnkustom.com's MotoBike Project posted by Rif Addams on 9/9/2001 at 8:32:37 PM
That sounds real hip!!!
I just finished putting a Sturmey Archer TCW 3 three speed coaster
(40 spoke) on my '63 Schwinn speedster, with a three speed Bendix stick shift on the top tube.
It's a really nice unit, I can't say enough good things about these hubs...
Good luck with that project I can't wait to see it!!!
Rif




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WANTED:   I NEED A CHEAP MOPED REALLY BAD PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!! posted by: john on 9/3/2001 at 6:30:20 PM
please help me any 1 i need a moped realy bad i dont care if its got a bad couler or any thing i need it for a school proget i need it cheap and needs a little help just as long as it will work but iam looking in a $250 or lower sooo if u can help me out that would be sooo good thanks a lot

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REPRODUCTIONS:   Reproductions, Yeah or Nay? posted by: Kent on 9/2/2001 at 2:18:54 PM
Hello,
I was wondering if some of you experts could voice your opinions on reproductions in general and specifically, the Roadmaster Luxury Liner, Columbia Superb & Schwinn Phantom.
Any advise given would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Reproductions, Yeah or Nay? posted by JimW. on 9/2/2001 at 4:51:53 PM
All those repros are good bikes. If you want a repop, you can't
go wrong with any of them. Comparison shop around, though,
as pricing can vary widely between various sources.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   CHICKEN POWER ENGINE posted by: SAUL SKLAR on 8/31/2001 at 3:26:16 PM
LOOKING TO PURCHASE A MOTOR ASSIST DEVICE KNOW AS A CHICKEN POWER GASOLINE POWERED ENGINE. LOOKING FOR ONE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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AGE / VALUE:   Columbia reproductions posted by: Skip on 8/30/2001 at 6:52:08 AM
What are the late 1980s Columbia repros going for these days? The green and creme ones. I have a chance to buy one in really clean condition. The guy wants $450.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia reproductions posted by JimW. on 9/6/2001 at 3:13:01 PM
That's a pretty good price for a nice bike.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by: gary on 8/29/2001 at 9:14:21 AM
iam looking for a primer bulb part number 593 01550 900 it goes on a spitz deluxe model # qbm23n its real old or does any one have any idea if there is still a dealer

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by: gary on 8/29/2001 at 9:14:21 AM
iam looking for a primer bulb part number 593 01550 900 it goes on a spitz deluxe model # qbm23n its real old or does any one have any idea if there is still a dealer

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by Don on 1/23/2002 at 2:35:56 AM
Try sears I orderd parts for a free spirt and got them any idea what a free sprit is worth runs great I put it on a 16in and have a lot of fun with it
Thanks Don

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by Don on 1/23/2002 at 2:41:06 AM
I sent the wrong email use this one info on sears parts




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by: C. G. Mouch on 8/28/2001 at 7:37:14 PM
Just bought a Bike Bug Model QBM-23 motor and am looking for info. on same. Are parts available and is it worth fooling with???
Tx.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by JimW. on 9/6/2001 at 3:11:24 PM
Rif must be busy. Yes, the company's still in business, practically in Rif's back yard. Check further back in this
list to find info from Rif about it. There is literature
available from members of this list, also.

Come to think of it, Rif's working on an article for the next issue of BikeRod&Kustom Webzine, on this very subject.
When the new issue's out, it will be announced here.

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by c.g. mouch on 9/9/2001 at 7:19:32 PM
Thanks, Jim. I'll follow up.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Raleigh Ultramatic posted by: Tim Bevins on 8/24/2001 at 4:17:10 PM
I found a Raleigh Ultramtic moped in a neighbor's old barn. It is in good shape, but needs some parts. Where can I locate either parts for it? Is there a web site anyone knows about for old Raleigh mopeds?

Thanks very much for whatever info you can provide.

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REPRODUCTIONS:   1941 repro columbia superb bike? posted by: tiffini on 8/17/2001 at 12:47:33 AM
hi there,
i recently came upon a website that is selling the 1941 repro of the columbia superb. the cost is 599$ plus shipping. is this a good price? i don't know much about repro's it just looks so sharp. it has speedometer,odemeter,clock,tank with horn,light on front ect. i can show the website address if it helps anyone out. i just don't want to spend my money on that pretty bike if it's a waste/

thanks!
tiffini

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          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   1941 repro columbia superb bike? posted by JimW. on 8/17/2001 at 12:36:39 PM
Tiffani,
That's a pretty good price for that bike. It was going for a lot more money when it first came out, and it was pretty
much worth that, also. There's a write-up on it at:
http://www.thecabe.com/directory/archives/65/myclassic.html
I think you'd be very happy with it.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Smiths Motorwheel posted by: Gary Fox on 7/28/2001 at 9:23:12 PM
I am looking for a picture of a Smiths Motorwheel.
Does anyone know a web site with a picture?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Smiths Motorwheel posted by roxx on 9/10/2001 at 8:59:58 PM
hi, i have a smiths motor wheel. it is an orignal that i could take photos of. i am looking for a tier and axle nut do you know of a source for parts? kindest regards roxx




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   MOTOBECANE, MOBYLETTE BIKE posted by: Gerard on 7/27/2001 at 6:52:25 PM
I've recently obtained a Mobylette, Mfgr'd by Motobecane. Age of bike circa 1970. Would someone be familiar with this type of bike? What I'm asking is has anyone reconditioned these old bikes and if they have, what would your asssessment be? Is it worth it? I'd like to obtain the address of Motobecane in France. I've searched the net, but I've reached a dead end. Please let me know. Thanks

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by: Ryan on 7/20/2001 at 2:16:00 PM
I have a 1978 AMF roadmaster. It is in great shape but i cant get it runing. If any one knows were i can get a wiring diagram i would really aperciate it. Thanks

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by bruce weixel on 8/26/2001 at 6:15:15 AM
I ALSO HAVE AN AMF ROADMASTER-78
1-HP MCCULLOCH 49CC
MOD#400612D
LOOKING To Find Out How to make it fire ?
Pictures.Specs Welcome

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by JimW. on 9/13/2001 at 5:26:24 PM
The MacCulloch engines have magneto ignition. They should fire anytime they spin. They do have kill switches which will ground the spark when engaged. Aside from that, there is no real wiring, other than the lead to the spark plug.
To test for spark, take the spark lead off, ground a screwdriver on the engine block and hold it slightly into the hood of the spark lead, close to the center contact.
Then rotate the crankshaft in a counter-clockwise direction.
If the magneto is working, there will be a spark between the
screwdriver and the contact. One of those neon test lights will work, also. You can also unscrew the plug, clip on the
plug lead, rest the plug on the block, and spin the shaft to
see sparks in the gap.

          RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by Jim Kellner on 3/3/2002 at 10:25:56 PM
I also have an AMF Roadmaster. Don't know much about it. I have a new ignition module for the engine. Would like to sell complete bike and parts, contact me




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AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by: Steve on 7/19/2001 at 8:33:33 PM
I have a complete 1930 Simplex motorized bicycle minus the motor and am interested in selling it. Anyone have any idea of the value or interest in buying, please contact me. Steve

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by JimW. on 7/22/2001 at 11:14:43 AM
An excellent example of a kustomized Simplex fitted with a
Honda engine may be seen at http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/gallery29.html
It's by Hal Paquin.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by Ed on 7/26/2001 at 8:26:16 PM
Hi I'd be interested in purchasing Ed

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by Ed on 7/26/2001 at 8:26:38 PM
Hi I'd be interested in purchasing Ed

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