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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   travis bike motor posted by: Brad on 7/18/2001 at 7:50:52 PM
Hi I just got a motorized bicycle from a friend who had it in his basement
it says travis bike motor on the engine and hartford on the bicycle frame can anyone help me find out what year it was made and if there is any info avbout it
any help would be appreciated thanks Brad

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   travis bike motor posted by Bob Rybicki on 8/19/2001 at 8:55:28 PM
Travis bike motors were very popular in the early 50's. I had one as a teen-ager in 1953. Bought it used for $30. Used it 2 yrs and sold it for $35. Put a lot of miles on it, but had to have it worked on 4/5 times. I believe Travis went out of business in early 60's. Enjoy yours!




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken Power posted by: Phil P. on 7/16/2001 at 3:37:21 PM
Looking for information concerning "Chicken Power" engine produced by O and R Engines Inc., Los Angeles, California. Does this company still exist? Am trying to rebuild the engine on old bike I purchased.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken Power posted by JimW. on 7/19/2001 at 8:54:14 AM
Phil,
I think this one is another of the model airplane engine applications, similar to Cox's. I imagine that O&R is still in existence. Check one of the Flying Model Aircraft-type magazines and look in the advertiser index. If still around, they probably still have info and parts.




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AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey Archer drum brake posted by: Zach on 7/7/2001 at 5:11:13 PM
Hi All,
I am looking for 4 front Sturmey Archer Drum hubs if anyone has any for sale for the early period. I have three bikes that are european and require the hubs for these as they never had front brakes at all. Any shape is acceptable.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   The Phantasm Moto-Bike posted by: Rif on 6/29/2001 at 10:51:09 PM
Hi Kids!
Been out of for awhile, but with a stroke of good fortune and timing; I picked up a bike that had the nearly-impossible-to-find Fork I was searching for.
I picked up an early fifties (guessing) Huffman Thunderbolt girls bike. For under 20.00 I rode it out of the store. So I now have wheels, tubes, looooong steer tube fork, fenders, pedals and neck for my 39-ish Elgin Twin bar frame (the truss rods will fit perfectly on my 57 Huffy Model# 2650 Customliner Deluxe). I already had salvaged the chainring, guard, and chain from a midweight Colson-Evans; and had the "fireball" tires from Dyno's Kustom Kruiser series.
and a rear rack that was bent three ways to sunday 'till I straightened it
It will sport a three value black paint job, a Bike-Bug motor (with resin skill shift knob), and a few other Kustom goodies. Don't when it will be done but i'm getting there as I find what I need!
I call it 'The Phantasm'.
Sorry for the long post but I'm fairly excited about this turn of events.
Keep the tire side down,
Rif

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MISC:   Looking for info - Who knows Roadmaster?? posted by: MNSmith on 6/28/2001 at 7:10:31 PM
I had someone give me what looks like a reproduction Roadmaster prewar bike. 28 x 1
1/4 tube type tires, Roadmaster made in India head badge and rear fender badge, rod
activated brakes, full cover chainguard, spring assisted rear drop stand, free wheel
rear hub, Roadmaster decals, handpainted pinstriping like the old days, prewar type of
leather racing seat, road bike type of frame. Hopefully I can post a pic or two soon.
Thanks!

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   whats it called? posted by: jim fuller on 6/26/2001 at 4:44:09 PM

Recently found an old motorized bicycle, tall front
tire, about 12" back tire. It was made by the saginaw
product corp. Spring in seat made of rubber, belt pulley
on left side.??? anybody have info?

jim fuller
saf@bardstown.com

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MISC:   New BikeRod&Kustom Webzine posted by: JimW. on 6/23/2001 at 11:32:42 AM
Is a bike considered motorized if it has a rocket engine?
You be the judge. We also have seventeen new rides in the
gallery, and a lot of other new stuff. Have fun.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   informative web site posted by: Brian on 6/20/2001 at 6:12:23 PM
Here is a very informative web site dealing with mopeds and clip on motors. Lots of vintage foreign makes.
http://www.buzzing.org/index.htm

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   informative web site posted by Zach on 7/7/2001 at 5:40:50 PM
Hi all,
If you require any info at all regarding motorized bicycles, the National Autocycle and Cyclemotor Club is a great place to become a member of. The have all types of ads and also a great newsletter discussing the different models of bikes. In addition the club has differnt sections throughout the world. Here is their web address http://www.autocycle.freeserve.co.uk/

Zach

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   informative web site posted by ted cox on 8/10/2001 at 5:50:15 AM
i have a 1978 amf roadmaster amx,, that was givin to me,, no title and i need an original tail light lens, the bike is in perfect condition,,can anyone help me to find out how to get this machine retitled? and help me locate a tail-light lens

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   informative web site posted by ted cox on 8/10/2001 at 5:52:51 AM
i have a 1978 amf roadmaster moped,, that was givin to me,, no title and i need an original tail light lens, the bike is in perfect condition,,can anyone help me to find out how to get this machine retitled? and help me locate a tail-light lens

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   informative web site posted by AMF Tailight Lens on 8/24/2001 at 7:14:07 AM
Hi, I have the oreginal tailight Lens for $10, plus manuels, parts, Doug D




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AGE / VALUE:   mobymatic posted by: pitz on 6/19/2001 at 5:18:19 PM
have a mobymatic mobylette that i picked up at an auction. don't know a thing about it. i would appreciate anyone out there pointing me in the right direction for info, parts, lit, etc. etc.. i wish to restore if poss. tx

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   RM6 Raleigh Runabout posted by: ed on 6/19/2001 at 2:51:17 PM
What is the petrol to oil mix for the RM6 Raleigh Runabout? And where can I obtain or see a user manual?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   RM6 Raleigh Runabout posted by Zach on 7/7/2001 at 5:36:12 PM
Hi Ed,
Anything that you need to know about the RM6 let me know as I have a book that covers that whole range of RM's. There are a range of pre-mixes in the book that cover different oils. They are as follows:
running in is the first column and then normal running is the next mixture ratio.
BP oil 16:1 20:1
BP Zoom 16:1 20:1
Castrol 12:1 16:1
Esso 2T 12:1 16:1
Mobiloil T.T. 12:1 16:1
National Benzole Hi-Fi 16:1 20:1
Duckham's 20:1 20:1
Shell 2T motor oil 20:1 20:1

I hope this helps you and like I said if you need any other info drop me an e-mail.

Zach

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   RM6 Raleigh Runabout posted by roland on 9/25/2006 at 9:26:31 AM
I have a rm6 which I used for a while on NACC rallies,I ignored the old sticker on the tank and ran it (quite happily) on 32:1.
Modern oil is so much better than it was in the 60's/70's,if you ran the old mixtures I am sure it would oil up th plug a lot.
by: 80.229.46.26




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   78 amf moped need book or parts posted by: matt sebastian on 6/18/2001 at 7:48:54 PM
I have an AMF moped in perfect shape. I am having problems with the points or condencer. Can anyone lead me in the right direction? thanks

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   78 amf moped need book or parts posted by Tom on 8/4/2001 at 3:34:07 PM
The AMF motors were made by McColloch. You might try a chainsaw service shop.




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AGE / VALUE:   Pixie motor posted by: Don on 6/18/2001 at 7:42:06 PM
I have a Pixie motor ( were attached to bicycles ), licence plate was dated 1950. Does anyone know much about these motors?? Thanks.
Don

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pixie motor posted by John on 6/21/2001 at 12:26:39 PM
The Pixie is the only Canadian cyclemotor that I know of. It was made in Montreal by Godscroft Industries,Endor Motor Division in the late 40's early 50's. Your serial number should contain two digits for the year. It is a copy of a German motor made by the Victoria company. It is a 38cc loop scavanged,rotary valve 2 stroke with a two speed gearbox. The clutch lever was used for changing gears. Throttle was a twistgrip. Drive was by chain to a sprocket clamped to the rear hub. I have copies of the manuals if you are interested. I would like to hear more about your Pixie as they are not very common. I don't know about value.

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pixie motor posted by Zach on 7/7/2001 at 6:18:27 PM
Hi Don & John,
I own a Victoria Vicky FM38 which I beleive John you said was similar to the Pixie. I was wondering if you could send me a copy of the Pixie manuals as well John. Don, if you have any pictures I would like to see it and also send you pics of mine own bikes. I also own a Fuchs which is similar as well to the Victoria.

Zach




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Whizzer Repro coaster brake posted by: Jeff on 6/13/2001 at 8:21:19 AM
I recently got a discount-priced 1999 Whizzer. The rear hub is a coaster brake which seems like junk. Does anyone know where to get a better coaster brake or which one would work best? What about the Shimano CB's used on Worksman and Hevi-Duty bikes?

Jeff

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WANTED:   GOOD USED GOPED posted by: Toker420 on 6/12/2001 at 3:39:31 PM
YAH CAN SOMEBIDY OUT THERE PLEASE HELP MY. IF YOU HAVE AGOOD USED GOPED FOR SELL AND IS PRETTY FAST I WILL BUY IT BECUASE I NEED ONE AND CANT FIND ONE AT A PRICE I CAN AFFORD. IF IT GOES FASTER THEN 35MPH I WILL PAY MORE

THANX

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WANTED:   WHIZZER SPORTSMAN posted by: Mike on 6/5/2001 at 2:11:02 PM
does anybody know where i can find a whizzer sportsmanor accessories for the sportsman for sale

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          RE:WANTED:   WHIZZER SPORTSMAN posted by john martin on 6/8/2001 at 3:54:05 PM
Do you want NOS, REPRO., or just old?

          RE:WANTED:   WHIZZER SPORTSMAN posted by hub on 11/25/2001 at 11:30:33 AM
mike , try www.whizzerworks.com located in lancaster .ohio (just down the road from me ha ha ) one of the largest in the nation ---i have a sportsman & a wz if you have any thing you want to get rid of please let me know i hope this will help hub

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