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AGE / VALUE:   Clutch model Shaw motorbike posted by: JP on 6/1/2001 at 2:51:57 PM
HI out there I have two Shaw autocycles
- one a clutch model (ca. '1920)
the orher a direct belt drive (ca. 1915)
- any ideas of what they are worth?
Both complete and running but not restored

Interested in hearing from other Shaw people

thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Clutch model Shaw motorbike posted by Ed on 7/26/2001 at 8:24:51 PM
Hi I do not know what these bikes are going for but would be very interested in purchasing if and when you price them and decide to sell Ed




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Computer Ignition System posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/24/2001 at 10:07:31 AM
For $20.00 + S/H can supply a Computer Ignition System for 2 cycle/ 4 cycle engines that will replace points and condensor.

This system replaces points and condensors on engine built after the mid 1980s. So if you had had the heartburn of trying to set points on a small engine or tried to find a shop that could do it - This is the answer. Less than 5 minutes you can install this chip that replaces the points & condensor.

Costs less, fires better and will have you engine run better.

Thanks

Mike

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AGE / VALUE:   Need Plans posted by: Jack Middendorf on 5/17/2001 at 7:13:34 AM
Hello Motorized Bike Folks:

I am in the process of building a "pusher" type, motor-driven, 3rd wheel for a bike. I am using a 31/2 Briggs and a 10" wheel. I intend for the "push" to be tranfered to the frame at the seat post via a "trailer type" tounge - probably bent out of 3/4" conduit. Anybody ever hear of a rig like this? How do I figure jackshaft ratios? Any tips or plans I might "go to school on?"
Thanks in advance for your help.

Jack

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need Plans posted by Rif on 5/18/2001 at 7:48:54 PM
Hi Jack,
E-Mail me and I'll give you the formulas I have worked with...
Rif

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need Plans posted by JimW. on 5/21/2001 at 9:56:56 AM
I don't think I've seen that configuration before. There have been motorized "3rd wheels", but they usually had it
in the rear outrigger position, making the bike a trike.
It'll be interesting to see your project. I don't see any
reason why a pusher trailer wouldn't work.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need Plans posted by rif on 6/10/2001 at 2:23:20 PM
hey Jack,
my computer had serious issues (in other words we had a complete meltdown)
I'll Scan and send that info this week! Sorry for ther inconvenience.
Rif




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Drive Hubs posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/15/2001 at 8:14:13 PM
Drive Hubs:

Very simple. Go to a roller rink. The old 4 wheel skates make excellent drive hubs. Just drill out the center and press the old metal hub into the plastic rubber hub.

For wet weather operation just reverse the process on the braids on the old type drive hubs by using a mountaion bike type front tire on your bike and a slick hub (like the one mentioned above.

A slick hub on a mountain bike type tire will have your motor run smoother, cause less wear on the motor and the bike tire will grip better on the hub because it is a larger drive area.

I have more tips plus the original owners manuals, shop repair manuals, soucres of parts - cheaper than manufactuer all available for $ 20.00.

Also have method of making a gas tank for $5.00 than will replace out cracked ones that can not be bought from Tanaka.

Send check to

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
Houston, Texas 77079


Happy Motor-Biking
Wind in your Face

Mike


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   MERKEL MOTOR WHEEL posted by: xhtc_atsign_hotmail.com on 5/15/2001 at 7:57:22 AM
HI I am looking for parts information or anything related to MERKEL - I esp need a motor wheel hub - pleeez reply to xhtc@hotmail.com directly! thanks!

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Parts for an AMF RoadMaster needed posted by: Monti or Shilrey on 5/13/2001 at 6:49:30 PM
Found a 1978 AMF RoadMaster, looks like it would run if I could find some McCullaugh engine parts. Is anyone else out there interested in the RoadMaster?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Parts for an AMF RoadMaster needed posted by Doug D. on 6/25/2001 at 9:11:41 PM
I have lots of motor parts and decals (NOS) and repair manuels. dwdoogie@webtv.net

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Parts for an AMF RoadMaster needed posted by Dave on 7/8/2001 at 10:15:04 PM
My son just bought a Rodamaster Moped for $25 and i am looking for info on the McCulloch engine that powers it. Any input would be greatly appeciated...




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts Lists, posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/9/2001 at 8:39:41 PM
Have collected the owners manual, part lists and shop repair manuals for the TAS Spitz, Sears Free Spirit, Aqua Bike Bug. Full library on original literature published on these fun little engines.

Plus have a method of making the drive hub for less than $2.00 that propel your bike faster, have your engine work less and last longer than the original Tanaka drive hub.

Will reproduce literature and mail in US for $20.00. Send check to:

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
Houston, Texas 77079

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts List posted by Rif Addams on 5/12/2001 at 7:27:35 AM
Great! I'll be in touch...
Have you figured out how to manufacture a drive roller capable of wet condition use?
The Machine shop at the Technical College I attend is working on some drive rollers for me at the moment...
Faster, less engine stress, and longevity...?! I would love to talk more with you about this...
Rif

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts List posted by ronnie brimmer on 6/28/2001 at 5:27:22 PM
hi i recently picked up a free spirit and might be missing the cylender the people i got it from says they have it but i have yet to see it. do you have one available? if so please e-mail me. i had a aqua bike bug a couple of years ago and i let a friend of mine talk me out of it and i have regretted it ever since. i also need your literature on it and the front drive wheel. i would like to do it all at once so can you let me know about the parts?

p.s. i also need a set of rings thank you ronnie brimmer




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts Lists, posted by: Mike Schneider on 5/9/2001 at 8:39:41 PM
Have collected the owners manual, part lists and shop repair manuals for the TAS Spitz, Sears Free Spirit, Aqua Bike Bug. Full library on original literature published on these fun little engines.

Plus have a method of making the drive hub for less than $2.00 that propel your bike faster, have your engine work less and last longer than the original Tanaka drive hub.

Will reproduce literature and mail in US for $20.00. Send check to:

Mike Schneider
1307 Country Place Circle
houstoon, Texas 77079

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   TAS Spitz, Sears Free Sprit, Aqua Bug Bike Motors Repair Manual, Parts List posted by John Sterzl on 7/19/2001 at 4:44:06 PM
I have been trying to get a rubber (ribbed) or similar
to fit the drive cog on my TAS Spitz motorized bicycle.
This cog and rubber presses onto the top of the front wheel
when engaged.The drive cog(cylindrical is about 35 mm in
diameter and 45mm long.What do you suggest I do as I live in
Australia?
Hoping you can help,cheers John




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REPRODUCTIONS:   Orange Krate posted by: Halfdome on 5/8/2001 at 5:18:09 AM
Is Schwinn still making and selling the reproduction Krates?

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   info on kamasuras posted by: kk on 5/2/2001 at 2:23:13 PM
i would appreciate any info on a kamasura motor bike. where can i get a manual? how mush it is worth

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   info on kamasuras posted by Mark Stapleton on 11/9/2001 at 2:01:14 PM
Have you found anymore info on the Kamasura? No luck here.




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WANTED:   2 1/4 x 19 Tires posted by: Demetrius Bergamo on 5/1/2001 at 4:31:03 PM
Hi folks,
I´m looking for a set of tires for my moped. Please where I can find this size 2 1/4 x 19 tire?
regards,
Demetrius

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by: Hank on 4/29/2001 at 9:36:35 PM
I found a moter scooter in a scrap iron yard and would like to know if any one knows anything about it. The scooter is in good shape and is all there. The label on the side says Gambles Hiawatha. I have never heard of one before.

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by Gordon Bullis on 4/29/2001 at 10:34:24 PM
Hank, If it helps at all, there was a chain of hardware stores called Gambles in the 60's and 70's. They had stores in Wisconsin, but I don't know where else they were. It may have been re-branded by them. If they are still around, an older employee may be able to help you out. Good luck.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by Clark on 4/30/2001 at 4:38:18 PM
Gambles was a store like Western Auto. They sold rebranded scooters from many sources just like Sears did with Cushmans and Vespas (Allstate) and Wards did with Silver Pigeons (Riverside). Gambles sold Doodle Bugs under a trade name, but i'm not sure what else.

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by john martin on 5/15/2001 at 7:18:13 PM
I would like to know more about your "find". Could you email me
a little more information? A picture would really help.
Thanks,
John

          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Need Information posted by brett on 10/17/2001 at 5:10:37 AM
The reply from Clark on 4/30/01 includes notes about rebranded scooters. Montgomery Wards made/sold a "moped" called a Riverside. I only know this much as my fatherinlaw now owns one and is looking for a service manual. Do you know anything else about the Riverside? Thankyou.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by: Rif Addams on 4/25/2001 at 3:50:35 PM
Hey all,
I just got home with a frame and a box full of moped parts.
It is an AMF Roadmaster moped, with a Mcolloch 49 c.c.
On the bottom of the engine it reads:
McCulloch 49 C.C.
McCulloch Corp.
Los Angeles
Calif. USA
The tag on the top of the head reads:
Max B.H.P. 1.0
Mod. 400621D
Serial 11-042540
I have absolutely no reference material (aside from one lousy picture of one in about the same state of disassembly).
I need any and all info that anyone can share concerning this old beastie. Tips, tricks, diagrams, manuals, pictures, literature, etc.
Anything at all that will aid in the building of this wild ride.
I already have Ideas as to it's final look, but I need to get the motor/driver assy. in order first.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Rif

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by Clark Wilcox on 5/4/2001 at 2:04:09 PM
I know someone that has lots of Mac info and NOS parts, I also have a copy of an owners manuel that you are welcome to.
Send me an e-mail and I'll try to put you in touch with the Mac guy. Clark Wilcox

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by Rif on 5/5/2001 at 9:06:42 AM
Thank you very much!
Sending an e-mail right away...
Rif

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Box Full O' Moped...! posted by matt sebastian on 6/24/2001 at 9:52:46 PM
Good luck finding parts. I have been looking for about 1 year now and have found nothing. you might want to concider t o part the bik out and make money that way. I know several people that are looking for parts and would pay good money for. Give it a thought.




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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Help - What is this? posted by: Patrick Lawrence on 4/24/2001 at 8:37:24 AM
Hi I found a 3 wheel scooter?/Motorized Bike? and I am trying to find out more about it. The only marking I can find on it are:

Maschinenbou Knott Eggstatt
MKE
MV 115
1958
nr 1668

Thanks in advance for the help:)

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   It's a Berini! posted by: Simon on 4/18/2001 at 11:50:43 PM
Just a quick thank you to all those that emailed me with the identity of my Cyclemotor. Dutch not English and a Berini. One extremely kind person even sent me a scanned owners manual for it. It is a total hoot and powers me past even the most high tech looking unpowered bikes. Cheers All

Simon

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