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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Saginaw motorbike posted by: kregg on 2/11/2008 at 1:18:34 PM
I just bought one of these motorized bicycles, it has no motor, but is nearly complete otherwise. If you have gathered any information on it, could you send it my way.
Thank you,
Kregg Potter

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Assistance posted by: Don Wilson on 2/8/2008 at 7:21:08 AM
If possible can some one please give me some guidance on where I even start with this I am the owner of a 1956 Hercules motor Cycle with a power pak engine on the rear wheel it is in working order but the throttle cable and the mechanism on the handlebar to operate this requires repair.

I have tried every where but most people when I ask have never seen nor heard of the cycle with a power pak engine on it before.

Can some one please give me some guidance where I should go or even look for spare parts for this.

I am keen to restore it back to its original condition please find attached a photograph of the cycle


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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Assistance posted by Steve on 3/10/2008 at 4:28:07 PM
There is a group of old " Cyclemotor"[ bicycles with motors ] enthusiasts. This is a link to their U.K. site. Search thru their site.
http://www.thebuzzingclub.co.uk/index2.html
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Assistance posted by Steve on 3/10/2008 at 4:36:16 PM
I couldn't open your pix, but you probably have one like on the bottom of this one.
http://www.magic-wheelers.org.uk/images.htm
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Assistance posted by John Howes on 3/30/2008 at 1:49:52 PM
The throttle cables , 2 of them , on one lever housing , a decompressor and a throttle , pedal and get up speed with the decrompressor open , then open the throttle thus closing te decompressor and the engine should fire and away you go , couldnt be simpler.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:The Raleigh posted by: gordon ogilvie on 12/30/2007 at 4:57:30 AM
Hi i have got an old raleigh the last time it was used was in 1966 the way i know this is because the origonal roadtax is still on the bicycle it is grey in colour i have the frame no engine no but cant find anything about it i even have the number plate but im told from swansea that there records dont go back that far it has a small one cylinder engine that is attached near the pedals the petrol tank fits between the two bars beetween your legs on the side of the engine there is a crome plate that covers the mag that says sturmey archer could any one help me find parts
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    bicycle engine comparisons posted by: Utsahan on 12/29/2007 at 10:09:09 PM
Greetings from Asheville, North Carolina in the Appalachian Mountains. I recently underwent some studying into the subject of buying a bicycle engine. I am grateful to your site for some valuable input in the decision making process.

Now I have put my findings online which can be found here:

http://www.squidoo.com/bicycleengine


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Evans Power Cycle posted by: jeff on 12/25/2007 at 1:08:16 PM
hi - I'm helping a friends family settle his estate. He has a restored Evan's power cycle that is beautiful. I need help with assigning a value. What is it worth? Thanks in advance. I will try to post a picture later this week.
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Evans Power Cycle posted by jerry on 1/5/2008 at 6:33:41 PM
i am interested in a picture of the evans. i also may be a buyer . please let me know what you are going to ask for it. thanks jerry
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Evans Power Cycle posted by Joey on 2/2/2008 at 7:16:54 PM
If you send me a few pictures I could help you establish a reasonable value. I own a few and have a far amount of related literature. I too might be interested in buying it myself.

Thanks!
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: Evans Power Cycle posted by Dave Falls on 2/24/2008 at 7:24:20 PM
I have some parts I believe are from my late father in law's Evans ( we sold the partially restored bike about 3 years ago)
I still have the original Operation, Care & Maintenance guide for the Model "G" and what I think are some motor parts and control wiring. Email me if interested and I will take pictures
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Evans Power Cycle posted by John S. on 3/8/2008 at 2:51:10 PM
Hello,
I'm currently in possesion of a Evans power cycle in an attempt to get it running.The original cork float has taken a beating for the fact that the owner left fuel in the bowl,
Ive attempted to clean it up and coat it with a fuel proof epoxy with not such good results.My second option was to make a float out of brass,keeping it's weight and bouyancy the same as the cork but I'm still having a hell of a time getting it running.Ive gone through all the steps to set up the timing and spark for I have original literature to guide me through the process,but still,no go.
It does kick,,smoke and act as if it wants to get up n run but just wont keep running.
I wonder if anyone here might hava a few suggestions,parts perhaps?,,maybe a float?,any sort of shop manual if there ever was one?,maybe even specs on the float itself?
Also,I wonder if there is a site of some sort or a registry that pertains to these bikes specifically?
Any and all replys would be greatly appreciated,
Thanx in advance,
John S.
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FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by: Steve on 12/7/2007 at 9:07:47 AM
RARE Orline/Ohlsson & Rice/Chicken Power motorized bike engine for sale. Running good & a blast to ride.N. Florida location. Will sell engine kit alone, or mounted on a good donor bike. Gets 125mpg. Motor kit=$195 or on a bike $225.


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          RE:FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by Steve on 12/18/2007 at 6:32:18 AM
Price reduced= $145 for the complete kit, or $175 for kit mounted on the bike !
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by Mike Schneider on 1/6/2008 at 11:47:04 PM
Steve:

Email me at mschnedier@ppitech.net

Mike
7`3 962 2681
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by Mike Schneider on 1/6/2008 at 11:47:11 PM
Steve:

Email me at mschnedier@ppitech.net

Mike
7`3 962 2681
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          RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by Steve on 1/8/2008 at 4:40:01 AM
Mike, my e mails are being returned from the address you posted above. Contact me by using mine. Steve
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          RE:FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by catfish on 1/14/2008 at 5:07:08 AM
i found a pretty nice site all about motorized bicycles at motorbicycling.com. had some pretty nice pictures and seemed to have members that new alot about them
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE: Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by George on 1/28/2008 at 5:43:56 PM
That message was a little off-topic. BTW, MotoredBikes.com is a much larger source of information than motorbicycling.com.
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          RE:FOR SALE:Orline/Ohlsson & Rice bicycle engine for sale posted by sara on 1/30/2008 at 9:18:09 PM
another good forum is motorbicycling.com. people are really nice their
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MISC:What's New posted by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 12/1/2007 at 6:37:23 AM
Be sure to check out what's new at OldRoads by clicking on the "What's New" icon near the top right hand corner of this page.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Check out the motorized bikes here posted by: nate on 10/26/2007 at 5:27:10 AM
Check out the weird motors on some of the bikes in the Readers Rides section:

http://oldroads.com/oldwebs.asp?uploadid=337


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AGE / VALUE: posted by: Kim on 10/23/2007 at 7:47:34 AM
I have a limited special edition Western Flyer made by Columbia Mfg., along with the certificate of authenticity and owner's manual and was wondering what it would be worth. Any ideas!!!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by Gregg Harnish on 10/29/2007 at 3:55:56 PM
Not sure of value but interested if selling.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by Fran on 1/7/2008 at 6:41:39 PM
I also have this bike. Did you ever find out the value?
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MISC:Reader's Rides! posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles on 10/18/2007 at 7:29:32 AM
We've brought back the Reader's Rides section of OldRoads.com.

If you offer a service or have bikes, parts, ads, literature,
accessories, books, auction items or anything else related to
Vintage Bicycles for sale, or if you just want to show off your
cycles, click on "Readers Rides" at the top right of any page
of our site and build your own web site.

It is free and you get 5 megabytes of web space and your own unique
address.

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles
http://OldRoads.com


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          RE:MISC:Reader's Rides! posted by Vin on 10/20/2007 at 5:42:06 AM

Based on your feedback, we have set it up so you can have 25 pictures and almost unlimited text.

Does anyone have a good step-by-step weed wacker conversion they can post in the Reader's Rides section?

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles
OldRoads.com

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AGE / VALUE:Official Bike Bug Brotherhood T Shirt posted by: Mike Schneider on 10/2/2007 at 4:21:32 PM
Brothers:
Please find attached the Design for the Parade - As Honorability requested Chairman of the Festival - The Bike Buggers will be the 1st in line and lead the Parade down the main streets of Devine, Texas. Afterward we will ride besides the floats, marching bands, politicians, horses and various other entries doing our

World Famous Motorized Bicycle Acrobatics.



The Official International Bike Bug Brother 2007 T Shirt will be Free to all riders in the Nov. 3rd Devine Avocado Festival Parade.

We plan to all sign a shirt for Bob and Dougie (Bike Bug Brothers in Rhode Island are our Bike Brothers of the Year ).

We intend to have the article ready to submit to Rhode Island Monthly about Bob & Dougie's travels - A "T Shirt and a Photo of the Brothers" will be sent to editor - so chances are - make the Parade and get your smiling face in the magazine. We are also intend to send one of our Banners with everyone's signature to Bob and Dougie for being the Honorary Co-Captains of the Parade. Bob is Father and Dougie is the Son of this dynamic team. Bob has outfitted a specialty design trailer that Dougie brings up the rear in on their journeys. Hard to beat that smile on their faces.



Please note if you have friends/ family who want to ride we will have extra motorized bikes, please bring them along.

Would appreciate you showing them how to ride one of these "Steel Horses" ahead of the Parade so they have a comfort factor and we are all safe.



BITW (Brothers In The Wind)



Mike



If you are planning on making the event - let me know your size so we can wrap you up in a sporty T Shirt showing you were part the adventure.



I have had requests for the T Shirts which we will try to fill after receipt of the Shirts. Hopefully in two to three weeks.

If you are interested in a shirt but can't make the event email me your T Shirt size and a mail a check for $15.00 to cover shirt and postage.



Mike Schneider

1307 Country Place Circle

Houston, Texas 77079



Copy of the Banner we are going to autograph for Bob & Dougie attached also.

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AGE / VALUE:Motorized Bicycle rally/ Stampede/ Padare posted by: Mike Schneider on 9/17/2007 at 1:44:50 PM




Brothers:



It is getting close to the Round Up/ Stampede/ Rally Time and Gathering of The Brotherhood Again!



The Chairman of the Devine Avocado Festival has asked if we would be willing to lead the parade this year. Course we will then loop around the padare and do drive bys the rest of the floats, figure 8's, Wheelies, Donuts, some roll overs and the other motorized bicycle acrobatics the Posie, Flying Circus and Mounted Calvary is so famous for.



This year the Parade is Nov. 3rd Saturday. the Link to information about the Festival is http://www.devinecoc.org/FallFestivalSchedule.html



We will have decoration material for anyone who wants to dress up their HORSE.



So - You ready to ramble?



So far we have fellows from Austin, Bridge City, College Station, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Devine, Houston, Pearland, and San Antonio , Texas say they are up to the adventure. Will have several bicycles with engines so if you have friends who would like to ride please bring them. Count is up to 40+ bikes at present.



The Official International Bike Bug Brother 2007 T Shirt will be Free to all riders. We plan to all sign a shirt for Bob and Dougie (Bike Bug Brothers in Rhode Island are our Bike Brothers of the year). If you are planning on making the event - let me know your size so we can wrap you up in a sporty T Shirt showing you were part the adventure.



We intend to have the article ready to submit to Rhode Island Monthly about Bob & Dougie's travels - A "T Shirt and a Photo of the Brothers" will be sent to editor - so chances are - make the Parade and get your smiling face in the magazine. Bob is father and Dougie is the son of this year's Honorary Co-Captains of the Parade. Bob has outfitted a specialty design trailer that Dougie brings up the rear in on their journeys. Hard to beat that smile on their faces.



BITW (Brothers In The Wind)



Mike





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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:tecumseh tclll motors posted by: Mike Torrey on 8/31/2007 at 11:14:01 PM
I,ve been riding a motorized bike for going on 2 years the 49cc tecumseh tc3 WITH Dimension edge fiction drive system,in that time the has blown a short block 5 times !!evry time but once i was useing the larger drive wheels the exception was a 1" wheel down a hill and i was hauling at 43 mph when it blew.recently i bought a new motor (the same one)and a blew anther short block after less the one month are these motorers any good??? any suggestions to avoid another engine failer would be greatly apreciated help.....please....thanks in advance
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:tecumseh tclll motors posted by Mike Baldwin on 9/1/2007 at 7:31:28 AM
..."are these motors any good"...I think the need for multiple short block assemblys has answered your question. Everyone has a different ideas on what a "blown" motor is. In my book, a engine must suffer catastrophic(sp?) failure to be considered "blown". EG - A broken case with a connecting rod and battered piston hanging out. At the least, you may consider this question. Could you be exceeding the intended design capabilities of a low cost, consumer grade, small engine? - Best Regards , Mike Baldwin
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          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:tecumseh tclll motors posted by Esteban on 9/5/2007 at 3:54:55 PM
In my opinion, ALL of these small motors need a lengthy break-in period. Have you been doing that ?
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          RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:tecumseh tclll motors posted by Mike Torrey on 9/13/2007 at 4:49:14 PM
not really man thanks i think i need to troddle back a little what i really need to know i think is the eqation for figure out the exact for a fiction driven set-up with 7000 rpms of the motor on a 26" frame solid i please what size drive (diameter ) wheel will match this combo as to not over power or underpower this engine anyone please>>>
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:tecumseh tclll motors posted by John Walker on 9/15/2007 at 8:28:32 PM
I have been running the dimension edge tecumseh setup for about 5 years now and just about a year ago got a replacement unit with the TCIII engine. I had the engines checked and the top RPM of the old and the new TCIII engine was a little over 6000 rpm. I use a 1.25" diameter roller which causes the rear wheel to turn about 300 times at peak rpm giving a top speed of about 23 mph. If a 1 inch roller is used the top speed at 6000 rpm will be about 18 mph and a 1.5 inch roller will give about 27 mph. I have over revved these engines a little and have no problems but I would not recommend overrevving them more that 500 rpm or so. I have never found it necessary to break the engines in but the oil to gas ratio is critical. The ratio is 1 to 24 meaning that you must completely mix 5.5 oz of oil with a gallon of gas and it has to be the best 2 stroke oil and not regular motor oil. Another critical factor is using this friction drive system is to be sure that there is just enough roller down pressure so as not to cause slippage when using the system. too much down pressure can cause a strain on the lower end of the engine. These engines are no longer available except from one source (dimension edge no longer stocks them) so that is why I got an extra unit but I do use both systems daily. My older engine has about 5,000 miles on it but it still runs good altho it is a little worn and is not as powerful as it used to be. Good Luck
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:tecumseh tclll motors posted by Mike Torrey on 9/19/2007 at 6:13:25 PM
thanks john that helps alot but i,d still like to have the requestd eqation ratio so i,ll know which wheelis ideal for certain terrian ete...what wheel is your favorite say for rough rutted backroads??and have yor engine ever been short blocked?if not whats your secret?thanks i just despise the thought of any more down time.
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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by: mark greeno on 8/27/2007 at 8:18:52 AM
Looking for a new CDI Module for a 1978 AMF Roadmaster Moped. Anyone know where I can purchase this unit? Thanks, Also visit my site www.ClassicFastCars.com and let me know what you think!
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES: 1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by Larry Wlos on 8/29/2007 at 7:13:05 AM
I have a good motor, good compression, good spark,these motors were famous for losing spark ,ignition modules were bought long ago ,any interests call Larry 708 267 0285
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by dorell on 8/29/2007 at 5:20:11 PM
need help with putting a motor on a bike cause its not working
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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1978 AMF Roadmaster CDI Module posted by Scoutyboy on 10/7/2007 at 1:38:16 PM
Hi guys, I have a problem with a 78 Roadmaster I found in a junkyard, believe it or not, haha. Bought for $20, It is missing a spark plug, may have carburator problems, and has a broken "roller". it is truly a beauty. Any solutions? thanks.
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FOR SALE:motorbikes posted by: LarryWlos on 8/4/2007 at 4:41:05 PM
Selling off some of my collection,have new Sears Tas Spitz.new Fox motor kit, new Chicken power motor kit, new Whizzer 700 kit,three K&S bike machine motors, new solex motor bike,also Monark ,Marman new and others Call Larry 708 267 0285
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          RE:FOR SALE:motorbikes posted by Cliff Fahrer on 9/29/2007 at 8:42:31 AM
I am looking for a motor kit, (including clutch and wheel pully), for a Monark Supertwin. I have a Huffy version frame that is real close to the origional. I have heard that the supertwin motor was also used on boat motors. Is that true?
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE: motorbikes posted by Larry Wlos on 11/24/2007 at 7:16:01 AM
Cliff contact me about Monark Supertwin 708 267 0285 Larry
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