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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles

AGE / VALUE:   Chicken Power? What was that? posted by: ChristopherRobin on 6/26/2000 at 1:47:40 PM
This latest find was a 26 X 2.125 Balloon tire, red Schwinn with a Weed wacker motor with a metal roller driver on the front wheel. A BENDIX red band kick back hub, Goodrear Double Eagle tires!! Mix up some gas/ oil 32/1 and off I go. I am having a blast with it and now that I finally get to use these crazy all white tires I have in this size. and some odd ball Schwinn parts. I am really having fun with it. I just may get into Whizzer bikes if I find one cheap enough! I paid $35.00 for this so that is part of the reason why I am grinning as I zip down the street.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Chicken Power? What was that? posted by Jon on 11/8/2000 at 5:22:06 PM
Chicken Power was sold in the mid to late 70's when commuters were trying to find more fuel effecient ways to get around because of high gas prices. It had quite a bit more pep than heavier mopeds because it could be mounted on just about any bike. Definitely one of the better bolt on engines and one of the first of it's kind since the Whizzer if I'm not mistaken. The main drawback was that it ate up tires.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by: stephen on 6/13/2000 at 7:39:13 AM
This motorized bike forum is like a ghost town. Is there anybody out there
who enjoys Whizzers and like talking about them?
Hey, there went a tumble weed!!

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by red on 6/14/2000 at 12:24:45 AM
Not really. But I did just buy a "Zappy".

   I buy em! posted by Paul on 6/18/2000 at 12:17:53 PM
who else?

   RE:I buy em! posted by Jeff on 6/19/2000 at 8:48:49 AM
I love 'em, but I can;t afford them. The thing that makes them so cool is the engine is mounted inside the frame, like a motorcycle. Most other gas powered bicycles have the motor over the front or rear wheel.

   RE:I buy em! posted by Stephen on 6/21/2000 at 8:07:06 PM
Hey P.G.,
I've been wanting to sell you my 1955 Special! No lie. I'll e-mail you tomorrow.
Stephen T

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by Brian on 6/25/2000 at 8:18:40 PM
I am restoring a 1947 WZ Whizzer. Had Memory Lane rebuild the motor. I will probably leave the frame and fenders as is for a while as they are still in original paint. I replaced most of the chrome parts. I also have a 1940 Indian Sport Scout motorcycle but I get just as many comments from the Whizzer. When I show it, I am suprised at all the people that had one years ago.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by Marvin L. Schmidtberger on 7/4/2000 at 12:39:26 PM
I would like to know what memory lane charged you to restore
your whizzer motor. I always wanted one and finally found one and am starting to restore it.I would appreciate all the info you can give me. I am a novice at this so I need all the help I can get. I have parts of 3 motors that I would like to rstore if it isn't to expensive. Thank you

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by mike on 7/5/2000 at 7:52:20 AM
I have a whizzer for sale..I'm told its a WZ...pretty complete,except for motor Ser.#E18195...somebody make me an offer! I can e-mail pics. Mike

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by Marvin on 7/5/2000 at 10:57:32 AM
I would like to see what you have and what you would need for a price. I would like to see picture.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by James on 7/5/2000 at 9:05:55 PM
I too, would be interested in this Whizzer you have for sale.Please e-mail me with more info. Thanks. James.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by Hub Roberts on 7/9/2000 at 5:37:52 PM
HI!, If you still have the whizzer please send me an e-mail with the price and location I have a motor I would love to put it back on the road been a long time I'm 54 HA HA thanks HUB

   Whizzer For Sale posted by vade on 7/18/2000 at 10:58:33 AM
I have a '49 Schwinn Whizzer- complete- for sale It's a 7. e-mail me if interested.

   RE:Whizzer For Sale posted by Marvin on 7/19/2000 at 9:29:21 PM
I am ;interested in your whizzer.Send photo and price.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by Eric on 8/1/2000 at 7:47:48 PM
Have two and not interested in selling them. I do agree with you about this forum. Now that the Schwinn Forum collapsed I wonder where all the collectors went.

   RE:RE:I buy em! posted by George Stratton on 11/21/2000 at 3:42:59 PM
Most but not all!
How about the Monark Supertwin and the Marmon twin?
Both were mounted in the frame along with the clutch and pulleys

   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Anybody out there? posted by hub roberts on 12/31/2000 at 2:57:32 PM
this one is now mine thanks mike ! HUB

AGE / VALUE:   Want to buy posted by: Steve on 5/29/2000 at 10:09:26 PM
I need a schwinn fore brake for a schwinn whizzer.

REPRODUCTIONS:   I need help posted by: Deedee on 4/8/2000 at 3:11:35 PM
I need help , I am looking to buy a bike and the man that owns it told me that it is a 1971 reproduction of a 1950's _____? Flyer. I thought he said radio flyer, but I can not find anything on this at all. The bike was in perfect shape, very nice. I hesitate to buy it without knowing something about it. Thanks for the help, Deedee

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   I need help posted by Joe on 4/11/2000 at 6:19:06 AM
DeeDee, some people have relpied to your question under the "General For Sale/Wanted" section.

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   I need help posted by ChristopherRobin on 6/26/2000 at 1:52:44 PM
Are you talking about Western Flyer?

WANTED: Paets for early Shaw motor posted by: Jon B. on 3/14/2000 at 10:26:53 AM
now I have two Shaw motor-bicycle engines (1910-1914)..would be nice to get both of these going...
But one is missing the top end (cyclinder)
Can any one help..willing to buy or swap.....anything Shaw!

All the best

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Taigene Motorized Bicycle posted by: Darryl Jag on 3/8/2000 at 6:43:51 PM
I have just posted my bike on E-bay with some pictures. Perhaps this would help someone to identify it for me and everyone who might bid on it. Search for Cruiser Gas Powered Bicycle to see these pictures. Any help would be appriciated! Thanks Darryl

WANTED:   Used Schwinn Cruiser (Reproduction or Original) posted by: Marty on 3/7/2000 at 5:21:11 PM
I am looking for 1 or 2 used Schwinn Cruiser-style bikes. I would prefer a single speed or a Cruiser 4 (internal geared hub). I am looking to buy 2 bikes. One mens and one ladies or 2 mens (whatever shows up). Would prefer clean, ready to go. Please e-mail direct with what you've got, condition and price. Thanks, Marty

   RE:WANTED:   Used Schwinn Cruiser (Reproduction or Original) posted by mike on 7/1/2000 at 5:09:36 PM
Hey -
I got a late 40's schwinn crusier} brief history bought used abandoned and then i picked it up i found it while searching round a garage sale- i found it in the busches- rough condition- Call sids meats in Northport Ny on Route 25a ask for sid tell him Mike spoke 2 u

   RE:WANTED:   Used Schwinn Cruiser (Reproduction or Original) posted by bd on 8/26/2000 at 1:18:20 PM
i have a schwinn green phantom 100 anv repo for sale 1500.00 firm it is new

   RE:WANTED:   Used Schwinn Cruiser (Reproduction or Original) posted by bd on 8/26/2000 at 1:18:21 PM
i have a schwinn green phantom 100 anv repo for sale 1500.00 firm it is new

REPRODUCTIONS:   Boneshaker posted by: v on 3/5/2000 at 7:18:00 AM
In the seventies there was a company called Boneshaker. They made high wheelers and other repros. I can't find a website for them. Any suggestions?

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Boneshaker posted by TERRY on 3/17/2000 at 7:55:52 PM

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Boneshaker posted by JimW. on 5/26/2000 at 2:39:06 PM
http://hiwheel.com also sells repros of this type.

   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Boneshaker posted by Dave on 6/25/2000 at 10:33:13 PM
www.hiwheel.com or www.hiwheeler.com

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Taigene 2 stroke Motor posted by: Darryl Jag on 3/4/2000 at 8:36:51 PM
I purchased a motorized bicycle at a auction. It runs and works quite well. I'm trying to identify the motor. it has Taigene stamped in a couple places on the case. It mounts over the front wheel and has to be manually pushed down to the tire to engage. Does anyone know what this might be?

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Taigene 2 stroke Motor posted by carson on 5/4/2000 at 5:29:07 PM
i realy need one of those moters. I might buy

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Taigene 2 stroke Motor posted by Mike on 7/10/2000 at 9:14:19 AM
I have a TAS Spitz Model QBM-23 Serial # 273228 built in 1978 by Tanaka Kogyo Co. LTD, Japan - 2 Stoke Front Fork Mounted Engnie. It has a lever that when pushed down engages the front tire. Starts and Runs. Throttle, Choke & Kill Switch.

I need a manual, diagram, contact or part - I am missing the rbber hub that is mounted on the drive shaft and enagaes the front tire.

Thanks in advance Mike msamigo@aol.com

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   pacemaker posted by: twowheelfan@yahoo.com on 2/25/2000 at 10:56:58 AM
I just got whizzer pacemaker rolling chassis.
its pretty rusty,are the frames sought after? please email me
direct I might want to sell it.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   pacemaker posted by rick on 3/8/2000 at 5:18:21 PM
let me know when you are ready to sell. Do you have pictures?

WANTED:   1940 vintage safticycle posted by: bertram martin on 2/23/2000 at 8:01:01 PM
need parts for above;rear wheel complete 24x2.25,front fender, np briggs& stratton or lauson tlc series engine,appreciate any info or literature on the safticycle built in lacrosse,wisc.1941-1948.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   schwinn w/ motor posted by: Richard Gaudio on 2/22/2000 at 9:08:21 AM
Check the Schwinn w/ motor on Ebay #265395656

FOR SALE:   1948 WHIZZER posted by: Fred on 2/19/2000 at 7:21:38 AM
1948 Whizzer with WZ frame, rstored to new condition, fully
accessorized with luggage rack, 43 miles since restoration,
$4250. or best offer, if interested I can send pictures.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   New website - Whizzers and bikes! posted by: rick on 2/15/2000 at 8:35:24 PM
do check out my website. Plenty of pics of bikes and Whizzers...

   Oups bad URL... posted by rick on 2/16/2000 at 4:03:00 AM
Oups, this adress should work...

(cut and paste)

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug Motor by AquaBug International posted by: Doug Crawford on 2/15/2000 at 7:29:03 AM
Looking for a replacement drive wheel (new or slightly used
for a Bike Bug motor manufactured by AquaBug International.
It is the common type of motor for a bike that mounts
on the front wheel and the operator pulls down on a
shifter to engage. Any help would be appreciate.
E-mail dougcraw@inetworld.net

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug Motor by AquaBug International posted by Valerie on 7/30/2000 at 11:56:17 AM
I have a friend who just purchased a Bike Bug and we are looking for any info on them, history, etc. It runs great and he is looking to sell it .?????

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug Motor by AquaBug International posted by Eric on 12/13/2000 at 4:30:21 PM
I dont know if this wil help any, but my dads good friend found a bike bug stored in the back of his lawnmower shop. I came on the internet to look for the exact same part to see if we could get it going. They must wear quickly. we got it started by using the old wheel and heating it up and putting a piece of pvc over it. Then we just ground notches in the pvc to make it grip, and put a large washer and bolt to keep it from sliding off. It works okay, but we really are looking for the original part.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug Motor by AquaBug International posted by jj on 2/8/2001 at 4:24:14 PM
....BIKE BUG....i have a bike bug motor in excelent condition,including drive wheel,also like new..i also have the owners manual,and a article from popular mechanics mag(1977),i will consider ofers starting at $300, for all