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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles

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.

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.

   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/


   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

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

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?

   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.


   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.

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

   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.

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.

   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.


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?


WANTED:   GOOD USED GOPED posted by: Toker420 on 6/12/2001 at 3:39:31 PM


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

   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

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


   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

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.



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.


   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...

   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.

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


MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   MERKEL MOTOR WHEEL posted by: xhtc@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!

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?

   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...