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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by: gary on 8/29/2001 at 9:14:21 AM
iam looking for a primer bulb part number 593 01550 900 it goes on a spitz deluxe model # qbm23n its real old or does any one have any idea if there is still a dealer

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by: gary on 8/29/2001 at 9:14:21 AM
iam looking for a primer bulb part number 593 01550 900 it goes on a spitz deluxe model # qbm23n its real old or does any one have any idea if there is still a dealer

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by Don on 1/23/2002 at 2:35:56 AM
Try sears I orderd parts for a free spirt and got them any idea what a free sprit is worth runs great I put it on a 16in and have a lot of fun with it
Thanks Don

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   parts or dealer posted by Don on 1/23/2002 at 2:41:06 AM
I sent the wrong email use this one info on sears parts

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by: C. G. Mouch on 8/28/2001 at 7:37:14 PM
Just bought a Bike Bug Model QBM-23 motor and am looking for info. on same. Are parts available and is it worth fooling with???

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by JimW. on 9/6/2001 at 3:11:24 PM
Rif must be busy. Yes, the company's still in business, practically in Rif's back yard. Check further back in this
list to find info from Rif about it. There is literature
available from members of this list, also.

Come to think of it, Rif's working on an article for the next issue of BikeRod&Kustom Webzine, on this very subject.
When the new issue's out, it will be announced here.

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Bike Bug posted by c.g. mouch on 9/9/2001 at 7:19:32 PM
Thanks, Jim. I'll follow up.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Raleigh Ultramatic posted by: Tim Bevins on 8/24/2001 at 4:17:10 PM
I found a Raleigh Ultramtic moped in a neighbor's old barn. It is in good shape, but needs some parts. Where can I locate either parts for it? Is there a web site anyone knows about for old Raleigh mopeds?

Thanks very much for whatever info you can provide.

REPRODUCTIONS:   1941 repro columbia superb bike? posted by: tiffini on 8/17/2001 at 12:47:33 AM
hi there,
i recently came upon a website that is selling the 1941 repro of the columbia superb. the cost is 599$ plus shipping. is this a good price? i don't know much about repro's it just looks so sharp. it has speedometer,odemeter,clock,tank with horn,light on front ect. i can show the website address if it helps anyone out. i just don't want to spend my money on that pretty bike if it's a waste/


   RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   1941 repro columbia superb bike? posted by JimW. on 8/17/2001 at 12:36:39 PM
That's a pretty good price for that bike. It was going for a lot more money when it first came out, and it was pretty
much worth that, also. There's a write-up on it at:
I think you'd be very happy with it.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Smiths Motorwheel posted by: Gary Fox on 7/28/2001 at 9:23:12 PM
I am looking for a picture of a Smiths Motorwheel.
Does anyone know a web site with a picture?

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Smiths Motorwheel posted by roxx on 9/10/2001 at 8:59:58 PM
hi, i have a smiths motor wheel. it is an orignal that i could take photos of. i am looking for a tier and axle nut do you know of a source for parts? kindest regards roxx

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   MOTOBECANE, MOBYLETTE BIKE posted by: Gerard on 7/27/2001 at 6:52:25 PM
I've recently obtained a Mobylette, Mfgr'd by Motobecane. Age of bike circa 1970. Would someone be familiar with this type of bike? What I'm asking is has anyone reconditioned these old bikes and if they have, what would your asssessment be? Is it worth it? I'd like to obtain the address of Motobecane in France. I've searched the net, but I've reached a dead end. Please let me know. Thanks

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by: Ryan on 7/20/2001 at 2:16:00 PM
I have a 1978 AMF roadmaster. It is in great shape but i cant get it runing. If any one knows were i can get a wiring diagram i would really aperciate it. Thanks

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by bruce weixel on 8/26/2001 at 6:15:15 AM
LOOKING To Find Out How to make it fire ?
Pictures.Specs Welcome

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by JimW. on 9/13/2001 at 5:26:24 PM
The MacCulloch engines have magneto ignition. They should fire anytime they spin. They do have kill switches which will ground the spark when engaged. Aside from that, there is no real wiring, other than the lead to the spark plug.
To test for spark, take the spark lead off, ground a screwdriver on the engine block and hold it slightly into the hood of the spark lead, close to the center contact.
Then rotate the crankshaft in a counter-clockwise direction.
If the magneto is working, there will be a spark between the
screwdriver and the contact. One of those neon test lights will work, also. You can also unscrew the plug, clip on the
plug lead, rest the plug on the block, and spin the shaft to
see sparks in the gap.

   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:    posted by Jim Kellner on 3/3/2002 at 10:25:56 PM
I also have an AMF Roadmaster. Don't know much about it. I have a new ignition module for the engine. Would like to sell complete bike and parts, contact me

AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by: Steve on 7/19/2001 at 8:33:33 PM
I have a complete 1930 Simplex motorized bicycle minus the motor and am interested in selling it. Anyone have any idea of the value or interest in buying, please contact me. Steve

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by JimW. on 7/22/2001 at 11:14:43 AM
An excellent example of a kustomized Simplex fitted with a
Honda engine may be seen at http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/gallery29.html
It's by Hal Paquin.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by Ed on 7/26/2001 at 8:26:16 PM
Hi I'd be interested in purchasing Ed

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930 Simplex motorized bicycle posted by Ed on 7/26/2001 at 8:26:38 PM
Hi I'd be interested in purchasing Ed

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

   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!

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.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Chicken Power posted by JimW. on 7/19/2001 at 8:54:14 AM
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.

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.

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,

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.

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