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Archived: Reproductions and Motorized Bicycles

WANTED:SMITH, BRIGGS, MOTOR WHEEL posted by: Brian on 8/25/2002 at 3:32:51 AM
Wanted to Buy - SMITH, BRIGGS, DAYTON, MERKEL or other Bicycle MOTORWHEEL. Also Dayton MOTORBIKE frame.

   RE:WANTED:SMITH, BRIGGS, MOTOR WHEEL posted by Clifford Herold on 9/20/2002 at 4:15:24 PM
I have an interest in the Briggs and Stratton Motor Wheel, do you know of anyone with parts, or knowledge of the engine? Have you had any replys that you will not use? Why?

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by: Dolly Case on 8/16/2002 at 7:13:28 PM
I am looking for resources to locate information on a 1959 Allstate made by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. I'm trying to find out the value and where I can possibly locate parts for this bike. Any websites or even published books to learn about this bike would be appreciated.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by Rif on 8/19/2002 at 2:31:02 AM
I have a 1960 Allstate (steyr-daimler-puch) moped sitting in my shop acting as a home for wayward spiders. I have been unable to locate literature and especially, parts.
This one is in extremely nice shape but needs Cylinder, Piston, rings. It is an automatic, and just looks cool. Please let me know if you come across anything...

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by sam on 8/19/2002 at 1:12:04 PM

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by sam on 8/19/2002 at 1:19:34 PM
And check out this repair guide http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1851783403

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by sam on 8/19/2002 at 2:04:32 PM

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by JimW. on 8/22/2002 at 3:47:03 PM
Back in the day (mid to late '60s)you could go to any Sears
store and order parts for these machines. They had everything
on microfilm, and you could just flip through until you found
what you needed. I rebuilt at least a dozen of them at the time.
Jeez, I'm really turning into an old codger! Next I'll be talking
about how I had to trudge 10 miles through the snow to get to school.
Actually, I rode a comfortable bus to school, and it hardly ever
snows in Kentucky. But, I swear I didn't make up the part about
Sears and Puch moped parts.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by phillnirie on 9/8/2002 at 5:32:10 PM
would the rear hub on these allstates have werke prazion on them?

   RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by Alex on 10/9/2002 at 8:34:14 PM
can you describe what the 59 Allstate looks like ?
does it look like a vespa allstate?
does anyone have a picture ?

   RE:RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:1959 Allstate posted by JimW. on 10/23/2002 at 2:45:52 PM
There were at least 3 different Allstates available at the time. They had one which looked like a typical moped, with front and rear suspension. They had a stripper model of the same machine without suspension. And they had one which looked more like a scooter. It had smaller-diameter wheels with fatter tires, pretty much the same 50cc Puch engine, with a 3-speed gearbox instead of the 2-speed of the moped style. But it still had pedals.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:need driver roller for Bike Bug posted by: Karen Fox on 8/13/2002 at 7:56:31 PM
Hi, I am looking for a rubber driver roller.Part #231-36100-800, ref# 5-15, comp(no.48859) Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:need driver roller for Bike Bug posted by Rif Addams on 8/14/2002 at 3:40:06 PM
Hi Karen,
These drive rollers are still available from Tanaka, who originally manufactured these engine kits. The price is rather steep though. Mike Schneider on the other hand has a low buck alternative that is actually better than the factory original! Please see the Addy posted below for a history and info concerning these motor kits. Mikes e-mail can be found at the bottom of the article.

Hope this helps,
Rif Addams

AGE / VALUE:An aquarium valve posted by: sam on 8/13/2002 at 2:55:08 AM
Rif,that's just the info I needed.And by the way--tomorrow(tues)Robert and I start cutting on your bike,so wish me luck!And with a little more luck you may be ridding on Alum.rims!My Daughter got a set in Mexico that are 28"(1' width) , she is to go back in Dec.so I ordered 3 more sets.I'd put these on the Wyman bike but she said she could get the wider rims(1&1/2") next time---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:An aquarium valve posted by Rif on 8/13/2002 at 5:01:06 AM
Glad I could help, and that sounds great about the Moto-Bike!
Also thanks for the pic. of the frame... It was just the boost I needed.
That frame is perfect, and the chain ring looks good on it!
Hi All,
I have my Hercules Schwinn Moto-Bike up and motorvatin' again! I purchased one of the Tecumseh 49 cc 'Viper' brand moto kits (Island Hopper).
I'm currently topping out at around 25 M.P.H.- that will all change soon... Our local Go-Ped guy hops these little motors up pretty good. His racing scooter (yes, there are those who race the things...)does close to 40 M.P.H.!
Sometimes I feel like a Mad Scientist from an old movie, out in the Laboratory- frankensteinin' these bikes and motors together!
Rif "the creature from the black leather lagoon" Addams

WANTED:VeloSolex posted by: Scott McLeod on 8/13/2002 at 12:34:40 AM
Looking for VeloSolex. Complete condition, can be in need of repair/repaint/etc... Email with information. I'm from Ottawa, Canada, and looking for something to go with our 2CV for car shows.

   RE:WANTED:VeloSolex posted by Donny on 5/28/2006 at 5:08:20 AM
Hello i have a velosolex 3800 1966 it is in verry good condition the chain is brokin though its a minor repair just missing a link. if you are interested email me, sincerly Donny

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:O & R Bike Motor Kit posted by: Larry on 8/12/2002 at 4:10:28 PM
I have an ORLINE (O & R) Bike Motor Kit that I am having a hard time getting information (or Parts) about. It is a Compact III, one hourse power s/n 100539, engine type 181. If any one can direct me to a source of parts (carb), I would appreciate it.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:O & R Bike Motor Kit posted by JimW. on 8/24/2002 at 5:09:02 AM
Your Ohlson&Rice engine probably has a stock carburetor by another
maker. My advice is to inspect it closely to see if you can find
the manufacturer's name (Tillotson, etc.) If there are no
maker's markes on it, show it to a small engine repair guy.
Chances are he'll recognize the maker from its design. Once you find
the name of the maker, and maybe the type#, you'll be able to
find the parts you need in a web search, and even repair and
tuning info. There weren't that many different domestic carburetor
makers around when that engine was made.

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:O & R Bike Motor Kit posted by GErald Rosen on 2/28/2003 at 3:29:36 AM
I have an o&R generator and an o&R chain saw. I would like
to buy or trade for the bike motor. thanks, Gerry

WANTED:smith motor wheel posted by: Kurt on 8/9/2002 at 2:27:09 PM
I am searching for a gas tank for a smith motor wheel.

   RE:WANTED:smith motor wheel posted by Clifford Herold on 9/20/2002 at 4:19:34 PM
I have an interest in the Briggs and Stratton engine, do you know of anyone with parts for the engine?

Thanks for any help.

WANTED:Dumb and Dumber Minibike posted by: Fernando on 8/6/2002 at 6:58:00 PM
Hey, I'm looking for a replica of the minibike that was in the movie Dumb and Dumber. Does anyone know where I can get one?

   RE:WANTED:Dumb and Dumber Minibike posted by marcus on 8/15/2002 at 12:21:40 AM
I am also looking for a replica mini bike from "dumb and dumber. Mainly looking for company name, year and style.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Engine diagrams for whizzer posted by: linda on 8/6/2002 at 6:17:39 AM
This is regarding a schwinn whizzer that I found on a junk pile a while pack. the engine will turn over and is very clean. the cable and spark plug wires need to be replaced. I am looking for any drawings or diagrams for the engine on the whizzer

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Engine diagrams for whizzer posted by Bill Russell on 10/10/2002 at 5:14:05 AM
I have some drawings of the engines and a rebuild manual. I would be glad to send you copies if you still need them.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:question on legality of a motorized bicycle posted by: adam c on 8/6/2002 at 4:42:37 AM
i live in pa and wanted to the the angel wings spitfire 48 motorized bike. i can't afford a whizzer yet and just thought it would be fun to put put around on. could i somehow get the turn signals from the newer whizzers and use a battery supply? also i saw a 68 honda moped and it did not have turn signals. do "mopeds" have to have them in the first place? any help would be great. thanks !!

   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:question on legality of a motorized bicycle posted by edgarecks on 8/8/2002 at 5:30:06 PM
Go here: http://sciplus.com/category.cfm?subsection=8&category=93 for a great deal on battery powered turn signals. I have several pairs of them and like them a lot.

MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Larger Tank, New Muffler Suggestions posted by: Drew Terp on 7/31/2002 at 2:32:37 AM
I recently installed a 35cc rear mount motor on my bicycle, but I have found that the tank is too small, and it is way too loud. Any suggestions on where to buy parts to fix these problems would be great.


   RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:   Larger Tank, New Muffler Suggestions posted by Rif Addams on 8/3/2002 at 1:12:10 AM
Too Loud?!?! What...?
I added an actual 1.5 Gallon moped tank to my bike then used a brass "two in, one out" valve with a one way shut off inline. It's from one of my old aquarium set ups. I don't know the actual name of this component.
I use the moped tank as my main tank and the motor's original little tank as an auxiliary or reserve to get me to the next gas station or home.
Works great...

FOR SALE:WHIZZER 'H'/ON SCHWINN COMMTV 1947 posted by: DON BARKER on 7/25/2002 at 2:26:03 PM
BEAUTIFULLY DONE WHIZZER SHOW BIKE..WHRZZ 'H'1947/ON COMMEMTV SCHWINN/BLUE FRAME/FLAKE.,CHROME FENDERS,ECKO PIPE,TANK AND SHIELD DONE IN DODGE GRAY/SILVERFLAKE.ELEC POINTS..REBLT ENGINE BY JOHN KOLWOSKI OF CA..THE BEST..185 act miles..show bars.speedmr/lights, genertor..this is truly a 'whizzer' showpiece, extra clean/housed. sheepskin wool seat for comfy...be a proud owner for years to come. photos via postal on request..2200$US..PICKUP IN HICKORY NC

FOR SALE:FS Simplex motorized bicycle posted by: Pete on 7/25/2002 at 4:41:56 AM
1948 Simplex one cylinder two stroke motor, with dual spark plug. Motor has good compression. Needs electrical components to start. This is the chrome gas tank model. Asking $2000 obo.

FOR SALE:FS 3 hp and 5 hp engines for mini bike or motorized 24" Schwinn Frames posted by: John on 7/23/2002 at 3:17:24 AM
Have several engines that start with first or second pull. If you have a beater 24 inch Schwinn frame lying around why not convert it into a motorized Stingray type bike. We can provide the parts you will need to convert said bike into a dream bike. We already have several already done. Motors range from $70-$100. If you have a mini bike that hasn't started in years or a go kart that hasn't here is your opportunity to get its behind running again.

   RE:FOR SALE:FS 3 hp and 5 hp engines for mini bike or motorized 24 posted by phil nalrite on 8/7/2002 at 7:09:51 AM
please contact me at 801 224 3890.very inerested

FOR SALE:FS Schwinn Whizzer and another whizzer motor posted by: Tom on 7/23/2002 at 3:15:19 AM
FS Schwinn Whizzer in primer. Engine runs. I also have another whizzer motor and another frame. Asking $2000 for both.