bicycle query: frugal

vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)December 22, 2004

I want to motorise my bicycle.

About 60 years ago, I've been told, some people put little petrol/gas-powered motors on ordinary bicycles. When they wanted to start the motor they would pedal like mad. When it fired they could sit back to recover.

Does anyone know of a URL or thread where I could find out more - to the point of modifying a modern motor for this purpose?

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RuthieG__TX(z8 TX)

Just use google and type in gas powered bicycle and you will get info..

    Bookmark   December 22, 2004 at 8:51PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

You're right! I could! Thank you, Ruthie G.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2004 at 2:44AM
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chuckr30(z5, GR-MI)

Hope you found some info. Have any links for us? What kind of gas motor do they use? Something small, like from a gas trimmer or blower?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 2:06PM
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sam_i_am3340(S'pore)

I've heard that the small gas engine might overheat due to the heavy load.. Any opinions/advice? I also have a problem attaching a 60 teeth sprocket to my rear tyre( originally comes with a 6 sprocket cassette).. anyone who has done it b4 pls help!!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2005 at 9:03AM
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