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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

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

    Bookmark   December 23, 2004 at 2:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Stay Away from Michigan Bulb
Just wanted to warn others that I had a bad experience...
free wooden boxes
Now is the time to head to your local wine store and...
20 cent seed
One of the ''American Seed'' companies have displays...
Frugal raised bed
I need a suggestion for a raised bed to go in my very...
bless me father for I have sinned I planted an apple
Here I am, hungry one day, and I buy an Opal apple....
Sponsored Products
Art in Style 'Bicycles in a Row' Hand-Painted Wall Art
Ridgely Studio Works | Bicycle Round Chandelier
Knoll | Wassily Chair
FontanaArte | Tour Table
Fleur de la Mart Giclee
Ballard Designs
Paducah 6035 Black 8-oz Antique Popcorn Machine and Cart
Owl, Bicycle and Butterfly Wall Art Set
$64.99 | zulily
Garage Storage Systems & Accessories: InstallBay Garage Garage Storage 12 in.
$17.99 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™