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bicycle query: frugal

Posted by Vetivert8 NI-NZ zone 9a (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 22, 04 at 19:07

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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RE: bicycle query: frugal

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


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RE: bicycle query: frugal

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


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RE: bicycle query: frugal

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?


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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!!


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