Looking for Itom Tourist information

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by marcstmartin, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. marcstmartin

    marcstmartin New Member

    Hello,

    I am a new member who would like to hook up with anyone who has worked with the Itom Tourist Micromoteur. I'm particularly interested in what type of modifications need to be made to a bicycle prior to installing the motor. I have heard that Itom included a left crank arm which was designed to clear the motor. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


    Regards,

    Marc St. Martin
    Livermore, California
    USA
     

  2. Walter F.

    Walter F. New Member

    I just googled Itom Tourist Micromoteur and got 7 hits, that's an interesting looking devil. Walter F.
     
  3. mabman

    mabman Member

  4. luke

    luke Guest

    hello
    i own an itom tourist and a couple of spare engines mine are all made under licence in france.they made them under licence in a couple of other european countrys as well as the original italian ones.you need an exstended arm which they tell you to hit with a hammer if it doesn't clear the engine or an exstension piece which is a much more sane idea and you keep the original pedal arm.these engines worked rearly well and they made a few full mopeds with them and also made a couple of rack mounted versions both front and rear.i will try to post pic here later.
    regards luke
     
  5. marcstmartin

    marcstmartin New Member

    Itom

    Hi Luke,

    Thanks for your reply. I was hoping you would reply to my post as your original posts came up when I searched on Itom. Yes, I would like to see a closeup photo of the modification you made to your left-side crankarm to accommodate the motor.

    I only wish there were entities here like the NACC which had regularly scheduled meets and rides.

    I also own a '63 Itom Super Sport which is currently "off-line" awaiting an engine rebuild and a '62 Mobylette AV48.

    Regards,

    Marc
     
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  7. marcstmartin

    marcstmartin New Member

    Itom

    Yeah, I had my eye on it, but shipping from the UK to San Francisco, CA would have been prohibitively expensive $$$$$$
     
  8. luke

    luke Guest

    here are a couple of pics and quick discription.all it is is a thick tube of metal with the centre milled out to fit over the original crank.then of course the holes for the cotter pins are drilled very precicely to match up so the pedals are not out of line.personally i hate cottered cranks the modern bolt on are much better if you had one of those on your bike i wonder if one of these extra wide cranks you can buy for the chinese cyclemotors would fit or not.
    the itoms do stick out quite a lot.
     

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  9. marcstmartin

    marcstmartin New Member

    Itom

    Hi Luke,

    Thanks for the pics. I think I will draft my friendly neighborhood machinist for this one! Will send pics to the list when it's up and running.

    Marc
     
  10. Cyclemotors Galore

    Cyclemotors Galore New Member

    Itom Tourist

    I was given a Cyclaid (British) 35 years ago and thought that that would be an interesting project for me to tackle during my retirement. I started on cyclemotors some 5-6 years ago and one thing leads to another and now have over 60 cyclemotors, some of which, interestingly enough, are new and have never been fired up. My specialty is British units however I do have Italian, French, Dutch, Japanese and American. I am presently rebuilding an Itom Tourist cyclemotor for mounting and have quite a lot of information including manuals, parts list, advertising etc and I understand the motor. If I can be of any help to anyone else I would be only too pleased to be contacted. The Itom Tourist, I have is the last of them with the foot engage/disengage and the last of the Tourist fuel tanks and is rated at 1.4 bhp at 3500 rpm which is very good for the 1950s.
     
  11. Cyclemotors Galore

    Cyclemotors Galore New Member

    The Itom Tourist was supplied originally complete with one bent pedal crank. The bend in the pedal crank was not sufficient to clear the magneto cover. The instruction book calls for a pedal crank axle that was longer at one end than the other and was available off the shelf. The combination of this offset axle and the bent pedal crank was sufficient to clear the magneto cover. It is not recommended to attempt to bend a pedal crank to enable the clearance as it would be very difficult to maintain the distance between the centre point of the two holes in a pedal crank. It is recommended that a spacer using a cotter pin is put on to the end of the axle and then the pedal crank put on to the end of the spacer using a cotter pin. But only use new cotter pins when doing this. I am about to make up such a spacer so if anyone requires a dimension sketch I will have one available. This method of offsetting the pedal crank is standard on a Vincent Firefly. I hope this helps.
     
  12. marcstmartin

    marcstmartin New Member

    Hello and thanks for your information. Sounds like you have quite a house full!

    Mine is an Itom Tourist made in France under license. It was sold to me as ready to run. I just have not had any luck finding a suitable donor bike for it. I am looking for something either Italian or French. I also received a manual with the engine. I will keep your post for reference.
     
  13. Cyclemotors Galore

    Cyclemotors Galore New Member

    Many thanks for your reply re the Itom Tourist. I would be interested to know whether the manual you have got is in English or in French and do you have an English version of the exploded view parts list? I noticed on my Itom Tourist that the magneto magnets were fouling the core of the coils and of course it won't run if that happens. Upon investigation I found that the crankshaft would move about. Upon stripping I found that the lovely amateur English cycle mechanic had been in there and had replaced some of the rollers, albeit they were a fraction oversize and were short of one roller at each end of the crankshaft. The crankshaft needs surface grinding and a new hardened collar shrunk on to it to take the inner for the new rollers, which are 5 mm x 5 mm, and a new outer pressed into the housing, also of course hardened. The bottom of the conrod appears to be all right and I have haven’t stripped it as yet as I am loathe to do it as it is a very heavy press you need to take it apart however it may have to come apart to enable them to do the work on the crankshafts. Just at the moment getting the componentry of the magneto tested so I know what I am up against. Will keep you posted. Kindest regards
     
  14. usarnie1

    usarnie1 New Member

    Axle extender for a motorized bike

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    I have a machinist friend who volunteered to make me one of these axle extenders. I would appreciate a copy of the drafting that you made so I can give it to my machinist friend.

    Thanks,

    Usarnie1@sbcglobal.net
     
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