Hello from LennyHarp in Mesa Arizona

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by lennyharp, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. lennyharp

    lennyharp Member

    I am in the market for a Whizzer or other quality motorized Bike. I used to work for Ross Patterson of Pat's Cyclery and he was a great one with a story. He told of riding to Mesa from Chicago on a Whizzer back in the 1940's. He still owned one in the 90's when I worked there.

    I used to ride 5,000 to 10,000 miles a year. I used to build bike frames and trailers for bicycles. I hope to get back to making some interesting things for family and my use. I owned Lenny's Bikes and Things for a year and went way broke. I worked at least 15 years in a number of bike shops in the Phoenix area.

    This forum looks like a good place to hang out and glean some ideas. I hurt my back 10 or more years ago and stopped riding. I miss riding and with gas so expensive decided to get back to cycling, but with a motor assist. Now I am looking to get more active and this is a good way for me I am sure. I will really need to learn the motorized part.

  2. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Lenny. Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    Here's a great post link to get you started.
  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    G'day & welcome to MBc.
    It sounds like u have a wealth of knowledge to contribute & please feel free to ask questions in the appropriate section....it's a 2-way street man.
  5. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Welcome to MBC and good luck with your project!!
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
  7. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    hi lenny-one thing i cant get in my head about this site. almost all know that you dont need tags for 49cc and less. if that is not enough umph buy a motorcycle or a corvette. as soon as the cops notice alot of guys are acting like billy the kid with big motors they will start making all of go through inspection and get tags and insurance. welcome
  8. lennyharp

    lennyharp Member

    I am having fun looking around here and at all the links. I am probably going to get a Whizzer and then worry about making one from scratch. I am glad you mentioned the 49CC limit for no registration / government interference and required add ons. I want to do this safe and right and have lived to this day without a need to have a helper for my bicycle safety. I will probably keep the motor size right because of that.
  9. cory

    cory Guest

    Welcome Lenny

    Glad you found us. Know alot of snow birds that winter in Messa. I live in Washinton state in the Seattle area and wish we had your weather right now. Hope everyone can answer your questions if the answers cant be found within the forum.
  10. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Welcome Lenny, glad you found your way here. There's so much knowledge here. There are a couple of really smart whizzer guys here.
  11. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    Welcome aboard! you are going to love it here! plenty of information on every single topic, have a read through for some inspiration!
    Good luck, Fastboy
  12. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Sounds like you have a lot to offer, glad you are here.
  13. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Lenny,

    Welcome to MBc.
    I have at least a dozen WHizzers, some vintage, and some new edition. If you need any help concerning Whizzers, just ask.........

    Whizzer OuterBanks, [North Carolina]
  14. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest