Our Heritage #2

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by antique-rider, Feb 3, 2007.

Tags: Add Tags
  1. Well this bike is another replica using an original engine. It's a 1920 Evans Power Cycle. In the teens it was sold as a bicycle engine kit called"Cyclemotor" later was sold as a light weight motorcycle.I was given the engine kind of as a joke because it was in such bad shape. he thought of it more as a door stop. It took me a year just to get it apart. for its day it's a very tiny two stroke about 100cc I think rated at 1/2 horse. and it feels like 1/2 horse too. on level ground it might get up to 20 or 25. speed is best regulated by changing the spark advance. direct drive, no clutch. Pedal it to start the engine, and pull the compression release to stop. [​IMG]

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Likes Received:
  3. nogoodnic42

    nogoodnic42 Guest

    BEUATIFUL!!! I really like your bikes antique-rider, they are works of art. Do you have a closer picture of the engine in this one?...Kelly
  4. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    Masterfully done!
  5. luke

    luke Guest

    great machine they sold those engines worldwide as i have seen french liturature advertising them befor.wish i had your skills to make great replicas.are the rear belt drive pulleys obtainable anywhere at all.i need one for a 1920 hobart engine 150cc.came from a machine called a wee Mc kenzie and a couple of other bicycle like machines.
  6. Thanks again for the nice comments Guys.
    Kelly I'll try to get a couple of pics of the engine to post, kind of new at this "digital" photography stuff.
    Luke, the rear drive pulley is a Whizzer sheave. this is an old one, but I know the new ones are available. ............Bob
  7. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Ditto, dude. :shock:

    That is such a cool bike....it gives me inspiration to eventually own a bike like that. Maybe not the motor, but at least the frame and everything else with my existng motor mounted on it.

    Thanks for sharing!
  8. Thanks Barret, Yes, I think this 1920's design is perfect for the Chinese engines. ...........Bob
  9. Another great looking bike, good work.
  10. Wheels

    Wheels Guest

    That bike is so perfectly perfect. it's a beautiful time machine.

  11. AMcyclery

    AMcyclery Guest

    You have some serious talent
  12. Well, these toys keep me out of the bars. (sometimes) Each one of my bikes takes a couple of years to complete. Hunting down parts, making what I can't find,etc. and each one is a little more ambitious. My most recent project the 1903 California for George Wymans centennial still isn't running, I built the engine from scratch! pics comming soon. Thanks again guys!
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    antique-rider: i keep looking and i never know what to say...you already know it's nice work & you have to know how much a guy like me would appreciate what he's seein'...

    i'm just so danged glad to see you & your bikes here, "heritage" rocks my world 8)

    off-topic: has anyone actually announced who the owner of the Bike-o-Month is? just wondering...
  14. davidsis

    davidsis Guest


    Too cool
  15. Thanks Augi! about the bike 'o the month......I haven't seen a thing. He needs to step up and receive all the praise!!
  16. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Bike of the month

    Oh, okay, well maybe that is that bike on the Home page. Does the top of the home page the bike of the mounth?
  17. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    You have a great avatar Antique Guy!
  18. Thanks! LOL I'm laughing because the amount of time I spent "cutting" the engine out of my indian photo, then sizing it, then reducing it, bla,bla,bla.