Re: New Project- Vintage Motorized Bicycle!
The REO engine is unique because it drives off the cam instead of the crankshaft. That makes it 1/2 speed and reverse rotation. Great little motors using a single cam lobe to operate both valves. May have to use a belt slip clutch system unless you can find a centrifugal unit that engages at lower rpms. Nice looking bike and I bet you can get it going. REO stands for Ransom Eli Olds of Oldsmobile fame.