European lightweight Motorized Bicycles

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  1. Ludwig II

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    Silver or grey don't usually look right to me on a bike, but this has the style and proportions to carry it off.
     
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    Replica 1930s DKW racer
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    1929 100cc Jawa Robot (robot comes from the Czech, meaning worker)
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    Dutch 1919 154cc Snob
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    1932 CZ Kaktus 76cc
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    1920 DKW 1hp
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    Onoto, France, 1951 2 speed 50cc
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    1939 Scott Autocycle, 98cc
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    And something of unknown date at an English cyclemotor run
    EDIT: JES, pictured further on at a different angle. Now you know as much as I do.
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    1932 onwards Adler, 98cc Fichtel & Sachs, Germany
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    EDIT. Riga 11. Listed as Jawa in an Estonian collection.
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    Riga 13, Latvia
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    1932 CZ, Kaktus 76?cc, Czechoslovakia
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    1952 Camille Daudon tandem with Ducati Cucciolo engine
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    NSU Quick, ladies model
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    Re: European lightweights

    How do you find these!? great pics.
     
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    I'm a nerd.
     
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    1957 Mercury Mercette, pushrod 4 stroke 50cc, 2 speeds, neither marked "quick", England.
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    Wolf poster, 1909, England.
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    1910ish JES 142cc engine in unknown bicycle, England.
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    151 Eysink tandem (Holland) with VAP engine (France).
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    1952 Haza diesel moped (probably using a Lohmann engine?).
    Edit: Haza was an East German copy of the Lohman, but 7cc bigger. What a stormer!
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    1952 Britax Cucciolo, British frame etc, Italian engine
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    1947 Sun autocycle, England
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    1914 Wall Autowheel, ready to chase bike, England
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    1940s boardtracked Francis Barnett Autocycle, England
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    1901 Wearwell-Stevens, England
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    1926 Puch 220, Austria
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    1948-1951, Imme R100, Germany
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    1905 Fairy (ancestral to Douglas m/cs), England
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    1904 Humber, England
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    Wow, love the look of the Imme R100! Talk about style ahead of its time for a 99cc '48-'51, wild.
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    Single sided suspension both ends, interchangeable wheels, and guess where the exhaust comes out of?
     
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    1953 Zundapp Combinette, 50cc, Germany
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    1948 DOT truck, England
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    Another 1948 DOT truck
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    1956 Rex, 50cc, Germany
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    1947-1949 Rieju No.1 (Spain), 38cc 2 speed Serwa friction drive (France)
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    That's wild. Took me a minute looking at a bigger pic to realize the whole engine pivots with the rear swing arm/exhaust too. Now if it only had pedals... :p
     
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    Your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work out how the Rieju 2 speeder engine unit worked.
     
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    The Rieju/Serwa's cool too. Google found your other thread, and you already linked the blog about it :p

    Its a cool concept, drive two rollers, and tilt the engine to change which roller is "active". Could work well for tire friction drive too, eh? Instead of driving a spoke mounted "friction ring"... very interesting.

    Where rollers meet the rubber:
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    the "shifting"(tilting) mechanism:
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    Could start a new generation of 2-speed FD's if it catches on :D
     
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    I see it had soupapes en tete. Truly an advanced design.
     
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    1951 Wing Wheel on 1932 Gazelle bicycle, Holland
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    1951 Beumer, Holland
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    1959, Raleigh RM1C, England
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    No year, Zundapp Tricarro, Germany
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    1930s Moto Guzzi trike chassis
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