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Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by Russell, Apr 13, 2019.
Love them Gravelys!
I wondered what became of him as he was an interesting builder.
Bruce W.R. was the guy who posted (this forum) of building a bike for his Gravely, but seems to have not posted any update of his work, if he completed it.
Do you recall the guy who was casting custom parts for the Gravely's Steve? He had some beautiful side plates with ornate factory style Gravely lettering and posted some nice photos of his work then nothing...
Thanks very interesting
No I never saw any of this gravely info. I do not remember where I purchased this model D engine. However there are two things I know about this engine.
1: The price had 2 be cheap.
2: It was love # first sight.
I have been looking around for a Gravely model L, seems that the go for $250 & up. I hope to get one for next winters build, as I only build in winter as not to waste the good riding weather.
I just sent him a PM, Rick. I doubt I'll hear back from him but it's worth a try. I believe he told me he had a major heart attack and wasn't doing anything with bikes any more due to his health.
I don't remember who it was that did the really nice parts for the Gravely's. I'll let you know if I hear back from him.
Are there any other known clockwise engines? That gravely is the perfect rotation and size for a merkel motorwheel replica
Thanks Steve for the update..
Russell I really like the idea of a Merkel motor wheel replica, with the huge mass of Gravely powering it; exhilarating and somewhat frightening at the same time.
I think you meant me, Indian. I've been meaning to make a merkel wheel for a while, but I cant' find a slim enough engine to make it work. I graverly with a bosch magneto would work perfectly. I wish we had some around here.
I heard from Rick's Rides. He's doing well and busy building bikes. I asked him what happened with the Gravely's when I replied and I'll let you know if he doesn't answer here.
I know of another CW engine, I think it was the iron horse but not sure. When I come across it I'll contact you.
Sorry Rocket hadn't had my second cup of Joe went I posted.
Thanks. I would love to get one for a merkel wheel project
CW output kick start good for mounting next to the rear wheel
I remembered I has this stashed somewhere and I finally found it. Interesting story and close up photos for Merkle Motor Wheel builders.
What an interesting article & bike project!
It's a huge interest of mine, but for the love of god, I can't figure out how to make the mechanism work. A centrifugal clutch would work...I think?