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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 10th, 2013, 10:17 pm

There was 10 of us at Blenz by the theatre yesterday morning.. Check the site for the coffee meet location.
I have been at Tsawassen many times and raced at Okeefe quite a few times..

Kibbs , I never heard of the Jaguars before..
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 10th, 2013, 10:59 pm

kibbs wrote:I love old scooters my Dad has a vespa back home.what do you know of this jaguars event ?
http://www.keepsonburning.com/events/2011kelowna.htm


I have seen the info on this group before while searching for information for scooter clubs. Their website doesn't seem to be very up to date.

If you or anyone else is looking for a Vespa, there are two for sale in the Castanet classifieds!
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 13th, 2013, 5:18 pm

50-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote: Ask pops if he wants to show or race his whizzer we have a Vintage race at Okeefe Ranch..2nd weekend of July.... I think mine is going to win..


My Dad figures he is going to have the fastest Whizzer around, and he says a guy in the Kootneys is also claiming the same! LOL Here is a picture of the one he is looking at buying:

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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby kibbs » Feb 13th, 2013, 6:20 pm

Really nice bike and hard to get ,not cheap either.i wanted to make a moped with a Schwinn stingray and an old Iron hose motor I have'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtIuozKHVPI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLIQs5pjxLo
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby techrtr » Feb 13th, 2013, 6:30 pm

That is a very cool scooter. There used to be a very active scooter club here (Twist and Crawl) but sadly, it became part of the Vespa Club of Canada and they basically ruined it. There are still a few very serious scooter riders around town. If you get out and start riding that little beauty, they will find you.
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 14th, 2013, 9:59 am

Cool, I can't wait.
Whizzer Wars 2013.

O' Keefe Ranch, home of the "Worlds Fastest Whizzer"
Competitions,
It comes with all the glamour, prestige, fame, fortune, bragging rights for 1yr,
maybe even a plaque or a ribbon.

Them Whizzer guys get all the chicks!!! :hailjo:
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby Graham Adder » Feb 14th, 2013, 10:16 am

That Whizzer rocks.
I've got a '29 CCM/ Massey Harris Silver Ribbon I've been keeping to toy with.
I bought one of those little bike engine kits and have been torn on whether or not to do the conversion.

I'd sell the bike and start with a fresh cruiser, but nobody wants to pay anything for old bikes, so I'm leaning toward a sacrificial lamb rather than selling it for the pittance people pay.

Supposedly original tires, although I'm not convinced as the rims have been replaced. Doesn't stand to reason to me to replace the rims and not put on new tires.
The tires are definitely from the right era though, so maybe...
Pedals are original, but very worn.

I love the trussed front forks, spring saddle and the seat post that can be configured for a "gentleman" stance or laid back for a velodrome racer. The handlebars can also be inverted for racing as shown in this vintage race pic.
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Below is my 29 silver ribbon.
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby kibbs » Feb 14th, 2013, 10:41 am

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i have this if you want to trade ga i like older bikes
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby Graham Adder » Feb 14th, 2013, 2:38 pm

No thanks Kibbs.
I'd want a fair penny for the silver ribbon and with the money I'd be looking at buying something more along the lines of:

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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby kibbs » Feb 14th, 2013, 2:57 pm

fair enough i can sweeten the pot if that would help.pm me if you like to haggle
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 14th, 2013, 3:09 pm

My bikes won Fastest Whizzer at least twice, a buddy won the last two years..so its time to get another Whizzer going to reclaim the title. We have been flogging away building bikes to race at okeefe this year. Graham the early frames usually have to be widened if you run a belt drive..plenty of sacrificial frames around.
If you guys build a homebrewed one you can race them at the ranch..
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby Graham Adder » Feb 14th, 2013, 9:37 pm

The kit I bought uses a chain drive.
Additional sprocket is mounted to hub on opposing side to regular gear set.

http://www.motorizedbicycle.ca/?gclid=CKav0MXLt7UCFad_QgodmXQA1w

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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby kibbs » Feb 14th, 2013, 10:18 pm

The kit I bought uses a chain drive.
Additional sprocket is mounted to hub on opposing side to regular gear set.


I've installed one of these for a member I don't think they are of the same quality as the whizzer '
I'm still unsure as to what is legal without insurance .the whizzers seem too big.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ElQLN4hDRc
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 16th, 2013, 3:11 pm

techrtr wrote:That is a very cool scooter. There used to be a very active scooter club here (Twist and Crawl) but sadly, it became part of the Vespa Club of Canada and they basically ruined it. There are still a few very serious scooter riders around town. If you get out and start riding that little beauty, they will find you.


Thanks! Do you own a scooter? I have seen info on the Twist and Crawl, I love the name! I hope to find them riding around, going to shows and maybe through this forum or the bcclassicmotorcycleclub.com.

A day like today has me itching to ride!
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Re: Vintage/Non-Vintage Scooter Riders

Postby techrtr » Mar 1st, 2013, 11:05 am

Not really. I have a derelict Yamaha that needs lots of work. Scooters aren't in the budget at the moment. Used to have an old Vespa and a new Vespa. Maintaining scooters gets very expensive after awhile.
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