1948 Whizzer Cycletruck ?

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 16, 2012
    mruiz

    mruiz Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Has anyone ever herd of it? The cycletruck I have on layaway has the frame reinforce. I don't have photos yet. But the question is did the whizzer cycletruck frame differant?
    mitch
     
  2. #2 Posted Jan 17, 2012
    mruiz

    mruiz Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Has anyone seen a Whizzer Cycletruck?

    I had a feeling this was going to be a hard buger. The catalogs from Schwinn indicated that there was such animal, but it has not been seen yet.
    Mitch
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 17, 2012
    Greens07

    Greens07 Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  4. #4 Posted Jan 17, 2012
    hd_ryder1964

    hd_ryder1964 On Training Wheels

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    Whizzer 300 Series

    Here's a 300 series Whizzer motor on a Roadmaster version of a Cycletruck, the "bowed" upper bar made putting the whizzer motor on easier!
     

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  5. #5 Posted Jan 17, 2012
    npence

    npence I live for the CABE

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    That is my whizzer cycle truck so if you need better picks let me know. Thanks, Nate
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 18, 2012
    mruiz

    mruiz Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Looking at Nates Whizzer cycletruck, I did not see extra metal bracing from the factory. I just have one on layaway and will be picking up soon. That does have extra bracing on the frame, not because it was broken. Thanks for the replys.
    Mitch
     
  7. #7 Posted Feb 23, 2012
    axsepul

    axsepul Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I want to see the head badge. Just learned that the official name of this bike is power cycle truck. Found this blurry picture and I wonder if some of these came with their own badge

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  8. #8 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    Whizzerick

    Whizzerick Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I made that headbadge...

    I made both badges in the previous post.

    The Power Cycle truck did NOT come with a special badge, not even a Cycletruck badge.
    From what I could gather, they used the 'Planes & trains' badge.

    This is a picture of my Power Cycle Truck REPLICA. Based on an original Cycle truck:

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  9. #9 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    bricycle

    bricycle I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Wow, great look'n bike Rick!
     
  10. #10 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    Whizzerick

    Whizzerick Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Another one...

    Thanks.

    This was Steve Castelli's and sold on ebay 5-6 years ago:

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  11. #11 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    Whizzerick

    Whizzerick Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Rare... Rare...

    Über rare ad for Model MCT (yes, it IS a Cycletruck badge, but I've never seen one on an MCT).
    Also note it's fitted with an EARLY H kit (with the spring bar under the motor and flat guard). Yum!!!

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  12. #12 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    bricycle

    bricycle I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Neat brochure! I've had 5 Whizzers.... What is the advantage to having the strut bracket to the coaster brake lever??
     
  13. #13 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    Whizzerick

    Whizzerick Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Basic engineering. Triangulation makes the strongest structure. The arm 'absorbs' the braking torque.
     
  14. #14 Posted Jul 31, 2012
    Dave Marko

    Dave Marko Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Cycletrucks are not my favorite, but with a whizzer motor on it, MAN-OH-MAN, it just looks right!!!
     
  15. #15 Posted Aug 20, 2012
    bike

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    note that the bar under what would be the sign

    is raised and curved to accommodate the motor
     
  16. #16 Posted Sep 6, 2012
    wak1567

    wak1567 'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Whizzer motorcycle engines ceased production in 1965 due to the increasingly competitive bicycle engine market.
     
  17. #17 Posted Sep 18, 2012
    wak1567

    wak1567 'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Whizzer motorcycle champix online engines ceased production in 1965 due to the increasingly competitive bicycle engine market.
     
  18. #18 Posted Jul 30, 2014
    Schwinncoll

    Schwinncoll Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Bringing up an old post

    Hopefully this will post. Here is mine..... 1953 and going through full blown restoration. Looking for rear sheave and also belt guard (painted, not chrome)
     

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  19. #19 Posted Sep 16, 2014
    45-brian

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    Yes the "Schwinn Cycletruck" did exist. I have the factory blue prints for the frame construction from Schwinn. They are 1:1 scale drawings. I always wanted to get a regular Cycletruck an convert it to the Whizzer style.
     
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