Complete Zephyr motorized bike

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycles' started by Biker Brian, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 31, 2017

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    Hello to all.

    I recently was given a complete Zephry motorized bike from my father.

    From what I understand he purchased it new in Detroit, some time after war.

    After riding it for a year or two he stored it away in a garage and there it has been sitting since.

    It is in somewhat of a "rough" condition and requires work.

    Would anyone know where I may find its serial number ?

    Also is there any demand for such a bike, if so what would be an approximate value for such a bike ?

    Thanks

    Brian

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  2. #2 Posted Jan 31, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Need many more pics. Show whole bike from both sides. Some close ups too
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jan 31, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Welcome to the CABE!!!!!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jan 31, 2017

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    Serial numbers are usually on the bottom of the bottom bracket tube where the pedals are attached. Possibly at the rear drop outs where the back wheel attaches. More pics then people can really tell you what you have. Welcome to the Cabe! Hope that helps a little. Good luck!
     
  5. #5 Posted Feb 1, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Show the whole bike...sounds really cool
     
  6. #6 Posted Feb 1, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    You may lose a good sale if people don't see photo's soon.... :eek:
     
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  7. #7 Posted Feb 1, 2017

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    C'mon, now ... Brian ... where you be ?

    Your CABE information-feature says the last time
    you were on the line was one-day and four-hours
    ago.

    Please don't let me figure out that some of us are
    more excited about your machine than you are.
    If you're fishin' for a value .. or seeing if anyone
    would like to ''reel it in'' ... please check in once
    in a while.

    The badge was introduced in June of 1938 ....

    ....... patric cafaro
     
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  8. #8 Posted Feb 1, 2017

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    The Ethernet must've stuttered ... don't know why
    this extra entry is here ....
     
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  9. #9 Posted Feb 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Smells like a Huffman.
     
  10. #10 Posted Feb 17, 2017

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    Hi All

    Sorry its been a while and been under the weather.
    Finally had a chance to dig the bike out and get some more pics along with the serial number.
    I have this neighbour after me to sell him this bike but I may simply want to restore it as I have no idea of its value

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  11. #11 Posted Feb 17, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    This is the Sears sold version of the Saginaw Power bike Unit roughly 1947-1953 This has the briggs and Strattom engine, the other was powered by a Continental 45' canted block engine, which is a bit more sought after. Seems to be mostly there except for the kick start unit.. value $800 ish, not including bike. Most valuable parts are the Belt guard and the brake/power transfer hub (which I need for mine).
     
  12. #12 Posted Feb 17, 2017

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    I do appreciate the insight !!! pretty sure the kick is around there somewhere in the garage....
    I am an avid cyclist but this would be too easy for me ..LOL..so I do think I will end up selling it for a very reasonable price
    If you know of any takers please let me know..