How to Motorize Your Velocipede (Jul, 1933)

How to Motorize Your Velocipede

A MOTORIZED velocipede will bring heaps of fun to a youngster. How this “motorization” may be effected is illustrated in the photo at the right. As you will notice, a small drive pulley is secured to the spokes of the wheel. A small 1/8th h.p. electric motor is next attached to the rear braces and a leather belt passed over a pulley on its shaft and then over the large pulley on the wheel. Juice to turn the motor is conveyed over a long flexible cord, which limits the range of action, but allows sufficient freedom for a nice ride. The rider should start vehicle with a push of the foot.

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