Hey guys and gals! (oh who are we kidding, just guys)
I have been thinking about attaching a vintage cycle motor to my vintage bicycle, I am 23 and use my 50s humber sports to get everywhere, I have done a fair amount of tinkering and improving on it, replacing the dynohub bulbs with leds and giving it alloy rims and suchlike. Its my main form of transport and a lot of fun to own. I go two hours on it every day commuting. It is reliable but not very fast.
Recently I have been toying with the idea of putting a vintage cycle motor on it, such as a trojan mini motor, bsa winged wheel or some other such thing. The idea being that I could use the bike for longer journeys and take some time off my commute, plus it would be fun! Has anyone ever used a cyclemotor and could they suggest a reliable model? Preferably vintage. I think this would only be fun if it was a reliable way to get about, if these things are intrinsicaly finicky I probably wouldn't bother.
any advice welcome!
ps: here is a video I found that brought about a great sense of excitement in me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4z2Ul35Cj4