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Old 05-16-20, 12:08 PM
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I have an old bike that I adore. I have searched and search to try to find the history of it but canít seem to find anything other than an old flyer. Does anyone know anything about this bike?
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Old 05-16-20, 12:33 PM
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What can you tell us about "this bike"? Pictures would be particularly helpful.
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I think itís adorable and something special :-) at least to me
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two abreast seating?
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Get your post count up by telling us a bit about this bicycle. Is this a bicycle you have had for a long time? Since maybe you were in school or was it something you got as an adult? You can start by telling us what size tires are on this bike. You can find the tire size written and sometimes also molded on the rubber of the tire.
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Originally Posted by Jenniferbeames View Post
I have an old bike that I adore. I have searched and search to try to find the history of it but canít seem to find anything other than an old flyer. Does anyone know anything about this bike?

one of these Batchtold Brothers two seaters? They seem to be a garden implement manufacturer.

the ďHoneymoonerĒ looks like something built to rent on boardwalks and resorts. Looks sturdy like a Worksman.




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Old 05-16-20, 04:01 PM
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A Honeymooner, eh? Looks more like a Marriage-tester to me.
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From the looks I'd guess Worksman but I don't recognize it.
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Old 05-17-20, 03:04 PM
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Sorry, apparently it will only let me post 5 times in 24 hours and it still will not let me upload photos. Yes it is a Bachtold brothers bike and those were the two things that I found in the internet as well, 1 picture and 1 flyer.
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Old 05-17-20, 03:07 PM
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Yes it is a two seat side by side red three wheel bike with a canopy. Itís really very pretty. Iíve never actually been much of a bike rider, not even as a kid. But I moved to a small town and thought a 2 seat motor assist bike would be a lot of fun for the summer and maybe give me a little exercise in my life. They are pretty pricey though so this one popped up (actually 2, 1 red and 1 blue) and they sold in under 5 minutes.
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Old 05-17-20, 03:10 PM
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My intent was to alter it and make it electric but now Iím not really sure I should. Iím not a collector either clearly but I donít want to ruin something if I thought it needed to stay the way it is.
It actually came from a home for disabled adults. They said they have had them all these years but couldnít remember the last time they used them as they have much more updated bikes better suited for the residents needs.
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Old 05-17-20, 03:15 PM
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I have posted pictures on Facebook but really have only received the same 2 things that were found above. It seems to be very rare.
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Hopefully the site will let me post pictures tomorrow since this was my 10th post, finally and 5 for the day.
thanks for trying to help!
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Just ... one .... more .... post. 😁😉
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Old 05-18-20, 04:22 PM
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Finally

So I asked the same question of some of the bike groups on Facebook so sorry if any of you are seeing this twice.


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Old 05-18-20, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jenniferbeames View Post
My intent was to alter it and make it electric but now I’m not really sure I should. I’m not a collector either clearly but I don’t want to ruin something if I thought it needed to stay the way it is.
It actually came from a home for disabled adults. They said they have had them all these years but couldn’t remember the last time they used them as they have much more updated bikes better suited for the residents needs.
Definitely do so. There's no collector's value in it, and it's probably prohibitively heavy for even two people to pedal. This thing is a poorly engineered novelty item as it is now.

On the other hand, you'll make it a lot more enjoyable with a basic $600 bolt-on e-bike conversion kit thrown on it (even though it's not really worthy of that investment unless you plan to use it regularly). I don't see it being as fun with a throttle assist; I'd recommend pedal assist. Granted, you may have trouble mounting the PAS (pedal assist sensor) to the Ashtabula bottom bracket, but one of the jackshafts may work as a mounting point for the sensor and sensor wheel.

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The chainrings look like swastikas?
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Does it come with a mower attachment?
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Old 05-19-20, 06:13 AM
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Hmm, being a honeymooner you would think reclining seats and privacy curtains would come standard.
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Nope no mower attachment. Definitely just a bike. I did see that the company was known for things more like mowers.
if I was to put that motor assist thing on can you be very specific about what I would need? I know NOTHING! I would like it to be able to pedal and have an assist. After all I did initially buy it for some light exercise :-) .
but I only made it a couple blocks! Itís way harder than I remember a bike being!
still debating if I put it up for auction if it would be better in someone elseís hands though. I really really love the look though !
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Originally Posted by Jenniferbeames View Post
Nope no mower attachment. Definitely just a bike. I did see that the company was known for things more like mowers.
if I was to put that motor assist thing on can you be very specific about what I would need? I know NOTHING! I would like it to be able to pedal and have an assist. After all I did initially buy it for some light exercise :-) .
but I only made it a couple blocks! Itís way harder than I remember a bike being!
still debating if I put it up for auction if it would be better in someone elseís hands though. I really really love the look though !
If that front tire is marked 24", just get this kit and install it in front. Voila. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hilltopper-...cAAOSw8whebSYz

Though the sensible thing would be to put it on Craigslist. Believe me, it is much harder than any bike should be - though check that your tires are up to correct pressure.

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I have a nice 4hp B&S engine that I would mount on it if it were mine lol.

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Interesting way to do two-wheel-drive, with each rider driving their own wheel. What does it have for brakes?
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Interesting way to do two-wheel-drive, with each rider driving their own wheel. What does it have for brakes?
I see wheelchair-like parking brakes on the tires...perhaps they double as the stopping system?

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I see wheelchair-like parking brakes on the tires...perhaps they double as the stopping system?

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I'm wondering if it's direct drive/fixed gear and backpedaling acts as a brake. And yeah, that wheelchair parking brake situation is probably the "brake", but probably works worse than a pair of badly adjusted Deltas! I know because I had something similar on my go-kart as a kid. ha
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