1956 Other Makes Mercury Cyclemaster on 2040-motos
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
Other Mercury Cyclemaster tech info
Engine Size (cc):32 Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Type:Motorized Bicycle
Other Mercury Cyclemaster description
1956 British Mercury Cyclemaster
2 stroke 32cc
This is a fine Cyclemaster example. The Cyclemaster motor-wheel is mounted to a purposed-built Mercury Cyclemaster frame as opposed to being mounted to a traditional bicycle. The installation is superior. The Cyclemaster motor-wheel is a unique and very nice looking solution to motorizing a bicycle. The engine mounts within the rear wheel hub together with fuel tank and exhaust. Engagement and throttle are controlled with handlebar controls.
This example was imported from England several years ago in running condition. It's history prior to that point is not well know, but the bike was reasonably cared for. Considering its age, the bike is in very good condition and could be used as-is after cleaning the carb, adjusting the drive chain and mounting some fresh tires. It would be a fairly easy restoration and would result in a prime Cyclemaster bike. Since being in my possession, it has been in a climate controlled environment.
The saddle is a new period-correct Brooks (UK) model and the stand is an aftermarket piece - all other parts appear to be original. The bike uses rod operated rim front brakes and a rear coaster brake. A headlight and taillight are powered by the engine's magneto, but I am unsure if they work.
Do an internet search for "Cyclemaster" and you'll find lots of information and photos about the "Magic Wheel".
Note that the parts, shown in the background in some of the photos, are not included in this auction - they are parts of another Cyclemaster bike.
Local pick up recommended. If shipping is desired, I would recommend that the bike be crated.
This is an old bike that has been in storage for several years and will require cleaning and sorting before being ridden. No warranty is offered or implied - no returns.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due, via PayPal, at the end of the auction. The balance, in cash, is due at pick up.
Note: This bike has no title and the exact mileage is unknown.
Please message with any questions. Additional photos are available upon request.
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