Cyclaid Classic Bikes

1955 cyclaid
cyclaid 1955
an example of one of the rarest marques of cyclemotor; the belt driven cyclaid. the 31cc two stroke motor and belt mechanism are mounted on a hercules gents bicycle frame with an enclosed chain case and thapex premier bicycle pump included. miller dynamo lights are fitted together with sa two speed gears for when the belt is detached and the bike is used in pedal mode. the cable to the gear selector has snapped, but everything else (brakes etc) appears operational. period reviews indicate that the engine produced 0.7 h.p. at 3,500 r.p.m. returning 212 m.p.g. on a 28:1 petroil mixture. the list price in 1954 was £24.