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  1. bairdco

    This site needs an English lesson.

    I'm just gonna type to is and let the sites auyocorraut and word prediction handle how it comes out on. It likes to change words for me, ecen when I Don want it to, and decided what words I should be ising, even when they're not even real words, or have no business even being in that sentence...
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    V1 Interceptor

    Here's my latest bike.
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    Bairdco Speed Demon rolling chassis race bike

    Up for sale is my custom bike I ran in the china girl class. This is the bike only. NO MOTOR! 1975 Schwinn Speedster, 24" frame, fork, cranks, sprocket, gooseneck, kickstand and chainguard are the original Schwinn parts for the bike. Frame has been modified with gussets, beefed up welds at...
  4. bairdco

    Is this the worst forum for smart phones?

    Or is it just me? When I'm trying to post anything, my typing gets stalled out by the bottom ad, and I have to wait for the ad to load, before I can resume typing, or it justs prevents me from finishing altogether. The bottom ads block half my screen, and I have to stop, scroll up, figure out...
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    Minarelli V1 race bike

    Figured it's about time I posted up some stuff about my racer. It's a chopped up 1937 Shelby Airflow frame, that I broke as a bicycle, modified it many times racing the china class, and after giving up on that crap, cut it up to fit a 70's minarelli V1 moped motor. The motor has a 74cc Polini...
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    A few words on cheap bikes

    I've always had a strong dislike for cheap, dept. store bikes, and voiced my disapproval many times on this forum, and now I have some experience to add to this "argument." First off, I believe it's a good idea to start with a cheaper bike when you first get into this whole motorized bike...
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    Universal Expansion Chambers

    I'm making some pipes designed for 50-80cc engines, that are clamp-on universal pipes. The idea is, you just cut the can off your existing pipe, slide on my chamber and clamp it on to your header pipe. I'll be making some straight ones, and some angles ones to fit a variety of bikes. Some...
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    Blown up china doll flywheel fix.

    While prying out some very crusty clutch pucks, the flywheel popped apart, sending all those little bearings scattering. So I threw it away. Fixed. But here's a better fix. The stupid thing is just pressed together in three parts (not counting a million bearings.) There's the geared...
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    Cannonball gas tanks

    I was thinking of making up some custom cannonball tanks like the one I made for my speed demon race bike. It's a 6" sphere and holds 1/2 gallon. I can make a universal seatpost mount, hanging frame mount, or, if you provide exact dimensions, custom mounts. The major impact on cost is...
  10. bairdco

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

    I was in a bike shop last week and the owner knows me from my numerous purchases of tires, tubes, chains, mostly basic stuff to put together custom cruisers, which is what I've been doing since I haven't built (and barely ridden) any motorized bikes in a while. He's seen my bikes, knows I...
  11. bairdco

    Coaster Brake Challenge. Anyone feel like pedaling?

    There's 4 races, every Sunday in july, on fire roads, trails, etc. Only rules are single speed, coaster brake only bicycles. No gears, no other brakes. (and obviously, no motors... :) ) First one is in porter ranch,ca. On july 5th. I'm going. Races are put on january and july by...
  12. bairdco

    happy st. pats, everyone...

    today marks the second anniversary of my life-altering, over the bars accident. 2 years ago i supermanned off my bike at 40+ mph, breaking 4 ribs, 2 fingers, a wrist, and seperating my shoulder. also bruised my heart, lungs and kidneys. since then i had to change careers, trading in an 18...
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    my bike won OC Vintage Bike Show!

    the second sunday of every month there's a vintage motorcycle show in huntington beach, ca. my little 1957 50cc moto beta won "bike of the month," with 2/3rds of the vote. beating out Velocette's, triumphs, nortons, and many other rare and exotic bikes. check out vintagebikeoc.com for the...
  14. bairdco

    this is what i've been up to lately. 1950's moto beta 50cc

    so, i haven't been around the mb scene lately. after busting my shoulder i'm just not into it as much. but that doesn't mean i haven't been doing anything at all... remember that crazy chopper tomos moped i made? i couldn't sell the stupid thing, and then this guy calls me and asks if i...
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    bicycle swap meet. sunday, august 3, santa ana, ca

    hey guys, there's a bike swap meet this sunday at the Bicycle Tree in Santa Ana. 811 n. main st. santa ana, 92701. 7:30 to 12. i'm gonna be there selling a bunch of stuff. i've got 24 and 26 worksman wheel, drum brakes, a bunch of vintage parts, old monark project bike(minus the...
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    Colson Resurrected (again....)

    as many of you who've been around here a while know, my first custom build was a 1940's 24" colson cruiser. here's a picture story of the last 5 years of it's long life... this was how it looked when i got it: it had a friendly "rustoration" build off with silverbear and barely awake...
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    The Bairdco Speed Demon Racer

    Here's the new race bike i'm building for next season. Starting with a 1975, 24" Schwinn Speedster frame, fork, cranks and sprocket i picked up for $40. frame and fork had 3 coats of crappy paint on it so i stripped it and repainted metal flake, almost like the original. also reinforced...
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    everything you ever wanted in a motorized bike, except a motor...

    just finished this bike up today. the frame started out as an early 80's Takara BMX cruiser that i cut out and welded new drop-outs on, new brake and fender bracket, and a coaster brake bracket. the girder forks are from the Rixe tandem i scored a while back. the rims are also from the...
  19. bairdco

    scored some vintage stars and stripes racing leathers!

    i found these at a swapmeet for $120. they're handmade, no labels, no liners, and pads stitched in. the talon zippers date them to early 60's. the jacket fits me perfect, but the pants are too big, so they'll go up on the auction block. i know a guy who specializes in this stuff and...
  20. bairdco

    my 24" Colson Cruiser is up for sale

    i'm finally selling this bike. or at least, trying to. the craigslist ad is here:http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4063071310.html the 72 page thread of the original rustoration build off is here http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=13144 if you want the history of this bike...