what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. MarkSumpter

    MarkSumpter New Member

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    Hey Bairdco need any graphics done for silkscreen? I have done a ton of layered imaged for printing... Let me know when they are ready, I want one...
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    nope, thanks though.

    i have a home set-up, totally unprofessional, DIY style. mostly i draw and letter everything by hand, then transfer it to the screen, then screen it.

    there's always a smudge here or a thumbprint there, but i'm pretty darn good at it now, and the "mistakes" just add to the charm. makes 'em kinda punk rock.

    i'll post up a thread when i get them going...
     
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    Cool, keep it up Bairdco, you'll get better eventually :) The old errors will be the 'hip' classics to sell later :p

    Mark, when I tried to log into your ZombieWerks site I got a BSOD, win32.sys error, I think its just a 'flash' thing, but damn. Even Wordpress? I've been in contact with Adobe but I'm waiting to hear back, Nice looking site, I just have something wrong on my end I think. Looking good though
     
  4. MarkSumpter

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    Yea it may well be a flash error but the WP is working well on my end and I just logged into it from another machine and it was OK... Thanks for the compliment and as soon as this latest build is done I will start to make some posts and populate the pages... Let me know if you continue to have problems I see you already registered... Just a quickie WP site I threw together but will prolly make it a static site later with a blog attached to it. No forums though I really hate to admin anything since the last one I had that got big (LOL @ PAUL)...
     
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    I took the tires off to use on my mountain bike to see how they handle offroad.
     
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    Well I had to use my handi tool kit today,so here's some pics of what I roll with, + nuts and bolts. I had a bogie wheel on my tensioner reach critical mass while riding 30+ I could have salvaged the parts but some bone head in a car drove over it while I was standing there trying to recover it from the middle of the road. Fortunately I had a spare tensioner in my bag of tricks so I was back on the road in a few minutes with my alternate part. What a bone head, I guess not everyone on the road is so kind these days, Se LA VI, I didn't let them pee in my wheaties. I'm roll'n again. dance1
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    thats great! i still cant ride here in PA. the weather has been nice for like 5 days. but the snow a slush would kill me.lol and i just took my back hub off my rim:( need to get the new one on.. and quick! spring is in the air:)
     
  8. Skarrd

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    went to sears and bought some 2 stroke oil and a spark plug, figured "what the ****, it's $2.30, if it fits, ok! if not, oh well..."

    the thing fits!

    'first fire' (made by e3) ff-11
    havn't run it yet to see how much of a difference it makes since i'm painting the frame. but i hope it'll help. be nice to have some place local to get spark plugs for it.
     
  9. thine82

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    going to install my new motor on my new bike tomorrow so i can ride it around.. hope it goes fast but need to go buy a few bolts first to get the stronger ones for the motor mounts and exhaust pipe
     
  10. GlueKill

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    Chain came off last night right after some people cheered me on for building the bike myself. I bet I looked awesome pushing it home. I had run it without a tensioner after shortening the chain but I guess it stretched enough to where there was slack in it again. I put the chain back on tonight and re-installed the tensioner to act as a guide. I'm about to attempt a ride into town to see if it's all fixed.

    Also the rear band brake squeals after a certain speed. I'll work on that later.

    2/20 The brake adjustment worked and there's no more squeal. However, the chain popped off again, this time about 1 1/2 miles from home. More bike pushing ensued. I re-positioned the motor, which I should have done anyway after I had widened the frame and put on a new wheel. I also re-positioned the tensioner, but stripped part of one of the bolts holding it in place in the process. I tried shoving the tensioner over to see if it would fall into the spokes, but the chain holds it in place now. I just rode for a few miles to meet some friends and look at abandoned houses. I rode it there and back without any more problems. I'm still not ready to try commuting on it again.
     
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    I rode my motorbike a few miles to the local home improvement store for a caulking gun and chop saw blade.
    While locking up my bike, a fellow walked up and began asking questions about it. He thought it was some sort of small retro motorcycle but I explained to him that is was an old beach cruiser with a China girl motor kit. He took a pic of it with his cell phone. He wants to sell his off road motorcycle and get a dual purpose bike.
     
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  12. Skarrd

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    painted the frame. missed a few spots (it was dark out when i painted it) but it turned out nice, gonna touch it up tomorrow, let it sit for a day or so, then put it back together.
     
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    Red paint. More red paint. Still some more red paint. The clear coat's on its way soon. The Higgins frame is looking good in red. When I get my new digital camera, I will be posting pics of it and the working mock carbide headlamp. Things are coming together.
     
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    Trying to get the last final touches on the new Crannie so when it quits raining and is a little warmer I am ready to ride...

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    touched up the spots on the frame i missed while painting it last night.

    letting it dry in the sun right now, then gonna let it sit for 24 hours while i let the paint cure, then put it back together.
     
  17. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    rode around for awhile, back wheel started squeaking, so i just now took it apart and re-greased it.

    it's an NOS shimano cb- D120, which is basically the same as the E series, but it's heavier-duty-er.

    or so i thought.

    the brake shoes are almost toast and all the grease was burnt off.

    this hub was basically new and re-greased with phil wood grease when i laced it up for this bike.

    i guess shimano hubs ain't the best on a hot rod bike.

    i took some better shoes from an old hub and popped out all the bearings from the races (and added more) to make it a loose-bearing hub so it rolls better and hopefully lasts longer. if you've ever re-built a coaster brake hub with loose bearings, it ain't that fun, but it's not that big of a deal.

    i think i'm gonna test ride it over to target to get me a cheap speedo so's i can show youse guys how fast it really is.

    and i'm working on some different hub options...
     
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    Sounds like you did good with those hubs over all. I would not expect to make it past 5 days of heavy braking and a Morini. pffft. :p I am a pretty big tall guy tho..


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    I had no luck with cheep speed ohmmeters and the Morini on my last build. they worked good on the china tho. I found these, these are like Doritos they make more! Ordered nine of them lol. When they get done falling apart I will make a custom light! for the white wire on the China lol.Waterproof LED Bike Bicycle Head Light+Rear Flashlight - eBay (item 250521741093 end time Mar-22-11 23:09:43 PDT)

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    Shipping that light set all the way from Australia may get expensive.
     
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    I only spent about 24 dollars.;) I keep a keen eye on my bank account. Read to me that it came from china. Id be lying if I said I did not feel a little leery about it. lol
     
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