Friday, December 23, 2011

optimus prime

so far she just wants to stay wide open and the flat tires ain't's alive, it's alive! now some serious cosmetic work cause this transformer color scheme just isn't gonna cut it...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vac it up...

Asheville, NC weekend.

Good food and when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed for winter you take the Parkway north and then turn onto the Elk Mountain Scenic Highway its the shit.

more pics later...

the 76er lost its tail light.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Much to do about an xs.

To chop or not to chop, that is the question. Flip it for something more chop worthy or hack into it and let the retro dudes cry over it?

what is a "sprum"?

So one day I got to put on a freshly painted fender, to give me that winter shine, and I realized that after everything was back on the rear wheel is tight as all hell and the chain is kinda hopping around. "What the hell, nothing some good revs won't fix," I think to myself, wrong! Nothing some engineering, physics, and welding can't fix. So yea, after me having shaved off what was left of the old rivets a bud of mine stitched me up and I am ready to go. Now, I just hope that my oil leak calms down and my rear tail light stays on...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The CBA Charlotte, NC swapmet

Today we took ourselves a nice little day trip down to Charlotte,,  and walked among the rusty old old parts and dreamt(spelling?) about having some thousands of dollars to pick up, oh you know, those panheads just sitting around next to that old man's table, but nah, instead, picked up some nick-knacks.

Pics to come.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

drum brake rivets never last.

all of a sudden my rear wheel started to feel alittle bit unbalanced....

Sunday, October 2, 2011


flip flop.

another good day another good angle.

Ironhead rolling on 16s.

Meet Batman. This beauty got away from us all to soon. But hey, with it gone on to better and bigger things. With the long southern summer finally over and this weekend feeling all to fallish its going to be real nice to get back into the shop with space heaters and friends. Build em up!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting all Zen.

A book about why travelling with friends and family on basket cases is better than brand new bikes. Reading is something to do in between those times when all your friends brake down or sell a bike at the same time, when your out of money and spare change no longer will fill up that 2.5, and you just can't seem to get to the shop, hell I am broke there ain't nothing for me to do there anyway!

Soul On Bikes, Eastbay Dragons of Oakland and Sonny on HA back in the day.

So I just finished reading, Soul On Bikes, a book about the life and times of the East Bay Dragons MC and Sonny Barger's book Hell's Angel both from Oakland back in the day. These books are about building, living, and getting down in the Bay and down in SoCal during the high time of Chopperdom. Dragons started off as a car club, transitioned into choppers, and somewhere along the way made their mark. The other has their own story, both books read like a builders dream, they were able to buy up all the Flatheads, Pans, and Knuckles they wanted for a couple hundred dollars off the WWII vets around town who didn't see the big deal in bikes and swap/trade parts with between the brothers and (red&)white boys down the street. These books write about the politics, the fun, and crazy situations, all the great things,and more, about the days we all try to recreate in one way or another.  T. Levingston and S. Barger write with passion about their lives and building days...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Brooklyn Invitational 2011

   Drove up to Brooklyn this past weekend for the 3rd annual Brooklyn Invitational Bike Show. It was a good time for sure, Bikes everywhere. The show inside packed some serious bad ass two wheel machines from classic choppers from builders like Aki Sakamotor to Walt Siegl's cafe styled 900ss Ducati. All the free beer you could handle and my personal favorite Stumptown cold brew coffee.
   The streets were lined with equally as sick bikes from around the country that the cops didn't care for that much. So much in fact that they called 10 of NYPDs finest to say "hey, keep people off the street" All and all it was a great time. If you didn't go this year you must go next! hopefully next year ill make it via tha hawg.

                               Unfortunately i didn't take near as many pictures as i had planned.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SmokeOut East 2011

Heres a couple shots we've had laying around from Smoke Out this year.

Obviously not a photographer ..