Thursday, July 31, 2008
I made these bars yesterday while I was shaving my mustache off. My wife likes the bars, not the lip hair. These bars have sold, but if you need any bars 7/8" or 1" I can build anything you need. I give credit to Craig at frontstcycle.blogspot.com for the subconscious inspiration regarding this design. The bars he's been making out of stainless are kick ass.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I got this fat bob tank from a buddy in Texas. He was looking for a tank for his Honda chop project, as long as it wasn't a sportster tank. This thing is going to be cool when it's done and it'll definitely hold more fuel than a narrowed sporty tank. Gas it, gas it , gas it. Check it out on the bike Ashley's building @ shugartmotorcyclemill.blogspot.com
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Mike's vert ramp ruled Holden. I was lucky enough to have two good ramps to skate locally back in the day, Mike's and Jay Lambert's. Man, Mike had style up to his eyes when he was on his board, it just came natural. Check out the rest of his old backyard ramp photos and more @ www.mikeemond.com
Above photo is Mike circa 1986. Perfect sweeper style. Yeah, that's snow on the ground, that ramp was skated year round.
This was a spot I rented with a friend while I was in college. It was in an old fabric mill, super hot in the summer, cold as ice at night in the winter. The kind of place you wore sweats and a hoodie to bed if you weren't lucky enough to have a girl with you at the time. The ramp came from my friend Brendan's house. It had lived out it's usefulness in his backyard, but the transitions and ribbing were saved and moved indoors. The pool coping was from Mike Emond's vert ramp in Holden, which ruled back in the day. I remember skating Mike's ramp with him for the last time one cold fall day. 360 rock to broken shoulder, ramp closed.
Pool coping timeline. From Fred Smith's ramp to Mike Emond's ramp to John Marshall's ramp to Brendan Sowersby's ramp, to it's final resting place on the mill ramp. We left the ramp there when we moved out, nobody wanted it. I can only hope someone found that pool coping somewhere and put it to good use. The above picture was taken sometime in 1989-90. What a blast.
This project has felt like it's dragging. I did just take it for a ride across my street into a parking lot. I've got a couple little things to take care of before her real maiden voyage, like a clutch noise and breather hose puking more oil than normal.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Lots of good people, bikes, and sun. Holy crap did it feel extra hot that day. Grail put a lot of work into the jamboree, I can't believe the amount of swag he wrangled up for the raffle and bike contest. Acme Choppers has a rockin' shop, thanks for hosting the event. Killer. Check out Grail's hard work @ www.knucklebusterinc.com