Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
These are the replacements for the old bars from my shovelhead. Decided to go with something simple. Don't worry, I'll narrow them when they're installed. My friend Herb will be bummed that I designed these by using traits of two sets of bars he owns. Sorry buddy, props to you for having a good eye.
Shop is clean enough to snap a couple pics today. Ros sent me a Cole Foster tank he wanted to modify a while ago. I'm probably opening up a huge can of worms here, but here goes. In my opinion, these tanks have only looked good on Cole's builds or people who've decided to copy his build style. This tank looked so amazing on the "blue bobber", everything on that bike fit so perfect. I've seen these tanks bolted onto stock bikes, special construction choppers, and other customs, and it always misses the mark. Hopefully I can do Mr. Foster's original design proud by modifying his tank to fit a frisco chopper feel.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I took a trip out to Belchertown, MA this morning to drop off my motor to Rich Pitoniak for a check-up and freshening of the top end. I met Rich briefly on last summer's Gypsy Run and got to check out his super clean rigid gen-shovel up close and personal. The detail of this bike runs deep and is completely show quality, and it's his daily ride. Full machine shop capabilities make this shop a sight for sore eyes among the ordinary, bolt on, shiny bit shit-show shops out there. Anyone that can humbly show me bits, pieces, and complete weapons he and his Dad machined and designed can rebuild my shovel motor anytime. Rich kept apologizing to me about how dirty his shop was, to me it's a sign of a hard worker. Thanks for the shop tour Rich, and happy birthday!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I haven't done one of these in a while, a friscoed 2.4 gal stock width tank. This one retained the stock size cap and bung. To me, the smaller caps look silly on a stock width tank. This tank is being held for Chico's buddy for a few days to see if he digs it when he gets back. SOLD
I know you've all seen a narrowed sportster tank, but I'm posting pics anyway. I've talked with Daniel a bunch while this tank was being built and it sounds like he's got a good thing going with bikes, friends, and riding in New Mexico. The package is on it's way!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Here's the 2nd installment of t-shirt designs done by Kris Hendershott of knockturnprojects. This was 1 of 6 ideas he came up with for me when I asked for his expertise, all of them kicked ass. Here's a couple pics of a sample screen I put on a couple Dickies work shirts. I'll be printing some more work shirts and t-shirts with this design soon. Thanks Kris, you're a ruler.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I spent the good part of Tuesday working on some screens and printing some t-shirts at my good friend Tod's screen printing lair. The space he works out of makes me drool, I want to put all my metalworking equipment in there. I've got new shirt designs on the way... stay tuned.