Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Victory beer

Won the playoffs for the Summer Brew Hockey League, time to enjoy some beer flavored water.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011


... on a blind curve. Seems like a good place to practice them.

Salt Ghost

I want to see it.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The time is now

The time has come, the future is now, and all that good stuff. SPCL’79 Fabrication has experienced some growing pains over the last year and will be going through some changes for the better in the immediate future. Being a one man show over the last 3 years has had it’s privileges but growing business and local goings on have opened a door that will increase fabrication and cut down lead time to finish customer orders. That has been the main stumbling point in the shop when things get busy, and now it’s time for a change.

The deal.

I met Jake Cutler by chance at a local art show where he had some bikes and fab work displayed a couple years ago. I had no idea that the local indy shop, Barnstorm Cycles, existed within minutes of my home shop. A few months after that first introduction, the Barnstorm family had become an invaluable resource and close friends.

Now for the meat of the story. Recently, Barnstorm Cycles made plans to move into a larger, stronger, more awesome location on 24 Wall Street in Spencer, MA, and is within days of opening the doors to the new facility. SPCL’79 Fabrication will be moving with them, creating a partnership that will expand fabrication and bike building capabilities, while retaining the customer service level that Barnstorm has been known for. The increase in parts design, fabrication, and head to toe motorcycle service work is on the menu, so get ready to eat.

Updates to follow, be ready for the grand opening.

He's a couple pics of the newly renovated space (and this is only the 1st floor).

This is what being good people gets you, a free South Bend mill.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


New shi... stuff

Thanks Micah!

Yeah, it's been a while

The XS project has sat for too long. Time to get cracking mister.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Blemish bars

Made a set of narrow stainless mini apes and realized they're off center a

bit. If this doesn't bother you, you can have them for $100. 3.5" mounting, 1/2" 20tpi mounting thread, 11" tall, 30.5" wide. Shoot me an email at if you're interested.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another year enjoyed

No matter how much time I spend in North Lake Tahoe, it never seems like enough. Whenever I leave I feel like I'm leaving home.

Monday, August 15, 2011




With more refined front lip

I was inspired by the recent taillight doings of Mr. Boyle and the ever cool taillight tech of Gabe @ After Hours Choppers. Props to Gabe for the construction of his titmouse taillight, because I borrowed the idea for this one.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mmmm, meatballs

Vincent's, home of a fantastic meatball sandwich and a good selection of beer. Beautiful night for a ride and snack.

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Neighborhood sighting

Local punk graffiti or long distance guerilla marketing for a certain custom moto shop? You decide.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CB350 tail section

Still needs some shaping but you get the general idea.

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Location:the shop

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I don't care what you think...

... because what these guys created was nothing short of groundbreaking. Yeah, it's easy to discount what they started because of all the sickening musical spinoffs, RATM merch everywhere you look, or the music aficionados that don't like anything once it becomes cool or mainstream, but there's no arguing that they were the real deal.