Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Thrash Deflector

Been working on the final bit for the ULH - a chain guard which I have never run on this bike.  I've heard a few horror stories about thrashed up legs and backs so I'd thought it was time.  I've always had a pet peeve about ill fitting chain guards that hang too far off the back of the sprocket - they drive me crazy (like those flat trailer fenders that look like...well, a crappy flat trailer fender).  No offense if you run them - I'm the one with the issues here. Anyway I found this old bicycle chain guard at Eustis a few years back with a nice profile.  I've been hacking on it for a few days now and finally have something I like.  Should be in paint and on the bike for good by Saturday.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Our Daily Sled #298

Nelson's "new" '38.  You could say fate & good karma helped build this one.  Nice!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Pre day-glow, when real men wore primary colors.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Shot Terry's new shovel for GK mag today.  Saw the evening gold behind Grand Central...finished the night at the Sugar House with a crew that knew we had what we needed in the bag.  The Pappy flowed and everyone agreed to meet back at Wauseon in July.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Thought my ULH was done but.....

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hold Up - PT2

Finished it last night.  I'm happy with the final result, but I realized I'm not cool enough to wear it.


In a world of paper "Idols" that bring nothing to the table besides a facade built on a weak foundation of vanity, it's nice to know, that at one time, there were people worthy of the title.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hold Up

Needed a new belt I put the zillion bike projects on hold and started making one the other day.  Not sure about the red jewels but happy with everything else. Put the heavy brass spots on my hips for future road rash prevention. Dying the the whole thing black tonight. It meets my britches tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Date of Manufacture

Sleepy stopped by tonight to say happy B-day with a KILLER gift. My '39 ULH he painted onto an old deck!  This man's talent is boundless. MUCH love my friend!

Cycle Porn #230

Sunday, January 20, 2013

With a Little Help...

...from my friends.  Thanks Dong!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Belt driven primary systems produce heat...lots of it.

Our Daily Sled #295

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cycle Porn #228

I officially met Kiyo at born free this year and must say he was a true gentleman, (I had met him once before about 5 years ago at the old Garage Company shop in Venice but we shared no words). This year at BF he noticed I had nowhere to park Rosemary and graciously approached me and offered some space in the garage company booth which was at ground zero. I've admired his bikes and his riding skills (see above) for years now and it was an honor to finally rub elbows with the man.  I understand that he is now doing his own thing out of his own shop - no doubt it will be a success.  I know you have all seen this killer shot by Cicero, but I love it, so here it is again!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Then get as close as you can to Cuba on american roads.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nocturnal Wynwood - PT2

A lot of you asked for more Nocturnal Wynwood, so enjoy...hope you find it as inspiring as I do.