Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bike Of The Week

I've been slackin on Bike of the Week lately, but I haven't really seen anything that has caught my eye.  Until now. This little Triumph built by Mark Drew has set the bar a little higher in the custom bike world.  This thing is so cool and different! Pics were taken by DICE magazine.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The First Piece To The Puzzle

I want to run Harley 9 spoke mag wheels for my new FXR project.  One problem, the frame I have is for a 200 tire, the rear Harley 9 spoke wheel is a 16x3.  You need about a 5.5 wide wheel to run a 200 tire, so I called Kosmans to see if they could widen it that much and could they make it a 17 also.  I talked to Matt out there, who was super helpful, and he said no problem.  So problem solved, my old 16x3 is now a 17x5.5 with offset lips so I don't have to run some crazy big spacers for the sprocket to clear the tire. 
Old Wheel
New Wheel

My New Old Project

 A couple years ago my dad wanted me to build him a bike.  He found a really great deal on a custom bike his friend had, but it had been sitting and was rough and dated.  He bought the bike and wanted me to completely redo it.  My dad is like most of the general public when it comes to custom bikes, he likes billet and bling!  Not really my cup of tea or style, but I wanted to make him happy.  So that's what I was building for him but then he got a little burned out on the project and wanted to sell it.  He knew it was ether stick more money into it to finish it, or sell it as is.  Loose loose situation there.  We came to an agreement that since I had all the labor in it that he would sell it to me for a good price and it would become my next bike. So that's what we did, but now I had to sell all the bling and billet to fund the rest of the project and change it to my style.  The only thing I'm keeping from the project is frame, all the drive line, and rear fender.  Everything else will be changed.  Here is the bike as it was for my dad.