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21 questions with Chad Pecchi of Shop 102

 

Chad Pecchi is the proud owner of Shop 102, located in Marietta, GA. Shop 102 can handle all of your fabrication and welding needs. Chad also creates one-off handlebars and taillights, and loves to wrench on any style of motorcycle. I’ve personally known Chad for many years. It’s very refreshing to see someone receive national attention, yet remain humble. I would like to wish Chad continued success.

 

 

Name: Chad Pecchi

Age: 32

Business: Shop102 

Town: Kennesaw, GA

Coworkers: Me, myself and I

 

 

Riding Buddies? Really enjoy being alone when I am on a motorbike…it keeps it meditative

 

First time on two wheels? First time that I can remember was riding the dunes in Tijuana with my pops

 

First hand-built motorcycle? My crusty XS650….rad bike….lots of firsts

 

 

Most recent two-wheeled adventure? Ridng to Dallas, TX to meet my dad.  We had never ridden before so it was very special.  Took our time coming back and just enjoyed it.

 

Who were your influences growing up? Growing up in Georgia, there wasn’t much of a scene.  The guy that did it for me was Hank Young.  He absolutely blew my mind….still does.

 

What were some of your first jobs in the industry? Never worked in the industry.

 

 

When did you open Shop 102? On my 30th birthday, March 2nd 2012, was when I went full time. 

 

Does Shop 102 cater to any certain brand of motorcycles or do you love to work on them all? I have worked on everything from Vespas to Panheads….Hondas to Moto Guzzis.  Bring it on

 

What parts do you create? The main parts are Taillights and Bars.

 

 

Most people dream about being on television. Do you feel BIKERLIVE helped your business and brand move forward?  The Bikerlive show was an absolute blast and I would do it again. It has helped some, but not nearly what people expect.

 

Current stable of bikes and projects? My bikes are the shovel head from the show and a Buell X1.  Bikes I am currently building is a Evo build for a customer and a couple other things in the works

 

 

Tool you wish you had but don't? A magnetic break from Baileigh would be great….and an Ironworker

 

Tool you have but wish you didn't?……That’s funny

 

What music do you listen to while you work? Lots of jazz (Art Blakey, Duke Ellington) but then again Kyuss and Fugazi stay in rotation

 

 

Proudest moment?  My sobriety….its the reason I have everything in my life.

 

Darkest secret? Don’t have any

 

Deepest fear? Doing my best to outgrow fear

 

Biggest regret?  None…..every mistake brought me to this point….I wouldn’t change my life for anything

 

 

Reason for being? Family

 

If I lost my right arm? You know its funny, Jasin Phares said exactly what I would.

 

 

Thanks to my wife Rachel, my children, Mac and Harper, and everyone that has supported Shop102 over the years.

 

Check out Chad's website,http://www.shop102moto.com, and give him a follow on Facebook and Instagram.


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Commented on 11-13-2014 At 08:48 am
 

Very talented Fabricator, someone I look up to. Congrats Chad.

Commented on 11-13-2014 At 09:03 am
 

Super nice guy. Glad to see him get some recognition that he definitely deserves.

Commented on 11-13-2014 At 09:48 am
 

Thanks guys and thank you Lisa for this opportunity. Big thanks to Scott Adams for taking that first pic!!

Commented on 11-13-2014 At 06:38 pm
 

Right on! Another dude that listens to Jazz while he works. Miles, Brubeck, The Bird, Cannonball Adderley, Hank Mobley, Sonny Stitt, and Freddie Roach are a few of my favorites.

Commented on 11-15-2014 At 05:22 am
 

Gonna look him up next time I'm in Warner Robbins visiting my son for sure!

Commented on 11-15-2014 At 05:22 am
 

Gonna look him up next time I'm in Warner Robbins visiting my son for sure!

Commented on 11-16-2014 At 12:05 pm
 

Chad is a good dude. Glad I know him.

Commented on 11-16-2014 At 12:06 pm
 

Chad is a good dude. Glad I know him.

Commented on 11-19-2014 At 06:37 am
 

i want one of your tailights

Commented on 11-20-2014 At 07:02 pm
 

Chad is one down to earth mofo. I'm stoked to see his shop doing so well!

Commented on 11-20-2014 At 07:02 pm
 

Chad is one down to earth mofo. I'm stoked to see his shop doing so well!

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