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
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.