Casey Zalinsky's day job is running a skate shop called Captain's in Redwood City, California. In addition to this full-time chore, he's a road rep for Loser Machine Co. in NorCal. When Casey's not working double shifts in the 9-to-5 coal mines, he tweaks on this crusty ironhead. Yes, Casey is living the dream: bringing home the bacon Monday through Friday, then frying it up with friends aboard this well-used freedom machine on the weekends.
I got this bike bone stock for a grand. It had 30,000 original miles on it, but wasn't running. I cleaned the carb, changed the plugs, points and fluids. After charging the batter for a bit, it fired right up. I built the bike in my skate shop Captain's in Redwood City between regular business and helping customers. If I needed anything made while I was assembling the bike I'd text my good bud Brad Coleman at Coleman Originals and he'd whip something up for me. Most of the time it worked out great.
Owner/builder: Casey Zelinsky
Home town: Redwood City
Donor bike: stock 1974 1000cc ironhead Sportster
Frame: stock frame chopped with Santee hardtail
Fork: stock 35mm O.D. stanchions
Custom bits: bars, headlight mount, coil mount, sissy bar, battery box, wiring
Thanks: Brad Coleman, Spade George, Jeremy Tucker, Captain's, Loser Machine