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Larry's Astroglide Shovelhead

Larry Pierce at Garage Company Customs in Pelham, Alabama, knows a thing or two about a thing or two. BFJ caught up with Larry and the Haints crew at the Smokeout XI to get the lowdown on this fresh-baked cone shovel.

 


Now if a fellow only read the Haints blog he might get the impression these guys are all fun and games. That's not exactly true. Unlike old Haint Nick, some guys have to earn a living, and that's what Larry does by building custom chops in the Dirty South. Here's the quick specs on this slick unit.

Fork: YOU!

Chassis mods: Custom fender tabs and stuff

Tire/wheel size: 18" and 21"

Favorite thing about this bike: It runs!

Next modification will be: Riding it till it breaks again

Other mods: I made the stainless bars and mid controls

Et Cetera: One day my old lady said, "Hey—you should paint your next bike some kind of Jetsons, Spacely Sprocket shit," so I built a shovel with suspension

Paint: Blue Moon Kustoms

Thanks to: Hammer, Stewie, Nick and Gladys Night

Garage Co. Customs

The Haints


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Commented on 8-9-2010 At 01:08 pm
 

You must see this bike in person to appreciate it! Larry and the crew build some kickass bikes! Makes me proud to know them.

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 01:15 pm
 

Way to go, Lerr!!

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 02:20 pm
 

+1 on JD's comment...this bike is way rad in person. Larry's shop turns out some kick ass bikes...Larry, Spenser and the boys are getting better with each bike.

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 02:55 pm
 

Bill, I earn money from gay porn and putting myself further into debt. I guess my job title could be a volunteer hype-man. Oh the bike, it is one of the the most fun choppers to ride. It also looks radical.

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 04:10 pm
 

The little details make this bike.

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 05:45 pm
 

I've seen Nick earn money from Gay porn. He's amazing...

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 08:43 pm
 

NICE JOB LARRY

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 10:32 pm
 

kickass stuff

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 10:50 pm
 

Dig the far out theme!

Commented on 8-9-2010 At 11:04 pm
 

Nice! Can I borrow it...

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 03:26 am
 

+2 on gay porn! Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 12:01 pm
 

Nice looking bike...bet your ass would get hot with those pipes...not as hot as Nick's ass from all the gay porn though!

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 01:46 pm
 

bars don't look too comfortable, other then that, awsome!

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 02:27 pm
 

like the canteen. the rest of the bike is pretty cool too.

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 05:04 pm
 

That thing is bitchin

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 06:44 pm
 

Bama Larry is good people. You know you are a true Alabamian if you live in Alabama but everyone there calls you Bama Larry

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 08:41 pm
 

talked to him at smokeout because i had a dohc cb750 and theirs just recently graced the cover of horse. super nice guy and i love the bikes they build. Also, the other bikes he builds look better in person.....something about print that does nothing for them

Commented on 8-10-2010 At 09:32 pm
 

very nice mochine el prez

Commented on 8-11-2010 At 01:21 am
 

garage co. is bad ass....

Commented on 8-11-2010 At 01:22 am
 

p.s. i made out with nick in birmingham...

Commented on 8-11-2010 At 06:37 am
 

nice looking bike. Like those mids, clean as.

Commented on 8-11-2010 At 09:33 pm
 

Super schweet! Not sure how long you could ride without your pants bursting into flames though!

Commented on 8-18-2010 At 07:08 pm
 

way to go larry, oh yeah i owe u a canteen of gas!

Commented on 1-25-2012 At 04:39 am
 

really cool bike man..appreciate it when people take their time on swingarm bikes.

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