We are Wheelies Motorcycles here in Victoria BC Canada, we are a 60s inspired full custom bike shop (we only service pre 84 bikes and have full in house upholstery), on top of that we have a 20 seat licensed gourmet food joint under the same roof (Check out our instagram account for best shots). We are throwing our Grand Opening Party here Saturday August 9th from 2-7pm. Weâ€™ve got 3 bands playing in our parking lot, The Vicious Cycles Mc, Ellice Blackout and The Shakedown. On top of that full pig in spit bbq and a ton of beers. There will also be a half pipe in the lot and a bunch of sick old vans. We also will have overnight bike parking for anyone who canâ€™t ride out to the after party at Lucky Bar, where The Gypsy Hacks & the Vicious Cycles will be playing. If youâ€™re out this way please come on down and check out our shop.
Hey guys, Ryan Jones here, from Echo Park, Los Angeles. Last summer I helped to produce the Wet Hot Summer Van Show in Hollywood. I also write music reviews in Rolling Heavy Magazine. I would like to invite you and your friends to an event I'm throwing at the end of August in Bandit Town. I hope that by now you have already heard of it, but if not, here ya go. Custom vans and custom bikes, psych and rock bands from LA and SF (Golden Void, Zig Zags, Cosmonauts, Fresh & Onlys and more...). Two days and two nights campout. Tickets are on sale now. More details here Cheers! Ryan Jones
Hey there Matt,
So glad to have gotten a chance to meet you at Born Free. I am e-mailing you in response to our conversation about my show here in Boise. Great builders like Matt from Wrecked Metals, Todd from Small City Cycles, Mike from Old-Stf and Mike from Union Motorcycle Classics. I am working on others as well but I'm so stoked to have the amazing quality builders that i do. Info here.
Aslyn's Husbands 1971 Ironhead. "For almost three years, my husband has been building this bike. When we first started dating, I remember spending every other night in the garage as he tore it down, chopped it, and hard tailed it. After that, I hurdled pieces of it in a barely 100 sq ft apartment to catch a bus every morning. This bike became part of our family. I swear it was the first sound my daughter heard, along with Dad swearing because the timing STILL wasn't right. My husband worked on this bike every day after work until he was too pissed off at it to give it any more work for the day. And finally it's reached a point where it's 'done'. I say that loosely because everyone knows these finicky damn bikes are never 'done'. I even earned my stripes on this bike. Hell, my left thigh is still numb from a ride a week ago down a gravel road." Aslyn Lapham
Coming soon to the pages of the Dee, the Eye, the Sea and the E.
"Hi Matt and Dean, I've finally got the shop open in Venice. The address is 904 Pacific Ave. I'd love to see you guys if you ever have a free moment to drop by. I would love to head back to TriCo (I live on the West Side now), but I'm working at the store six days a week. I'm trying to get some more ink done by Brian at Dark Horse, so maybe I'll be able to make it at some point after all. Anyways, I wanted to thank you all for the help that you gave me early in this process and share some images of the final product. The store came out looking great. I collaborated on the design with Ben Phillips and Florence Tang, who I think that you guys know. Sonny Boy did the logo and Shawn McKinney did the sign painting, so I've kept it in the family over here! I also wanted to check in with you guys about possibly selling a few issues of Dice each month at the store. Let me know if that's something you might be interested in. Thanks again and ride safe" Charlie.
Always good to see independent stores opening up. More power to all of us, (slightly) less power to the corporate world.
It's a tank-top summer! By far the most requested item on the Dice booth at Born Free was a men's tank-top in black. So here it is. Made in the US by American Apparel and printed with our Moon Chopper design. We only made 100 of these and when they're gone they are gone. A ribbed stretchy good fit so if you want it baggy please order a bigger size.
Dice/Ornamental Conifer design. We sold out of this shirt sometime ago. So by popular demand we had them redone, only this time it's black on red. A vintage style, super soft Tee.
I flew into Milwaukee Friday afternoon and headed over to the HD museum for some chicken wings and cheese curds, a local delicacy, before taking a stroll through the well organised halls. It's such a good place and if you haven't been before then get here if you can, it's so worth a visit. There low and behold and much to my surprise was an exhibit dedicated to the Lost Road movie. What an amazing job Jim, the museum curator, had done. Gentry's pan, Ryan's knuckle and Troy's shovel where all on display still with their cross country road grime and dirty clothes etc along with artifacts and photographs from the journey and some footage projected onto the wall behind the bikes. Josh's ironhead was not part of the display as he was outside riding it in the field games taking place on the lawn in front of the museum Saturday afternoon. Saturday night saw the world preview of the Lost Road movie and despite the thunder, lightning and torrential rain a lot of people still braved the weather. Although still unfinished it looked great and got a fantastic reception. Rocco Deluca capped the night off with a killer live set with the rain still pouring down outside. Good times indeed. The Lost Road exhibit is on display till mid September.