Sometimes getting enough time, money and motivation to build your project takes way longer than you want. The guy who owned this basket case knucklehead engine sat on it for the better part of two decades until Jake came along and breathed some life into it.
Josh shot our friend Scotty's bike while we were on a trip up in Nor Cal last year and somewhere along the way, I lost 'em. Not long afterward, I heard that Scotty wrecked the bike. Eventually I found the images and pieced together a story and the trusty Shovelhead has been rebuilt into a totally different machine. We'll have to shoot it again next time we're up north!
If pictures are worth a thousand words, this here's about a hundred thousand of 'em. Josh jammed out to PHX last weekend to hang out with the chopperazzi and grab some pics of the goings on at Jerimiah's Love Cycles. This deal just continues to grow and shows how some positive vibes and old motorcycles can bring people from all over together for a good time.
Earlier this year Barnstorm Cycles and SPCL '79 joined forces in Spencer, Massachusetts. Jake and Jay decided to pool their resources and talents by occupying one larger building and offering everything from scratch-built components and complete builds to tire changes, tune and service and winter storage. Between the Gypsy Run and Brooklyn Invitational, our roving reporter Josh spent a day with Jake Cutler and Jay Roche to see what's up at their new shop.
If choppers are designed to freak out the squares, this one will send them running in horror. Eric Penrod's panhead is the kind of bike that many self-appointed experts on the Internet have said is unrideable, but they always have to eat their words when they see Eric bounce his ass down the freeway at 70 miles per hour.
Bob is the captain of ladder 2 of the Brockton fire department in Brockton, Massachusetts. His station is the second oldest in the city, dating back to 1888. It was actually wired for power by Thomas Edison. This old fire house is full of charm and character that you would expect from a 123 year old building. From the original Fireman poles to the city's first jail cells in the cellar, this place reeks of class and horse pee...
Big Truth opened the shop for me when I was visiting Mass during my east coast invasion. The man, Thy Myth, the Legend that is Big Truth built this tidy shovel with inspiration from old club bikes. For some reason I look at this bike and think nothing but rainbows and happy thoughts. I doubt that is the message Truth is trying to get across, but wouldn't be the first time that I've misinterpreted something...
We met Matt in Yuba City, California, last summer at the Old-Stf open house. His home-built Honda was an eyecatcher with a high build quality and perfect lines.
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.
Boozefighter Josh dug up this sweet panhead at the Smokeout XI in North Carolina. Its owner John Dills rolled all the way from Alabama with his bike and the Haints crew to check out the scene. Until BF Josh gave him the chopperazzi treatment, old John just thought he was going for a ride.
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