Vintage Bike Addiction pays tribute to the historic lifestyle of pre 1970 bikes and the cool artifacts that go with the vintage days. Kevin "TEACH" Baas leads the journey and spends his days in the arctic cold state of Minnesota teaching the high school chopper class. Due to the climate, there is lots of chopping in the winter and when summer hits he rides the hell out of his knucks and pans before the fall snow flies with many cool road trip stories to share.
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Well he word is in.. I had the honor of being asked to build another bike for Born Free 6 this year. Thanks to Grant and Mike for believing in my style and what I do with my kids in the chopper class. There are a few bikes options in the works..here is option 1 1948 frame inline HD springer 15" rear invader 6 spoke with a 23" front.
Here we are making progress the next day on our way to Milwaukee in Lacrosse for a gas stop.
Found a new ride for Ben
Finally late we rolled in to milwaukee and my parents farm
The next morning I had to be at the museum for a meet and greet at the Harley Museum. Also took a tour and saw my class bike on display, so cool I never would have believed if someone told me some day there would be a bike in there I built with my students!
Ran into T-Bone and got to hang for a while along with Mike and Grant. Scott got so drunk on Pabst that he knocked over a few old bikes in the museum. JK
Got to talk with Jeff for a bit, great man!
Went to the Juneau plant where it all began and Ben and Dan somehow talked the security guards into letting them climb the water tower on the roof!
Turned out Mikes frame cracked so he had to to improvise a gusset for me to weld on.
Sunday getting ready to head home we stopped at Hals and saw the Baker crew, always good to see Bert, he is awsome!
Small towns and old bikes make for a nice ride home. A few pits stops for a cold one never hurts.
After 700 + miles I rolled in to my driveway on the 1939 Knuck. The old bike ran great all weekend and made me proud pounding all the miles. Thanks to the guys at the SHED for a great party Sat night, and my parents as always for letting me and the crew crash on the farm.