Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's Brick's world

This is my English Bulldog, Brick. He's cooler than all of us put together. Sometimes he pisses on stuff he's not supposed to, and sometimes he's very pushy about trying to make love to your leg, but he's still the greatest. Bow Down to the Brick!!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Evil Chop Upgrade

I received this custom kicker pedal from Fabricator Kevin last week, and it's so nice it makes the rest of the bike look like crap. My Dad said it's almost too nice to have to put your foot on. The point is that Kevin makes some of the best parts for your bike in the whole fucking world and if you've never used any of his stuff then you're missing out. Plus, he's easily the best looking man in all of Michigan. Check out his stuff at http://www.fabricatorkevin.com/

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Another one gone.......

Just finished this bike for another customer. It's been about a year and half project so I'm glad to finally get it done and delivered. The bike came out fine, just not really my style, but it's not my bike so that's OK. But, Jim is a nice guy and was very patient working with me on how he wanted the bike to turn out. Part of the delay was closely related to the amount of 'swap meet' parts he brought me to use on the bike.

A word of advice: If you don't have enough experience to know what parts are good and which are crap, don't buy stuff at the swap meet. Go to your local independent shop and let them help you get the right parts.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Swedish Chef

The newest customer project here. He brought me the frame, wheels, motor, trans., and forward controls and that's about it. I did the calculations for what length forks I would need and what degree of rake in the trees and, Damn! 14" over stock forks with 7 degrees in the trees to get the trail right. So, 52 degrees overall rake. Yeah, that's a good bit. It's got a nice Swedish chop look to it though, although the back tire is too big to be right on the Swedish style.
BTW, if you need a hand figuring front end length and tree rake this is a great resource: http://www.perseperformance.com/
Hit the 'rake & trail' button at the top and it'll guide you thru the measurements you need to enter for your particular set up to get the proper trail. Stay tuned for progress pics.