For Those About to Bob…

I saw this some time back on the Haints blog and got a kick out of it. This had to be a blueprint on how to major in badassness back in ’54. With these simple modifications you could build a period correct bobber when the only period you had was correct, assuming that was your…

Wishbone Wednesday is always Thursday

I don’t know who owns this incredible bike, but I’ve stashed these two photos throughout the year. I can’t remember where the top one came from, but the lower photo is from a Born Free 4 thread on Chop Cult. The bike is incredible, to restate my point. The narrowed fatbob tanks are spaced and…

A Few Black & Whites from Summer

The Crown Vic was at St. Bonaventure’s Fall Show in Bloomington, the Deuce is Steve Anderson’s Medeusa which has been here before and the Panhead is cool…. it was chilling on the street at Messaround. Summer’s coming to a close and I’m a little bitter about it here in Minnesota.

Best Properties on the Market

The Week Magazine is pretty much my exclusive news source. It presents both sides and maintains relevant content while appealing to our useless curiosities. They have “Best Properties on the Market” every issue and this week’s theme was rad pads with epic garages. This is for those of you home shopping in Sonoma or wanting…

Wishbone Wednesday was Yesterday…

Wishbone frames can be an excellent compliment to a bike’s design when left exposed on a narrow build. I snagged this bike above from a writeup on Chop Cult and it belongs to Herb from Holden, MA. It’s a ’51 Pan/Shovel with a cool, simplistic design. The lower bike I found on the Jockey Journal…

Tom the Tailor

Tom the Tailor works out of his home-shop in Minneapolis, MN and offers a broad range of leather and cloth working services. He’s a passionate motorhead too so we paid him a visit the other day to talk shop on current and future projects. Here’s the yield: One of the challenges that buyers of custom…

Happy Monday

Justin sent me these 3 from the vault. That first Shovelhead at the top with the contemporary K/Q seat and John Harman front end is the best 70’s chopper I have ever seen. I wish I could find more photos of it. The other two are excellent samples of proper bikes. I’m usually not too…

Overpriced Excellence in the Country of the Rising Sun

I’ve been trying to keep a closer eye on the Japanese lately because they’re crafty and from my perspective in Minnesota, pretty understated too. There are some folks on that island that take American hot rod culture pretty seriously and not only are they fabricating the components of this lifestyle they are also doing a…

A Culture for your Kulture… if you insist.

; Picture Justin and me rollin’ in the ‘Lac. So, we were cruising through a parking garage the other day talking about how the connotation of cool things can be ruined at times by their pseudo-guarded and over-saturated cultures. For example, Justin mentioned how in reality fixie bikes are cool (one fixed-gear and brakeless –…

Sporty Sunday

Check out this slick sporty chopper with the babe kickin’ it down. That John Harman front end makes the bike, in my opinion. For those of you who don’t know, John’s unique design brought the forks up into the handlebars, and above all else, utilized an internally sprung design. So, there is a front suspension…

70/83 Ironhead: First Build

Herk and I picked up this 1970 Ironhead in the winter of ’07 in original, but very shitty condition and went right after the frame. I hooked up a weld-on hardtail with some other simplicities and had her on the road the following year with the help of my friend, Braduary. 5 miles into my…

Full Tilt Minnesota

Full Tilt is one of Minnesota’s few purist chopper shows. Events like this, the David Mann show in Nordeast this year & Bearded Lady are as good as they come. We can thank Heavy for rounding it up along with support from other crews like Union Speed & HA 81, among others. Columbus&Co hooked me…