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Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Crazy Tritons jacket art made out of a wetsuit I believe! The art show was loads of fun!!!
This surfboard cracked me up with its super funny images! Check out that cool BSA logo in the fin!
Harpoon pays homage to the Alphabet Man in this cool screened piece!
Molded tanks are so rad and this one was very well done with the peak up the middle!
Will's great panhead situated dead center at the show!
I love the extended pre-unit forks, the double z-bars, and the crazy headlights on Scotty's history bike.
Wild T-bone fabricated bars atop a pre-unit frontend with geniune Florida Cycle Supply pipes out back on Scotty's other unit Triumph.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
This cycle is pretty amazing. Not only is this 1954 6T a one-year only distributor model (I stand corrected) with the long primary, but the finned timing cover is 100% genuine, not one of those CNC'd or cast repops going around (type in "Triumph Finned Timing Cover" in the search box and you'll see the same timing cover used on the bike with a Tiger on the tank). The Superior kickstand, contuoured drag seat, Flanders U-shaped risers, and WM0 Akront with 2.75 x 21 Avon Speedmaster tire are among the many notible parts; not to mention the John Edward's painted Wassell tank and chromed Amal carb (apparently head and barrels have been nickel plated)! This is definitely one of the nicest pre-units around! Its for sale too and my best guess is somewhere in the 15K range???. For more info and highly detailed photos please check out the owner's posting at http://www.bornlosermc.blogspot.com (pictures by Allen Hayden from link posted on Jockey Journal) To see a later post with a link to the Street Chopper feature article on this machine click HERE!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Though you might only be able to run this set-up effectively where a mini gas tank is incorporated into the frame, it would be worth it for a drag or wild show bike. Indeed a great way to display the instrument cluster on this pan! (photo from a 1971 Choppers Magazine)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This insane WR Race bike was one of the many cool custom motorcycles at the Mooneyes JP show. Check the following Sparetime links for other great cycles:
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Check out these crazy tightrope photos from an Ebay lot with NSU, rider, and counterweight guy. I'm sure the drop is insane though we can't see the bottom. Great images! Some crazy shinagins! Oh, and I'm relieved the guys are thinking safety first with those crash helmets!
Lucky as the BMX bandit at about age 15 I'm told. If you know Lucky and wish to celebrate with him feel free to come on out to the Avalon this Tuesday! Heck, he might even do a wheelie for you! DJ set by Harpoon and Grant, aka the Sultans of Sound!
Luck's a big Blonde fan so here's a great shot of her from around 1977!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
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