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Saturday, June 28, 2008
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Thursday, June 26, 2008
I didn't even know about this whole deal before a friend told me today but I thought this collaboration between Trevelen and Scott Craig looks pretty nice. Great molding on the frame and paint and the extended springer looks the part as well. Check out http://www.sscycle50th.com/ for the details! (all pictures come from the S&S web address listed!)
Monday, June 23, 2008
This one's for TriumphPete! Who says rigids are the only way to ride? This BSA is amazing and reminds me so much of Bruce Dern's swingarm trumpet in Rebel Rousers. Those crazy giraffe looking bars and that perfect candy blue frame with offset blue tank really make this machine stand out; not to mention all the chrome! The drilled brake on the page three (3) is a mistake and belongs to the Kepaloa drag triumph from an earlier post. (article from an early 70s Chopper related mag)
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Does anyone know the scoop on this Avon tire? It reminds me of an Avon "Speed" that I saw once on Ebay but regardless of its rarity this tire looks super rad with the huge Avon script and looks perfect for going flat out on the salt! (photo from a 1999 Classic Bike mag)
Ok, thanks to Jason this tire is an Avon 50s/60s Salt Flat Racing tire and the two photos above came from AAOK's auction where this buy-it-now price is $1250. Yikes. Very awesome tire with cool tread pattern nonetheless!!!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Its too bad the photos aren't better but those sky high pipes are insane as well as the twisty sissybar and it also appears this guy has the rare pre-unit finned timing cover! (from an early 70s Big Bike Magazine)
Ok, here's the scoop from Stefan, this bike was a Swedish build by a guy named Torsten Fritz and the above version was the early 1960s.
This long rigid version was finished in 1968 per Stefan and both versions are insane! (Thanks a million to Stefan Olsson for the two photos above and history!)
Monday, June 16, 2008
What a cool Japanese single and sleeve from the Glory Stompers movie currently on Ebay and its a great song too!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This helmet is pretty insane. I was just looking around on Ebay and wow, this has got to be the oldest 3/4 style Bell Helmet I've ever seen! What's even cooler is the early 60s Bates waterslide decal on the back. Plus, check out the double staps with leather underneath, probably for comfort, and nylon on top for added security! I'm sure this one will go for well over $500 and is a likely candidate for the Garage Company display case!
I forgot to reread the article before this post but I believe Gunkit was the name of this dude's nightclub or bar and he painted it on the tank to advertise. Anyhow, what a nice setup here with generator shovel motor, clean molding, and just enough rake to give the bike nice lines. The ignition key location is pretty interesting as well. (from a photocopy of a 1968 Roth Choppers Magazine article)
This knucklehead custom is great, especially with that sporty front end, chrome tank, and wildly bent sissybar. (this is a photo of a copy printed from Hot Rod Bikeworks webpage a couple of years back so unfortunately the minute details don't come through as well but this bike is amazing, take my work for it!)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I've watched Rebel Rousers over and over to get a good feel for Bruce Dern's awesome swingarm pre-unit but couldn't really get a decent picture until I found this photo still on Ebay. Unfortuantely the movie still shows the bike inverted, with the timing cover on the left side so I flipped it on the computer so you can see how the photo was really meant to go! If you haven't guessed by now, I love this bike!
Friday, June 13, 2008
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- Hi Ho Chromeo Trumpet!
- Hells Angels on Wheels German Lobby Cards
- On Any Sunday German Lobby Cards
- Superco's S&S 50th Build-Off Bike
- Rebel Rousers Swingarm Triumph Has Its BSA Rival
- Dished Wassell Tank
- Dual Jap Speedway Bike
- Insane Avon 3 x 21 Tire
- Nice Pre-unit Rigid
- Sideways - Sliding Through Life
- Too Much FUNKY Business?
- More Stompers!
- Forward Controlled Pre-unit Rigid
- Long and High Triumph
- The Bobbed Knuckle
- Davie Allan & The Arrows Glory Stomper's Japanese ...
- 1962 Bell Helmet (Distributed by Bates)
- Gunkit Shovelhead - Straight Outta Compton!
- Knuckle 4 Street N' Strip!
- Bruce Dern's Trumpet in "Rebel Rousers"
- Triumph in 1960
- Sporty Drag Circa 1968
- Movie Stills from 1968
- Glory Stomper's Panhead
- Purple Swingarm Spectacular
- 1952 Triumph Show Bike
- Ready 2 Draggit!
- The Plucked Bird
- The Bates Solo Seat
- Los Detalles
- Speedway Action!
- A MindBLOWer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- UnNESSessarily Cool Carb Set-up
- The Fonz & His Triumph Model Kit by MPC
- Long & Narrow Trumpet
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