ACE WESTERN BELTS
CIRCLE A BRAND
HIGH GRADE US STANDARD
OLD SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS
ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MERCANTILE
TROY O'SHEA HANDMADE
USN ALL HANDS MAGAZINE ARCHIVE
Monday, November 30, 2009
I used to be heavy into psychobilly about 10 years ago, listened to lots of Meteors, but stumbled across this video today and its pretty swell, with the bikes and all. I think the tune is from Johnny Kidd & the Pirates from like 1959 or so but everybody's covered it.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here's a cool little model set-up, I believe in 1/25 scale of the Revell Triumph Show Bike from an early 60's Hot Rod type magazine!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
This t-shirt is pretty rad on many levels but used to be sold in the old 60's Hot Rod Magazines. I think they sold for a couple bucks back in the day. I saw one go on Ebay a couple years back for around $175 but the guy who posted these pictures wants three grand. Its not worth more than two Benjamins in my mind but would be a rad wall hanger!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I'll have to say I really like this bike. I'm trying to figure the handlebars out as they either appear to be a single piece with the risers intact or else the risers attach to the rear legs. Either way I like the Flanders type look and it almost appears as if there is a ride control dial at the very top of the bars? The bobbed front and rear fenders look nice as well and the front must be a 21 incher and the rear appears to be at least a 21, if not larger, though the picture seems somewhat distorted.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Check out the awesome posting on Show & Go about this recently discovered 1952 Pre-unit Drag Bike (pinkish-purple bike shown first) which has similarities to the four bikes below it. http://showandgo.blogspot.com/2009/11/dads-old-1952-thunderbird-recovered.html
I was looking at Yoshi's listing for old Bell Helmets on Ebay and came across this great '67 Triumph Drag Bike he has up for sale. Check out the "Remove for Flight" orange ribbon. A very cool 1/4 mile machine indeed! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Triumph-Bonneville-T120R-Triumph-Bonneville-Drag-Amal-GP-Ceriani-Borrani-Smiths_W0QQitemZ200404029255QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_motorcycles?hash=item2ea902cf47
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
My friend Joey from the Cal State Fullerton days just started a great music blog through VOX on some great up and coming artist, tracks, and albums. If you want to deviate from the motorcycles and jump into the music realm I suggest you check out this outstanding review: http://yosefblawr.vox.com/ . You can also view the blog by clicking the link from the alphabetized blogroll above.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I dusted off the Schwinn yesterday after its yearlong stay in storage as I wanted to ride something else besides the 10 speed, and decided to have another go at the blue Frankenstein peddler. If you're just tuning in this bike was my practical compromise between a Schwinn Manta Ray and functionality. This '67 deluxe speedster frame has the same fastback styling as the manta ray frame but its five years older. Rear wheel is a 26" which came on the speedster and has a Sturmey Archer three speed. The 3 speed stik is off a 60's Schwinn stingray and its rad because you can power shift the thing like a Hurst from 1st - 3rd gear or back down and so on and it has a pulley and a spring actuator to grab the gears correctly. New mods include the swap of the wide manta ray style seat for a skinnier Persons white metal flake variety, and the front 26" wheel was swapped out for a skinnier 27" off a 1972 Schwinn Varsity which gives the bike some speedway appeal. Ideal tigeroo growler horn rounds out the bike. This Liberace part adds a healthy bit of flare to the ride and has reflector eyes. I was riding around on some dirt hills in the dark tonight and the bike goes really well and you can actually stand up and peddle a steep hill and it won't jump out of gear. The tiger is rubber mounted and ready for any bumps and thumps along the roadway. In a bicycle world dominated by fixed gear hipsters it feels nice to put this old Schwinn contraption back on the road!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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