Category Archives: 45dgree Contributors

SLNYC – Fabricating Leslie’s magic carpet by Stephen Berner

Creating shop bikes and personal customs is the way motorcycle fabricators show their capabilities. Fabricators are rare people, always moving forward, challenging themselves as no customer could. You will not find a true fabricator churning out “customs” all sharing the … Continue reading

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What the world needs now is…. not this.

The Hypercharger -ah yes. It’s a well known and recognized bolt on H-D accessory that was gestated in the 1990’s – and widely mocked by most everyone I know. It was reminiscent of a JC Whitney part that belonged on a VW, … Continue reading

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Vanguard Moto Inc

I was asked on LinkedIN: What do you think of this venture? I’d be interested in your perspective as a businessman, an industry writer, and avid rider. I find their design concept interesting. http://www.vanguard.nyc/     As far as an investment, … Continue reading

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Shoplight: Pop’s Garage Fab

I met and got to know Nick, the builder and proprietor of Pop’s Garage Fab (PGF) though three different. but yet all related people: Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studio, Satya Kraus and the OG himself. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Daytona BikeWeek 2017.

Daytona Beach – BikeWeek – a tradition worth supporting or one worth abandoning? I was reminded by a flurry of Daytona/BikeWeek stuff percolating online that the storied event is coming up quick. Cyril Huze mentions it (http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2017/03/08/2017-bike-week-custom-baggers-indian-demos-displays-giveways/) and I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Mr. Crabs, the Butterfly Change Dish/ Valet by steveb leatherworks

OK, leather fans, I have something for you to consider – the Front Door Key/Change Dish/ Valet. When you come in your front door – what do you do? Do you dump your keys, phone, sunglasses in a drawer, leave … Continue reading

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Holiday Discount On All Goods in My Store, until 12/26/14

It’s been a really good year. I feel lucky, I’ve certainly, like all of you – had my fair share of challenges, but all in all, it’s been good. So, I was mulling over the who, why,whats, where and hows … Continue reading

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The Throne-istan Hand Tooled Toilet Seat by steveb leatherworks

REPEAT!@ : rant mode on: so the holidays are coming and the shopping season is revving up into high gear. Now I know that many of the gifts we get for folks are “must haves – like droopy drawers”, but … Continue reading

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The Thunders Redux – a 1.75″ wide custom leather belt by SteveB Leatherworks

  https://www.etsy.com/listing/180711094/the-thunders-redux-a-175-wide-custom? The Thunders Redux is a custom, one-off belt, ready to be tailored to your waist measurements – around the brass buckle pictured. This belt will accommodate up to a 40″ measurement – using the diagram I have provided. … Continue reading

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The Zion – a beautiful & durable case for paper maps & other stuff from SteveB Leatherworks

This is a good gift for the guy or gal who needs “not a thing” and travels on a bike, or drives and digs paper maps. The SteveB map case is good looking unit, perfect for the saddlebag, under your … Continue reading

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The Split – a very custom, one-off, Bass or Guitar Strap

The Split – a very custom, one-off, Bass or Guitar Strap SEE IT HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208920981/the-split-guitar-bass-guitar-strap-ready? I’ve started  applying the same style of decoration and construction to instrument straps that I have to my belts – and I have to say,  … Continue reading

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The Blue Sky Clipboard – something special from SteveB Leatherworks

Meet the Blue Sky clipboard! I start with a good quality, standard size 9×12″ clipboard. Its then wrapped in two pieces of leather – a piece of 10-12oz vegetable tan leather on the bottom and a, piece of 6oz vegetable … Continue reading

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The Moe Rockin – a 1.75″ wide custom leather belt from SteveB Leatherworks

The Moe Rockin – a 1.75″ wide custom leather belt<BUY IT HERE This is a full-custom belt, ready to be tailored to your waist measurements – around the brass buckle pictured. I will tailor the belt to your size, based … Continue reading

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The Courteous Courtesan – a 1.75″ wide custom leather belt

BUY IT HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/196997441/the-courteous-courtesan-a-175-wide? This is a custom, one-off belt, ready to be tailored to your waist measurements – around the brass buckle pictured here, unless you have one that fits, that you’d rather use. I will tailor the belt … Continue reading

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Belt Key Fob – 1977 Penny Fob Series

Looking for a cool gift idea? Something that wont break the bank. but will add a bit of panache to someones overall presentation?     BUY IT HERE< This is a unique, one of a kind belt/key fob. You can attach wallet … Continue reading

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The Long Brown One: steveb leatherworks belt fob

Warning: rant mode on: so the holidays are coming and the shopping season is revving up into high gear.   Now I know that many of the gifts we get for folks are “must haves – like droopy drawers”, but … Continue reading

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