The AHDRA is gone, kaput – out of business – the 2013 Series has been cancelled. No matter your take on politics or personality, it’s a shame that while we were all watching the latest TV chopper kookiness and faux-competitions, … Continue reading
Ya just dont see many of these soldiers in the field anymore, kind of like the rotary dialing phone, they’ve faded from the scene, replaced by things that are, ahem, “better”.
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My Street Glide’s stock OEM horn had finally given up the ghost for good. What had at least passed for a lame flock of ducks had deteriorated into the bleating of a lone ewe then finally a frog and then … Continue reading
So, you’ve probably noticed, 45dgree is kind of freewheeling…coasting.. the question begs – what’s the story? When I launched 45dgree some years ago its mission was clear: it was a photo site I decided to have more control over my … Continue reading
Shaping your tank, making your buck/ Part 1
Lil’ Blackie By 8 Ball Brian Have you ever had or ridden; a bike that was just sweet as hell to look at, wicked fast in a straight line, but could become just plain wicked going down the road? … Continue reading
I’ve stated before that finding great bikes is no mean feat and without help from our fans, colleagues in the business and the talented builders we feature, the job would be much harder. Case in point, if bike finding activities … Continue reading
Seems that notable machines and interesting oldsters generally have back story’s – and this machine and it’s owner are no exception as both are historically notable and somewhat long in the tooth. The current owner of this 1952 Model K, … Continue reading
With way less than legal tread on my rear tire, I knew its days were numbered. When it developed a goose egg sized bubble on the sidewall after a stretch of a few miles doing ‘80 plus’ on the freeway … Continue reading
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six NYC images for your Sunday……
I had to have eye surgery last Wednesday so I decided to use the vacation days I still had to take the whole week off and have a few days of fun just in case something bad happened in surgery. … Continue reading
When Chris Rose of Caveman Custom Cycles bought this 1998 Dyna Low Rider back in 2006, his original intention was to clean up the bike, make some mild modifications, repaint it and put it up for sale at his shop … Continue reading
We received an email inquiring about a bike build from an European woman who has a apartment in New York City. She wanted something reliable, comfortable and able to handle the rigors of New York traffic.
see the Kitchen Sink feature here “Buffalo’s First Ward is an area on the south side of Buffalo that was settled by the Irish in the 1820′s. The area developed into an industrial center in the late 1800′s after the … Continue reading
Ron Finch’s Play House is a amazing place….
Visited a new scary place. Lots to show and share. …Found this beauty of a building and a location on a two-wheeled adventure with my friend John. I promised myself to come back with gear in hand, it looked juicy. And … Continue reading
Todays POTD is of Danny Schneider, the brains behind Hard 9. I dig this guy and count him a friend. He is fun, funny and has a great sense of style.
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Roquechop Design (RCD) is a small workshop located in the city of Brownsburg-Chatham (Quebec, Canada) which is focused singularly on building quality handcrafted bikes and parts. It’s a shop that keeps an open mind, but clearly won’t compromise.
Through my friend Roger Chouinard, owner of Sinners & Saints Tattoo in Wareham, Massachusetts – I came to meet Jamie Dykman, proprietor of Black Frame Cycle Projects, on the “Cape”. Roger owns two of Jamie’s machines and arranged us to … Continue reading
I met Roman, owner of FOH at the NYC IMS show – cool guy, insane machines, hi-style and hi-tech. His carbon fiber layups are beautiful, almost perfectly finished….tastefully painted and outfitted with top shelf componentry. Some of the frame work … Continue reading
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Tips and techniques to mount your tank Now that you have your fully welded tank, we can move on the all the little details like filler neck, petcock bung, tunnel, and tank mounts. I like to do the tunnel first … Continue reading
So, I like investigating and recording the state of all sorts of sites, from industrial wastelands to residential oddities. Finding these locations is tricky and getting images of them is often even trickier. I was told about Pleasure Beach, a … Continue reading
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On the way back from the remote mountain campout last weekend, I hit a bad, sudden dip in the road followed by several nasty bumps that I couldn’t avoid. That first one broke the shock mounting bolt. After getting replacement … Continue reading
How and where do you draw the line on a custom build? Does one go all out and ‘reinvent the wheel’ so to speak? Do you take a perfectly good running bike, strip it to the core and rearrange it?