Russell Mitchell and his Exile crew first met the Rockstar Energy Drink guys during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, back in 2005. They immediately hit it off, and enjoyed a combined weeklong reign of terror in the notoriously raucous, Full Throttle … 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
V8 powered motorcycles are nowhere near as uncommon as they used to be, there have been many mild to wild rides built by speed demon bikers over recent years. British bike builder, Nick Argyle’s Rapom V8 is unquestionably the most … 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
The Indian Chief was produced from the 1920’s up until the Springfield factory ceased production in 1953. It is undoubtedly a motorcycle that well represents the type of design that was popular in America at the time, and you could … 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.
A No Win Situation! With just ten days to build a ground up, jaw dropping, custom bike, I was more than a little surprised that there was not much activity the morning of the first day; instead of Russell Mitchell … Continue reading
Roberto Rossi of Mantova is a friend of 45dgree and a talented bike stylist who lives in rural Italy….. Take a look at his his latest project….
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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
The Bonneville Salt Flats of the western Great Salt Lake Desert were formed through the evaporation of the Pleistocene-era Lake Bonneville. The salt flats are actually the bed of that once massive lake which rivalled in size to the present … 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?
I saw this in Brooklyn – its big, red and super kooky! I like that Jeff, much like the honey badger – just doesn’t give a shit and builds what makes him happy. – steveb/45dgree
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Yes indeed, I am going to break the traditional bike feature mold whilst telling this story. In this missive, I will briefly introduce you to not only three great machines, but also the man who built them and his shop … Continue reading
Telling a friends story is a funny thing to try and do – especially when there are three Steve’s involved and you’re one of them. It‘s about as tough to do as to hold onto a bike like this 1958 … Continue reading
Walt Siegl is the real deal. He is a builder, stylist , fabricator – and a talented one at that. – steveb/45dgree
Pupkin called me first thing that AM (who the hell is calling me NOW?) to let me know that our friend Wally had passed on last night. This is not a surprise, but it is a heavy blow to the … Continue reading
These three bikes were at the (Brooklyn Invitational Bike Show), parked in the street. The 3 pals (young guys) who rode in from PA were just chilling before the festivities got started. I dig the bikes – they all have … Continue reading
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Steve Kelly sends us some striking images of a great bike done for Easyriders. No other info is in hand… if you have some – leave a comments below and help fill in the blanks…
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George, owner of Chaops Cycles relates: customer came in with donor bike and was looking to build a bike for as cheap as possible, not much of a story to it…. We built him a bike that has decent power … Continue reading
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Steve Kelly sends us some striking images of a great bike. No other info is in hand… if you have some – leave a comments below and help fill in the blanks…
Owner: Joey S city/state; Mastic NY Year; 2011
I had an idea to put the word out that I would be looking for custom bikes to shoot while I was in Florida for Daytona’s Biketoberfest. By far the best place to further this goal in 2009, was to … Continue reading