Category Archives: Featured Shops

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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FOH Cycle Fab: hi-style with attitude

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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Abandoned America: Pleasure Island.1 by Stephen Berner

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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SuperSeven: Chaos Cycles

I stopped by Chaos Cycles last week to shoot George & Dee’s new bike “33”. While I was there, I filled in some of the gaps and shot 3 more of their machines, some of which you’ve seen in Print … Continue reading

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Rollin Bones: Binghamton NY USA

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

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Shoplight: Filework from Kraus Motor Company by Stephen Berner

I met Satya Kraus a few years ago in Sturgis, introduced by  Bob Seeger Jr (Indian Larry Motorcycles). SeegerJr has introduced me to a lot of folks, but one of the most interesting guys I’ve met is Satya.

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SuperSeven: Rosa’s Cycles: this shovel’s no trouble

All sorts of machine’s come through this landmark New York shop, rarely a problem, never any drama. Here, all Troubleheads are welcome…

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The Lot Lizard: Chaos Cycles: images/ part 2/3

Owner: Joey S city/state; Mastic NY Year; 2011 Model; lot lizard

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Sordillo Salt Flat by Walt Siegl Motorcycles

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Another Arthur bike. He picked up a set of 1950 pan cases with papers for cheap and we were planning to build a bike around a small motor  and run the bike in the 1200cc class at the salt flats. … Continue reading

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pt1/3 – Speed Merchant: Brooklyn Invitational Motorcycle Show

I met Brandon from Brawny Built/Speed Merchant for the first time at the Brooklyn Invitational Motorcycle Show – man what a nice guy, super low-key and unassuming, except when he’s talking bikes and then his eyes light up and the … Continue reading

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welcome to Walt Siegl Motorcycles

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Shadley Brothers shop visit

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Four Speed by Walt Siegl Motorcycles

I wanted to build a bike with the parts Harley Davidson became so famous for: The springer fork, the four speed frame with its low seat height, tall tires on black rims, knuckle head exhaust, and big primary hanging out. … Continue reading

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Shoplight: Strong Island’s own: Industry Customs

For as big as the NYC urban sprawl might be from nearly every measurable perspective, when it comes to the community of bike enthusiasts of the H-D variety, the world really is a pretty small place. Yes, by numbers there … Continue reading

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Finch’s Custom Styled Cycles

The man follows his muse, that’s for sure….

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ACME Choppers: New Hampshire’s pride ‘n joy

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I am always on the hunt for great shops doing great work (so if you know of one, let me know!) and to cover the territory I depend heavily on referrals and references, it is just impossible to cover the … Continue reading

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