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Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 
Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause. 
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Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 

Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause

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Dutch motolady Lucy van Ostade parked her CB550 cafe indoors, “my baby was cold so I brought him inside.” 
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Dutch motolady Lucy van Ostade parked her CB550 cafe indoors, “my baby was cold so I brought him inside.” 

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Sofi Tsingos with her 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer build, real film photograph by Brandon LaJoie. Sofi, from Texas, wrenches, builds, and rides… check out her build for charity on the GT Cafe for Cause facebook.

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This is the face of me winning the kickstarting challenge. ‘HA’ TO YOU CB550, I’ll show you! IN YO FACE.
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Back story: Wolf was over, ‘bout to take off on the Bridge City Cycles Honda CB550. It was being a major bitch, as per the usual. I enjoy a challenge and a good right leg work out so I asked if I could try. Then, muahahaha IT’S ALIIIIIVE! Team work is always better.

This is the face of me winning the kickstarting challenge. ‘HA’ TO YOU CB550, I’ll show you! IN YO FACE.

Watch the instavideo »
Watch the untrimmed video on Youtube »

Back story: Wolf was over, ‘bout to take off on the Bridge City Cycles Honda CB550. It was being a major bitch, as per the usual. I enjoy a challenge and a good right leg work out so I asked if I could try. Then, muahahaha IT’S ALIIIIIVE! Team work is always better.

We are fortunate to live so close to a beautiful place such as the Columbia Gorge- lovely winding roads that lead to beautiful viewpoints of the Pacific Northwest. Today Wolf came over after work on the CB550 and our arrival at Crown Point was timed perfectly for one of the best sunsets I’ve seen this summer. 

Sofi Tsingos (parts lady at Ducati Dallas) and her 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer build.
Words on the process from Sofi-

My dad and I started to really get into Cafe bikes back in 09’. Found a new way to express another kind of art, kinda like hot rods. We looove old cars and hot rods. My Dad started reading up on the old Tritons, he found a frame and started piecing one together. I kept saying I wanted to build one too and started doing my own research. I was thinking about an old Ducati bevel but those where hard to find cheap. I was having a really hard time in life at the time so my Dad got me the CB550 for christmas to give me something else to focus on. Became obsessed with ready other peoples creations on different forums and the cafe racer magazines. Pulling all my favorite parts of each bike and created my own vision I guess… About a 3rd of the way through, my Dad and I moved back to texas where I got a full time job as a tech with Ducati Dallas so that took most of my time. Also had aother project I started and had to finish. The bike continues to bomb around town with me a couple times a week. I absolutely love it and will never sell it.

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Sofi Tsingos (parts lady at Ducati Dallas) and her 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer build.

Words on the process from Sofi-

My dad and I started to really get into Cafe bikes back in 09’. Found a new way to express another kind of art, kinda like hot rods. We looove old cars and hot rods. My Dad started reading up on the old Tritons, he found a frame and started piecing one together. I kept saying I wanted to build one too and started doing my own research. I was thinking about an old Ducati bevel but those where hard to find cheap. I was having a really hard time in life at the time so my Dad got me the CB550 for christmas to give me something else to focus on. Became obsessed with ready other peoples creations on different forums and the cafe racer magazines. Pulling all my favorite parts of each bike and created my own vision I guess… About a 3rd of the way through, my Dad and I moved back to texas where I got a full time job as a tech with Ducati Dallas so that took most of my time. Also had aother project I started and had to finish. The bike continues to bomb around town with me a couple times a week. I absolutely love it and will never sell it.

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