At the Deviants CC compound in Vancouver, WA… I spent a few hours going at the BSA frame with an angle grinder yesterday. My mission was to remove the bondo from the frame so I could see what is really going on with the structure of the hard tail, where I need to cut and start over again. The welds look pretty old judging by the wear and tear, and Wolf told me they were probably stick welds not something more fine tuned. Whoever built this bike must have fancied themselves a… Continue Reading »
Posts Tagged ‘british’
Nicolai Sclater, aka OrnamentalConifer (blog), is a British graphic designer gone sign painter. Back in december I posted photos of hand painted leather jackets by Ornamental Conifer. Then earlier in April I posted the first “Further” video featuring an awesome bike with SUSHI EATER lettering on the side. Observe, that same bike in the secondrow/middle photo above! Nicolai is a talented designer with a very steady hand. His art helps express the soul of the pieces he is decorating whether it be a helmet, jacket, or motorcycle. The Art of Signpainting with… Continue Reading »
The topmost photo was posted all over the interwebs with no source. I did some hunting and found it came from the Triumpher blog (Japan). A bunch of dapper dudes with damn good looking bikes.
Going through photos from Isle of Vashon and had to post this one immediately. Look at this guy… oozes vintage. Edit: As per BIll… this is Mick Valentine Vallantine owner of Vallantine Motor Works (BMW shop) in Seattle.
Behold the 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom hard-tail bobber owned and built by Mitch Sander. I got to meet this really cool cat over the weekend who found this Bonny engine and then built around it. He did it all himself, including dreaming up a GSXR front end swap. More photos and backstory soon to come. Photograph by yours truly.
The Kenilworth AM1, Grayson Perry’s custom Harley Davidson Knucklehead. From the Vintagent– To the pantheon of gender-bending motorcyclists – the infamous, notorious, or hidden – we must add Grayson Perry, multi-talented artist, transvestite, Turner Prize winner, and dedicated biker.
This video actually warmed my heart. Sure, it’s a prank… but it ends with warm fuzzies. Another reminder not to judge people merely by what you can see. So what would you do if you walked into a Theatre filled will stereotypical biker badasses? (submission from Chuck Ledtje) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)