Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baggers

I miss my old bagger. I see all these new baggers but they just don't sound as good as a shovel when you are carving out a canyon.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Doug Curtis for 74's Forever

Doug says "it's not finished, I still need to color it".

Bud's motorcycle shop in Austin

Doug, Terrance and I go back about five years...when I first moved to Austin. They had been into vintage Harleys long before then and took me to Bud's when I was looking for old chopper parts. Bud's is the place to go in Austin for the 74 inch stuff.

Mike Belzel ATX

My good friend Mike Belzel makes signs and cutouts. He did this one on my old Shovelhead. Check him out here!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Harpoon for Love Thy Chopper

Harpoon did this piece for the Love Thy Chopper art show here in Denver this year. He is an amazing artist. Check him out here!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Love Thy Chopper -Video by Fatty

Fatty captured a killer weekend in about three and a half minutes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Red Beard = Rodney Smith

I met RB a few years back when he would ride his rigid shovel to the shop I was working at. The shop had a bike night that your usual weekend warriors would attend. I had to stay late on those Wednesday nights so I could help sell the business while these middle aged tough guys would get to pretend they were the bad ass bikers that they remembered hearing about when they were kids.These are the majority of the late model Harley riders and the reason I left the Harley dealerships after 10 years of loyal service...anyway Rodney seemed so out of place there and I wondered why a guy that had style and rode a cool bike would go there.I found out he had just moved to Denver from San Diego and didn't know anybody or think there was anybody cool in Denver. When he found out that I also rode a rigid Shovel we soon became close. Since Rodney and I have always been into cool old Harleys, parts, accessories and anything else old; we decided it would be cool to have a blog that was more focused on that aspect of whatever this addiction to Mid-century motorcycles is or becomes. So here it is through our eyes and here is the introduction to one of the coolest guys I know,Rodney Smith.

This is his old bike. I look forward to seeing pictures of the 1950 Panhead he's building right now. I know it's going to be sick.




Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mark Kawakami for Dice

Mark Kawakami -Joy Rides art company- is super cool guy and his photography is out of control. When he asked to shoot my Panhead I was honored for sure.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Chopper Julie's sissybar

Chopper Julie from a Fine Chariot brought over this original vintage sissybar, she is putting on her Panhead chopper, for me to get chromed. It's killer and still retains that vintage look with some small pitts in it.

a little help from Andrew

...is all it needed

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bates leather cafe jacket 4 sale

Bates brown leather cafe jacket from the 60's. Has nice patina and is broken in perfectly. It's missing 3 of the 4 zipper pulls but the zippers are still in good working order.This jacket is super cool and I'd keep it but it's a 46 or large. Email Lucas at speedmetalcycles@gmail.com if interested.



Cycle Champ leather jacket 4 sale

This is a Cycle Champ style 60's leather jacket by Brent. Its lined and says it's a 40. It fits me and I'm a 42,though. It has really cool square hoop zipper pulls and has really nice patina. It is broken in perfectly and is soft not stiff but it is a sturdy leather. If you are interested in buying it email Lucas at speedmetalcycles@gmail.com



Ralph Waynes Vintage back yard nationals



Ralph Waynes Vintage back yard nationals



I went to this a couple years ago and was killer my friend Jason Blackmore dad puts this show on at his house a lot of bikes alot of beer the show is in Kansas City and it is every year i will post more info on it later!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lakeside

Anyone for one of the last wooden roller coasters left?

Will's Born Free after party

Was fucking rad!

Back at the shop

Micheal Lichter and Sugar Bear

Two legends...what a killer day it was to have Micheal shoot all of us at Sugar Bear's shop.Sugar bear is the best host and his photo museum comes alive with his stories of the black chopper club members from after the war and on through the seventies.

Camping in California...

...is fucking cold in the summer!

Ride to Born Free

It was an epic trip. We made so many new friends and got to reconnect with a lot of old friends.

L series

I love these things. The GBL on my pan starts right up after two prime kicks.

74 Chevy Golden Brown

74's Forever

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Micheal Lichter

Micheal Lichter tells me this story about getting pulled over in California in the seventies for not wearing a helmet...the cop followed him to the Harley dealership and made him buy a new lid...he led me out to my bike before he would show me what he bought back then ...

Lets start this