Thursday, May 27, 2010

Left Footed Chris

Yesterday was a fun afternoon around the shop.
Here's Chris working up a stainless taillight bracket for Annie's bike.
finished product here: 70M0T0

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Long Beach Swap

At yesterdays swap I was more stoked on old dirt bikes.
I think I'm suffering from the "who's found the coolest old parts" burnout?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hangtown, Sacramento, CA.

Sure supercross is fun to watch but it doesn't compare to the pure speed of the outdoor nationals.
Shelf the finesse, pull out the power & endurance the 2010 series starts today.
JBS on a 125

Friday, May 21, 2010


As a kid I remember an orange Chibi that made it's rounds in my neighborhood.
Once one kid grew out of it another would talk his dad into buying it.
The scrotum splitting seem along the top of the tank claimed a few victims.
A group of us stopped along the trail waiting for a dude with Toughskins and tighty whitey's around his ankles checking the damage is what I remember most of the Chibi.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Carlsbad USGP Movie

This is a cool project my old friend & co worker Todd Huffman has been working on, I'm looking forward to checking it out.
The now defunct Carlsbad Raceway is very rich with history & close to my heart as I rode my first race & won my second there back in 1995.
The high speed up & down hills, early day grease over concrete, late day chop/blue groove & 15 minuet + 2 lap motos separated the men from the boys.
If your in the San Diego or Houston area it would be worth checking out

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Instead of going to the DTMC shindig this weekend I opted to be in the shop.
Asssssssembly is going well but feels slow.
I'm looking forward to hanging out with Special79 Jay who's in town this week, I could use some East Coast inspiration/kick in the ass.


I've been looking for a bike to ride the local beach paths, downtown parks & Carlsbad bar runs along side the "Little Lady" for a year now. Jeff @ Church of Choppers posted this hand built bike a few weeks back & when I saw the photos I thought that's it, to top it off she was for sale.
So I struck a deal with "BrewDude" Steve, Stoked!
When it showed up I was blown away!
Steve's work is amazing & the component selection is perfect. I cut down the bars a couple of inches just to make it mine and I'll add a Brooks saddle but other than that it's perfect
Photos don't really do it justice especially on a gray day but I gave it a shot.
Top tube- Excell curved 1991
Seat tube- Excell 5 fluted 1991
Chainstays, Headtube, Fork Blades Reynolds
Mega Downtube, Seatstays- Nova
Cool components
1965 Yellow Band Internal 2 Speed Kick Back Coaster Brake Rear hub
1970 Zeus World Front Hub
1980 Sugino 171mm Cranks w/47t Exlite chainring
Mavic Open 4 CD rims
BREW True Bullhorn Handlebar/Stem Combo w/tapered & curved stem extensions, w/12 gauge bar plugs

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Be Careful Out There Kids.

Full story here: Spoke Mag

as·sem·bly [uh-sem-blee]

The putting together of complex machinery from
interchangeable parts of standard dimensions.
A group of machine parts, esp. one forming a selfcontained, independently mounted unit.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scatter Gun

Got what I needed.
Thanks John.
Could someone send me a half a dozen spent 12 gauge shells?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Frame repair & clean up.

After a long couple of days Everything is finally headed to paint and plate.
I've never been a fan of most "chopper" kick stands so wanted to stick with the HD style. There's something about the clunky over engineered mechanics of it that I like.
However the mount was wrecked and then wrecked even more when someone did a so called repair. So most of yesterday afternoon was spent puzzling it back together and I figured since it is the kick stand mount I'd beef it up a bit.
I ton of clean up was done on the frame but there's also 50 years of character that I left alone.
I feel a few hundred pounds lighter today.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Last Minuet.

I was about to take the bits to be chromed and remembered we need a mirror in California.
So it'll be a bar end mirror .

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Justified Slack?

Sorry for the blog lag but I've been kind of busy &
it's probably going to keep happening for the next few weeks.

Capt'n Moustache

Postin up in the Buckeye state.