Saturday, January 30, 2010

Help! Parts Needed.

Needed, a 21" spool wheel, 5/8" & a front axle as well.

Green Issues Haiti Relief.

Paul (BMW R/100 owner) has put together his own Haiti Relief program.
I know The Skateboard Mag, Skate Daily & Thrasher have jumped on board and Paul told me the response has been amazing.
We don't often post this type of thing but it's a good cause and if your into it & dig the shirt go get some.

Pedals Ready.

The first run of Bench*Mark kicker pedals are now available in tumbled & polished finishes.


This perfect RD is posted on: The Church.
Anyone have any other photos and or info?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The FootHills Band, BCM Recommended.
Thursday 1/ 28 Tin Can Ale house, Golden Hill. SD
I get to see them live a couple times a week as they've been rattling shit off the walls at the shop.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I wasn't sure what to do with the weld seam that joins the thin wall megaphone to the header pipe. After a couple hours with a hack saw, file & a gentle hand this is what came of it.
For the nay sayers, FYI, I left plenty of weld so it's safe & strong.

Monday, January 25, 2010


It was non stop.
The Lady is at Sun dance Film Festival painting the faces of the stars so Bob & kids moved in for a couple of nights, add 3 birthdays, two celebrations & two days of long hours on Pauly's BMW & that was our weekend.
We're pretty much on the home stretch with this thing, fab a plate/taillight mount, Craig from Front Street Cycle has a better fender on the way for mounting then it's tear down for paint & plate.
Paul is going for old Husqvarna moto style paint scheme (black w/some lighter color of keyline/stripe) on the tank so that's why the tank is partially polished

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The other day I received an e mail from my friend Steve Crandall that read,
starting a new site.. check it out..- steve.
So I did, it looks great & feels just right.
Two of my favorites bits thus far are Rob Tibbs journey with the legendary Shimano DX pedal & a story of another close friend Mat Hoffman who's way of thinking outside the box has made it possible for him to ride again after a horrible car accident left him disabled.
Check it out @: LeastMost

Monday, January 18, 2010

Riders Down.

Chico Moto Troy, Dice Matt & Gilby Clarke all downed by cars in the past couple of weeks. What the Hell?
Heal quick guys & let's all be careful out there.

Point to the Tungsten

Sharing the grinding wheel at the shop has made it challenging to get to a good clean point on our tungsten.
Bob told me he bought a couple of these Arc-Zone sharpeners for the weld crew in his shop & they loved them, but they're pretty spendy.
After a quick ebay search I pick this one up for a good price.
Anyone use these, have any tips and or suggestions?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Phoenix Weekend Fun Fest.

Good Times!
Thanks to Jeremiah @ Love Cycles for putting on a cool event with a great family atmosphere.
Also Thanks to Duke from DCShoeCoUSA for the SX tickets.

PHX #2

PHX #3

My SR500 won best British Bike!
(Some how I ended up with the brit trophy)
Still very cool.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


We're off to ride around one of my favorite places in the whole world, Phoenix.
Love Cycles 1 year anniversary on Saturday afternoon and in the evening we're headed to the current best indoor venue that allows dirt bike racing, Chase Stadium.
Round #2 of Monster Energy Supercross Series.
See ya'll on Monday.
(Troy, man wish you were coming with, get that back handled.)

Benicia Doug

Friend of BCM Benicia Doug sent in some photos of an SR500 he's been making go.
I've been digging the storm trooper look lately.

Bench*Mark Online Store

In an effort to make life easier we threw together a Bench*Mark store.
It's not fancy bit I've already had a few orders come through & it works well, I'll gussy it up later.
We're headed to Phoenix first thing in the am for the Love Cycles anniversary event so any orders placed over the weekend won't ship until Tuesday.


I'm not much for horse thievin content but these amazing Dakar race photos are too good not to spread around.