Just want to say have a good one everybody. Thanks to everyone that has helped make vintagechop a success this year. 1 year old and doing better than i ever imagined.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
my joy morning commute - winters here proper now. i have about a mile of this great road to get out then onto main roads. my wonderful council hasnt even gritted the main roads when i got to them - happy days - went down on the main road when the rear wheel decided it wanted to go faster than the front - not to worry - im built to bounce.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Dad is finishing the engine off as i type so i should have it back here for xmas. throwing it in there over the holidays.
have taken 7 inches out of the bar width that i wasnt happy with before, added foot clutch / police style tank shift. started the clean up - i forgot there was shiny stuff under all the oil and road crap that was caked all over the bike - its been leaking like a stuck pig for the last few thousand miles so was in real need of the engine rebuild. crapping itself on the tipple run this year just pushed me into it like now.
ok so winters here. the plan was to be ready for winter with the trike but as ever with my personal builds - missed deadline again...
moved it out of the main workshop so i could get the shovel ready for getting its heart back next week. it looks at home in the snow. its damn close to being done - wiring and a few adjustments but nearly there. another couple or three days work on it will see it there
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
never too happy with the lump of billet they supply to bolt the mag to the motor. well got the thing glass bead blasted and it looks a lot more in keeping now - bit of muck on it and it will kinda pass for cast, sorta....
and the little fella is now riding up front - decided to go with the tank shift
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Just found these pics of my first rigid bike. Was great fun to ride pretty tatty and noisy as hell. i didnt build it, just modified, like battery pack in pannier with those wires running to it - total loss system that would JUST get me to work off a full battery jump-start pack for a car. nice carry mat and duct tape seat - 2 layers of comfort. was fun while it lasted - but the engine was on its arse and the charging side was completely dead so i sold it for cheap and moved onwards and upwards.
Monday, 7 December 2009
think this should do it... before and after
nothing fancy on this bike but getting the engine back together over xmas holiday. make up some proper struts instead of the makeshift angle iron i have in there to work out the stance. its dropped 3" at the minute - ill probably take it back up 1/2"but thats all.
think street / strip slammed 80s thing - well ive got it in my head anyways....
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
The guys over at www.embroidered-patches.co.uk hooked us up with some vintage chop patches last week.
Pretty nice quality, a good lot to deal with and at a price you cant argue with. What more need i say.
I will be throwing the odd one into orders, if you must have one they are in the store.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
my bud ads came round today for a bit more work on his work bie. hes a courier and has stuck over 100,000 miles on this fazer in the last 2 years, brings it here when it needs anything odds and sods - dirty quick fixes always - its a rat in the true sense not in the "i stuck some shit on it" sense
like its got its front sprocket welded on coz the thread stripped out - classy fixes like that...
the side rack was a few months ago, well - he decided he needed a HUGE rear rack as well as the top box - doubles what he can carry, and the more he can carry the more he earns
so angle iron frame with a mesh base out of a skip he found that i tacked in. always fun hacking on his bikes and he normally even brings chips & battered sausage for dinner - hes a good man
Friday, 27 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
ever got to a rally and forgotten your shotglass? never have the problem again... the shotglass tail-lights dropped in today and will be up in the store in the next day or 2, been a long time coming but well worth the wait - they are a super cool, premium item. im selling them with the fender mount
Monday, 19 October 2009
took the shop truck up to the parcel place to get my latest batch of goodness. they like me up there - they are always amused that im tying all these parcels onto a bike
all the released biltwell megaflake helmet colours are now in stock here in england ready to post to your door. so thats the Megaflake Root Beer, Megaflake Sunburst Orange, Megaflake Brite Silver and Megaflake Midnight Black