November 27, 2007
November 24, 2007
November 20, 2007
November 19, 2007
While building my X-Wedge, I realized that I really wanted to run a cast mag wheel. But no cast mag wheels exist that will work for the style I was going for. I wanted to machine a 21" wheel like a Morris mag, but couldn't get a suitable blank, as the company that makes them, well, sucks.
I was having a conversation with Jeff Wright and he suggested a do moto mags, I had no idea what they were, (I skated, didn't ride BMX) but I looked em up and they are even cooler than a Kimtab Snowflake, but of course none exist.
So, I made 2 sets, one for me and one for Jeff. At some point we will also have them for sale. the first Chopperdaves Casting Co / Church of Choppers collaboration. Once we figure out how were are going to do hubs. I used a combiantion of some modified junk hubs I had and made new brake sides for em.
November 18, 2007
November 16, 2007
sometime in 91 I think, i was watching one of the music channels on cable and saw the second version video of the song "Unsung" by Helmet.
The below video is the earlier version, but I remember watchin it and being fuckin stoked that "hey, these guys are playing metal and they have SHORT HAIR!!!"
thats Jezebelle Bond, she's a "Helmet Girl"
stole the pic from her myspace page.
A few years ago, she was shooting a pic for the calendar at wcc and she fully looked me up and down and smirked, like guys do to girls, it ruled.
November 15, 2007
November 14, 2007
I bet this guy used to RIDE it too, not just build it and look at it.
Everyone now has forgotten that motorcycles are for riding.
so does Jeff
Fab Kevin Brake bracket, calipers by Brembo.
The one and Only Giant Killer
I want one of these really bad
anyone know where one might be
or who might have one to trade or sell
November 12, 2007
Leo Payne had a habit of naming his racing bikes – Quarter Horse, Drag Sport and the most popular of them all, the Turnip Eater. The name of the bike, which started life as a 1957 Harley-Davidson Sportster, was said to be a reference to the American-made machine eating up British-made brands on the drag strip. His bikes had the engraving of "In God We Trust" on the clutch covers. No one knew for sure if it was a show of religious faith or a humorous statement on what it was like to race one his intimidating fuel-burning racers.
"Turnip Eater," was also the first non-streamliner to go over 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1969. Payne was a master at building special carburetors to run a nitromethane and gas combination. Payne’s designs helped S&S Cycle launch a successful line of racing carburetors.
Leo Payne's Turnip Eater