Wednesday, October 3, 2012

We are moving on

I would like to take a moment and thank you for following my blog. Life has been very busy and I have decided to delete the blog. It's easier for me to update my Facebook page and I have started using Instagram. Do me a favor and follow me 
Hope to see you on the road!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Biker Bill

My old man finally reunited with his old chopper.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lunch

Lunch time at the shop. She is drinking the life force form another spider.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fender

Step six. Planishing

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Step five

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Step Four

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Step two

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Step one

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bagger filler panels

Custom saddle bag filler panels. I whipped these beauties out for my buddy Scott at Shark Performance Art. I will have an update with the final paint.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lucas’s Rocket Chopper Frame

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rocket Chopper

Our new Century Rocket Digger frame can be special ordered to fit any style. This customer wanted us to build his frame to fit his 18 over Gurfee girder.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Durfee Girders

I’m building a frame for a customer and he already has a 18” over Durfee Girder. Eric at Toxic Choppers is doing the bike build. Eric is in Colorado and I am in Texas and Paul Durfee is in Cali. Eric and I worked out some numbers and had it figured out but I didn’t feel comfortable not knowing how much sag their would be. I had spoken with Paul before on other customer projects before and knew he was a pretty cool dude. So, I called him and expressed my concerns. He asked me a few questions and said he would get back to me in a couple of days. Well a couple of hours later he emailed these CAD drawings. Well, shit if that’s not customer service I don’t know what is. I didn’t even buy anything from him. This is totally awesome. Eric did a great job at getting us in the ball park but, Paul hit a home run. Now I can build the frame in confidence knowing the final outcome.
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So Lucas. Take your pick.
The moral of the story is Paul Durfee is the man.
 http://www.durfees.com/

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Shed Party

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And the party’s over.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Frame Restoration

This was the main purpose of my trip to Milwaukee. I helped Ben and the PCI Group (Cook Customs) build their own frame jig. They flew me out for the week to help finalize the jig and give Ben some pointers on how to utilize the jig. It’s not like they don’t know how to use it but, there are key reference points and assembly procedures that are unique to every jig.

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Ben started out by media blasting the old cast frame parts.

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Here’s Ben cleaning out the old bondo.

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Tacking the down tubes in.

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Notice the piece of tubing in the loops hole to keep it all square to the table.

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A shot of Ben’s welding skills.

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The finished product.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fred’s Frame

 

Fred Martucci sent me some pics of his Retro Rocket Frame build.

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Looking good Fred. Keep the pics coming.

Just kickers

Texas Bike Works joins the party
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We have stepped up and offered a few of his Tex-Star Points covers for the goodie box. We have also thrown in a few of our shop shirts for the Just Kickers guys to hand out.  Should be a great event. Check it out and go.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

X/PRESS LID, BIKERNET/CYCLE SOURCE SUBSCRIPTION SWEEPS BIKE

Here it is. I’m not sure how it all works but you could win some cool stuff. I will keep ya’ll informed the best that I can.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Colleen Swartz

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Colleen is a sweet hart. On one of the nights I was in town she cooked dinner for all the guys.  Her meat ball sandwich was awesome. The other cool thing she did was. She was responsible for the “back stage” tour at the Harley museum. It’s funny she was not in any of the pics I had from my trip. I guess that’s the down side to being a photographer, your never in any of the pictures. Unfortunately this was the only time I got to spend with her. She’s an awesome chic and lots of fun to be around. Thanks Colleen.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bikernet/Cycle Source 15th Anniversary Subscription Sweeps Bike Build, Sponsored by XPress Lids



To read more about the build click on the link below.
http://www.bikernet.com/pages/story_detail.aspx?id=10326
I want to thank Jeff Najar, Keith Ball and Chris Callan for inviting me to be a part of the build.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Trip to the Harley Museum Part Two

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Ben Marx is an awesome dude. His zest for life is infectious. My laugh-o-meter was going off every ten minutes.

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Katie Ben’s girlfriend was a perfect host. She made me feel like one of the guys.

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