Monday, June 30, 2008
This was taken at Green Valley Falls , a camp ground about 45 minutes outside of San Diego . We used to just sit around and get fucked up and decide to go camping out of nowhere . We would all ride the bikes up there and let everyone know where we would be , then all the chicks would show up later in cars & trucks with all the food and tents and booze .
This car was pretty stunning . It had a nicely detailed Buick Nailhead motor in it and really sounded tough . The attention to detail was pretty meticulous as well . . . seemingly not a lot going on with a stripped and bare bones little car , but way more than meets the eye .
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This is my friend Katie's Schwinn . It's a 1971 I believe , another varsity . I got to do some work on this bike today , nice way to start a saturday afternoon . Put new tires & tubes on it , re-wrapped the bars in some good vintage bar wrap I just happen to have tons of laying around in a box in my garage . Then the back rim needed truing in a bad way , so I tightened & losend the spokes accordingly and low and behold , it's almost straight as an arrow . Not a lot of hard stuff , but shit that needed to be good because now it's time to go for a ride !!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I don't know if I am making the little bike look little , or if the little bike is making me look big . . .
Fun to ride , but I'm a little tall for it . It was as comfortable as an uncomfortable chopper could be .
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I got to work on this bike a little for a good friend who bought it in Colorado for $10 . It was in pretty good shape and all he did was clean it up and remove the taller gear on the front sprocket , making it a 5 speed . I cut down the buckhorn style bars to a more stylish street fighter / lane splitter style and found some nice orange wrap for them . Then I rigged up the rear break on the wrong side because there wasn't room on the right side of the bars . I think it looks pretty sweet and seems to work really good . At least he hasn't wrecked on it yet , so it must work okay . . .