Monday, June 30, 2008

Someone I could spend some time with

King of the castle

Vespas and Nortons together again

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 . 

Cole Foster's 1932 Chevy

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

Jason's Brown Dahlia circa 1996

On the way back down from Paso Robles . I can see by the Appleton spotlight peeking in the corner of the picture that I was in my green '54 Ford , which would make that '96 i think . 

Saturday, June 14, 2008

These things seem to be falling out of the sky or something

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

Sunday morning knuckle sandwich

These are all images I stole off the internet . All using motors that are more than likely more than 60 years old , still on the road and still getting tons of TLC . . . hopefully to see many more miles pass . 

Friday, June 6, 2008

Home made knife?

So I was at the Mooneyes X-mas party a few years ago and this guys like "ya I got this from an ol' buddy of mine". Nice, very nice.....

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

1970 Schwinn Varsity

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 . . . 

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Over 10 years ago.....

Back to the Beach in 199? the back of my 49' two young lovers, xoxo