Montag, 31. Januar 2011

Born 1962: Shinya Kimura

Shinya Kimura from Adam Richards

This documentary was one of 5 films nominated for a 2010 Vimeo Award. Directed by Henrik Hansen. Director of Photography Adam Richards.

More from Shinya Kimura at his blog, his factory Chabott Engineering or this brilliant written article "I'am a coachbuilder" from The Vintagent Paul d' Orleans

Samstag, 29. Januar 2011

Don't paint it Black

More and more you can see this kind of painting. Click on a bike of AFT Custom.



via AFT Custom

My very first favorite was Urban Engström Triumph - Tribute to Johnny Cash



Fantastic work. Rollin' art.

Now I feel stupid that I have painted over the CB frame again. In the beginning I was happy with this style but more and more I thought - No, no, it looks not antique but more amateurish. Shit happen's

gulf-patina-05web

Freitag, 28. Januar 2011

It's better in the wind


Following the book in 2010 now a short film. Release date summer 2011. Great shots and perfect music. Filmed and Edited by Scott G Toepfer.

via Itsbetter in the wind

Donnerstag, 27. Januar 2011

Some sweets

Restored carburetor Dellorto UA18S

50th style exhaust


Camper Bike by Kevin Cyr. That's a real project by artist Kevin Cyr. Born in Canada in 1976, he received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. More stuff from Kevin Cyr:


Montag, 24. Januar 2011

Steyr 55 Hot Rod


In 1939 presents the austrian car factory Steyr their type 55. A small car like the volkswagen with a boxer engine with 1158 cc and 25,5 HP at 3.600 U/min. The car was famous for his hill climbing capacity. If you are crazy enough, you can find a special offer at ebay now.

It looks perfect for a HotRod. More at steyr55.blogspot.com


If you like to build your own Steyr 55 HotRod...


Found this offer together with two others at ebay

That's the orginal Steyr 55


via zuckerfabrik24.de

Samstag, 22. Januar 2011

Alice in Chains


Philadelphia, PA, USA. Date: December, 13. It becomes Winter.


Location: Same Date: January, 18. It is Winter. Biker's work is never done.
via Devyn Haas. Thanks Devyn!
Check also Chin on the tank

Freitag, 21. Januar 2011

Honey, I shrunk the HONDA

Honda CB50 Little Big Monkey, Version with 10 Zoll wheels. Need only few minutes to switch from 17 to 10 Zoll

Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2011

Don Draper riding the bike

In the Mad Men episode: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, HONDA will be a client to the agency. Funny, HONDA was successful in the Sixties with the top-selling slogan: You meet the nicest people on a HONDA. A Deja Vu for Madison Ave.

Dienstag, 18. Januar 2011

Hand-Painted Jackets



Since Beginning from the 1940s and the WWII many Air Force pilots had painted their jackets with symbols, signs or pin-ups similar to their aircrafts like nose art. Later in the Corean and Vietnam War you found lots of this painted jackets and shirts. It was a short step to adapt this jackets as biker jackets.


#1,2 via acejackets

Original A-2 Jacket


Samstag, 15. Januar 2011

It's not how it looks


“Only one is a wanderer. Two together are always going somewhere.”

Vertigo (1958) via iwdrm

Freitag, 14. Januar 2011

What kind of grip you'd prefer?

You will touch them. And hold them tight. Or not. With rilles or waffles. Hard or soft. Black or colored. What a grip do you like? Send your photo: Mail me


Waffle grip, black, 12,5cm length, 22mm diameter.


Vintage style grip, orange, brown

Sonntag, 9. Januar 2011

Fastest delivery

Rusty Rocket, a HONDA CB160, build with a simple plan: a cafe racer only for a budget for a coffee-cup. See yourself at Scottlebot or Actually Nevermind


november 9, originally uploaded by scottelbot.



swift minds, steady hearts, originally uploaded by scottelbot.

Samstag, 8. Januar 2011

Isn't it art?

Ok ok, use a motorcycle to go from A to B. But the passion of motorcycling is more. Much more. And it does not depends how many ccm or hps you have.

Avenger Helmets. Found this at the Madeira Drive Shop in Duesseldorf. Very cool style. Flakes. Pure 70th.


Dellorto UA 18S Carburetor. This little piece of metal is a great example for the difference between functions only and form follows function with aesthetics. Carburetor is restored and ready for his one 'n only function...



Donnerstag, 6. Januar 2011

Two Chopper links you must visit

Found these two links. So start with a lot of useful hints of the past:

Honda Chopper Bible


and then jump into Vintagepureheaven:

Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

AVON: From past til now


One of the famous brands for tires is AVON. Since 1904 is AVON for tires at trucks, cars and motocycles a well-known brandname. Their Racing experience is enormous and an AVON tire like the Speedmaster is similar the famous Firestone a must-have for custombikes.




Technical sheet for Speedmaster MkII

Speedmaster AM6
Code Groesse Trag Felge empf.
1727410 300-19 TT* 54S 1.60 - 2.15
1658410 300-20 TT 50S 1.60 - 2.15
1659401 300-21 TT* 57S 1.60 - 2.15
1657501 325-19 TT 54S 1.85 - 2.50
1657601 350-19 TT 57S 1.85 - 2.50
1655501 3.25-17 TT 50S 1.85 - 2.50
Safety Mileage MK II AM7
1727610 350-19 TT 57S 1.85 - 2.50
1646801 400-18 TT 64S 2.15 - 3.00
1647801 400-19 TT 65S 2.15 - 3.00
1694901 500-16 TT 69S 3.00 - 3.50
1645501 3.25-17 TT 50S 1.85 - 2.50
Speedmaster AM6
1727410 300-19 TT* 54S 1.60 - 2.15
1658410 300-20 TT 50S 1.60 - 2.15
1659401 300-21 TT* 57S 1.60 - 2.15
1657501 325-19 TT 54S 1.85 - 2.50
1657601 350-19 TT 57S 1.85 - 2.50
1655501 3.25-17 TT 50S 1.85 - 2.50
Safety Mileage MK II AM7
1727610 350-19 TT 57S 1.85 - 2.50
1646801 400-18 TT 64S 2.15 - 3.00
1647801 400-19 TT 65S 2.15 - 3.00
1694901 500-16 TT 69S 3.00 - 3.50
1645501 3.25-17 TT 50S 1.85 - 2.50

Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011

Indonesia calling

What is this? Monkey Bobber? Handmade Frame? It should be 12" wheels but the frame looks to small for an origin Honda frame and to different for a Honda Monkey frame. But nice work and welding.



Nice small Flattracker



Hope the current personal CB 50 flattracker project will be finished soon...


Quietschieee colored Honda CUB

Samstag, 1. Januar 2011

Make my day with a french coffee

Maybe someone has a little bit problems to start into a new day, or in this case a new year, here's the perfect introducing for a french coffee. Because don't forget, Espresso, Latte and so on, creating by a high-expensive machine, are not the only cup of coffee.