Damn Foot Pedals

I’m pretty stoked on these, mostly because of the number of people who had their hands in on making them. Well, and the fact that they almost ended up sunk into the garage drywall a few times. They’re actually going to turn out pretty nice. a couple more hours  of finish sanding, polish, hone the pivot and off for nickel plating. One clutchy, one brake, each is six pieces welded and then blended, dental tools… toe bits are bolt on’s.

I’m Busy

So in the mean time enjoy a few photos from my “bike stuff” folder. 
Once again I haven’t got a clue who’s responsible for this piece of work, nor have I seen the other side of the motor, but I’d like to.

Good Tuesday.

Today I had to drive up to wheel works in Orange County and pick up  my relaced  front wheel also Rick the welder had finished my foot controls so Orange County to the Inland Impire, Stopped by Intense Cycles, finally met Rick – “the welder”, Bob showed me a really hi-tech prototype downhill bike they’re working on, then over to Hanks hardware for some acetone and misc grinding/sanding needs. A block or so from Hanks is the SnafuBiltwell HQ. I stopped in to see those guys & I’m really glad I did because it took all of 10 minuets  for McGoo to save me possibly days of headaches with the Harley 39mm front end retro-fit. He had just finished the same for his Street tracker project and learned all the model differences and how to make them. Then he proceeded to load me up with SNAFU goodies as I prepare my 20″ BMX gray for the up coming old school BMX weekend. Plus BF Josh & long time Bicycle Racer extraordinaire Eric Carter stopped by I hadn’t seen Eric in a long time, good guy. Josh too but I see him more often.
I had a lot of good stuff to play with when I got home, I started with the Snafu 30t. I needed to give something a new finish today.
Thanks for Everything McGoo.

I’m not a 100% sure on on using the 39mm instead of the wide glide maybe 95% ???  I  already lowered them 2″ from stock but they need at least another 2″ possibly 3″ hence the tie down. I’m going to try like hell to use that big six piston PM caliper but it may not be in the cards spoke clearance is scarce.
We call it the mock up fender. That beat up thing started life as full coverage FLH front fender from the swap meet, between Bob and I it’s been reduced to what you see, which is kind of close to what I have planned for the final. Craig at Front Street Cycle made a giant full fender with a 2″ skirt so I can cut my way down to where I want it.
Mid is just sitting partially on, I’ll clean that up tomorrow. I’m pretty motivated right now which has been rare lately.

Street Tracker, Anyone?

I’m cleaning up my saved bikes folder and I found this. Anyone know it’s owner/status?
I just really liked where it was headed.
(FOUND, but no update yet. Thanks Gary )

Contax T2 point and shoot

 Jeff Tramaine actually turned me on to this camera back when Big Brother magazine was still being produced out of a closet behind the ramps in World Industries private skate warehouse. If  I remember correctly the loss of Big Brothers T2 became editorial a few issues after. “Earl Parker &  the T2”.  Earl had lost the expensive titanium-bodied luxury camera while covering a skate event.
Some years later and eight years ago from now my girlfriend (of then & now) bought me a used Contax in pristine condition off the Ebay. I’ve drug that thing around the world, ran a ton of film through it and she still shoots great photos with ease.  I haven’t used it much in the past year but an article linked from Defgrip BMX motivated me to get a new battery and some film. Hopefully somebody still processes film, although I supposed it’ll go right on a CD anyway?

Hide Mo.

I saw photos of Hide’s Mod Chopper II a few years back I instantly became a fan and now check their site a couple times a week. However in typical american fashion  my japanese not so good but very nice picture.


Speed & Custom

Go To/The Daily/Push Button Bike

I’ve been considering a different daily rider. I really like about 75% of the Hyper Motard but the Battlestar Galactica headlight/front fender combo & the GIANT ass friendly saddle need to go.
The “hardcore” Walz bike is nice work. My eye says the Honda CRF seat, rear fender and pipes on the Ligurian bike are pretty close to right. Other than the billet wheels Roland Sands direction is an inviting rider as well and maybe my favorite so far.

Oh Man I can’t wait for this!

My Old Pal Steve Swope has a new venture dubbed KickStand BMX. The first order of business is the Old School BMX Weekend taking place at none other than Woodward West. I have had the pleasure of spending a good portion of a few summers at both camps and they are some of my favorite places in this world. Some of you guys reading this thing should show your faces, Mr. Towne, Crandallsmith, TC, Collins’s, Bob, Jenkins & Son, Chico Moto Troy, all ya’ll old BMX types, you know who you are ???? Check the KickStand site for details.

Our host Steve Shreddin the Rad.