Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
This lonely drag bike showed up at my door and I didn't have the heart to turn it away. I picked it up in California though it came out of Pennsylvania a while back, apparently sold by either a friend or some family of the guy who built it. It was run at some tracks here and there and displayed, I don't have any photos of the original set up but I am pretty sure the OIF Triumph tank wasn't part of the original go-fast build plan.
Really cool aftermarket drag frame with a factory rigid rear bolted on. This style frame is different than the Hagon frames I have seen as this one has a full cradle and the motor is not a stressed member of the frame. Backbone is the oil tank.
Needless to say, this bike isn't going to sit around like a slacker, it is going to be put to work. There are a couple bikes ahead of it in line but I am starting the process already gathering some parts I will need to make this bike feel like it has a fulfilled life with purpose and passion. Stay tuned.
Our good buddy Larry down at Garage Company Customs Inc. down in Pelham, AL. is selling one of his latest projects, Dixie Wrek'd! You may have seen this on the cover of the current Cycle Source, this man and his bikes have been getting some press lately and for good reason! If you haven't picked up the magazine yet, you should! And if you are interested in owning this beautiful bike contact him at Garagecompanycustoms@yahoo.com
Monday, November 22, 2010
The first issue of Weirdo is finished and available now! This 48-page, full color, digest-sized 'zine serves as Lowbrow Customs' catalog and also contains DIY Tech Tips, customer bike builds, event and race coverage. We are stoked on how it turned out and can't wait to get it in your hands and hear what you have to say! They go for $2.50 each, but we throw one in free with every order on LowbrowCustoms.com over $100.
It was a great turnout even with the cold weather! Bill and Tyler were the only ones to show for the long ride in from CA and made it in good time despite the rain and winds. Andy and the SLC guys made it in, Murray Baxter, our friends Cleen, Craig and Jess, and I am sure many more I am forgetting to mention.
This band was awesome and put on a hell of a show! But...I forgot their name and don't see it on a flyer! Someone help me out here?
And there was some rock n roll karaoke, Dean even got up and sang a little something! Hope to see everyone at the next one! Cheers, Kyle
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I just got a new DIY Tech Tip online that I did several weeks ago. How To Make A Custom British Oil Tank. It uses one of our DIY Oil Tank Kits and shows you just one configuration possible and the basics to spending an afternoon welding up your own custom tank.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Get yourself one, now until the end of the month we're knocking 20 bucks off! Available in Deep Tunnel and Frisco Mount. Cheers, Kyle
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here are some photos from Arlo's Shovelhead build-in-progress. We look forward to seeing pics of the finished bike!
"Its an 1980 80 cu. in. cone shovel completely rebuilt and freshened up. Points ignition, Baker 6-into-4 kick only..23" front spool with a knobby and a 19" firestone rear, chain driven, modern disc brakes...rigid Paugcho wishbone 4 speed frame, 35mm narrow glide front end, shaved lowers, garage built handlebars, license plate bracket, suicide shift arm, shotgun exhaust, sissy bar, battery box and top motor mount...axed alien tank from Lowbrow and ribbed rear fender that are still being painted...in my mock up picture there is a cylinder type oil tank, ive decided to run an old chrome horseshoe oil tank instead... open primary, jockey shift and suicide clutch...blah blah blah...hope you guys can dig on it..."
Friday, November 12, 2010
Slab City Riot 2 put on by the fine folks at Biltwell, Inc. and ChopCult was a huge success, with a turnout of around 1,500 people! We couldn't make it out this year (we did last year, though Kyle broke his jaw and foot on the ride out so he didn't have as much fun as I did!) but it looks like it is an event not to miss in 2011 for sure. The video above is by Rob Rouser, check it out.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This Sunday, November 7th in Medina, Ohio
Classic Events by Will Stoner opens its 2010-2011 season with a swap meet and show Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Community Center Building East Hall at the Medina County Fairgrounds on U.S. 42, just south of Medina, Ohio.
The event will feature all brands of motorcycles, parts, literature, memorabilia and accessories. Sharing the spotlight at the events will be vintage motorcycle shows. The shows are open to all bikes 1991 or older, with awards in over ten classes up for grabs.
Hours for all our winter shows will be as follows:
- Vendor setup: 6:00 AM-9:00 AM
- Gates open to public at 9:00 AM
- Show Hours: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Adults: $6.00
- Early bird admission (before 9:00 AM): $12
- Enthusiasts under 16: FREE
Friday, November 5, 2010
Here is a new DIY Tech Tip that we filmed with our friend Todd earlier today. I added a couple videos to the DIY Tech Tips section and I have another that I will post next week on pressure testing your gas tank for leaks. You can also subscribe to our Lowbrow Customs YouTube channel and get an alert every time a new video is uploaded!
You may know of Steve Sheldon from Troy Fabrication. This is his Triumph, which is just oozing detail and one-off parts.
"1970 frame, 1971 engine completely rebuilt, 1968 front end, 1969 wheels, stock tank narrowed 2", TroyFab oil tank, motor mounts, and anything else I could make. 2 year build on and off."
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The long awaited Kung Fu Grips from Biltwell, Inc. are now in stock! Currently available in 7/8" in your choice of Black or Natural priced affordably at only $17.99. Grips for 1" bars will be coming in towards the end of the year.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"Round up your crew, bikes and boards and get ready for a weekend ride you won't forget. A ride filled with motorcycles, hot rods, skateboarding, rock n' roll, booze and we can only hope women."
Monday, November 1, 2010
Kattie wrote me an email, and the subject was Limies and Krauts... what gives? Well, yes we do a lot of Brit bikes, but we don't discriminate; Brit, metric, American, homebuilt....we love em all! For you Kattie above is a knucklehead I love built by Shinya Kimura.
If you guys want to see more American bikes featured on our blog or in the customer gallery send some pics in! Good pics are a must, crapy cell phone pics won't fly, and a little info on the bikes and what you did always helps! You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also keep an eye out for Weidro #1, the new catalog/zine we have been working on for over a month, we just got the proof and man it's rad, it also features several customer bikes from the pics you guys send in! We plan on doing two of these a year so if you didn't make this one or know about it you'll have another chance! Cheers, Kyle