Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot Off The Presses: Weirdo vol. 2 Now Available

The long-anticipated Weirdo vol. 2 just got delivered from the printers. Featuring hundreds of killer parts, editorial, customer bike photos, and a spread on El Diablo Run 2011 by photographer Michael Schmidt, this issue is an action-packed 60 pages of full color thrills and chills. Pick yours up today for $2.50 or get one free with every order of $100 or more from Lowbrow Customs!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cycle Source: Salt Flats Edition

We just got a copy of the November issue of Cycle Source in, featuring all of their Bonneville coverage and were happy to see BUB covered, as well as a few other people we know or met out there during Speed Week.
They also published a feature on us with photos by Jon Glover, check it out on news stands soon!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For Sale: LCFabrications 2007 Triumph T-100

Our friend Jeremy Cupp of LCFabrications has his 2007 Triumph T-100 up for sale on eBay at the moment. Check it out here. You will be hard pressed to find higher quality, cooler bikes than those be built by Jeremy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rumbers CC Cleveland: The Rust Belt Rumble Oct. 1st, Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 12pm - 8pm at Peabody's in Cleveland. There is a pre-party Friday night at The Harbor Inn (1219 Main Ave. Cleveland , Oh. 44113) if you are looking for something to do!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lowbrow Holeshot 2011 Wrap-Up

A big thanks goes out to all that attended the races at Western Reserve Motorcycle Club this past weekend and hung out and partied. There was a huge turnout, probably twice the size of last year. A big thanks to LF who was manning the BBQ cooking through the entire evening and feeding lots of hungry motorcycle enthusiasts for free, and also to The Burning Harlots who put on a good show for everyone. Someone got hurt late that night, hit by a truck, we don't have any details but our thoughts go out to him and to his family, hope everything turns out okay.

Thanks to Joel at Image One, these photos are all stolen from him, hope you don't mind, Joel!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Lowbrow Holeshot, tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2011

TOMORROW is the 2nd annual Lowbrow Holeshot at Western Reserve Motorcycle Club in conjunction with their flat track races. The address is 14439 W Middletown Rd, Salem, OH 44460. Friends are already arriving from all around Ohio, and as far away as California with more on the way from all directions. The weather is actually looking pretty good, but if there is a sprinkle or two of rain all you hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts won't have any trouble with that, I am sure. The Holeshot is going on rain or shine! We don't have an organized ride going out, but small groups of people are leaving from all dfiferent locations and converging starting in the mid-afternoon. Come on out and let them know you are there with Lowbrow when coming in the gate for free entry, and watch the races, enjoy the great food and bar-be-que prepared by our friend LF, live music by The Burning Harlots, and a screening of The Salt Ghost under the stars, with more biker flick b-movies to follow. Free beer while it lasts, and camping, be prepared for an all night party!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Customer Bike Spotlight: Scott Witherspoon's '79 Yamaha XS650

I spotted Scott's Yamaha 1979 XS650 on, liking it immediately and then noticed that it had a David Bird hardtail on it (4" stretch, 2" drop looped style). I emailed him and asked for some pics and he sent these along. An excerpt about the bike from (original article here):

"Some main features of the bike are that it has a wassell style peanut tank, handmade fender made by my dad, previously mentioned David Bird hardtail from Lowbrow Customs, narrowed Biltwell bars, electrics box made from an ebay oil tank kit, 4 ½” bates style headlight, shaved and lowered front forks, pipes made by me, PMA swap and Pamco ignition."

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Brooklyn Invitational

This is our first year attending the Brooklyn Invitational, and this show is amazing! Great bikes and eye candy everywhere, and friends in from all over the world.

Location:N 14th St, Brooklyn NY

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's on

You're here or you're not! Back to the bikes and beer!

Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:N 14th St,,United States

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bonneville Speed Week 2011 Photos

The Ohio Flag - Not Puerto Rico as some think.

A big thanks goes out to Jon Glover of Salt Lake City, our Lowbrow race team photographer and an all around good guy. I just got in some photos from him from our endeavors at Speed Week 2011, and uploaded some of my favorites to a Flickr album here.

Dang, my bike looks mall in this picture.

Kyle ringing it's neck.


You meet the nicest Australians at Bonneville.


Had to throw another shot of Kyle & his bike in. For some reason I am partial to that green bike, guess Kyle should have done this blog post if he wanted more photo-action! ha.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New York, New York!

Ok East Coast, this is your chance, the premier of is this Saturday, September 16th in Brooklyn, NY! That's not all though, Tyler and myself will be in NY Thursday through Sunday for the weekends fun, Here are the details:
The fun starts Thursday with some post Gypsy Run fun at Lone Wolf for the Street Chopper/Kickstart Cycle Supply Old Fashioned Brooklyn Drink Up! I hear there are free tacos and the Black Tibetans are playing.

Friday, our shindig and the Dice party at the Gutter in Brooklyn, NY details HERE. Saturday is the Brooklyn Invitational, I am really looking forward to this show! Make sure to say hey if you see us!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Lowbrow Boxes by Maxwell Paternoster

Maxwell Paternoster did us up some swanky new artwork that we used on our new custom-printed shipping boxes. We love them so much we intend to do more art on some of our larger boxes as well, so expect to see some cool artwork when you order up and get a package in from Lowbrow!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The 2nd Annual Lowbrow Customs Holeshot

If you missed this last year, you missed a great party....if you miss it this year, you will miss the biggest, craziest, raddest party in all of the World!
Ok I may be exaggerating, but if you can make it, do it! This is shaping up to be an even better time than the first! Free food, beer, racing, camping, some special guests, movie screenings, and I am pretty sure it will live up to it's name just like last year! Oh did I mention the Chopper Dirt Track Challenge?

2 weeks and counting, get all the details HERE!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weirdo vol. 2 Proofed & at the Printers!

Weirdo vol. 2 is proofed, done and at the printers! Expect the new issue at the end of the month. All new, an additional 12 pages, now 60 pages of killer content! It is masturbatory material for motorcycle nerds for sure. Stay tuned, as soon as it is printed we will be throwing them in orders over $100 for free, and they will be available for purchase at $2.50 each.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Introducing The Sportster Bolt-On Hardtail By David Bird

David Bird has just finished his newest frame, a Sportster bolt-on hardtail that fits 1954 - 1978 (other year ranges being prototyped now!). David Bird Triumph, BSA and XS650 frames have been the basis for countless killer builds, featured in magazines world-wide. This is an innovative frame that is a bolt-on with a super easy install but that doesn't use the stock shock mounts as other frames on the market do. These are each hand crafted to order in your choice of straight or David's signature looped style hardtail rails, and +0", +2", +4" or +6" of stretch and -0", -1", -2", -3" or -4" of drop. The frame pictured here is a looped style, 4" stretch, 2" drop. All necessary hardware is included, and all the hardware and the hardtail frames are 100% Made In The USA! Forget the junky cheap-o imports that have been around for years, this is the highest quality Sportster hardtail on the market. Get yours today!

See just how easy it is to install your hardtail for 1954 - 1972 Sportsters or 1973 - 1978 Sportsters. Within a couple of hours you can have your hardtail installed and your stock wheel, axle, spacers and drum brake setup right back in place! The only difference in the two year ranges is a forged seat post / shock mount area versus the later square bar style, the install is just as easy for each.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shop Build: John's BSA Chopper... She's a roller!

John's BSA is now a roller. That's a David Bird straight-style, 4" stretch, 2-1/2" drop hardtail in case you were wondering. Some delays due to his KTM Super Motard crash and collar bone injury, but it is coming along with help from his dad, Todd. Can't wait for this bike to come together!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Customer Bike Spotlight: Rory's Canadian Triumph Chopper

Rory emailed to get some input on the electrical system on his Triumph, and sent these snapshots along as well. He built this 1969 Triumph Bonneville over the last year. It looks killer, if that work van and other cars weren't in the background you wouldn't know what decade this photo was from.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lowbrow Customers Donate Almost $600 to Charity In August

I couldn't be more stoked on using the Lowbrow website and our great customers to help raise money for those less fortunate. I will put our money where our mouth is and Lowbrow Customs will match all donations dollar for dollar made in the month of September; the more you donate, the more we donate.
In August almost $600 was donated by you, our customers, by rounding up your order to the nearest dollar during checkout and donating the change to a couple different educational charities. $462 was raised and donated to Room to Read, bringing our total for 2011 up to $5169.07. Once we hit $12,000 three libraries will be built in developing countries. Another $120 was donated via, which went to Mrs. M's class in Joplin, Missouri:

"My students are K-3rd graders with special needs from a poverty school. Many of my students have social needs and require teaching, practice, and modeling on how to deal with daily social issues. I have students who also need support with reading, math and writing. They need small group or individual instruction to meet these needs. My ultimate goal for the students is to have the opportunity to function and learn as other students in our school and community."