Saturday, January 30, 2010

This is how they roll in Sweden....

After a lengthy wait due to customs Niclas in Sweden finally got his 7Metal West fender painted and mounted it up! I love this bike, and it looks like Ohio and Sweden have the same kind of weather!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lowdown on the Bro-Down.....

So if you live in the Cinncy area or if you are in town for the V-Twin Expo you better get your ass to this bar to see us....It'll be good times....hopefully no injuries. Hah!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thanks for the shirt Marco!

Thanks to Marco for the cool shirts and the envelope art! Lanesplittin

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A little fender modification....

I took a little break from work this afternoon and fired up the grinder. I wanted a short dirt track style front fender for my street tracker project so I started with one of the aluminum 7 Metal West fenders and started cutting and shaping. A scotch brite pad and a little elbow grease and I am very happy with the result!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jet bike...errr....bicycle...

Jet Bicycle you ask? Yes....homebuilt too.....seems a bit sketchy to me! I am not that daredevil!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hoss's bike done just in time

Looks like Hoss got his bike just in time for the International Motorcycle Show here in Cleveland end of the month! I will have to make sure and come check it out!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just a little bitching...

Hmmmm Think it'll fit???

I have to say it's pretty annoying as someone who ships and runs a parts company, when you order parts and it takes over 2 weeks to get less than 200 miles door to door with one day usps priority shipping. Then when you go to install them they are the wrong part. And the phone number they provide is disconnected.

This just makes me even more driven to try and ship in stock items the same or next day and be as accurate as possible. Hey at least this is a winter project!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hey Nick, got you a present!

I figure since we'd be seeing the Haints and GarCo guys at VTwin I would get ya a present....I was lookin for a super sweet OCC shirt but instead this Gay Biker outfit showed up, and I though....fuckin perfect!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Got the bug......

Just a couple modern Triumph street tracker pics I came across....definitely getting me who made those racing frames???

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A little sponsorship action...

Eric "Llama Feeder" DeWitt

Llama Nation's Jawa weighs approximately 180 pounds, and produces 70-80 Horsepower. The engine design is a 1 Cylinder, 500cc, 13:1 Compression (burning Methanol), 4 valve, overhead cam. When under full power these engines spin between 12,000-15,000 RPM. Depending on the track size, these racers run between 70 & 100 MPH. The Jawa has no brakes and will accelerate from 0-70 in about 2.5 seconds. Races are usually 4 laps at full throttle, sideways, and physical conditioning is imperative for a rider to be competitive.

Classes: VDTRA, AHRMA, Division 3 Speedway, AMA Pro events

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mini Bike Mania

Think it's a new fad? Even McQueen had one..........

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday at the shop....

Seeing a pattern here? Thats what we do in Ohio in the winter....turn wrenches and get ready for the spring! Here's Tyler's pre-unit project, coming along very nicely this is gonna be a rad bike when it's done.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


No it is not Sweden, this is my 70 Triumph wheeled out into the freezing Ohio Tundra getting ready to be loaded onto a truck for a trip to its new owners in the sunny southwest. Bastards.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A little Friday night garage time.........

Stripped down, alot of junk gone, a few damaged items repaired......damn, doesn't that make you want to just keep cutting....I think a new bonnie drag bike would be fun.........hmmmm..........

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wall of Death....

The Wall Of Death or motodrome is a carnival sideshow featuring a drum or barrel-shaped wooden cylinder, ranging from 20 to 36-feet in diameter, in which stunt motorcyclists ride and carry out tricks. Derived directly from US motorcycle boardtrack (motordrome) racing in the early 1900s, the very first carnival motordrome appeared at Coney Island amusement park in 1911.

The following year portable tracks began to appear on traveling carnivals and in 1915, the first "silodromes" with perpendicular walls were seen. These motordromes with perfectly straight walls were soon dubbed the "Wall of Death." The first known Wall of Death in the UK appeared in 1929 at Southend.

This carnival attraction became a staple in the US outdoor entertainment industry with the phenomenon reaching its zenith in the 1930s with more than 100 motordromes on traveling shows and in amusement parks.

The audience views from the top of the drum, looking down. The riders start at the bottom of the drum, in the center, and ascend an initial ramped section until they gain enough velocity to drive horizontally to the floor, usually in a counter-clockwise direction.

In the 2000s, there remain only a few tours of the wall of death. We got to see one in person last year at the Barber Vintage show, and it is still amazing 99 years later

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A thing of beauty....

Check out Scott's bike! This turned out gorgeous and looks like other people are digging it too. Here's what he had to say:

"Ya dude....I won 1st place at the David Mann chopperfest a couple weeks ago.."wes white came in 2nd-I loved that"!
Then this weekend took it to easyriders show in Pomona and won 1st...pretty crazy since it's basically a HD show and every bike there is 100 gs!
Anyways u should put some pics on your site ....gotta alot of your guys stuff on the bike!

Should be on the cover of rebel rods in a few months!!"

Keep up the work everyone and send us pics, we love to see it!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Winter is the devil

Well now I'm pretty much healed up and the snow is a fallin' here in Ohio....not the best weather...but damn am I looking forward to spring, and show season, daytona bike week, please FL be nice and warm for us North-Coasters!!

Then a truck shows up and there's my bike...which was Bill's until a.... ahem..... slight accident. Not as badly banged up as I was, and of course within a couple hours a large box of take off parts started growing. Go figure~! And today boxes of fun parts start showing up at the Lowbrow shop for me! It seroiusly felt like Christmas! I have a feeling a bunch of these cool modern Triumph parts will make their way to our website too..... Stay tuned for some updates and pics on the build.....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Another customer ride........

Paul from Rock Hill SC sent us this pic of his cool Honda chop using Biltwell Frisco bars and solo seat. A cool lookin chop if ya ask me, and nice to see something other than HD or Triumph comin in. I am diggin the martini oil bag too!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Customer's rides....

Just a couple of pics from Chris in Norristown, PA who sent us some pics of his Sporty with Biltwell Keysone bars and black header exhaust wrap. Lookin damn good and what a difference a few hours in the garage can make! Keep it up man!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Cookie Ayers- Queen of the Daredevils

Cookie Ayers the "Queen of the Hell Drivers" made her living crisscrossing the eastern and southern United States with various carnivals and shows as one of the pre-eminent female riders of the motor drome, or as it was more commonly known, the Wall of Death.
The motor drome earned its nickname as one of the early-to-mid-20th century's intersections of shock value and entertainment, and performers occasionally did die on the wall or die years later from repeated injuries from mishaps.
A circular contraption with high, 90-degree walls, sometimes with a sloped section between the Wall and the ground, the dromes married science with the excitement and power of motorcycles and mixed in some panache in the form of the gutsy and acrobatic riders. Riders built up speed on the flat bottom of the drome and then made their way up the vertical sides, sticking for no reasons other than centrifugal force and an extremely well-developed sense of balance and riding know-how. Once up, riders would delight fans standing atop the walls by riding with no hands, sitting sidesaddle, standing up on the cycle or even staging two-person races, all while speeding around parallel to the ground.