Saturday, October 30, 2010

Joe Aimes's Pre Unit Triumph Drag Bike from the UK

Steve sent us these pics and a bit of info via email, and this bike is just so cool that we had to share:

Morgo 750 big bore kit opened out to 801cc, Morgo p/u rotary pump, cams from norish racing 2 n 514tr, norton gearbox, Hagon drag/sprint frame. I've never heard of Joe Aimes.....and I can't find any stuff on him either.. But the shop that's selling the bike says ....."Here we have the famous Joe Aimes Sprint Drag bike from the early days it is in race ready trim and was purchased by ourselvess as an ornament to hang on our wall in the shop 10 years ago, Joe told us that the machine had just undergone a complete overhaul ready to race for the next season but times had changed for him and it was time to pack up his racing.."

All I know is that Joe Aimes knows how to build a bad ass motorcycle.

Friday, October 29, 2010

And the Survey Says......

Every year Cycle Source does a best of issue in January, go to this link HERE to get your votes in! A bunch of great people we know like Larry Pierce, Kevin Bass and Duane Ballard are nominated and products such as Benchmark and Biltwell, as well as the Triumph 650 Rebuild dvd, the David Bird MIG/TIG dvds , English 101 and English 102 dvds!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bench*Mark Products Back In Stock

We just got a big shipment of Bench*Mark products in, including a bunch of new ignition covers and a several of the cool new Ombligo Air Cleaners! All of Bench*Mark's parts are top notch, if you haven't seen them before check em out here.

Customer Bike Photos from Finland

Here is a few photos and some info on my bikes:

The Triumph is a matching numbers 6T from 1953. Slightly stretched and raked frame. Husqvarna front fork. 18”/21” setup/Akront rims. Moon oil tank. Magura clip-ons and grips. Paint by Daniel.

- 1975 Shovelhead
- S&S stroker kit
- Single fire ignition
- Fork Co air cleaner on a Super E carb
- Home built hardtail with cast iron axle plates
- Gas tank from Cole
- Moon oil tank
- Forks shortened and shaved
- 18”/21” Morad rims fitted with the standard Avons
- Norton -60s drum brake front
- Harley hydraulic rear

Found the bike as a basket case a few years ago. Four boxes of parts - everything painted black including all the chrome. The original frame were in bad shape and the swing arm was missing so I fabricated a hard tail with cast iron axle plates. The engine looked like shit on the outside but it turned out that someone restored it with an early S&S stroker kit and just left it in a corner for about a decade. A good cleanup, new gaskets and it was ready to go. Same story with the gearbox. Fitted a Primo beltdrive and clutch as well. Fabbed the midcontrols out of aluminum axle and some old sportster and bicycle parts. Bent some stainless tubing for the handlebars and made the risers as well. Modified the original exhaust and fitted shorty mufflers. I made the seatpan and a local girl named Saija got it stitched up. My good friend Daniel did the paintjob.

Thanks for a great site with loads of nice parts!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Entries for the Customer Video Product Review Contest

Some more videos just came in from Chris & his friends for the customer video product review contest that runs until the end of October. Thanks guys, these are hilarious!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dice Magazine Release Party Nov 20.....Lost Vegas

Dice parties are always a blast, and where better than sin city to have a real blowout? Tyler is flying into CA and meeting up with Bill from Biltwell and riding 4 hr straight line ride mind you, but an epic road adventure! Get the details HERE if you want to meet up with them! I will be flying in direct that morning for some proper Fear and Loathing style warm-up. Come out and have some fun! Cheers, Kyle

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lowbrow Video Product Review Contest Coming to an End!

Another recent submission from Matt for the Lowbrow Video Product Review contest! You have until the end of October, 2010 to upload a video review of one of our products to YouTube for a chance to win a one-off helmet by Shawn at Imperial House 71! See the details on this blog post, but hurry and get your entry in before the deadline for a chance to win!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ah, the good ol' days...

Way back in August when we were at Bonneville... I am working on getting the top end on my green Triumph race bike back together this evening. Memories...

LCFabrication's TT Deluxe Triumph Up for Sale!

It isn't very often that a handmade bike of this caliber is up for sale.. especially on eBay! Jeremy at LCFabrications has put the TT Deluxe up for sale, you can check it out here. You can find more photos of this stunning bike here and here as well!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lowbrow Customs Needs You

We put a lot of stock in customer reviews. Our review system on our website lets you put in Pros, Cons & Comments when you leave a review. We read each and every one, and they help us figure out if there are any issues or products that need improved, and they help out anyone else who is thinking about buying a product but wants the low-down from their peers.

We are looking for customers to click on the 'Review' tab that is on every single product on our site, and then click on 'Add Your Review' and let us know what you think. You don't have to have an account or anything, just your name, review, and email address (which is not shared or published!). We will reward your forthcoming by randomly choosing some people who take the time to leave reviews and emailing you for your address so we can send you out a thank you care package. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Customer Spotlight: BigHead's 1966 Triumph Chopper

1966 Triumph T120

- '68 frame with a 4" stretch hardtail
- '66 Triumph T120 650 c.c. 20 over
- Stock Rake
- 19" front / 16" rear
- Redtail leather seat
- Hunt unit Triumph Magneto
- Magneto Cover by Front St. Cycle
- Drags and Drums
- Special Triumph Decal by Marco
- Rear Fender by Front St. Cycle
- Forks by Frank

Found this as a roller out in front of a neighbors house and I didn't even know what it was, but I did know I wanted to build my own shit. At the time, it was the height of the "Chopper craze" and I wanted nothing to do with all that billet crap, so began my Triumph project. I built this bike, on and off, over 4 years. Aside from having a shop bolt the hard-tail on, no other shop touched this bike. I was adamant that I would build it entirely on my own and if it fell apart turning the corner then so be it...but, that gave me all the incentive to do it right. A piece here and piece there, reading up on the JJ, picking brains of those "in the know" about these machines and supporting the online indy shops to get other parts. This all led to one summer afternoon June 14th 2009 at 1:20pm...8 kicks and she was alive! Must say, nothing like riding something around the block you built yourself ... and doesn't fall apart. Have done the Ton several times without a hiccup... love them Trumps.

Ride Safe


Friday, October 15, 2010

Some Sappy Stuff About Kids

Here is the deal, without trying to get all touchy-feely or totally lame. I love what I do at Lowbrow, I really enjoy everything about it; I get to be creative, help customers, foster a culture I love, and it really is a passion. The one thing that I feel I am missing is really making a difference in the world, so I figure that with the amount of people who come to our website and the amount of customers we have, a small amount of people could make a big difference. The way I see it is education helps break the cycle of poverty, it is a tool to better people's lives and make them self-sufficient, a cure rather than a band-aid.

I set up two charitable donation pages, one supporting education in US public schools, the second in developing countries. To support US schools you can donate via our Donors Choose page to a classroom of your choosing, even receiving thank you letters back from the class! To help Lowbrow fund 3 reading rooms in developing countries visit our Room to Read page. Any donation helps, be in $5 or $50.

The next post will be about some crazy choppers, back to business as usual, I swear!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hippy Killer Garage Co Now In Stock at Lowbrow

Kutty Noteboom and his shop Hippy Killer Garage Co. are known world-wide. We are real stoked to have some of his parts and apparel in stock now at Lowbrow. More of his parts will be added through the Fall so stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lowbrow Customs Video Product Review Contest - Win this helmet!

Here is the skinny. You film and upload a video product review about something that you bought from Lowbrow (a t-shirt, Biltwell helmet, DVD, whatever!) and upload it to YouTube. We will use some of the video reviews on our website, giving you widespread fame amongst a very small percentage of motorcyclists, who are almost all guys. Congratulations. We will pick the most entertaining and creative product review and the winner will get a custom painted Biltwell, Inc. novelty helmet by Shawn at Imperial House 71! This is over a $200 value and a one-off piece of art, so put some effort into it, slacker! You have until end-of-day October 31st, 2010 to get your video online, and we will pick the winner by Friday, November 5th, 2010. We will be sure to hook up other noteworthy entries with prizes as well. A few brief guidelines:

1.) Keep the length of the video review under one minute. Even 30 seconds is fine! Brief but chock-full of meaty info
2.) Be as creative as you want! Remember, this is a contest, the most creative and entertaining product review wins!
3.) These are reviews, be honest, if there is something you don't like about the product, tell us! A good way to do it is to mention Pros and Cons so it doesn't just look like you are trying to score some free stuff.
4.) Upload the video to YouTube and include 'lowbrow customs review' in the tags so we can find it, also add any other pertinent tags about the product you are reviewing. Fill out the title and description fields as to what you are reviewing and put in the video description when you upload it.

You can email the YouTube link of your uploaded video to to make sure I have your entry. Thanks!

New Cycle Source Magazine: Salt Flats Edition!!!

Thanks again to Cycle Source Magazine for being a long time Lowbrow supporter! There are 7 pages of Lowbrow Customs coverage in this issue; A tech article on setting up a race trailer and a 5 page article called "Bonneville Primer; A rookie's guide to racing at Bonneville Speed Week"! Make sure to pick this issue up, there are a ton of other great articles and tech also!

Monday, October 11, 2010

W&W's Cannonball Knuck

This cool S&S Knuck build by W&W in Germany caught my eye. If you aren't familiar with them check out the W&W website, they are a really cool company with some real soul. Wolfgang from W&W gave a little info on the bike:

"After several tries to use the Indian Forks for Harleys we found that there are to many modifications involved to make it not only look good but also RIDE good. The general geometry was just different. So we decided to construct our own fork for Harley frames witch is build in Italy by a company building replica frames for classic bikes.

The first prototypes of the fork where tested under severe conditions. From Lappland to the Northwest Territories of Kanada (Ice Road Inuvik to Tuc) to Key West in Florida on on of our "WreckingCrew" Bikes (kinda special Ops of W&W :-)

Next step was to build a chop with the fork also using as much new cool products as possible. Beside our fork we used 7 Metal West fender and oil tank (good stuff) as you sell them too in the US. Frame is OEM because it has to be in Europe to get a legal vintage registration. Engine is S&S Knuck but this of course must be stock also to be legal and will be changed asap. Of course.

Rest is mostly made by smaller or medium size Fabricators in Europe, USA or Japan witch is our specialty since we are not so much into Main Stream. Baker N1 4-speed, K-Tech Handcontrols, Fork Aircleaner and exhaust guard, our own chain guard, race gas tanks, oil cooler/filter, mid controls (still under development). Some stuff like clutch, primary and battery box have still to be changed.

Bike it is for testing the stuff we sell not for posing. That's why we do not have any studio pics or such.

If we make it, we might try the bike on EDR 2011 with different changes to it. A Biker´s work is never done.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Check this out if you're on the East Coast!

From Kickstart Cycle Supply:
We would like to thank all of our friends and family for the support and love, so we are throwing a little get together. Saturday Oct. 16 we will be taking over Chris' Cool Beans Coffee Shop for the first Pothole Social! Cicero from Godspeed 4506 will be showing some new prints and someone will be going home with some high brow art! There will be something for everyone, Girly baristas, motorcycles, food and a secret beer garden. (keep it quiet, it's a secret!) See ya soon.

Walter, Pete & Steve

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Lowbrow & Biltwell Dealer Showroom in Cleveland, Ohio

A close friend of ours, Greg, is a partner in a custom motorcycle shop in Cleveland, Ohio called Wyld Rydes. Greg just entirely redid their showroom and is heavily stocked on the entire Biltwell, Inc. line of parts and helmets and a ton of Lowbrow parts and apparel as well. They are open and you can check everything out anytime they are open, this very likely is the best showroom east of the Mississippi to check out Biltwell and Lowbrow goods in person! They specialize in custom motorcycles and hot rods and have over 30 years of experience. Check them out for your welding and fabrication needs as well.

Wyld Rydes
Rick Frasso & Greg Valladolid

4704 state road Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday closed

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall is here.....

In Ohio anyway! Time to break out the hoodies and jackets, or if you don't have any check out one of our new Hoodies HERE! These are discharge or water based ink printed on a heavy weight 8oz 80% cotton / 20% poly blend zip up hooded sweatshirts. Get one while ya can!

We also just got another shipment of great parts in from Benchmark, I know people have been waiting, these go quick since they're hand made in small runs, so don't wait to get yours! Cheers, Kyle

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Born Loser Welcomed to the Lowbrow Lineup

Lowbrow Customs now has Born Loser apparel in stock. Mike Davis runs the Born Loser MC Blog and you can't beat these cool t-shirts or the rad parts and bikes he regularly features. Born Loser was also one of the founders of the Born Free show along with FMA. Check out the Gillman on Drag Bike and Wolf Wheelie t-shirts here.

The Lone Star River Run October 15th - 17th 2010 TEXAS

The first annual Lone Star River Run is taking place along the beautiful Guadalupe river banks in New Braunfels, Texas October 15th - 17th, 2010. You can check out more info on the ChopCult event page here and check out the rollcall to see who is coming here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A couple cool Midwest events this weekend!

If you are in the Chicago area check out this event! Acetoberfest 2010 more info HERE

And if you're in the Ohio area check out BRITISHFEST put on by Youngstown Cycle Supply!