Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mike Tubbs started this podcast series called Chopper Prophets which he created earlier this month and it's starting to pick up speed. He's already got a few interviews up with dudes like Larry Pierce and Caleb Owens. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive when he told me the name of it simply because to me the word "prophet" implies someones better or above everyone else (when the truth is we're all just insecure nerds trying to convince ourselves we're not), but once I talked to Mike he made it clear its the farthest thing from that...basically he's really interested in what happens outside of the garage and how we even got there in the first place. My little interview went up last night and it's full of me saying "like" while trying to be interesting.
Check out my trainwreck and all the other podcasts Mikes done at -
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Chase asked me to make some steer-stops for his extended 47 Indian girder he's going to be mounting to his revised Shovel. His frames a little raked out so they had to be a little tall and since this part doesn't exist on Ebay, I was able to freestyle it. A couple tabs and a little cast finishing and it almost looks like it could have been...well, maybe?
Monday, May 13, 2013
I forgot to post this amazing flyer. It's just a few weeks away there will be an ATR booth with a bunch of goodies. Cruise by and say howdy.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
The moons aligned and some how between personal life and my chopper life I am able to make it over the pond to Europe. We will have a booth with some pegs and merch at The Castle Run in Denmark, Kustom Kulture Forever in Germany, and the Jokers Show in Sweden. The biggest bummer is that Jason isn't able to go because his wife has a bun in the oven and Lil' Tyrone is due right around the same time. If you are going to be at these shows please cruise by and say howdy. Thanks to Keith, Rob, James, Patrick, Mattias, Mike, Dan, Arie, Dean and everyone else that's gonna help my dumb American ass out.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
|hard to see but a pretty good turnout.|
|photo displays from you're favorite choptographers.|
|There was a bunch of killer bikes today but this one kept getting my attention.|
|a couple dudes rolled up on some early XR's and I smiled.|
|another cool sportster|
|couples who wheelie together, stay together.|
|Austin, aiming for the crowd.|
The first annual Skid Row Chopper show went down at Austins today.
Good turnout, lots of rad local bikes and a couple of visitors from out
of town made it an awesome day. Thanks again Austin for puttin on a
rad little show...see your next year.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|Just got my new helmet from Paulo today and I couldn't be more stoked. Ever since I|
met him at Born Free 3 he has been nothing but cool to me...between the helmets,
taking me to Brazil or just generally being psyched on what we do on this blog, I'm
greatly in debt to him. Thanks again for the helmet and friendship...see you in June.
Joe King Helmets
Thursday, April 18, 2013
this Saturday morning cruise over to Classic Cycles. They're hosting a little memorial/hangout session for Keith Moore who passed away last year. I'd like to say most of us guys in Orange County who have been into old bikes for more than a minute owe alot to Keith in one way or another. Come celebrate a good guy who never made you feel stupid for asking a stupid question.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Naked Raygun (Illinois) Zero Boys - Amphetamine Addiction (Indiana) Negative Approach - Pressure (Michigan) Necros - Police Brutality (Ohio) Die Kreuzen - Think for me (Wisconsin) Husker Du - Target (Minnesota) The Trashmen (Minnesota)
Friday, January 25, 2013
One of the bummers about hardtailing a shovelhead for the do-it-yourselfer is that nobody makes a decent looking conversion kit and most people don't have a frame jig and/or most of the other fancy tools needed to make one from scratch. So when Craig finally decided to hack his bike up I thought I'd get ahold of my friends Doug and Kelly over at Haifley Bros. in Phoenix AZ who recently started offering the nicest kit on the market, hands down. It costs a little more than the crap you see on Ebay but the end result is worth every penny.
Jeff Holt from Street Chopper also stopped by to take some pictures of the process for a tech article in the next issue so be sure to check that out and see how even a retard like me can do this.
If you give a damn about quality and how your bike looks, go support good dudes doing good stuff.