Tuesday, December 28, 2010

new bars

yeah i've been laggin on the blog, but its the holiday season and that whole thing has been getting the better of me; oh well. back to the bike build, i'm awaiting the hardtail (yes, still) so i've been busily gathering parts and just got the seat from hiro at west eagle, and the bars from lowbrow customs. i've been backing these bars for a while and they are made by a company called no school choppers - who specialize in tailight/license plate brackets. No school apparently stopped making the bars: aptly named MASTER BLASTERS!!!! but i found a set from the good people at Lowbrow. Seriously, i'm not tryin to get free shit outta these guys, but i have to give them a hype up for their service, and commitment to quality product. these guys got my order shipped out right away and even threw in their new magazine/ catalogue "wierdo". sick! they also have a cool blog thats updated on the daily, check it out! they even raced on the salt flats
Master blasters, i would have bought them just for the name

Sunday, December 19, 2010


got things back on track today by pulling the engine, removing the wheels, swingarm, and shocks. total work time, a couple of hours and i must admit pulling the engine turned out to be easier that i expected (but as heavy as i imagined). also drilled the bottom tree for the headlight, and removed the brake rotors from the wheels.
next steps - sandblasting the tank, powder coat the wheels and get the 1200 engine kit. also, still waiting on the frame from elswick cycles and when that arrives its frame chop time!

actually looks pretty good

my, you are a heavy bastard

Saturday, December 18, 2010

what to do?

so the build up on the bike is going well, with tear down complete and parts getting ordered. While the overall idea of the bike is planned out, the paint is something that i'm havin a ton of trouble with. I spoke with Nan about it and we both agreed that there is no reason to build the same bike as the last, so the flat black colorscheme won't be present. i'm thinkin black and silver, so i did up a couple of ghetto photoshop layouts that will hopefully help. any feedback or other ideas would be awesome

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CAPiTA snowboard of death - a 10 year love affair

10 years ago, one of my favourtie snowboard companies started: Capita. Back then it was Jason Brown, Blue Montgomery, Tyler lepore and a bunch of anticipation for what was to be. as soon as it was available, i ran into Coastal riders and bought one of the first Black snowboard of death 158's that was released. the word was that jason brown himself was pressing the boards at Rev to meet the orders, and i was hyped. My soon to be wife bugged me saying "i think you want to sleep with that thing" as i held the board close to me all the way home. i hit a bit of curve ball and was forced to sell the deck the following season, and have regretted doing so ever since.

ahh the OG Board of death

well, almost 10 years has passed and as luck would have it, the black snowboard of death is mine once again. and yes, my wife asked me again "are you gonna sleep with that thing tonight?"

welome back my friend.

Friday, December 10, 2010

danimal brisse!!!!

yeah, it may seem like i'm hypin up dan "the animal" brisse a bit too much. But seriously, look at this gap - it's 3 floors up and the dood sends it with complete disregard for own safety, freakin nuts.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

mooneyes sporties

jacked from the motomonday blog are the two amazing sportsters that you see below. the pics were taken at the world famous mooneyes custom hot rod show in japan and showcase the awesomness of japanese custom bike work