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A Little Patience – A 1960 Panhead

A Little Patience – A 1960 Panhead

Featured In The February 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Robert Evans @Heydayforever When you look at this beautiful Panhead you can easily see how this bike could become very addictive. Frank Girod knows it better than anyone because after many years of dreaming and thinking about it, it’s finally […]

Problem Child–January “14” Feature Bike

Problem Child–January “14” Feature Bike

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Kerri Schindler hen the Motor Company first released the Twin Cam A and later the Twin Cam B motors, I don’t think they ever thought that one of them would end up as the beautiful chop you see on these pages. Then again, they better than anybody else know […]

No Bullshit Panhead

No Bullshit Panhead

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Gene Stull Jeff Heisler is a good friend of my brother Roadside and lives near him in Pensacola. While Geno was there at the beginning of the year shooting “Purple Haze,” he came across Jeff’s Pan that is set-up like a lot of the cats would have done in my […]

Resurrection

Resurrection

Article By: Lisa Ballard Photos By: Sean Peterson If you went to the Slab City Riot or even Sturgis last year, you have probably run into Gilby Clarke. Most people know him as a member of Guns N’ Roses, I just knew him as Gilby. I am not shitting you, for months I just thought […]

“Tercer Intento” The August Cover

“Tercer Intento” The August Cover

Check out the August Cover  “Tercer Intento,” or third attempt, is the brainchild of Michael Lewis of Violent Choppers. Michael, son of Rickey Lewis of Rick’s Custom Parts, is known for his impeccable metal working skills and was voted by our readers as 2012’s Cycle Source “Builder of the Year.” Building bikes for close friends […]

Don’t miss this issue with a Panster!

Don’t miss this issue with a Panster!

You know that story you hear about a rare find that someone made on an old bike or car, maybe a piece of art, only to find out later that it was even more rare than they originally thought? Well, such was the case with the Panster on our cover this month. So yeah, Pansters […]

Sneak Peek for June Cover Bike !

Sneak Peek for June Cover Bike !

ABOUT THE COVER The bike you see gracing our cover this month was not the first time for this builder. He was also on our cover two years ago, and even though he was relatively unknown, we knew then he wasn’t going away. Iliya Hamovic has a one-man shop in Brooklyn called Steelborn Choppers, and […]

15th Anniversary Bike Build Subscription Sweepstakes You could win this bike!

15th Anniversary Bike Build Subscription Sweepstakes You could win this bike!

You could win this bike, this year: a complete one-off custom built chop. That’s right. You can enter by filling out the coupon, subscribing to Bandit’s Cantina on Bikernet, or to the Cycle Source magazine. With a Crazy Horse 100-inch engine and a frame from Texas Bike Works’, this build is already flying together. From […]

Kiwi Board Tracker

Kiwi Board Tracker

In the March 2012 issue of Cycle Source we are so happy to present Mike from Kiwi Indian with his first national magazine cover. The bike is an incredible build and a testament to Kiwi Mike and his craft. In his time he has taken almost every part of the original Indian Motorcycle and re-engineered […]

Incognegro

Incognegro

Article and Photos by: Chris Callen In the life of a bike builder, there comes a time where just doing another solid,  custom bike becomes monotonous. As their skill level and style evolve,they come to a point in the road where they can take one path or the other. The one road provides a good […]

Mythical Chopper

Mythical Chopper

Article And Photos By: Jeremy Johnson There always seems to be that one lucky dude we all know that discovers a barn find from time to time. These relics may be stock Harleys or possibly an old metric bike that has been stored away for years in some old barn, garage or basement. Most of […]

El Flaco

El Flaco

Article By Paul Wideman www.bareknucklechoppers.com Photos By: Sara Liberte  www.garagegirls.com I grew up reading car and bike mags, and I always envied those guys that got to do what they loved every day. As I was trudging through school, and eventually college, pointing towards an engineering career, all I could think of was cutting, grinding, […]

Taco Bender

Taco Bender

Article By: Cycle Nazi Photos By: Ben Zales I usually come up with a quote to start. It’s a nice way to begin a feature and it makes sound smarter than I really am, but my mind is blank. I really want to come up with an opening statement that will melt your face and […]

Suicidal Imbecile

Suicidal Imbecile

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Cochran – www.speedkingphoto.com Brian Elliott is the kind of guy I like to call a sleeper. He quietly goes about the business of building his bikes, making his parts and speaks with a pretty even tone. That’s why you don’t realize what it is that he’s up to […]

‘78 Basket Glide

‘78 Basket Glide

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Geno Stull I can remember when I was a younger man and the entire local motorcycle community would get together when one of the cats we knew was starting to put a bike together. It was like a biker version of a barn raising and everything from parts to […]

Elliot’s Tiger

Elliot’s Tiger

  Article and Photos By: Chris Callen So I have to give credit to Lisa for diggin’ this little Trumpet up for us. When we pulled into Vintage Torquefest a while back, there it was, a sweet little 1970 Triumph Tiger 650. The cat who owned it, 19 year old Elliot Grosshans, was quick to […]

Steam Roller

Steam Roller

Article and Photos By: Chris Callen This bike may look a little familiar to you, either from the BMR this year, where it was the hands down favorite, or from the last time that it was in Cycle Source Magazine’s April 2009 issue. Back then it was simply titled, “Buttas’ XL,” and as it sat, […]

Burn It Down

Burn It Down

  Article And Photos By: Alex Scott Melted tire stuck to burnt wheels, charred frontend stripped with rust, and a scolded engine detached and disassembled. There could be, perhaps, no other scene that Doug Balko could stumble upon that would better inspire a ground-up build on a half-century old bike. But, out of tragedy and […]

Senor Potato Head

Senor Potato Head

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Loki This bike is a lesson in diversity as it can go from pure chopper to long distance rider in a short amount of time with minimal tools. The man behind this creation is Brent Law. Brent is a talented fabricator with an eye for style and quality of […]

Still Swingin’

Still Swingin’

Article and Photos By: Chris Callen he man behind this old girl needs little introduction by the likes of me. Donny Loos has been turning old scrap iron into show beauties for twenty- five years this summer and the funniest thing about it is, today he finds himself right back where he started. You see, […]

Adam’s Rail Job

Adam’s Rail Job

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Joann Bortels The sweet seventies styled chopper you see here was not only the “Best in Show” winner at BMR this year but happens to be owned by one of my good brothers, Adam Doyle. Adam is twenty-nine although most times he’s probably the most grownup one of the […]

Spare Parts Honda

Spare Parts Honda

Article By: Duane Ballard Photos By: Lisa Ballard Crusty and Fred, who built the bike seen in theses images, have been riding longer than most of our readers have been alive. Fred has 60 years of riding under his belt and Crusty follows with a close second at 58 years. Crusty is an old desert […]

Space Truckin’

Space Truckin’

Article and Photos by: Chris Callen Kendall Lutchman is someone that you might have started to hear more about lately. This young dude from the Chicago suburbs has been quietly going about the business of building some of the baddest shit out there. His signature Schwinn neck plates are a dead give-a-way that his hand […]

Jeff’s ‘58 Pan

Jeff’s ‘58 Pan

Article By: Paul Wideman www.bareknucklechoppers.com Photos By: Jeff Cochran www.speedkingphoto.com I guess I write from a little different perspective than most writers in the motorcycle publication biz for two reasons. The first being I have no real training and no journalistic background. The second is that I make my living in the business about which […]

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream

Article By: Dudley Photos By: Chris Callen ithout question, each of us remembers our first bike. Whether it was a complete basket that left you stranded half the time, or maybe you were one of those fortunate enough to afford a strong runner. Either way, it was your first scoot, and if you’re like most, […]

Spic-N-Span Shovel

Spic-N-Span Shovel

Article By: Jeremiah Levendusky Photos By: Jeff Cochran www.speedkingphoto.com Perfection and precision are accomplished only by practice and persistence. Nothing or no one holds more true to that than my good buddies at Papa Clutch Customs. I have been lucky enough to witness another excellently executed build by these cats from Ainsworth, Iowa. I would […]

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American Dream

American Dream

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Chris Callen Do you think that the American Dream is dead or dying? If you do, boy have I got news for you. I don’t know how many of you have heard that naturalized citizens of the US have more pride and knowledge of our great country than most […]

Sun Will Rise

Sun Will Rise

Article By: Otto Von Blotto Photos By: Lisa Ballard This bike is the kind you can’t help but notice in a sea of bolt-on billet barges; the Scott Craig paint virtually ensures that. The one-off parts and hand-picked swap meet treasures like the Wassell tank, old Chicago headlamp and ribbed fender of unknown origin, coupled […]

SuperTracker

SuperTracker

Spitfire’s Flat Tracker for the Street Article By: Wrench Photos By: Markus Cuff Some features roll out of my pen like a smooth ride through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains heading north for the Badlands. Others burn out, like a high standard shotgun blasting away. This one feels more like a sawed-off shotgun about to unleash […]

British Bentley

British Bentley

Article  and Photos By: Alex Scott Art and motorcycles have never meshed as well as they do in Chris Calvary’s 1967 Triumph. In fact, it conjures up some of the most eloquent adjectives; I can’t help but describe it as sick, awesome or just plain badass. His old school chopper is much more than just […]

Super Sano Sporty

Super Sano Sporty

Article By: Otto von Blotto Photos By: Lisa Ballard – www.dbcustomleather.com Everyone knows Sportsters are hot right now, some might say they’ve always been hot. Certain bike clubs used ‘em for years as their preferred mode of transportation because they were light, tough and most importantly, cheap! Kim Boyle had similar feelings about the entry […]

POOR SPORT

POOR SPORT

Article and Photos By: Cycle Nazi Michael Geltz, better know as “Weasel,” is a good friend of mine, and also the builder of this fine machine properly titled “Poor Sport.” “Poor Sport” got its name due to the fact that at the time of the motorsickle’s transformation, Weasel’s bank account lacked pennies. Geltz really hated […]

Save Yourself

Save Yourself

Article By: Paul Wideman Photos By: Nichole Grodski www.bareknucklechoppers.com I gotta tell ya, my monthly assignments with Cycle Source are the balls, man! Every month Wildman gives me the coolest scoots to write about. Now, I’m not saying the other bikes in the mag are slouches, not by any stretch, but damn, I get some […]

Check out this month’s issue

Big thanks to Good Morning LA for pimping out Cycle Source. We were stoked when Gilby Clarke offered us his sweet pan for the magazine. Be sure to check out the feature with Sean Peterson’s amazing photos. He is a great guy that loves to ride and builds his own motorcycles

On newsstands now

On newsstands now

Be sure to grab this month’s issue. It is jam-packed with great features and event coverage.  Mitch Bergeron’s latest custom build, The Holy Roller, graces the cover. It was a privilege for us to be able to bring this stellar motorcycle to you. Be sure to check out Duane’s coverage on the Mooneyes Hot Rod […]

Old Book Bike

Old Book Bike

Article By: Paul Wideman Photos By: Edge Advertising Every year, many major vendors and distributors build a bike to showcase their wares and hopefully spark the interest of the consuming public. These creations will then be shown throughout the country and most likely adorn advertisements and catalogs so frequently, you feel like you actually know […]

Indian In The Rough

Indian In The Rough

Article and Photos By: Chris Callen Mitch “Magoo” Bodine runs a shop in New Jersey, is part of the Limpnickie Lot management crew and has had his hands in some of the most memorable builds to come out of Bling’s Cycles in recent years. He is as true blue a mutha as you’ll find today […]

Rock-N-Roll Pan

Rock-N-Roll Pan

  Article and Photos by: Alex Scott Outside of the old J and P Depot with its shattered windows and semi-American gothic architecture, I met Mike Creager with his girlfriend, Casey Sue. The depot is in downtown Fort Worth, Texas where Mike told me he’d been living for quite awhile. Fort Worth, famous for its […]

Swingarm Shovel

Swingarm Shovel

Groovies Got Game Swingarm Shovel Article by: Chris Callen Photos by: Hunter Hunter Johnson operates a shop in Phoenix, AZ. under the name Groovie’s Cycle Shop and although he is part of the young crowd, he comes about his wrench skills honestly. His old man, he says, is something of a Harley genius so he […]

Mission To Mars

Mission To Mars

Article By: Cliff Sumner Photos By: Melissa Woods This little Sporty came to the Chop Shop the same way a lot of people acquire things, by accident. The previous owner had one of his other bikes in the shop for some minor work and offered this bike, a 1982 Harley Davidson Sportster 1000cc, to Zach […]

Down South Junkin’

Down South Junkin’

Article and Photos By: Chris Callen When you look at this bike without its owner standing next to it, you might think this is the sled of a grizzled old, grey beard. Well, that’s not the case. His name is Seth Sudderth and he’s only 28 years old, but still he builds bikes with an […]

White Trash Express

White Trash Express

White Trash Express-A Speed Junky’s Bar Hoppin Wheelie Machine Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Trish Horstman Evan played a lot of sports growing up and was always jealous of his one buddy who rode dirt bikes and snowmobiles. He knew that eventually he’d get on two wheels and as graduation approached, he’d get his […]

Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Article by: Chris Callen Photos by: Gene Stull Roadside of Flat Broken Custom’s Purple Haze Obviously the man behind the bike you see here needs little introduction, if any. Mr. Roadside Marty has been the face at the Willie’s Tropical Chopper Show in Daytona every year. His involvements in the industry and this magazine have […]

Funk Master

Funk Master

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Chad Murphy The Limpnickie Lot in Sturgis this year was off the hook. Not only did we have the new “Johnny Chop Memorial Hill Climb” but several new members were in town for the big digs. As I sat there looking around at the chaos that is anaverage week […]

Crank County Patrol

Crank County Patrol

Article By: Chris Callen The owner of this bike, Jon Bateman, tells us that he is from your typical redneck town where “Cowboy Up” is the ruleof thumb. The problem with this statement is that he lives in Bakersfield, California, not the typical “redneck” setting. Kern County is the name of the place he lives […]

Ya Mama

Ya Mama

Article and Photos by: Chris Callen Almost everyone who builds custom bikes can tell you a story about where their personal inspiration came from. Very often, it comes from a generation before them: a father, an uncle or an older friend. Sometimes a younger cat can also inspire but once in a while you will […]

Deadliner

Deadliner

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Cochran www.speedking.com Daytona marked a change in the way the cats at Papa Clutch were doing business. They had been primarily a Sucker Punch Sallys’ dealer from Iowa but when they rolled bikes out of the back of their little Scooby Doo van at Bike Week, you could […]

Frisco XL From Boston Mike and Mike “Punchout” Perry

Frisco XL From Boston Mike and Mike “Punchout” Perry

Article and Photos by: Cochise I’m not for sure when I met Boston Mike and Mike “Punchout” Perry of Boston Mike’s Customs, but I’m glad I did. We have become good friends that share a true love for the chopper and bobber looks from the ‘50s through the ‘70s, and aptly applying those same cosmetics […]

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