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Keith “Bandit” Ball’s Born Free 9 Update — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

Keith “Bandit” Ball’s Born Free 9 Update — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

Pat Jansen interviews Bandit, the owner/editor of Bikernet.com. Bandit runs an online custom bike magazine and talks about the Born Free 9 custom bike show. Bandit discusses about how the look of the Choppers from the 70’s are now the cutting edge designs of today.

An Original Jesse James Sled before he was Jesse James — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

An Original Jesse James Sled before he was Jesse James — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

Pat Jansen interviews Bob Kay about his original Jesse James build before Jesse James was Jesse James as well as the Kustom Kulture Artisan Show. Got Question on: Marital issues Telling a Bro “Get the f*$%K off my bike Bob and Pat take you down the road of riotousness. All on the Pod-E Podcast.     […]

Speed Foundry’s Kyle Shorey builds Softail Kits

Speed Foundry’s Kyle Shorey  builds Softail Kits

Speed Foundry is like a mini mall for bikes and parts. The facility is a converted hangar at the largest private airport in the Southwest, Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, Texas. Speed Foundry, MOTONE, Shade Tree Fabrications and numerous other firms call it home. A group of bike builders without direction is like a foot […]

Pat Jansen interviews Ultimate Builder Rich Worley @ US Championship

Pat Jansen interviews Ultimate Builder Rich Worley @ US Championship

Pat Jansen interviews Ultimate Builder Rich Worley @ US Championship – Rich attended MMI in Florida. Started working for a floundering shop and then bought it. He now runs American Biker out of South Carolina.

Interview with Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers

Interview with Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers

Custom Motorcycle Design & Fabrication Shop – For a lot of builders there’s the dilemma of whether they build a custom bike to only win shows or build a bike to ride the hell out of on the street. Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers builds ride-able show bikes.   Mr. Ramsey of Louisville, Kentucky, […]

Lincoln Electric Top 10 Garage Builders

Lincoln Electric Top 10 Garage Builders

Originally Published In The February 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Winner: Panhead Mike With the “Year in Review” issue behind us, we started to think of what it was we wanted to focus on for our annual special issue. In years past, it’s been Bobbers, Choppers, and the Next Generation, but this year it […]

Interview with Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors

Interview with Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors

Evan Favaro, the owner, operator, designer and builder of Speakeasy Motors. The firm is a custom motorcycle and hot rod shop specializing in custom metal shaping, fabrication, welding, hot-rods, and restorations.   Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Evan on his latest build. Produced by http://www.bikerpros.com.

Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast — Meet the Industry’s Finest Builders

Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast — Meet the Industry’s Finest Builders

Rub Elbows with Renowned Custom Motorcycle Builders and Get an Exclusive Preview of the 2015 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit Kick start your trip to the Sturgis Rally by rubbing elbows with some of the world’s most renowned custom builders at the Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit. Meet Chris Callen, Billy Lane, Bill Dodge and many others! […]

Brass Balls Cycles’ Build-a-Bike Kit Program Rolls Out 5 Stages to Build a Custom Bike

Brass Balls Cycles’ Build-a-Bike Kit Program Rolls Out 5 Stages to Build a Custom Bike

Brass Balls Cycles’ Build-a-Bike Kit is offered in 5 separate phases. To get started, Phase 1 is just $2,995. This allows enthusiasts to build their bike as their time and budget allows. Phase 1 provides a complete roller with frame, wheels, handlebars, front end and tires.   “Through our years of building custom/production award winning […]

Jeff Cochran Pulls Out The Win At BMR

Jeff Cochran Pulls Out The Win At BMR

Speedking takes the 2nd Ever Hillbilly Invitational Award at Big Mountain Run   This was the second year for the BMR to host the “Hillbilly Invitational” which is a showcase of talented builders from the national scene who hail out from the east coast and mid-west areas. While this was a hard year for some […]

Three New Hillbilly Invitational Builders!!!

Three New Hillbilly Invitational Builders!!!

So the Gypsy Tour starts today and on our way out we are happy to announce three new builders for the Hillbilly Invitational.  For 2015 The Big Mountain Run will feature builders from all over the Eastern and Central parts of the United States in the Second Annual Hillbilly Invitational. Each of these builders is […]

S&S Cycles Welcomes A New President

S&S Cycles Welcomes A New President

S&S Cycle Inc. welcomes a new company President Paul Langley’s sterling qualifications include a wealth of leadership experience in the power sports industry, having held executive positions with industry mainstays, Dynojet, SuperTrapp, and Vance & Hines. He comes to S&S directly from the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG), where he served as the Vice President of […]

Vintage Bike Builder Wanted

Vintage Bike Builder Wanted

Kiwi Indian is seeking an experience, talented, passionate individual to join their team! Do you have what it takes? Send your resume to angie@kiwiindian.com

2015 J&P Ultimate Builder: DC Results

2015 J&P Ultimate Builder: DC Results

Results from the  Washington, DC edition of the 2015 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show had Gangster Choppers taking the win in FreeStyle and Retro MOD and Ross Latimer taking the point in MOD Custom. Repeat winners Gangster Choppers, C&C Cycles, Garwood Custom Cycles, and Whiskey Tango Choppers came to the competition with new builds […]

Bobby Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles on 4Ever2Wheels

Bobby Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles on 4Ever2Wheels

The latest episode of the 4Ever2Wheels podcast is up with Bob Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles. We have a long form discussion about who he got into bikes, Larry and Brooklyn. H evinces no words, I let him talk.   http://4ever2wheels.com/2014/10/4e2w-podcast-27-bobby-seeger/

11th ANNUAL ARTISTRY IN IRON ROLLS INTO LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST

11th ANNUAL ARTISTRY IN IRON ROLLS INTO LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST

The annual invitation only competition, sponsored by Cycle Source Magazine, will include 22 award winning builders. A limited number of builders are invited to participate annually. Artistry in Iron participants include builders that have shaped the industry and who are establishing the trends in custom bikes and engineering.  The bikes are judged solely by the master builders […]

Need a new bike? This could be yours!!!

Need a new bike? This could be yours!!!

Do  you want or need a new bike? Well here is your chance to win a new bike and help out a fellow custom bike shop in the process. http://www.winoldblack.com/ Here’s the scoop. Hi,  my name is Jeremy Cupp.  I’m a husband, father of three, and a full-time machinist.  In my spare time (haha) I […]

Atlanta Results: Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Atlanta Results: Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Over $2 Million in Custom Bikes The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into inclement weather for the Atlanta edition of the show. Even so, hearty enthusiasts made their way into the venue to see the latest from the OEM manufacturers and then got blown away by custom sleds on display.   From ‘Busas to […]

Results from NORCAL: Ultimate Builder

Results from NORCAL: Ultimate Builder

Dalton Walker of Split Image Kustoms came to NORCAL to debut his latest sled. He finished it just a few hours before the cut off time and was the last builder to roll the bike in on Friday for the Ultimate Builder. Results of his hard work? A first place in FreeStyle and a check […]

NORCAL Results: Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

NORCAL Results: Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Dalton Walker of Split Image Kustoms came to NORCAL to debut his latest sled. He finished it just a few hours before the cut off time and was the last builder to roll the bike in on Friday. Results of his hard work? A first place in FreeStyle and a check for $2,500. Life is […]

Calling All Knuckleheads

Calling All Knuckleheads

So you like a good custom Knucklehead? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Copper Mike knows how to take something old and make something new and rideable. Features include hand made gas tank with aluminum milled side panels with matching handmade forward controls and floorboards. Additional components include hand blown glass and hinged license […]

Billet Bobber Called Rocketeer F3

Billet Bobber Called Rocketeer F3

Tech savvy builders create with billet aluminum because it is lite, durable and it can be machined into almost anything and no one likes the look of aluminum better than Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Bobbers. His latest award winning sled, the Rocketeer F3, features a gleaming gas tank and rear fender manufactured with solid […]

Combine Nickel, Art Deco and an Ironhead Engine = World Championship

Combine Nickel, Art Deco and an Ironhead Engine = World Championship

Shop: Thunderbike in Hammiken, Germany. Name Of The Bike: PainTTless Builder: Andreas Bergerforth & Crew Engine: 1984 Sportster Iron Transmission: HD WLA 750 The 9th edition of the AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building is a showcase of innovative motorcycle design and engineering. The show is headed up by Robin Bradley of American Motorcycle […]

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 […]

Cycle Source Magazine & Iron Works Talk the Future of Custom Bikes

Cycle Source Magazine & Iron Works Talk the Future of Custom Bikes

  Where is the custom bike market going? Do you need 50 large to get in the game? Do you have to have one of Milwaukee’s finest to participate? Biker Pros, Cycle Source Magazine, Advanstar and Iron Works Magazine all weigh in on these questions and more.

Still a couple of days left ….. Garage Builders Don’t Miss this!!!!!

Still a couple of days left …..  Garage Builders Don’t Miss this!!!!!

To get your pictures in to have a chance to be one of the top ten Garage Builders in The Next Issue. Get your pics in NOW!!! Attention Garage Builders, Home Shop Guys And Shade Tree Mechanics!!! The February 2012 Issue of Cycle Source Magazine will be a special issue featuring Garage Builders. For it, […]

Cycle Source Night at Hogs & Heifers , The best bike on the street in Vegas…….

Cycle Source Night at Hogs & Heifers , The best bike on the street in Vegas…….

Cycle Source Night at Hogs & Heifers. They pick the best bike on the street in Vegas 2011. Also, Barnett’s Clutches and Cables looks for the highest mileage in the crowd.  

Mountainfest 2011 & Cycle Source Chopper Show

Mountainfest 2011 & Cycle Source Chopper Show

    Boy the heat was on this year in the mountains and I don’t mean  because of Mountainfest 2011 and the Cycle Source Chopper show. It was a blazing hot 4 days but that did not keep anyone from checking Mountainfest 2011 out or bringing their bike for the chopper show. It was a […]

Griese Metal Works

Griese Metal Works

We would like to welcome Craig Griese from Griese Metal Works, to our blog. He is stoked about Chris’s plight for American Made and you will be seeing his parts here shortly. “I started cutting, chopping and welding my own parts in my mom’s garage when I was about 16 years old because I couldn’t […]

BUILD life skills, BUILD confidence, BUILD bikes

BUILD Moto Mentor Program well underway; One month left for teams in their 90-day BUILD Six teams of local high school students and their bike-building mentors are two months into restoration of vintage motorcycles through a moto-mentor program, founded this year by The Iron Horse Hotel. Giving students the opportunity to learn vintage bike restoration […]

Whitewall Cleaning Goes Green: Detail Pro Introduces the First Natural White Wall Spray:

Whitewall Cleaning Goes Green: Detail Pro Introduces the First Natural White Wall Spray:

Detail Pro Wipes proudly announces the introduction of Detail Pro White Wall Spray. A Premium Tire Cleaner that’s 98% natural. This breakthrough tire cleaning product was specially formulated to clean whitewall tires by instantly breaking down brake dust and road grime without the use of bleach and other harsh chemicals that damage your tires over […]

Bravo!

Bravo!

By Lisa Ballard Taking my nightly stroll though Facebook last night, one updated status caught my attention. Josh from Tail End Customs is donating their lights sales for the next month to Japan. “Our company is dedicated to great customer service and providing a LED tail light to the motorcycle market that gives you that […]

Rally TV for Daytona Bike Week

Rally TV for Daytona Bike Week

Mission: To share the lifestyle experience with all enthusiasts If you’re heading to the 70th annual Daytona Bike Week March 7th-14th be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Rally TV. Rally TV (Garage-Source Productions) will be hittin’ the streets to interact with the crowds in attendance. The creative approach of Rally TV is to […]

BUILD life skills, BUILD confidence, BUILD bikes

BUILD life skills, BUILD confidence, BUILD bikes

The Iron Horse Hotel founds BUILD Moto Mentor Program; 2011 kicks off inaugural year Through a new educational outreach program called BUILD, The Iron Horse Hotel (Milwaukee, WI) with a team of dedicated volunteers and motorcycle enthusiasts, is offering local high school students the opportunity to learn vintage bike restoration while developing important life skills. […]

BRASS BALLS ON 2 WHEEL THUNDER

Take a load off and check out the latest fabrication at Brass Balls Bobbers World HQ during a Two Wheel Thunder Shoot.

Big Bear Choppers expands to the IE

Big Bear Choppers expands to the IE

I was heading down HWY 74 to map out the Hippy Killer Hoedown and something struck my attention, there is was, The Big Bear Chopper Rig. I started thinking, maybe they sold the rig, maybe it is a dealer for them and started asking our friends if they heard what the scoop was. No one […]

George Stinsman of Chaos Cycles

The Lot Lizzard is built by George Stinsman of Chaos Cycles. The start of the build began with an old Panhead that was raced back in the day by the father of George’s good friend Joey Serrano.

Welcome to the blog

Welcome to the blog

We would like to introduce The Factory Metal Works to our readers! The Factory Metal Works is the only one stop custom shop for vintage period correct race and show bike parts! Why order the same set of pipes all the kids have on the block? With TFMW, you can choose many options to make […]

Fred’s Frames has moved.

Fred’s Frames has moved.

I just spoke to Freddy Hernandez and he wants you to know that his shop, Fred’s Frames he has joined forces with  807 Customs   807 Customs was established in 2010 by owners Zac and Ben and offers repairs, machine work, custom bikes, custom parts and accessories, and various services. 807 Customs works closely with […]

Got Frame Issues?

Got Frame Issues?

Chop Shop Cycles is leading the Northeast in custom motorcycle fabrication.  Currently they are offering frame modifications to stock frames.  This is a huge advantage if you are looking to maintain stock VIN number for registrations.  We can hardtail most any frame American or Foreign also we can reconfigure neck section to allow different rakes […]

We want to showcase your products here

We want to showcase your products here

Do you have a company and need to get the word out on your products? Well look no further, Cycle Source is here to help you out!  Just send me a few images with a brief description and I will take care of the rest. We feature new products in the magazine every month and […]

New Spitfire Spring Struts from Spitfire Motorcycles

New Spitfire Spring Struts from Spitfire Motorcycles

Lower that Sportster, and save your back! These struts lower your stock bike 1? below stock, with an eye to eye length of 10.5?. Made from American steel and chromed right here in the USA! Also available in Black with chrome springs.Cost is $139.00 plus shipping and handling. For more information and ordering, please go […]

CHRIS RICHARDSON TALKS ABOUT BUILDING HIS FREESTYLE BIKE

From Jeffery Najar Every bike Chris Richardson builds reflects his out of the box thinking and amazing attention to detail. Chris is a quality guy who does quality work. We interviewed Chris about his custom framed ’47 knucklehead that he entered the Freestyle Class, which took 2nd place at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show […]

JIMS® Lift Caddy

JIMS® Lift Caddy

The new JIMS® Lift Caddy, patent pending, No.776 allows you to maneuver occupied bike lifts around your shop or garage effortlessly. Have you ever started repairing a motorcycle only to discover you are waiting for parts with a bike stuck on a lift and in the way? JIMS® Lift Caddy can be installed in the […]

Pandemonium December Sales Event!!!!

Pandemonium December Sales Event!!!!

Pandemonium Custom Choppers is having a sale for the month of December! Check it out www.pandemoniumc2.com Mention this ad and get additional discount. Happy Holidays!

PROLONG OFFERS SPL100 SUPER PENETRATING LUBRICANT SPRAY

PROLONG OFFERS SPL100 SUPER PENETRATING LUBRICANT SPRAY

Super Penetrating Lubricant Spray is available from Prolong(r) Super Lubricants for a variety of automotive uses, including preventing corrosion, freeing rusty parts and reducing friction on metal surfaces, tools or equipment exposed to water or inclement weather.

Lock Baker E-FAB….UNREAL

Lock Baker E-FAB….UNREAL

Even at first glance, there is no denying that Lock Baker is building some pretty wild bikes. But…Taking the time to look closer at each individual bike and the intricate hand-built parts will blow your mind. The talent that Lock posses in his pinkie finger surpasses the talent of most. The amount of detail along […]

Own a one off Bare Knuckle Chopper

Own a one off Bare Knuckle Chopper

Paul has a few gems he is looking to sell. If you are interested, please contact him. Thanks!

Stripper Juice Brand Announces New Owner

Stripper Juice Brand Announces New Owner

Eric "Otis" Ward, the founder and former owner of Stripper Juice, the world’s most provocative motorcycle cleaner & polish, is proud to announce that Stripper Juice has a new owner. After months of searching for the perfect candidate to take the wheel of the power sports industry’s most stimulating and effective all-in-one cleaner, Sherry Soliz, […]

Cycle Source Magazine is proud to introduce you to this year’s NEXT GENERATION AND BEYOND BUILDERS for Sturgis 2010

Cycle Source Magazine is proud to introduce you to this year’s NEXT GENERATION AND BEYOND BUILDERS for Sturgis 2010

  Cycle Source Magazine, Coors and the Broken Spoke Saloon are proud to announce this year’s Next Generation Builders for Sturgis Bike Week 2010. Jason  Stritenberger and D.J. Jenkin of Court House Customs, Larry Pierce of Garage Company Customs and Daniel Donley of Pandemonium Custom Choppers. “All of these guys represent the Next Generation movement, […]

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