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Looking Back- Moving Forward: Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Looking Back- Moving Forward: Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Article By: Chris Callen Photos Courtesy: Cycle Fab Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In an effort to get over the winter doldrums, the mid-build blues or the foretelling of the slow business of the motorcycle industry this time of year drags with it, I decided to take a look […]

Austin Andrea Of Austin Martin Originals’ In Motion Builder Profile

Austin Andrea Of Austin Martin Originals’ In Motion Builder Profile

Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals started building bike’s in 2003. He worked his way out of his basement shop into a modest 800 sq. ft. pole building in his backyard near Akron, Oh. Austin prides himself on thinking outside the box and being able to make it a reality with his own two hands. […]

Jeff Cochran Of SpeedKing Racing’s In Motion Builder Profile

Jeff Cochran Of SpeedKing Racing’s In Motion Builder Profile

Jeff Cochran – Speed King USA Jeff has been building motorcycles for the past three decades. Despite that he will tell you that he has only been making a living with them for the last 20 years, his “Modern Bobber” style has swept the industry and changed the definition of what a bobber is for […]

Custom Culture Advisory

Custom Culture Advisory

Article And Photos By: Bob Kay Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was December of 2015 when I decided it was time to do something about my concerns regarding the changing majority demographic, the evolving custom bike scene and the potential threat to lose our right to modify motorcycles. […]

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.

Kyle Shorey of Speed Foundry builds custom Softail Harleys

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 […]

Cycle Source Salutes Garage Builders

Cycle Source Salutes Garage Builders

Article By: Chris Callen and Garage Builders Everywhere Originally Published In The February 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So the times have well changed since the days of the milliondollar choppers when it seemed as if motorcycles were only part of the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous. The baby boomers rocketed the […]

What You Didn’t Know – Cole Foster

What You Didn’t Know – Cole Foster

Originally Published In The September 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Cole Foster Age: 48 Business: Salinasboys.com Cole Foster has been constructing rolling works of metal art since 1989. Son of Hall of National Drag Race Fame member Pat Foster, Cole creates cars that are so clean they don’t have lines — they simply […]

What You Didn’t Know – Hugh Owings

What You Didn’t Know – Hugh Owings

Originally Published In The July 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Hugh Owings Age: 33 Business: Hugh’s Handbuilt I got my hands dirty doing offroad racing fabrication with friends, then eventually professionally. I got my mind dirty when I studied Industrial Design / Product Design at University. I built my first motorcycle (an XS650) […]

What You Didn’t Know – Michael Lewis

What You Didn’t Know – Michael Lewis

Originally Published In The February 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Michael Lewis Age: 30 Business: Violent Choppers After last month’s landslide victory where you, our readers, picked Michael Lewis as the 2012 Builder of the Year, we knew we had to catch up with him and get some insight on the man who […]

What You Didn’t Know – Roland Sands

What You Didn’t Know – Roland Sands

Originally Published In The June 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Roland Sands Age: 38 Business: Roland Sands Designs Roland is from Long Beach, CA. His first motorcycle was at age 5 and was an RM 50 dirt bike. His love of speed on two wheels took him to the professional racing ranks for […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Bobby Seeger Jr Originally Published In The January 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Bobby Seeger Jr. Age: 42 Business: Owner – Indian Larry Motorcycles CS: If you could attend any concert for a band or musician (alive or not), who would it be? BS: Original Black Sabbath with Pantera opening.   CS: What would […]

What You Didn’t Know- Caleb Owens

What You Didn’t Know- Caleb Owens

Originally Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Caleb Owens Age: 44 Business: Cro Customs Cro Customs Inc. is independently owned and operated by Caleb R. Owens. For over 10 years Cro Customs has focused on building clean, durable, very functional custom motorcycles with a specific focus on early Harley Big […]

Erik Buell On The FXR

Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Most of the true diehard FXR fans will tell you in a conversation about where these bikes gained their legendary handling, that it all led back to Erik Buell. Now we’ve all been big fans of his work with Buell, and have even interviewed him before about […]

Dr. Mechanik

Dr. Mechanik

Article By: Bruce Tessmer Of S&S Cycles Originally Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here in the states we like to go fast, but we have to watch it or we’ll end up at odds with “the man”. Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to just get on your bike […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Dave Barker Photos By: Kris Bennet Originally Published In The February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Dave Barker Age: 34 Business: SpeedMetal Dave Barker, son of champion dirt track race car driver Jim Barker, got his start with cars and bikes early on in life. Dave’s dad also got him into music at […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

John Dodson Originally Published In The March 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: John Dodson Age: 39 Business: Gangster Choppers Hello, I’m John Dodson (the crowd cheers). I work under the banner of Gangster Choppers. It’s been the shop name and website domain since 1999. I could be all trendy-like and drop the Gangster […]

Twisted Choppers, What You Didn’t Know

Twisted Choppers, What You Didn’t Know

Joe Skinner Originally Published In The May 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Joe Skinner Age: 33 Business: Twisted Choppers / Custom Innovations, Inc. I have been in the metal fabrication/welding industry for 16 years now. I teamed up with Jason Kangas to form a new era of Twisted Choppers and a metal works […]

Outta Sight Sure Isn’t Outta Mind, Jesse James

Outta Sight Sure Isn’t Outta Mind, Jesse James

Catching Up With Jesse James During The Lone Star Rally Article By: Jack Shit Originally Published In The April 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine If you’ve never been to the Lone Star Rally, then I suggest you make plans to attend. Where can you find a place to ride and party that as you […]

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 […]

The Largest Evel Knievel Collection In The World!

The Largest Evel Knievel Collection In The World!

  Unveiled during Moto GP at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, April 10-12 Witness the Evel-ution of the world’s most notorious daredevil Austin, TX— It’s the largest Evel Knievel collection ever assembled, a collection of such massive proportions it’s more complete than the daredevil himself ever amassed in one place! Get a first-hand look […]

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 […]

Misunderstanding or did they Scam people?

Misunderstanding or did they Scam people?

Ok, Normally I would not put anything up on here about something like this but I think this needs to be spread like wildfire.  I was going to be heading out tomorrow for the event in Fort Wayne, Indiana called Cyclefest. To go out and get some footage and put it on Grease & Gears […]

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 […]

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 […]

Let the Surgery Begin

Let the Surgery Begin

So it was time to do some updating and a few things needed to change. Let the surgery being on the Shovel Springer Install Halfway There! The front end is off!     New Neck Cups going in! Stay tuned for more!   Roadside

Again, Is this the end?

Again, Is this the end?

So I am sure that by now you have heard the news that American Chopper has been canceled. They had a 10 yr run at it. After going to two different networks. Lots of time spent in court, and countless fights and drama. You are either someone that loves them or hates them, they did […]

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 […]

Coming Soon! "Hogslayer" at the SCMG Film Festival – May 4th in Madison, Wisconsin

Coming Soon! "Hogslayer" at the SCMG Film Festival – May 4th in Madison, Wisconsin

COMING SOON! “Hogslayer” at the SCMG Film Festival May 4th in Madison, Wisconsin SLINGER, WIS. (April 22, 2012) – The 2012 third annual SCMG Film Festival feature film is the recently released documentary, “Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend”. The Festival hosts, the Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang, LLC of Madison, Wisconsin and Detroit, Michigan, each year feature […]

Discovery Channel hitting it hard with the Biker Lifestyle…..

Discovery Channel hitting it hard with the Biker Lifestyle…..

So Discovery Channel is at it again. I just seen a preview of the new show. It’s a bike club. It’s a brotherhood. It’s THE DEVILS RIDE premiering Tuesday, May 8 after DEADLIEST CATCH at 10pm e/p on Discovery. For the first time Discovery goes inside the world of motorcycle clubs with the members of […]

Kundratic swap meet this weekend!

Kundratic swap meet this weekend!

Looking for some parts or something to do this weekend. Well head to Kundratic in Maryland they are having their annual Swap Meet April 15th Sunday. Hot Rod parts and motorcycle parts of all kinds. So you just might find that one of a kind part that you have been searching for. the location is […]

Specially Blended V-Twin Oil

Specially Blended V-Twin Oil

Today’s American V-Twin motorcycle engines require lubrication capable of addressing excessive load operating temperatures and high performance stress like never before. Formulated by LAT’s in house development team, not just someone else’s product re-packaged, LATV-TWIN M/C engine oil is blended specifically to meet and exceed these unique requirements. Available in Synthetic and Petroleum based blends, […]

100 Years of Harley-Davidson Apparel More than just Leather!!!!

100 Years of Harley-Davidson Apparel More than just Leather!!!!

To commemorate 100 years of Harley-Davidson apparel, the Motor Company has created a series of three videos titled “Made of a Hell of a lot More Than Just Leather” that explores the uniqueness of this history and its heritage of innovation. “For more than 100 years, Harley-Davidson apparel has been built for riding,” said Karen […]

Sunday Church in the Source Garage

Sunday Church in the Source Garage

There is no better place then to be among brothers. The Source Garage on Sunday Mornings is a great place to catch up from the crazy week. Just drinking coffee and listening to stories. This week in the Source Garage we have been working on Juniors Bike and I got a lesson on the cup […]

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