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The Sixty Two

The Sixty Two

Article and Photos By: Joshua Elzey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Bob Long obtained the fairly stock chopped 1962 XLCH HD with a +4 bolt on hard tail from a friend of his, Ross Martin, in May 1976 as a trade for a 1948 pan motor. After several months […]

Downtown Leroy Brown

Downtown Leroy Brown

Article & Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Terry Whitten and his best friend Paul are the original founding members of a hot rod club named Hard Knox. The club’s main interest is building cool bikes and hot rods as a way to represent their custom […]

Stardust

Stardust

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You can take all the shortcuts or you can engulf yourself in the process but in the end you’re the only one that knows what it took to get there. The customer only knows so much, […]

Worth The Wait

Worth The Wait

Article And Photos By: Daniel Venditto Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As with many things I discovered today, I came across Matt Pontano’s ’61 Pan Head on the internet, Instagram to be more specific. Immediately, I could tell that this was a build with a lot of thought put […]

Black Knight

Black Knight

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Brandon Cooper spends the winter months immersed in his alter ego as King Bee Customs. By day he is a mild mannered engineer at a facility that makes aircraft components but when the doors to his […]

Serving It Up

Serving It Up

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some of you reading this may have seen a few Harley Davidson trikes at a few bike shows or maybe even in some of the many coffee table books out there but take a good look […]

Free -N- Easy

Free -N- Easy

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Jack Deagazio is like many of us who love to ride. Building bikes (bicycles) since he was a kid with his buddies was really what most boys did back then when life was truly all about baseball, apple […]

Ronin

Ronin

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jason Goodrich Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Who doesn’t remember the names Andre the Giant, Jimmy Superfly Snukah, Hulk Hogan or Randy Macho Man Savage? Further back, names like Rick Flair, Dusty Rhodes and George the Animal Steele come to mind. In one […]

Hole E Roller

Hole E Roller

Article And Photos By: Josh Elzey Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Vinny Schettino was just seven years old the upstairs tenant used to ride and loved how they would rip down the street on older Softails, Dynas, etc. setting off car alarms. He thought that was the coolest […]

Purp Sauce ’65

Purp Sauce ’65

Article and Photos By: Daniel Venditto Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When it comes to a bike that gets some attention, Erik Everwine’s ’65 Purp Sauce Ironhead wins the prize. It’s one of those bikes that, even at an event with builds from all over the world like the […]

67 Vintage Bentley

67 Vintage Bentley

Article and Photos By: Alex Scott Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Super Tracker

Super Tracker

Article By: Wrench Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine ome 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 […]

American Dream

American Dream

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Sun Will Rise

Sun Will Rise

Article By: Otto Von Blotto Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Super Sano Sporty

Super Sano Sporty

Article By: Otto von Blotto Photos By: Lisa Ballard – www.dbcustomleather.com Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Way Back Shovel

Way Back Shovel

Article By: Paul Wideman – www.bareknucklechoppers.com Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Howie Huellen had the world by the curlies. Howie was playing in a rock band, traveled the countryside on a killer Pan/Shovel chop, and had a beautiful wife […]

Resurrection

Resurrection

Article By: Lisa Ballard Photos By: Sean Peterson Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Poor Sport

Poor Sport

Article and Photos By:Cycle Nazi Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

No Bullshit Pan

No Bullshit Pan

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Gene Stull Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Save Yourself

Save Yourself

Article By: Paul Wideman Photos By: Nichole Grodski www.bareknucklechoppers.com Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

La Mosca Reciclado

La Mosca Reciclado

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the years since they started the J&P Ultimate Builder Shows inside the IMS Expos we have had the pleasure of giving a Cycle Source Award to a number of builders that were showing their work […]

Board To Death

Board To Death

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This sporty was no stranger to a close-knit group of riding buddies; the title had changed hands many times; she had been treated with about the same amount of respect as a dollar at a strip […]

Wasted And Wounded

Wasted And Wounded

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Sean Bowie Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue of Cycle Source Magazine When industry caters to eye candy and the average show bike sees limited road use exactly when do you take the risk of letting function precede form, and how far do you let one dictate the […]

5 Ball Racing Indian

5 Ball Racing Indian

Article By: Bandit Photos By: Markus Cuff, Michael Lichter & Bandit Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue OF Cycle Source Magazine afforded the opportunity to ride a new Chief to the SmokeOut, sorta like scoring a new VW bus and driving to the Burning Man in the desert with a pocket full of tabs […]

California Dreamin’ 45 Flathead

California Dreamin’ 45 Flathead

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When I first got in touch with Mike Harden, the owner of this sweet sled, he let me know right up front how happy he was that we were featuring his ride. You see, Mike had […]

Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Gene Stull Originally Published In The February2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

1949 Nashville Slim

1949 Nashville Slim

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In the world of custom motorcycle builders there are several categories of people you will find. There are the old guard that have been doing it since the seventies and still blow peoples minds with their work. There […]

The Norton

The Norton

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It seems that way up north in Durham, Maine they might just do things a little different. In a state that may have a shorter riding season by most standards, it appears that most of the builders and […]

Iron Panther

Iron Panther

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When it comes right down to it there is nothing like the unbridled evil of an Ironhead. Every full kick is flirting with the last complete motion your knee may ever take and the success of […]

Sweet Time

Sweet Time

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s easy to write a motorcycle feature about a professional builder who has a solid reputation and a long list of accolades. Nearly every bike feature I’ve written in the last three years, has focused on […]

Fast Lane Pan

Fast Lane Pan

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine you ask most bikers the question “What’s your favorite H-D motor?” you’re gonna hear Panhead quite a few times and with good reason. The production run for Pans went from 1948 all the way to 1965 and […]

Funkmaster

Funkmaster

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Chad Murphy Originally Published In The January 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

The Deadliner

The Deadliner

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Cochran www.speedking.com Originally Published In The January 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Wink Eller’s Project X-Wedge

Wink Eller’s Project X-Wedge

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The December 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine At the young age of 17, Wink Eller set off from his home in North Carolina to pursue his dreams of being part of the So-Cal scene. He was a big fan of salt flat and dry lake […]

First Chopper

First Chopper

Article and Photos By: Grizzly Originally Published In The December 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There are not many young bike builders with a talent like his. Paul from Holland started building his first chopper at the age of seventeen. Now, four years later, it is finished. I had the luck to follow the […]

Bonne Belle

Bonne Belle

Article By: Paul Wideman Photos By:Bart Mitchell Originally Published In The December 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine If you’ve been around the American motorcycling community for very long, you’ve undoubtedly heard tales of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Maybe you’ve seen the documentary on the famous New Zealander, Burt Munro: Offerings to the Gods of […]

A Stale Twinkie

A Stale Twinkie

Article By: Fenton “Hammy” Fadeley Photos By: Holly Marcus Originally Published In The April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You meet the nicest people on a motorcycle.” may be the quintessential cliché but resonates a resounding truth. It was in September of last year when me and my buddy Bert were blasting east on […]

Cupcake

Cupcake

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Choppers, a time honored tradition in the deviation from standard design in a pursuit for excessive simplicity. And while it may not be the reinvention of the wheel, it damn well is a celebration in the […]

Persistence

Persistence

Bill Stevens Build An XS Article By: Hugh Owings Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This XS650 ran across my desk a few days ago, and it’s one of those bikes that you kinda look over a bit, take it for granted, and then look a […]

Eric’s Penny

Eric’s Penny

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The first time I saw one of Eric Stein’s bikes was at The Smokeout in Rockingham NC a few yearsback; it was a cone Shovel in a rigid frame and it just blew me away. I wasn’t able to […]

Game Changer

Game Changer

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For those of you who may not know who Shaun Ruddy of Chop DeVille is then I suggest you pull up a chair. The man from down under now living in Vegas since 2010 continues to set the bar high for custom […]

Brenda Leigh: A Timeless Classic

Brenda Leigh: A Timeless Classic

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For those of you who don’t know, we have some very talented people here in the Midwest. There’s one in particular that I would like to tell all the loyal Cycle Source readers about. He is […]

No Gotz/No Glory

No Gotz/No Glory

Article and Photos By: Grizzly Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Of all European countries, Scandinavia has the longest chopper history. Even today there are still many bikers in the great north who build their own. Atle Gotz from the Chopper Freaks MC Frederikstad, Norway is one of them. I […]

Charlie’s 49 Pan

Charlie’s 49 Pan

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve known Charlie Hadayia, the builder of this sweet-ass Pan, ever since his days at S&S. He was always a no-bullshit cat from the East Coast, but what really peaked my interest in his skills as a builder […]

Roxy’s Sporty

Roxy’s Sporty

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Dino Petrocelli Originally Published In the November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m sure most of us remember times in our lives when things were just plain simple, especially when it comes to motorcycles, and the man behind this machine is no exception. The man is Dave Perewitz, […]

Sturgis Best Of Show 58′ Pan

Sturgis Best Of Show 58′ Pan

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I would like to start this article off by saying how honored I am to be writing it. First off, the bike featured here is a beautiful 1958 Pan. Secondly, this bike won the “Best of […]

La Negrita

La Negrita

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I don’t know what it is but there is just something about a Shovelhead. That distinguishable exhaust note, the tick of solid lifters, that vibration that slowly smooths out as you reach cruising speed, that’s what […]

Old School Cool

Old School Cool

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Marcus Cuff Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Have you ever talked to a person and by the end of the conversation you just feel better? Well, the owner of this little trick machine, Yoshi Kosaka, is just that type of person. He is […]

Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Article and Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The beautiful Panhead that is gracing the pages in front of you was one we ran into at our annual bike show in Galveston during the Lone Star Rally this year. We had heard rumors from our Texas […]

Just An Old Panhead

Just An Old Panhead

Article and Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This year marked the ten year anniversary of Steel City Harley-Davidson and along with a few of the hooligans we know in the industry they invited the staff of Cycle Source down to celebrate the occasion. We host […]

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