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The Seventh Creation

The Seventh Creation

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Holly Marcus Originally Published In The January @017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Humility and success as a custom motorcycle builder seldom go hand in hand. The days of extreme fame and fortune in the custom bike business have subsided, and the changes in the economy have rid the […]

Runs Like A Duck

Runs Like A Duck

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine What do you do when you get a fast-talking German named Dragan, who is not only an engineer but a Ducati rider hand you over a 1975 Craigslist Shovel with an ugly flame paint job and tells you […]

Basket Case

Basket Case

Article and Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has come and gone, but it was one for the books. It wasn’t because of any one event but because of the lack of a huge crowd. It was nice to be able […]

The Salt Racer

The Salt Racer

Article and Photos By: Twila Knight Originally Published In The. January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It started as a pile of parts, a seized up motor and a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, just a small jaunt from Austin, TX where the builder lives and works. Seriously, that had to have been the best […]

Little Blue Meanie

Little Blue Meanie

Article And Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The faithful readers of this fine magazine may remember the owner of the bad mammajamma that is gracing these pages. His name is Roy Richardson and his little purple sporty was one of the St. Louis 7 that […]

Evo Knuckle

Evo Knuckle

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By:Mad Stork Ken Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all been at the burnt embers of a family picnic gone brutally wrong. Junior turned 3 and the wife thought it would be a nice gesture to maybe invite a couple of your friends over […]

The Liberator

The Liberator

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As you may know Harley Davidson has produced multiple engine platforms since their inception but what you may not know is that the 45” Flathead was the longest running production engine in the Motor Company’s history […]

Flyin’ Hawaiian

Flyin’ Hawaiian

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Sean Bowie Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sometimes it’s both nurture and nature. When motorcycles are in your blood it’s a disease very few of use try to cure. At a young age, Noah Ogeen witnessed his father breathe new life and speed […]

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream

Article And Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Once or maybe twice in a lifetime a bike like this iconic Evo comes along. But it is never an easy road and this bike is no exception to that set of laws. This bike came to be […]

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Chris Callen As some of our faithful readers know by now, I have been spending a fair amount of time around the St. Louis area. It is one of the perks of my days, that I have the ability to see the quality machines that are coming out of […]

The Shit Shovel

The Shit Shovel

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Desired results can sometimes easily get distorted when you let the reward get swayed by the return. Too many times we make a decision based on the reactions of others and the mere need to someday […]

Lowbrow Weirdo

Lowbrow Weirdo

Article & Photos By: Mikey Revolt Originally Published In The October2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Todd from Lowbrow purchased this bike as part of a two bike deal. When he got this bike it consisted of a stock swing arm frame with a complete motor that had the correct 8 bolt top end, a […]

Tangled Up In Blues

Tangled Up In Blues

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m sure almost everyone reading this magazine will agree that there’s nothing quite like the sound of a well-tuned Harley with straight pipes, especially a cone Shovel. Man, that’s absolute music to my ears! Well, at […]

Shopes Shovels

Shopes Shovels

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Paul Morton Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you are a designer/ builder at the top of the custom motorcycle game, what do you give your 11 and 7-year-old sons as a gift? Well, if you are John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts, […]

’64 Duo Glides

’64 Duo Glides

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve known Eric Stein for a few years now and every time I hear that he’s building a bike I look forward to seeing it. This Pan was no different as he told me that it […]

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul Smyth has been a mechanic at UPS for ten years now and like so many of us he does his daily grind which is a good job but all the while he’s dreaming of the […]

Leatherhead

Leatherhead

Article and Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some people dream and other people make the dream come true. Making the dream come true is the case of Grigoriy Georgiev of Bad & G Customs now in Williamsburg Virginia. From the days back home in Bulgaria […]

Lil’ Miss Red

Lil’ Miss Red

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Father and son projects are some of the greatest things gearheads can do together. I will always remember working with my dad on my first car and I’m sure a lot of you share the same […]

LA Lane Splitter

LA Lane Splitter

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The story of La Lane Splitter you see pictured before you is one that starts with our introduction to Mike and Mike. You see, back at the Pate Swap Meet last year we ran across a cat with […]

Señor Potato Head

Señor Potato Head

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Loki Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

Burn It Down

Burn It Down

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

Still Swingin’

Still Swingin’

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 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 twentyfive years this summer and the funniest thing about it is, today […]

Adam’s Rail Job

Adam’s Rail Job

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Joan Bortels Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 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 […]

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 […]

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