Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Day in the Life

Friday at Mean MachinesThat's a Bultaco Metralla 250, about 1968.
A bike I've been working on for my friend Rich at Desmopro.
Cool little bike. Guy bought it new, turned it into a race bike and now has it back to original.
That's Brando's '71 TR6R getting a little love.

The shop looks a little bare, and clean, cause I've only been there 1 month.
Just give it some time!
A '56 BSA A-10 waiting to be brought home.
I like the A-10, the way the engine just rolls along is a nice ride.
The best part of the day.
My Hodaka has been sitting in my garage since I built it.
I finally dragged it out, and had a blast running back and forth to Rich's shop.
(Desmopro is conveniently around the corner)
See ya

Monday, November 15, 2010

Don't Miss It!

Wednesday November 24
Discovery Channel HD
6th Street Specials will be featured on the Cafe Racer TV show

I was lucky to have arrived in NY just in time to see Hugh drag out the BSA Super Rocket that he built for the TV show. That's it sitting in the middle. It's always good to get back to 6th Street

The bikes an awesome piece. Put together from parts, starting with a rusted out donor. The tank alone would make any bike.

Hugh knows how to build a bike.
Especially those he makes as Specials. I learned alot when I was working for him.

Here's his mechanic, Fumi, getting in on the fun.
(I hope I spelled your name right! Sorry 'bout that if I didn't)

Even I got put to work!
Just like the good old days.
Like always, someone is fiddling with there bike out on the street.
So, Don't Miss The Show!
Since we're on the subject of cafe racers, here are a couple that are here in South Florida.
Eddie's CB750 from Things Done Cycles
Richard Silvers Super Rocket (yep another one!)
I am lucky to have this one to work on occasionally

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mr. Miami

Just visited my good friend
Crazy Eddie
There's always somethin' bein' built down in Liberty City at the
Things Done Cycles complex.
Ed has quite the shop down there,with the
tools to do just about everything in house.

Alot of the old school stretched Kawi's screamin' around the
streets, thanks to Eddie. He finds 'em and builds 'em,
resuscitating many that seem to far gone.
You'll also see CB750's in all sorts of guises,
from choppers to full on dragsters.
Unfortunatly, I ran out of battery and light,
and the moon shine we had, didn't help the photog.
You'll be seeing more.
Check him out at