Thursday, August 23, 2012

Magneto and Gandalf are the SAME GUY!

Before the Cobra or the Corvette, there was the Allard - this ones almost back on the road.

I took a drive over to Chris Piaggi's today and as well as getting drenched in the mother of all down pours, I got to check out some cool shit, which is usually the case at Chris's place.
Super rare Moon wheels from a Dragmaster built trailer that Chris found in the middle of nowhere in California. Zanex and beer not included but life stories are free.
Gone fishin? A roadster coming together.
Colin's Norton just got a new Magneto. Did you know Magneto and Gandalf are the SAME GUY!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grinding away the sins of the past.

I got Tumblin' Dice legal finally and there's a couple of pretty cool projects I'm planning for it in the near future, but I've also started working on my Triumph. It's been keeping me awake at night! I have zero details on the history of this frame but it looks like it was at the centre of some drunken sodomites "bad welding" competition at some point. Brackets here, brackets there. Brackets and tabs fucking everywhere - and all pretty rough! It's a 64 unit frame though and the bones are straight and true. First step is to clean it all up. Used a combination of metal grinding/cutting off wheels and sanding discs to start cleaning off the bad welds and excess metal while trying not to reduce wall thickness anywhere. Still deciding on the stretch and drop for the hard tail - I don't want too much stretch so want to get this right and doing lots of looking at bikes that look right,  and even more that don't!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Monday, August 13, 2012

Mods Vs Rockers Ride - Season Start Ride 

Summer's coming! This'll be a good time I reckon. 

Meet September 15th, 2pm @ Scooter e Motion - for a BBQ to fill our bellies before riding out.

Destination for the ride (leaving 3pm) will be Huia Beach - and then return ride finishing at Scooter e Motion...

There will also be a big QUADROPHENIA evening event at Hard Luck Cafe too.

Dirty Filthy Stinkin' Love
Chops is a good digger and stocks OnePercent over at his joint - pretty cool show happening next year.