Thursday, April 30, 2015

A couple of new acquisitions.

Walmart Columbia twin bar.  I added the Torrington stem, handle bars and the reproduction pedals.  I also removed all the reflectors and some safety and "made in" decals.  I have a pair of brown coke bottle grips coming for it.  I also have a pair of black wall tires to put on it.  This bike only cost $160 shipped!

This is a late 30s Colson I picked up at the Saline antique bicycle show and swap.  I have an incomplete one of these.  I plan on using the best parts from both bikes to make a real nice restored version.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JD jugs.

I have been putting my 27 Harley together for a few years now.  It turns out the rear cylinder has a crack running around the valve seat and cannot be repaired.  I have been searching for a replacement cylinder since Matt discovered it last fall.  Having no luck finding a used replacement I turned to Stuart Ritchie.  Stuart has developed new replacement cylinders for J and JD Harley Davidson motorcycles.  The pictures are of my raw castings.  Matt should have them by the end of next month.  Check out Stuart at 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Back from paint.

After 3 sets of decals from two different sources I ended up having the HD painted on.  The lettering was done by Bob Soroka.  The paint and stripes were done by Randy Russell at R. Creations Inc.  They look fantastic!  I will get some pictures with all the fresh nickel pieces installed.

Monday, April 13, 2015


Ducati Scrambler.

I really like this bike.  It got a favorable review in the latest issue of Cafer Racer magazine.  I would change the bars and clean up the rear a bit.  I also read in Cafe Racer mag that a few have found there way into the hands of customizers.  The bottom image is a custom I found online.