..a brilliant summation of our times!
Can'tt let go of the thought of the asshole who advocates guns for teachers. The mere fact that he gets to market his screwed up ideas on a public platform in his suit and tie and money made credibility scares the shit out of me. And for what - to make the rich even richer. Merchants of death and destruction totin' a bible and righteousness!
Be nice, build fun bikes and fight guns and evil (even if they're groomed and nice and church goin')
I've got a Steib sidecar just like this one, for a number of years now... And it stings my aching heart every season that I haven't got it hooked up yet. I so envison me and the family going on a roadtrip to Jutland in northern Denmark for a week or so. Or I guess, anywhere for that matter. Maybe if things go my way I might get closer in 2013... That's what I wish for!
And I also wish world peace and that idiots that think that the teachers of our children should walk around with guns just kinda go away quietly (but in a lot of personal pain though...)
Got these pics in the mail the other day and along that the chance to talk to a guy that I've admired since I saw his epic Hosianna-Davidson in the swedish bike mag MCM many years ago. Now Jonas Wickman has put together a far out gnarly mash up of oldies and goodies! And it smokes!
I feel priveleged that Jonas lets me post it. And it won't be the last you see of it!
This bike from Corner always made me jealous... I still think it's one of the koolest ever and tha exhaust set up rules to this day. The bike itself spent some time in our Sidfläsk MC garage sin Magnus J bought it from Corner I think. He sold it on though after a year or so and I didnt have the dough to get it unfourtunaltely.
Thnks to Chopperdaves legendary web site for the pic. That site was the best for along time.
Best start you can get. I think a Junk Motors Flatty (deducted by the name of the pic.) I dont know wher I got the pic from, but thanks! Hope it's alright.
And if it is Junk motors I can proudly say I've got a saddle from them or Tom H who seems to run the Junk show. Outstanding work!
... the excellent blogg The Zen of Neato. Always interesting content and really good pics. This I believe from a bike exhibit in Melbourne, Australia. Since Flatheads are my favourites as well as real motorcycles are - compared with all poser-bike builds - this one gets a top grade from me - if anyone cares - which I really dont give a s-t about...
In the midst of darkness, rain and cold weather it's great to think of these sweet moments. It gets even better to think ahead and realize that I might be driving family and friends coming midsummer in a now v8 powered IH...
Hopefully come summer somthing like this will be back together... Chromed frame but need to take in rake - bummer but a must. Renovate and fix up springer. Put in flathead mill and make new un-red seat and new sissy. All this untill I change my mind in a few weeks...and then i'll do something else...
Not really friend with the iPhone camera and how to get reasonably good shoots in the garage. But it'll have to do. Some work and details to get it ready. And it's going to be hard to let go. But when I feel that way I look to my flathead project and then into my wallet and I get realistic and unemotional...
... for the umpteenth time. Wasnt real happy with the fendertip fender and 3.5 tank. This looks slimmer and more basic. The tank is a good compromise between reach and sex. Now need to get it on right.
Bike is for sale eventually. Have one inquiry at present and hope it goes that way! Cheers!
Them red cars being Ferrari of course. And that's just what the Ford GT 40 did late 60 in Le Mans and Daytona and such endurance races. Henry Ford II was hellbent on winning and eventually took the help of legendary Caroll Shelby to make it happen. However initially the GT 40 was developed with the british Lola racing company and people from Aston Martin.
This car is the remake the Ford GT, that saw the light of day in 2005.
It's so unbelievably breathtakingly beautiful and awesome.
... makes a boring blog. And I've sureley not been very active for a few weeks but focus needs to be elsewhere now and again. My little firm, my family and carpenters and painters in our house has had me thinking of other stuff than this here digital diary.
Trying twitter and instagram though. Seems kinda fun and hazardous (during driving that is). Looking forward to getting a Hummer tank from NS and maybe that will be the starting point of me getting into the garage to get some work done to exisiting and new projects. Finallt finsihing the knuckle for sale. Putting togehter the Pan to sell to (perhaps). And the Duo...
And then to get started on my flathead... At last. I am really looking forward to get back into the flathead side of life. Seems more mellow and relaxed. And is.
This Flathead in the pic is pure and sheer evidence of this. Kool and confident like a mf.
Knocked me right flat on my back when I absentmindedly browsed through some of all them millions of bloggs. Jumpin' jiminey is this a masterpiece or what... I totally lost where I found it and if someone could enlighten me... please!
Somthing like that with a ULH in it... and I'm good and set... In my dreams I guess.
Or three knuckles - Freds, Mathias and mine - three brother and three knucks, which is strange cause we're all kinda flattie fans. But we've strayed from the faith and are working our way back. That is - I need to get the pan Duo in the background up and running first.
But we've got flat plans. and some of that kinda junk laying around to...
We've rode the 430 km to Enköping for the Round Mälaren Run the last thirteen years and this was actually the first time I had my ass in a backseat of a car and the bike on a frekkkin trailer. However I had a glas (or a few) filled with Rhum Anejo from the Honduras (as well as some Bushmills now and again) so it was at least bearable.
I finsished up the bike half an hour befor we were off and tha darn thing wouldnt start. But it took like 30 min up at Strul MC before it kicked alive and we could go running around on sweet summer roads. It ran like a charm. 'Cept some air in the juice brake, but who needs brakes anyway...
I like how it turned out. Un-trendy and kinda raw, with a bit of swedish bike history to it. I think it will be a nice piece to make your own for the next owner.
Yesterday was a big day. My son Axel all of a sudden asked if he could use my old board. So I rushed up to the attic and dug it out. I think I bought the board around 78 or 79. It was real good in the big Fiskebäck ramp and at Bananen also. It's a Hobie Starship with Tracker trucks and Alva wheels. Think I was one of the first in Sweden to get Alva wheels. Ordered from the States. And in my mind I was sure it was Tony who packed and sent them to me!
Axel said the board was real cool but we got to do something about the griptape. And nicely enough we got a backdoor ramp to try it out. Which he did - not me...
So now I hope he'll have as much fun with this old Dinosaur as I did. Seems like they're kinda poular. And since I like old stuff, maybe some has rubbed of on Axel.
Might have posted it before but this incredoulus build can handle that. It's so cool and probably the best to come out of Sweden since Stellans Hulster. Its cool and rad but still 100% a motorcycle. Which is alot more than most showbikes can claim. The trick is to build a motorcycle. A real motorcycle.
... its raining cats and dogs. We were securely sitting on the porch at Strul MC with a beer and a shot of scotch when the skies open up and start a rain storm so ferocious we can't hear each other under the porches corrugated roof. Sweet and cosy. But it almost drowned a couple of newie harleys (hogs I think they call 'em). Cool and not a big prob as long as my knuck is on high grund. As it was!
Denvers MC are legendary and mythical! So I was real happy when Ostkant from the capital of Sweden sent me a message with some pics he just took. The pics features a classy and classic swedish style from a prominent member of the aforementioned motorcycle club. As understand this bike was first built like tons of years ago. And it is timless and so sweet to this day.
The last image is one of those pics you can look at for hours and just feel the happiness and fun of havin' fun. Respect to the club and I'll remove the pic if it's not ok to post.
Took a while, but when you get an hour or two here and there it's going to be that way. But it turned it like I wanted it, though I think I need som rear fender adjustment.
It's going to be for sale as the headline says. So if your interested in a 39EL give me a holler. The engine is newly renovated. bottom and top end. Its got a RL front end with a 1" stem and a 21 " with springer brake.
Juice brake in the rear, 12 volt, Linkert DC carb et etc... All in all a nice bike.
To say new to a Knuckle might not be adequate, but last week I ran up and down to the capitol of Sweden to bring back Mathias 41 knuckle to Goteborg. My youngest brother is moving to Shangahai for 3 years so Freudo and I get to keep it in our garage. Kinda bittersweet!
By the way I posted my last entry from my iPhone - kinda shows dont it...