Friday, 23 December 2011
Ollie's XS650 before and after. Not finished yet, are they ever ?
Over the years i have sometimes been faintly embarrassed by the custom bikes built in the UK compared with say the US and Scandinavia, the 4" thick billet yoke, wide glide, short forked, wide barred, everything too big, themed paint, 3 spokers in an Evo chop sort of crap. The engineering talent has always been there but it seemed as if people never stood back to look at their work as the bike progressed. All change. I guess the internet has helped greatly but now Britain has style.
Bikes like Ollies show how you dont need a fully equipped workshop and spray booth, if you have hand tools and an eye for whats right you can build a cool bike. Go and do it.
Merry Christmas and no offence like...