Well if you have been following my stories at all in the last two months, you know that we’ve been wrapping this build up. In October we will be heading over to Germany as just one of three builders from across the nation sent to represent America at the AMD world championships of custom bike building. The show is put on every other year, and there are around 100 builders from all over the world that will show up to compete.
This entire bike was hand made here at Union Speed from raw materials with the exception of the engine, trans, and a couple components on the front end. I took some inspiration from some early Harley Davidson design cues and tried to make my take on a 40’s era concept bike with a high end feel to it. If you didn’t see any of the stories, I will try to post some photos of the bare metal bits over the course of the next couple days. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to my friends and family (especially @oohhello ) for supporting the goal of completing this bike amongst the asinine amount of work we have been trying to get done all at the same time. I can tell you that renovating a new shop, remodeling a house, trying to complete a custom bike, AND stay on top of customer work during the day has posed some challenges and without everyone’s support I would be lost. But that’s the American dream isn’t it? Work your fingers to the bone and you will be rewarded for it? I’m happy to say I live in a country where I have the freedom to wake up every morning and do what I love for a living. It’s not easy and it’s an incredible amount of work to keep it going, but I have the freedom to do it and that’s American as fuck.
@relic_kustoms Handled the paint and lettering on the Gas tank, fender, and oil tank.
@invisiblecouch took care of painting the frame, fork and other misc. black bits.
@matthewolsen Responsible for the engine and trans build.
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