4 Aces Chopper
Classic Steel, builder of « 4 ACES CHOPPER »
It’s the winter of 2007 and all is
well. I made my way over to see
Jessy the owner of my favorite
bike shop Classic Steel to find out
the status of my ‘Pro Street’ bike
project that he was working on.
Low and behold, in a corner of the
shop sat a chassis that clearly had
my name written all over it. Unfortunately that was about
all that was written all over it! No “cut this” or “weld that”.
No “grid here” or “trim there”! So much for that visit!
A little while later I decided to give it another shot.
This time (after the few ideas in my head were fused)
I approached Jessy with a totally new vision. This time
I was going for the chopper look: spoke wheels, a super
long fork, etc. Believe me, now I had his attention!
Azzkikr Custom Cycles, builder of « Frank’s Bike »
Frank Sostorics had a problem. As an avid rider he found
that the stock bikes available to him were too small. Frank
stands 6’-5” tall and his size created problems for him
whenever he rode any of the stock bikes. He was always
riding hunched over and it appeared as though he was on
a mini bike. So he started looking for a builder to customize
a bike suited to his size and riding needs.
Frank was looking at a number of different builders for his
bike when (through some family and friends) he was directed
to Azzkikr Custom Cycles of Surrey, BC. They all stated that
the staff at Azzkikr was very knowledgeable about bikes. With
twelve staff members and a combined bike business experience
in excess of two hundred and twenty-five years, Azzkikr
Customs could deliver. The facility incorporates a 6,400 squarefoot
showroom, 2,400 square-foot apparel store and 5,600
square-feet of fabrication and service facilities dedicated to every
rider’s desires and needs. After meeting ...
Freakshow Choppers, builder of « Twisted Freak »
The Twisted Freak started out as a follow-up build to the very well received
Fantasma Del Lago bike, but in this case more attention was paid to the
hand fabricated parts crafted by Freakshow Choppers. The Twisted theme
came from many late nights in the shop, getting “twisted” on John Labatt’s
fine products and thinking up some crazy ideas.
They started by contacting (Texan) Rick Fairless of Stroker’s Dallas fame to
run some ideas by him of what they wanted for the frame. After a couple of
weeks Rick shipped them a frame built as per their specs, (0-up, 6-out the front,
42 degrees of rake and 4 inches added to the tail section). Upon taking delivery
of the Fairless / Freakshow collaboration, the boys (including Greg Grozelle and ...
Billy Lane, Industrial Custom
Cycles, Kreater & Konstantine Zakzanis, builders of « Roxy »
After years of hard-tailed riding, I have come to the realization
that “breaking down” is part of motorcycling. At least it is in my
world of custom motorcycles. And to this end, it might come as
a surprise when I say there are no better times. I mean fuck, can
you think of a cooler story to share than the time you were stuck
on the side of the inner coastal side roads deep in the swamplands of the
Bayou in the wee hours of the morning in blinding fog laden weather thick
enough to fail to realize that the snapping sound you heard was not coming
from your carburetor, but from the alligators behind you? I can’t. But I’ll save
that story for another time.
This time around, my story has more to do with “Roxy”.