Saturday, October 31, 2009


Here it its finally released! Saved it just for tonight too! Enjoy! Leave comments, questions concerns and complaints!
"Follow the short film featuring four teenagers, a pile of pumpkins, one hot Pontiac. Were they just out for some high speed Halloween Mischief?......or something worse! Capt. Cal Studios presents "Pumpkin Full of Blood" Starring Jordan Meeter - Ben Nease - Tim Jones - Jim Hearon and Joe Piorkowski directed and written by Cal Piorkowski and Ben Nease"


Friday, October 30, 2009

I reiterate....

black cars + chrome hubcaps = bad news

Boardtrack Forks!

Bent up some 3/8 rod for the fork braces

Just have to make the plate that comes off the headset that mounts to the top of the fork braces and then the front end is done.

Smoothed out all the welds. This frame is really starting to shape up!

Got the center stand mounted properly. I had to shave a tab off on the top, and drill a hole in the axle mount for the other tab.

There it sits as of now. I'm getting there!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Okay so I'm gonna jump on the hipster chopper band wagon blog stuff and post some food. Savor it (no pun intended) because this is the only time I'm ever going to do this, this place is about bikes, not food. But since my favorite holiday is in a few days I'll make an exception, enjoy. Pass the ketchup?

more to be seen here

'nuther black car

with black wheels and chrome hubcaps. a combo that just spells "evil lookin"

This thing reminds me

of an old Revell kit

Monday, October 26, 2009

We have a roller!

I want this....

And I know where theres one for sale minus these wheels, but that doesn't matter because I have them... its so ugly you love it.

Now this is "RetroFit-ting"!

Thats one way of finding a use for old street cars

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Boardtrack work

Time to get this frame buttoned up! Made some miter cuts, cleaned up the neck and set this thing up the best kind of jig I could make.

I noticed the neck had a sleeve inside the downtube. I decided it would be great to use to tie into my new downtube.

So with some careful cuts by hand with the hack saw, I was about to cut a portion of the old downtube away revealing the factory inner sleeve.

I used some 1x3 square tube that was laying around to set my frame up on. I forgot to take pictures of when I tacked the neck to the backbone. That was laid out flat on the table with clamps and angle iron.
To basically make sure this thing was straight I checked the level of the neck compared to the seat post. My biggest concern was keeping the forks straight to the rest of the frame. Everything checked in.

You can see what I mean with keeping the neck level with the seat post.

Thar she be! It's just tacked together for now, Ill finish welding it another day.
Also finished the center frame rail. I kept that parallel to the top rail by fitting a 4inch piece of square tube against the top rail and butted the center rail up tight against it.

With the forks on

Hard to tell from the picture but by standing behind it, its pretty darn straight. Not bad for eyeball engineering.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Amazing photos

I found these from a post over in the Jockey Journal. This guy built some righteous stuff in the day. Whats even better the photos have detailed descriptions. Take the time to read them. Its a crappy Saturday on the east coast so crack open some pumpkin ale sit back and check out some awesome pictures. Jeff McCann's Flickr set

Man I wish I had time machine....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

3D stuff

Idea for a friend's shovel

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More work on the board tracker

Back in the shop again today. Time to make that lower downtube.

A line was drawn along the top to keep the pipe straight and the tick marks about every 1/4 inch.

The first pass

Back in hossfeld

Second pass. Getting closer.

3rd pass plus the upper part bent to match up to the neck.

I then had this gaping hole that had to be filled from the old downtube.

Found a piece of pipe similar in diameter and cut out a circle about the size of a nickle.

Fits like a glove.

All welded in. Add some paint and no one will ever know. More to come later.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Time to get workin on the board track bicycle!

Finally got a chance to get into the metal shop tonight to get going on my board track bicycle.

Spent some time laying out the frame design

These frame rails curved all the way to the front down tube. I cut them back because they're obviously not needed for the new frame design.

These were the front end of the rails and they had these cool little caps on the ends. Instead of welding the openings above closed and grinding them smooth, I just extracted these caps and put them in the openings instead.

The caps in place. Just gives it a clean finished look.

First time ever using a Hossfeld bender just did a quick practice piece to see if I am able to get the sharp bend on the bottom with out kinking, it looks like its going to work. Going to make the actual piece tomorrow.