Less is More. I try to keep my bikes as clean and minimalistic as possible yet
still completely functional.
Rick Bray https://www.facebook.com/rick.bray.712
"You just weld a bunch of shit together. Fire's fun"
Kristin - Profile)
It's like creating a piece of art, it takes hard work, innovation, and
passion. It's not easy, but it's worth it!
Shelby - Profile
There are 3 things I try to achieve on my builds:
1) I want to REALLY enjoy riding it & want it to perform & handle.
2) I want it to be reliable & easily serviced
3) I want the bike be minimal with nothing extra that doesn't help it perform & serves no
No drawings, no definite plan, let it evolve as it's being built
Steve "Brewdude" Garn www.brewracingframes.com
Theodore Roosevelt -"It's not the critic who counts, not
the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds
could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the
arena , who's face is marred with dust, sweat, & blood ; who strives
valiantly , who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and
who at worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly."
Building a custom bike is like expressing yourself when your heart can't find the words. It's that
overwhelming feeling of accompishment, knowing your blood, sweat and tears
resulted in something so beautiful."
Cyndi - Profile
A custom motorcycle should not only inspire the eye, but the body from the performance and ride,
Mark L. Bachman - www.bachmanscustoms.com
and the mind by the imagination it was built.
build to ride; after all it is a motorcycle. RIDE SAFE!
There is no more rewarding
feeling than having the ability to take a vision and turn it into a rolling
art form......And kicking the competitions ass ain't to shabby
Greg Westbury - www.westburyhotrods.com
Building a flashier version of another
persons work will only take you so far…try to think beyond that, look at things
with different perspective and take a little risk in both design and
engineering. While not all of it always works out as planned, when it does, it
is more rewarding than anything
Roger Goldammer, Goldammer Customs
Custom bike biulding is a never ending experiance.It's
not about bolting one part to another.It's about creating a piece of
art.Showing the world who you are in something so unique.Letting that spark
fly with so much control to make a beautiful motorcycle.
Princess Mel AFT Customs http://www.aftcustoms.com/melanie.html
Building a custom bike is like building a custom (beautiful) body. It takes
many hours of sweaty, hard work. But when the end product takes shape the
feeling is something unexplainable. To strive for perfection is what we do.
And of course the bike better match my shoes ;0
With eyes wide open we begin the climb toward great expectations of dreams
Metals and materials dismantled to reveal the simple skeleton that lies within.
Thoughts, ideas, and physical manipulation take form in rough textures of what
is to become.
Parts, accessories, bolts, nuts, technique, everything is considered because
Through these processes, the building becomes alive, the building becomes real.
Each moment shall have life, as each precious piece is added for completion.
With eyes wide open, anything is possible, one only has to close their eyes and
A bike builders dream can be shared and learned with eyes wide open.
Sukhee - AFT Customs Profile
Human brains relish exaggeration. For the past 30000 years physical
representation in art has thrived on the exaggeration of reality. When we
create functional mechanical devices with an aesthetic eye we invariably
anthromorphize. Motorcycles are no exception. Builders have emphasized
length, stretch, reach of handlebars, colors, fat tires, tanks or bags.
The possibilities for overstatement are innumerable. At Kraus Motor we
emphasize engineering, we over stress it. The result is machines that
mold to the rider in performance and functionality.
Alan Kraus www.krausmotorco.com
There are ony two kinds of pain - discipline & regret
Bryan Schimke TPJ Customs
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
Kirk Taylor - Custom Design Studios
Less is more
Todd Evans - Evans Cycles & Rods
I'm in love with the creative process. I photograph and write about the creative
expression of others. This gives me the opportunity to express myself as I represent great work to
the viewers who, like me, are inspired
by the efforts of others to create for themselves.
Mike Chase www.mikechasephoto.com
Make sure you want it more than the mountain of
frustration it's going to throw at you. That's why there are a million unfinished
projects sitting in garages around the country. It's not easy but it's so damn fun
when it's finished.
Duane Ballard Custom Leather www.dbcustomleather.com
The ultimate freedom in life is to be
able to create. But Imagine being able to develop a motorcycle from the
ground up, then ride it at 100 mph on the freeway, then share that creation
with the world. We are so fortunate to live in a country that affords us this
ability and even celebrates each accomplishment.
Kieth Ball - Bandit/bikernet.com
Few builders go beyond imitation to invention, to subordinate the disparate ingredients of a
mainstream motorcycle into a singular vision, while blurring orthodox notions
about form and function. Only a few connoisseurs have the economic clout to
ride home on the real deal instead of a knock-off; but their patronage allows
an elite coterie of artists to reach new milestones of creativity, to
transform an unruly congress of chrome, oil, rubber, pig iron, paint, and
decibels into the high art of the low rider. Praise the
Tom Zimberoff - Art of the Chopper
Good builders are common; artists are rare. The
latter populate a parallel universe in which they become the high priests of
horsepower, lane-splitting libertarians on the road to perdition with a lust
for life and a consummate sense of
Tom Zimberoff - Art of the Chopper
A chopper is 1) a conceptualized, hand-made motorcycle; 2)
a convolution of form and function; 3) a balance of flamboyance
and minimalism; 4) a vehicle of self-expression; 5) getting
something wrong just right. Taken together, that means a chopper is an 'art
Tom Zimberoff - Art of the Chopper
When I build a bike it has to have the "curb appeal" in the mock upstages. All lines should flow. It should be low to
the ground and look like it's going fast while it's standing
Scott Hultquist - Riff Raff Customs
A good bike apeals to your reason.A great bike apeals to your
Art is to entertain and inspire. My photography,
graphic design, writing and event promotion is meant to entertain the viewer,
impress them with the with the story, beauty, quality and excitement it evokes, and
make their lives a little more enjoyable.
Jim Gianatsis / FastDates.com
Let your bikes speak for themselves and your customers back it up.
Carl Brouhard - Broughard Design
Always strive to create a timeless design statement that balances form and funtion
harmoniously while defying convention
Adam Canni - Canni Design
The man on top of the mountain did not fall there