Brass bomber

NOBODY seems to quite know when the alloy of copper and zinc that’s more commonly known as brass became the ‘must-have’ material for custom bikes, but it’s a recent trend that, although very much a modern thing, can be traced back, pretty much, to the dawn of motorcycling. Words &

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Le bobber Francais

We’ve had a lot of fairly exotic and obscure brands in Back Street Heroes over the years, mostly British or American it has to be said, but I think this is the first time we’ve had a French Motobecane. Words: Nik Pics: Simon Everett Motobecane are most famous for the

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Old at heart

The following tale is a little convoluted, a little bit of a translation from a guy who doesn’t have English as a first language, so please excuse me if things go a little awry here and there, okay? Words: Nik Pics: Robert ‘Drake’ Kaczmarek Robert ‘Drake’ Kaczmarek was in the

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Keep choppers sketchy!

I’d been having a good clear-out up the garage after a spending a fair bit of time over the winter hoarding bits, and out in the daylight it became apparent that there were pretty much enough knocking about to build another bike… Words: William Bedford Pics: Simon Everett I’d need

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Got bite!

Every so often a bike lands here on the BSH desk that, no matter how much we try, is almost impossible to find out any info about. The XS650 you see is one such bike… Words: Nik Pics: Garry Stuart Our Garry found it at Northwest Customs in Warrington (01942

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Fit for a king?

After growing up watching his old man building bikes in the kitchen, Anthony Pearson always wanted to build his own one. Words and pics: Nik After a couple of years of spraying bikes for other people, he decided it was time, and got advice from an old friend who knew

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