Chain reaction

Some people’s design criteria are really easy – Richy wanted his next chop to have black spoked wheels, and a ‘beep-beep’-style squeezy bulb horn. The rest of the design was up to me… Words: Ger Conlon Pictures: Ian Shipley This is the second fancy chop I’ve built for him (the

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Manic mechanic

Juha ‘Raiza’ Raitio from Turku, Finland, works at a friend’s custom bike shop, but often goes there in the middle of the night to work on his personal projects undisturbed. No wonder he usually creates half a dozen new bikes every year! Words: Charley Charles Pictures: Siwer Ohlsson Some people

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The final Farewell

Cast your minds back to last summer, and the issue of Back Street Heroes in which we ran a bike built by the father and son team of Norman and Louie Hartley of Deathgrip Custom Cycles – the stunning purple Panhead that they took to Born Free in California. Words:

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What price your health?

In my voluntary role as chairman of the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD), and in my paid job as an expert witness for the High Court, I spend quite a lot of my time dealing with bikers who’ve had serious life-changing injuries. by Rick Hulse Whether their

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