I love those old tin primaries.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Suicide Imbecile at the Big Mtn Run.
Another beautiful Sporty I saw at BMR. I need to start carrying a notebook and trying to get more details about these bikes when I see them. I can certainly tell you a few things about this bike such as the details are kick ass and worthy of looking for. There is some really cool engraving in places like the brake plates and kicker cover. The air cleaner is a one off for sure and the way the paint was done makes me smile. I'm not into the fake aged paint where a guy paints a bunch of layers and then grinds some off. These guys did it differently though. They used this technique, but not to look aged. They painted the silver to match the tank and then in places like the side of the front down tubes they made a grind stripe (for lack of a better term) so that it looks like they painted a really cool stripe with a quick brush swipe, but it has a better look done this way. You'll have to see it in person to really get the effect, but I can assure you it is worth the look.