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ATOMIC BOB'S Prison Art

For the Flying Piston Buffalo Chip Charity Breakfast 2016

By Bandit and Sara Belle
BIKERNET brings you the imprisoned master: Atomic has just a few original prison art pieces including these rare piece from his time behind bars and one of very few in color. One will go to a lucky Buffalo Chip raffle winner.
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Metalsport Revisited

Masters of “Big Wheel” development.

By Wrench with photos from Terry at MetalSport
“Bikenet worked with Metalsport for several years and I fell in lust with one of Chip Foose’s classic wheel designs, the 2D Nitrous,” said Bandit. “I’m not a major fan of wild wheels, I like a classic, strong and simple mag wheel design. I’m also attracted to something with an aerodynamic flair or a race look." Here's an update from MetalSport
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The ARCH KRGT-1 Gets EPA/CARB Approval

The Magnificent World of the Ominous ARCH Receives a Blessing from the Two-Wheeled Dictatorship

By AMD Mag with comment from afar
Arch Motorcycle, the "ultra-premium" American V-twin manufacturer co-founded by Gard Hollinger of LA County ChopRods fame with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, has had its first production model certified as emissions compliant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the United States.
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THE BIKERNET CERTIFIED PHILOSOPHER RETURNS FROM THE MOUNTAIN

The Past Has no Precedent over the Present

By Yale
The definition of insanity is keep doing what you are doing and expect a change. How much power do we give to the past on a daily basis, how often have we said to ourselves when will I learn. Each day we face enough new challenges, so we don’t need to drag the ones from yesterday along.
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The oldest bike shop in America?

Century Motorcycles, San Pedro, CA

By Marilyn Stemp
How do you boost shop inventory when money is tight? For William “Bill” Cottom, a young bike shop owner with a penchant for riding fast but who was short on cash, the solution came naturally: He raced other riders for pink slips and fortunately—for him—he won most of the time!
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McQuiston’s Custom Motorcycles in the LB Ghetto

A Custom Shop with a Strange Business Mantra

By Bandit with photos by Markus Cuff
Here’s where that business platform fits in, maybe. He ran into Manual Muller, the promoter behind Ink and Iron events at the Queen Mary. Manual wanted to build a bobber and rolled over to his garage with a ’69 BSA Thunderbolt and started to cut, chop, and weld.
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My Job - A Glimpse Into the Busy Life of Prince Najar

Harley-Davidson and the 5-Ball Racing Leathers’ Photo Shoot

By Jeffrey Najar with photos by Prince Najar and Markus Cuff
My job is promoting companies in the Powersports Industry through promotions and publicity, as well as by producing custom shows. But there is so much more to this story!
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Family Tradition and Youngblood Kustomz

As a builder, Steve admits he prefers motorcycles to hot rods in his shop.

Text and Photos by Tyler Ludlow
Steven spent nights after school and lots of weekends helping around the shop. Eventually, he wanted to learn to paint parts.
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