Monday, March 29, 2010


not Long Beach swap meet, more car park near the A40 swap meet but you do what you can with what you got.

UK 'barn fresh' doesnt really mean much..

some of the salesmen were sporting the great british 'hot as hades' look so popular in the custom bike world

but amongst all that we found some good stuff - mother got himself a nice set of modern HD springers to go with his newly won zero frame

a few bikes there but mostly bacon was what was rollin - dont care what you find at a UK swap as long as there is a cup of tea and a bacon roll

there is always something that really gets you - for me it was this 5T speedtwin chop, seat was incredible and the guy who was selling it [for too much] right not to let the seat go separately

our return journey was highlighted by a pass by of some of the Virgin Soldiers SC - one chopped scooter and mostly lammys


making out in the pub

Friday, March 26, 2010


Prospect Ed is back on two wheels. Nothing beats a Benly for collecting snacks for Jimmy Monk.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


The picture on the header of the stars & stripes 36 Indian is taken from the Vintagents blog - how could I not - it is as it says on the header 'the worlds no.1 vintage motorcycle site'...see his site to read more...

More food

come the 2nd July ..... snacks in San Sebastien


Beans, chorizo. squid and smoked belly pork....
Fat Rench Forever

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Borrowed this picture of 'Fat Frank' on CoC this morning.... that is after I have taken a load of exercise to try and lose some weight, I also gave up smoking cigarettes a couple of months ago.

Look at Fat Frank, he got it to a T, I can be 'Fat Rench' and be like him.

Thanks Frank, you've made my day. Going for a fry up and to get some fags.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Tosh has worked his magic... now I just got to make sure I dont drop the ball.

What to do with the kidney where the dash was ?


coming down a london road near you...

see conrads world out here...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

'Twin cam with magneto sound like shovelhead'




Monday, March 15, 2010



new tank neeaarly ready for paint

I think its happy sitting there Shins secret weapon lurking in the corner

Friday, March 12, 2010



As a rule I dont really follow the FTF line of thought.... except for this week. Why put a little electronic switch in behind the front pulley ... I tell you why, so that little old me gets stuck 2 miles from home on a bike that has nothing wrong with it apart from a fucking light switch, so that little old me gets confounded at every turn on replacing it so in the end I go to the local dealership and give them ££££. Not this time- despite their best efforts my efforts were good enough to FTF. And why cant I start my bike just because the little green idiot light doesnt come on when its in neutral - is it because I might sue someone if I start it in gear and it lunges forward and I hurt my shin. Fuck them. I am back on the road thanks to me, thanks to Andy at The American Car Centre and a miserable Morales.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Got the Paint from the Painter and the Painter offered to do the Paint. Thanks Painter. Got to get the tank from the Tanker.


This was parked up outside Johnnys the other day - liked it... owned by a guy called Alex. Alex is about to carve up his first frame - good luck Alex.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Travel tips #1 - Baked Potato

took this from someones blog I forgot where, sorry, thanks and good tip


I'm going to mooch up the hill on this


I found this on ebay - less than £40 to my front door and it fits

He found 3 cracks in his cases