BSMC III LONDON 2014 & 2015

BSMC III LONDON 2014 & 2015

Last May the Bike Shed went balls-out with our third exhibition, celebrating the new-wave cafe racer custom scene, featuring over 120 brats, scramblers, trackers, bobbers, cafe racers, and a whole bunch of category-defying custom bikes. The central […]

BSMC Custom Classifieds

BSMC Custom Classifieds

Buying or selling a custom motorcycle is a pain in the arse. If you’re a seller, where do you go to sell your Shed-built or Pro-built pride & joy to a buyer that understands the value of […]

Motorcycle Video Library

Motorcycle Video Library

We’re always being sent great vids to show on Facebook, but there’s no single place where you can find all these great motorcycle films in one space, until now. Check out what’s new. Video submissions & suggestions […]

Maidstone H-D Cafe Racer

Maidstone H-D Cafe Racer

Maidstone Harley-Davidson is a proper, grown up dealership with the usual expansive showroom packed with Milwaukee muscle, a full-on clothing emporium and a parts department large enough to keep the average customer happy for years. But that’s just it, […]

Bull City Bobber

Bull City Bobber

I’ve always liked the idea of firearm manufacturers building motorbikes. Companies like BSA and CZ who exploited engineering synergies in the technologies and their manufacture. At the end of the day, the outcome is very similar; harnessing the energy […]

Sartorie Meccaniche Lido

Sartorie Meccaniche Lido

Francesco and Paolo are cousins and business partners, co-owning Sartorie Meccaniche – Mechanical Tailors. To read more about their background have a look at a previous build featured in the Shed. Hailing from Bergamo in northern Italy one could […]

86 Motorcycles CJ360 BratRat

86 Motorcycles CJ360 BratRat

Cristobal Quintana from Santiago, Chile seems to have found his feet with the 86 Motorcycles formula. Bare tanked ratty-brats. Each time we feature one of their bikes I’m reminded of why I’m up early on a weekend writing this, […]

BSMC Gear Guide # 35

BSMC Gear Guide # 35

This week’s Gear Guide sees a man put his arse on the line to sell his jeans – literally. We also feature Hannibal Lector style face masks, a cool leather jacket from Richa, trench boots from Chicago, […]

Lions Den Customs – Cub 001

Lions Den Customs – Cub 001

The Yamaha XS is a popular choice for an array of custom bike designs, and this little 400, nicknamed Cub/001, has gone down the scrambler route, a trend that seems to still be growing, not only have recent years given […]

Mr Swallow’s CX500

Mr Swallow’s CX500

Usually when a first time build story is submitted to the Bike Shed it comes baited with the promise of future projects now that the first born has flown the nest. But for Sebastien from Normandy, news of […]

Hammer KraftRad R100R

Hammer KraftRad R100R

Nominative determinism is a wonderful theory that a person’s name somehow influences or determines a key aspect of their career, character or interests. Did the former MD of Danone, Bruno Fromage, grow up with his yoghurty fate already sealed? […]

Kevils Sapphire

Kevils Sapphire

Demand is a tricky thing. I learn’t in economics class that one can plot such a thing on a rather boring looking graph, and that a man called Jean-Baptiste Say invented a law which stated; if Kevils Speed […]

Revival Cycles Moto Morini 500GTS

Revival Cycles Moto Morini 500GTS

In a game of word association it’s unlikely that ‘the 1980’s’ will elicit a response of ‘good taste’. So when a client approached Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles with an old Morini and thoughts of ’80s Italian Supercars […]

Antonio’s DR650 Tracker

Antonio’s DR650 Tracker

António is a graphic designer & communication design teacher from Faro, on the south coast of Portugal, which should mean he knows a thing or two about how to make inanimate objects look good and proper. As a […]

BSMC Gear Guide # 34

BSMC Gear Guide # 34

A tough good looking jacket from Icon, cool fitted womens selvedge jeans from SJC, a warm new vest from ELMC and a great twist of the helmet bag from El Solitario, plus stuff to keep your vision […]