Bike Shed Paris: Backstory

Bike Shed Paris: Backstory

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Dutch, Events | 9 Comments

After Loïc had partially translated the Moto Heroes article we decided to head outside and drink beer in the Jacuzzi. After all, we were in Biarritz, it was June and the late evening air was still warm […]

Bike Shed London Info

Bike Shed London Info

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Events | 37 Comments

All you need to know about Bike Shed London 2015: This year’s Bike Shed exhibition is being held in London’s stunning Tobacco Dock, again, about ten minutes walk from Tower Bridge. Expect to see around 150 custom […]

BIKE SHED PARIS 2015

BIKE SHED PARIS 2015

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 in Events | 55 Comments

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 […]

Bobber vs Scrambler

Bobber vs Scrambler

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Factory Custom | 9 Comments

When factories dip their toes into the world of custom building, it’s all too easy to smell a corporate stunt and dismiss the outcome as driven by research marketing and designed to drive ROI, but in this […]

Distinguished Gents Ride 2014

Distinguished Gents Ride 2014

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Events | 21 Comments

20,000 ladies and gentlemen of character, in dapper gear, on distinguished motorcycles, from 258 cities in 57 countries just raised almost $1.5million for research into the fight against Prostate cancer in a single day’s ride. Not bad […]

Frank’s Kraut Escape

Frank’s Kraut Escape

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Shed Builds | 3 Comments

Taking the prize for funniest bike name of the month has to be Frank Schulte’s shed-built BMW R60/5, “The Kraut Escape”, but it takes more than a mirthful moniker to get your bike featured on The Bike […]

Kevils Riva

Kevils Riva

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Kevils, Pro Builds | 2 Comments

The latest custom Boxer to roll out of Kevils Speedshop is this 1981 R100 commissioned by Kris, a restaurant owner based just off the coat of Belgium. Having just spent the weekend there we can vouch for […]

Dutch’s Silver Surfer

Dutch’s Silver Surfer

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cafe Racer Customs, Dutch | 25 Comments

Owning The Best Bike In The World is clearly a subjective experience, but I think it’s achievable, and there’s a simple formula: Buy a motorcycle you love and have always wanted. Own it for ages, ride it […]

Carl’s Street Tracker

Carl’s Street Tracker

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Down & Out CR, Pro Builds | No Comments

When it comes to R-Series Boxer Twins the guys at Down & Out Cafe Racers are still on a roll. It’s not all that Shaun & Carl can build by any means, turning out some stunning bikes […]

Steel Bent Customs 125TT “RS”

Steel Bent Customs 125TT “RS”

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Pro Builds, Steel Bent Customs | 2 Comments

Up until recently Steel Bent Customs in Tampa, Florida, have been turning out super-clean, super-slim super-middleweight customs brats, with the odd cafe and scrambler thrown in, but with a growing appetite for small capacity customs it’s good […]

Tim’s Matchless KTM

Tim’s Matchless KTM

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Shed Builds | 14 Comments

When we asked for some Shed-Built bikes to show at the Bike Shed’s BSMC III Event last May, we knew from previous experience that we’d see some cool, crazy and desireable bikes, but this build was def […]

Robinsons Speedshop CU29

Robinsons Speedshop CU29

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Pro Builds, Robinsons Speedshop | 6 Comments

We’re used to seeing desirable CX500s now, so I won’t start this story with the usual Plastic Maggot pre-amble, but this build does take the whole pre-worn look to extremes with a corroded copper-coated tank that is […]