Ever wonder what makes a new bike from Sellwood Cycle Repair so special? It all starts with our thorough build process and attention to detail right out of the box. @kaia.pic and @clarahonsinger show you the ❤️ that goes into each new bike we build.
New beginnings for the new year. So many wonderful things in line for my 2018 adventures. What do you have in mind?
These TRP hydraulic cable actuated calibers are amazing. Looking forward to using them in 2018. Take the HY Road!
My daily death defyer.
Frame: @tribebicycles LA (I wanted the Texas, but it wasn't available at my bike shop)
Rims: @hplusson archetype
Hubs: Grande Comps
Handlebars: @fyxation rodeo
Tires: Continental gatorskins, which are impossible to remove when I get flats.
Many of my components were purchased from the god folks at @retro_gression
I followed a lot of advice from Zach Gallardo in building this. Super fun to ride but I almost get hit by cars daily. Choose bikes over cars, especially during inversion periods in #slc#bikeslc#bikeutah#saltlakecity#utah#bike#bicycle#bikebuild
Builder Name: Karlee Cobb @karleecobb
Garage: @klockwerks / Mitchell, SD
Custom Motorcycle Name: “Project Princess” BRAND/MODEL: Indian Scout
FRAME: Twisted Chopper’s Rigid
STYLE: Chopper (First Scout Chopper)
TRANSMISSION: 6 Speed
ENGINE: First Fully Polished 1103ci Scout (Thanks Steve at Elite Polishing)
FRONT END: Shaved/Filled/Chromed Scout Legs/Custom Trees
ABOUT THE ARTIST AND BUILD
Since age 11, you could find Karlee Cobb hanging out at Klock Werks shop in Mitchell, SD. Known for being a young land speed racer with Bonneville records, she first stepped into her own design at age 19 when she did a custom Triumph for the Tony Hawk Foundation. Next came "Outrider,” the first custom Indian Scout, debuted at IMS in New York City when Karlee was 21.
Karlee's third custom project was a major undertaking in removing the cast stock frame and creating a chopper based on the Indian Scout platform. Fuel injection, wiring, ECM and a radiator were just a few of the challenges faced on this build. Normally one to prefer black and coatings, the polished and chrome route along with candy paint was a new stretch for Karlee. Working at Klock Werks has exposed her to many styles and love for motorcycles in general. “Project Princess" allowed Karlee to make her first attempt at welding on the custom tank. "I am honored to work with Jason Kangas and Twisted Choppers on the design of the rigid frame, controls and triple trees as the basis for this bike. This led to the formation of a new friendship, which is what motorcycles have always been in my life,” Karlee said.
Brad Smith shined on the candy paint, Steve Langston rocked the polished motor and parts and Jennifer Bainbridge and Randy Rothlisberger at the shop “are the greatest teachers ever,” according to Karlee. "The team at Klock Werks has been super supportive of my design efforts, and I cannot thank everyone involved enough for the opportunity. Having come to the Michael Lichter show's since my step dad Brian has been entered in them has been a treat, now I am honored to be alongside all the great builders this year as we carry the torch forward.” #motorcyclesasart#oldironyoungblood#maa17
Gradually forward with the project. The rear shock and spring seem to be ok. Swingarm bearings etc. on the other hand look like the need to replaced. Some previous owner has also tightened the chain adjuster bolts so that the threads need be remade and the other bolt snapped when I tried to take it out.👍These pics are from tuesday.
And here we are to this day. In the sad turn of events when the family business being broken in to and the bike getting damaged the bike is on its way to a new location for me to work on it with a clear mind. More updates soon 😘
Proud moments. Was about time I rememberd to take a photo with something I turned out. Easily one of my most gratifying days. I appreciate all involved. If you've showed love, been to an MXR day, supporred a build with a part, left a cool comment or otherwise then a huge THANK YOU is owed at the very least. So thank you guys 😁
Not sure but I think we just built up the smallest dirt jumper in the world (14 inch). Another reason @prevelobikes are so rad...standard sizing so you can tinker in the garage. Prevelo link in bio. #dirtjumperforthreeyearolds#preveloalphaone
Freshie YouTube channel & first video edit are up! LINK IN BIO. Thanks guys😁
MXR hits @lacrmx in Palmdale, CA for an epic time on fresh prepped loam.