Custom builders, especially builders with decades of experience and focused knowledge of powersports culture, draw upon a myriad of touchstones when they take on a project. In the case of Kirk Taylor and the tiny custom Strider here, inspiration came from the “First Lady of Drag Racing” Shirley Muldowney. Continue reading Kirk Taylor’s Strider Custom
When we pitched the idea of customizing a tiny Strider bicycle to Led Sled’s Pat Patterson, there was no hesitation. “Sure,” he said, “both my kids learned on them and never needed training wheels. They were riding pedal bikes by age 3.” Continue reading Pat Patterson’s Strider Custom
When Paul Yaffe texted me a picture of Low Brow’s peanut gas tank and asked if I could procure one for his Strider custom, it threw me off at first. I politely confirmed that he was aware of the fact that Strider balance bikes didn’t have engines (yes, he’d noticed) – then reached out to Tyler at Low Brow. Continue reading Paul Yaffe’s Strider Custom
Post and images by Jack McIntyre.
For decades, 40 plus years, the Rats Hole has been doing their iconic Bike Shows all over the nation. A few days ago, they had their Sturgis show at the buffalo Chip. Terrific showing, not room for even one more participant. Enjoy the gallery below loaded with pics of the show bikes. Continue reading THE RATS HOLE CUSTOM BIKE SHOW, STURGIS 2018 AT THE BUFFALO CHIP
Story and Photos by ITN European Reporter Herve’ Rebollo