Once again, IRON TRADER NEWS has created it’s 2nd bike build project. First the ITN BAGGER PROJECT, and now the ITN BOBBER PROJECT. Sponsored by S&S CYCLE, and NASH MOTORCYCLES, the actual build is by Johnny Mac’s Chopper Shop of Philadelphia. Keep checking back, the assembly is next, just waiting on the chrome frame to return from the chromer.
By Marilyn Stemp
Above: New contributor from France, Herve’ Rebollo, and ITN editor Marilyn Stemp
“Your magazine was better known here than you may know,” said my longtime friend, Motographer Horst Rossler from Germany.
It was 2014, and Horst and I were at the Custom bike Show in Bad Salzuflun, Germany looking at the rows of stunning bikes displayed. Horst was commiserating with me on the recent news that IronWorks, the title founded by my late husband Dennis Stemp and I, would cease publication.
A similar message came to me at that time from French rider and writer Herve’ Rebollo, who postd to a European riding forum about IRON WORK’s legacy. I was as surprised to read this as I’d been by Horst’s comments – but gratified to learn that IronWorks had enjoyed such reach internationally.
Ironically, the demise of IronWorks was the catalyst for Herve’ and I to connect, after he reached out by email and we met for coffee when I came through Paris in November, 2015. That’s when I learned what an avid rider he is and how often he rides for transportation as much as recreation. In fact, he arrived for our meeting on his motorcycle, removing his riding suit to reveal a businessman’s coat and tie, necessary in his professional life.
It has become clear that Herve’ rides – a lot! And he enjoys recording his rides in words and photos. So we’re delighted to welcome Herve’ as the newest contributor to Iron Trader News, offering our readers a look at the European V-Twin culture first hand. We expect you’ll enjoy his charming stories as much as we do.
As writers, we send out words to the world but we seldom know where they land. Apparently, sometimes they have an impact. Please enjoy Herve’s words on Iron Trader News.
Yes Yes ! The Iron Trader News project is now finished and the biker is back on the road thanks to JOHNNY MAC’S CHOPPER HOUSE. This 04 H-D Ultra Classic is a rider, I probably have ridden more than 2000 miles in the last two weeks getting a feel for the new front end, which quite honestly, is easier to handle that the original front end. Anyway, please check out the BAGGER PROJECT PAGE (click here). Our sponsors were incredible, their components really show what YOU CAN DO with your present motorcycle.
Now this is a project that we all can sink our teeth into. We took my 2004 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic and basically turned it into a Continue reading The IRON TRADER NEWS Bagger Project, 99.99% Finished
When I started Iron Trader News in 2014 on the rather sudden demise of IronWorks, it was an impulsive and audacious decision. Change is seldom fun. Imposed change even less so. I had no plan at all, just a desire to keep doing what I had done for the prior 25 years. Continue reading HOW ARE WE DOING?