229 Bishop N, Alexandria, Ontario, Canada K0C 1A0 (613) 525-0066 e-mail: lee@americancycleservice.com

Monday 27 June 2011

Montreal Bike & Tattoo Show

Rob's bike attracted a lot of attention at the Montreal Bike & Tattoo Show

Lee chatting with Paul Cox

Saturday 25 June 2011

Show that frame who's boss!

Lee, giving a Panhead frame some tough love...

Remi Theriault

Our friend photographer Remi Theriault has been coming out over the spring and winter to take shots of the shop and some of the bikes. Some his shots will likely be appearing in a magazine later this summer, so we can't show those. But here are some he took with his Hasselblad medium-format camera. You can see more of Remi's work at his site and blog: Remi Theriault: Le Blog

"Toonz" doing some striping

Timmy "Toonz" Feher, who painted Rob's Panhead, dropped by the shop to do some pinstriping and gold leaf on Rob's helmet (photos by Remi)

Totally diggin' this knucklehead racer from Hot Dock Customs in Japan. Even has a springer fork!
(reposted from FOG)

American Cycle Bike featured in Revolution Magazine

Rob's panhead got a three-page feature in Revolution magazine. I'm sure it made a bit of a contrast from their usual stable of fat-tire, airbrushed-skull choppers. Still, nice to see our work in print (even if they did edit out virtually all mention of the shop itself)

Finished this bike for Scott just in time for the Custom Show in Montreal. Scott comes from a sportbike background, and wanted something a little different for this bobber. We built him this bike using a Canadian Maximum Motorcycles 0/0 frame, an Ultima 113 cu. inch engine and 6-speed tranny, customized Vance and Hines exhaust, and a lot of other custom features.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Firing it up!

Rob's 1953 Panhead gets fired up for the first time after five months getting rebuilt from the ground up at the shop

Mid controls and clutch linkage coming together. The mids were bent from solid square-stock stainless with Anderen-style pegs, and the linkage has had a heim joint and gussets added to it
Cutting the Biltwell Keystone bars down for Rob's panhead