David Roberts – I built this one in my shop, Broken Sprocket Garage. It is the first custom bike build I have done. I learned many skills along the way, from basic MIG welding to pipe bending to being patient with the build process.
Inspiration for this build came from the many old machines I work on in my shop. Especially old tractors and farm equipment. The foot clutch and brake pedals are from an old wheel horse tractor. The brake pedal operates both the hydraulic front Brembo and the rear mechanical drum.
I asked friends to make some wood pieces for that antique tractor feel. The seat is Spanish cedar, the shift handle is white oak, the front motor mount is Bamboo plywood, and the kick pedal is an unknown exotic African species. Continue Reading →