I even told them i would work for free
Jaap from the Netherlands – It started with a dream where i would learn how to build bikes and eventually start my own bikeshop here in the Netherlands. I work as a cook for a few years, but that started to annoy the hell outta me. So i quit that job and collected a bunch of email adresses from some bikeshops in the area. I send them an email telling them i wanted to learn how to build some badass choppers and caferacers.
I even told them i would work for free, i just wanted to learn! There was only 1 out of a few owners that responded and he invited me over at his shop. I arrived at that shop called Short Cut Choppers based in Ede in the Netherlands and i got real excited! The shop was great and after half an hour it was clear i could start working there 2 days a week. A few months later i sold my VLX600 Shadow and bought a near mint condition 82 heritage special with the double spoked rims! I got it really cheap and after a month or so i stripped her down and hardtailed it.