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Motorcycles

Lynskey Pro-Cross

Tennessee-based photographer Dan Henry recently emailed me to let us know about his new custom Lynskey cycloross machine. As you can see, Dan’s a tall boy so a custom frame was the ideal solution to the challenge of finding a perfectly-fitting bike. He also tells a good story, so I’ll let him fill …

Love

Niner Jet 9 RDO

The 29er vs 26er continues to simmer over a medium heat, but it’s fairly obvious there’s more acceptance of the larger wheel size. Colorado’s Niner Bikes have been at the forefront of the 29er market since 2005, mainly because of founder Chris Sugai’s colossal passion for the big wheel bikes, but …

Wedding Photography
Mountain Biking

Primate Frames All-Mountain

About two hours ride south of Sydney stands the Illawarra Escarpment, a dramatic series of cliffs that rise up from the coast, extends about one hundred kilometers south and reaches heights of almost 800 meters above the sea. It’s home to Tarn Mott and Primate Frames, who built this burly rig to …

Primates

Ducati Sport 1000 Jubiläumsbike

If you live in mainland Europe and ride a motorcycle, you’ve probably bought parts or accessories from a company called Louis. The Hamburg-based company is Europe’s largest moto retailer, and it’s just celebrated its 75th anniversary.<p>To mark the occasion, Louis commissioned Marcus Walz to build a …

Motorcycles

2012 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part II | Bike EXIF

Twice a year, we compile a list of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF. It’s the global barometer of public taste, with bikes selected on the basis of web traffic and their popularity across our social media channels—including Facebook, Stumbleupon and our exploding Pinterest page, which now …

Motorcycles

Buell Custom: Santiago Chopper's 'Bucati'

Alain Bernard is one of the most unpredictable builders in the US: You can never guess what he’ll come up with next. The bread-and-butter of Santiago Chopper’s business is trike conversions, but Bernard also turns out traffic-stopping two-wheelers on a regular basis—like this Buell custom.<p>This is …

Motorcycles

Harley Sportster by Asterisk

There may be better cures for jetlag…then again, maybe not. Hideki Hoshikawa had flown over from Japan with his latest build in the airplane’s cargo bay, clearing customs in Los Angeles just in time for the big L.A. Calendar Bike Show, where the Sportster-based “Avanzare” nabbed Best of Show honors …

Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi V50 by Rno Cycles

Think of a custom Moto Guzzi, and it’s invariably built in the ‘classic’ style: Timeless café racer lines, muted colors and bare metal. I’m a fan of that look, but it’s also refreshing to see someone take a completely different approach—and pull it off spectacularly.<p>This rapier-sharp V50 is called …

Motorcycles

Honda CRF250R cafe racer

Californian Darrell Schneider is known in the classic car community for his high-quality fiberglass skills. He’s also a keen motorcyclist, and has transformed his personal 2004 Honda CRF250R dirtbike into this eye-catching café racer.<p>Schneider namechecks Roland Sands, Richard Pollock and Ron Wood …

Café

Honda CB550F by KDI Cycles

For a one-man band, Kevin Dinsmoor has had remarkable success. Based in the small town of Colchester in Connecticut, USA, he’s carved out a reputation as a builder of finely crafted vintage customs—like this Honda CB550F.<p>“The concept was hatched a couple of years ago,” says Dinsmoor, who runs KDI …

Karting

BMW R75/6 by Kingston Custom

Custom motorcycle builders in the USA and UK have relatively few restrictions on what they can and cannot do. Then you have countries like Taiwan and Germany, which force builders to abide by draconian regulations.<p>German bikes require approval from the TÜV authority—which ensures a high quality of …

Motorcycles

Ducati Sport1000s custom

The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time. Three years ago, poor sales triggered the end of a short five-year production run. But today, it’s one of the most sought-after machines for retro bike fans, and a popular platform for customization. Ergonomics be damned: the SportClassic looks …

Motorcycles

SuperStrada: A Honda CB cafe racer by Classified Moto

Some custom bike builds are completed in days. Others take weeks or months. But this new build from Classified Moto, a postmodern take on the classic Honda CB cafe racer, took well over two years. You might have seen sneak previews on the Classified Moto Facebook page, but this is an exclusive look …

Motorcycles

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GoPro Captures Vertigo-Inducing Footage Atop the One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center was finished in New York City last Friday after the final section of the spire was hoisted up and installed. The skyscraper is …

The Magic Roundabout

America doesn't have many roundabouts because even if you understand how one works, you have to worry about <i>other</i> drivers who <i>don't</i>. But they are a …

Video: One World Trade Center Tops Out

Caution: This video may induce vertigo.<p>As the final segment of the One World Trade Center was hoisted into position – topping the structure out at a …

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

Articles about 7 innovative rooftops on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of …

Fabrication

9 People Who Were Banned From "Saturday Night Live"

So we all know about, like, Sinead O'Connor, but who would have expected that Adrien Brody is persona non grata at Studio 8H?

Taylor Swift And Rihanna Were Adorable Newbies At The 2008 Grammys

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Music<p>Plus, here's why she's so ready to perform …

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll

C+<p>There’s a rock proverb that goes: “It’s better to burn out than fade away.” But is it really? We never knew. Neil Young? Def Leppard? Still …

The 20 Most Expensive Hotels In New York City

NewYorkHotels.org compiled a list of the most expensive luxury hotels in New York City.<p>They looked at about 150 4- and 5-star luxury hotels in New York City, and calculated the average room rate for the most affordable double room in each hotel from May 2012 to April 2013.<p>Guests paid an average of …

New York City

Tiniest Drone Takes Off, Sort Of

A robotic fly flies freely at Harvard (as long as it's plugged in).<p><b>Researchers at a Harvard robotics laboratory have created a drone the size of a large fly or bee that can fly freely in the lab—though it still trails a power cord.</b><p><b>The slender carbon-fiber body of the robo-insect is just half an</b> …