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Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

Renovo Badash 29er

My grandfather had a great passion for woodwork and the time I spent in his workshop, my nostrils full of the scent of wood shavings and sawdust, instilled within me a deep appreciation for the craft. The frames by Portland’s Renovo Bicycles are, compared to Pa’s turning, a whole ‘nother level.<p>You …

Mountain Biking

Nic Roberts' Wooden Bike

They may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s nothing like a wooden bike to pique the interest of any onlooker. Most ‘serious cyclists’ are dubious until they discover the advantages of a wooden frame and how it’s made. By then, most ‘serious cyclists’ are nothing short of impressed. At the …

Vacuums

George send me a pic of his bike a few weeks ago and while I really like these type of bikes I wouldn’t normally feature one

<i>“Here is the story of the motorcycle so far. Bought about a year ago as a commuter in a totally original state (not even an exhaust on it). The bike was doing it’s job pretty well, but i saw that there where some true potentials of beauty in her.</i><p><i>Inspiration came from bike builders like A.C santcuary & Bulldock Japan and i started with a very tight budget of aprox. $800 to build it. A lot of one off parts made by me like the clip on’s, the tail tidy and even the solid brass label on the exhaust</i> …

Most people are familiar with the Japanese Motorcycle Custom house AC Sanctuary as their bikes have appeared on BikeEXIF numerous times

Most people are familiar with the Japanese Motorcycle Custom house AC Sanctuary as their bikes have appeared on BikeEXIF numerous times.<p>Bulldock is another Japanese customiser who builds motorcycles in a similar style.<p>Bulldock call this a GT-M (Genuine Tuning Machine) Z1/2. It is of course a heavily modified Kawasaki Z1000.<p>This is what Google Translate has to say…<p><i>“Because the owner who is a circuit racing, it’s a vehicle that elaborated with a view to circuit run heavily loaded. Therefore,</i> …

Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Filippo Barbacane is one of Italy’s leading craftsmen, specializing in classy Moto Guzzi customs. The builds coming out of his Officine RossoPuro workshop are refined, elegant and desirable, and I’d be happy to put one next to the V7 in my garage. This …

Monte Carlo

Dime City Cycles Bonneville

The 50s and 60s were arguably the best years of British motorcycling. Invariably finished in black and chrome, the bikes repeatedly pushed the envelope of engineering—until the Japanese arrived. It was a golden era, and it’s the inspiration for the latest build from Dime City Cycles—the …

Motorcycles

Vincent motorcycle: the 'Blue Bike'

One of the most famous Vincent motorcycles of all time has just gone up for sale. Marty Dickerson’s Rapide—best known as the ‘Blue Bike’—is on show at Altai, a design studio in Los Angeles.<p>The Blue Bike has an illustrious history to match its stunning looks. It’s a ‘Series B’ Touring Rapide that …

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

T120 Bonneville by Analog

It’s always interesting to see the bikes that well-known builders create for themselves. This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s a more ‘traditional’ look than many Analog motorcycles, with a side order of steampunk too.<p>“El Matador” was a labor of love for Prust for …

Vintage

Honda Ruckus custom

I used to think that 1970s CBs were the most heavily customized Hondas. Until I discovered the extraordinary subculture that has grown up around the Honda Ruckus. Yes, it’s a scooter and it’s got a meager 49cc. But it’s a distinctive looking machine, with wide tires, a bare bones frame and twin …

Motorcycles

BMW K100 by Robrock

This raw and brutal BMW K100 was built, very aptly, by a master blacksmith and metalworker. Faced with a long German winter, Marc Robrock decided to enliven his evenings and weekends and build himself a bike. “After 25 years of riding bikes, I felt I was missing something,” he says. “And life is …

Motorcycles

1979 Honda CB500 by Anvil

Anvil Motociclette is the kind of shop that is catching the attention of younger riders in mainland Europe. Their designs are raw and uncompromising, and guaranteed to stop the traffic. This 1979 Honda CB500 custom is typical: It’s low and rakish, stripped to the basics and ready for action.<p>Anvil …

Motorcycles

Ducati 750 Super Sport

There’s nothing like a barn find to get the motorcycling juices flowing, and this Ducati 750 Super Sport is one of the best. The bike was discovered in Belgium in 2009, after sitting in a shed for 15 years. It’s now been resurrected by Harné Heuvelman of the Dutch specialist Back To Classics, and …

Motorcycles

Honda CL400 by Urban Rider

It’s not often we get to show a custom that has been built with practicality in mind. But this Honda CL400 has been tweaked for London streets, offering easy commuting with a strong dash of style. The man behind the project is Will Starritt of the motorcycle gear shop Urban Rider: “We wanted to …

Motorcycles

Suzuki ST400 by Speedtractor

Tokyo has one of the world’s most vibrant custom motorcycle scenes. It’s dominated by names like An-Bu, Ritmo Sereno, Sanctuary and Sundance. But here’s a new entrant worth keeping an eye on—Speedtractor.<p>This Suzuki ST400 Tempter is one of Speedtractor’s first builds, and it’s a beauty, in a chunky …

Would love to ride this Sportster. Customised in Japan by NICE Motorcycles I’m led to believe

Would love to ride this Sportster. Customised in Japan by NICE Motorcycles I’m led to believe.<p>Would look just as good with high bars.

The Essential Buying Guide For The Honda CB750

Reading time: about 6 minutes.<p>Buying Guides<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Honda<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p><i>This is the first in a new series written by Silodrome staff</i> …

Motorcycles

Honda CB550 by Seaweed & Gravel

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Honda<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<p>I’m a big fan of the humble Honda CB550, the model has always been …

Horex VR6

Reading time: about 11 minutes.<p>Design<br>• Engineering<br>• German<br>• Motorcycles<p><i>This is the third piece in a new series on Silodrome written by the talented Jason</i> …

Motorcycles

Brick Full Grain NYC NATO Watch Strap

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Retro<br>• Style<br>• Watches<p>Vintage watches have a look and a style all their own, unfortunately the vintage …

Watches

1972 De Tomaso Pantera Group 3 Factory Prototype

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>American<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Italian<br>• Luxury<br>• Racing<br>• Vintage<p>This 1972 De Tomaso Pantera is a Group 3 Factory Prototype, it’s actually …

Classic Cars

Type 9 by Zero Engineering

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Bobber<br>• Custom<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The Type 9 by Zero Engineering is the newest model out of the now world famous …

Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Camping<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>This is the “Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw”, it’s a fantastic little piece of …

Belt Knife by The Bowen Knife Company

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<br>• Tools<p>The idea of having a small blade tucked away somewhere safe seems like a rather good …

Vintage Edison Industrial Lamp

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Gadgets<br>• Home<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>Edison light globes, with their glowing filaments, have always fascinated …

Royal Enfield Bobber by Old Empire Motorcycles

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Bobber<br>• British<br>• Design<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>This English-built Royal Enfield bobber is loosely based on the 2009 Royal Enfield …

Motorcycles