Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Sad news. Van Wastell died a few days ago. I heard that there was a possibility of suicide, but I sincerely hope not. He was a great skater, and will be missed as shown from the top shot from 4Qconditioning. I wanted to post another picture from happier times, and found the second one on the DLX tribute page.

RIP Van, and don't worry. Greater things are still to come.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Atomic Customs '38 Knuck

Damn this thing is hot.

Cardiel by Jason Adams

Thanks to Slap Magazine.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mmmm... VL Frame

Hot Damn...

Tawmy Brady takes it in the knee.... so long season!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back from the dead...

Holy crap, check this guy out. Richie Jackson wishes he was this tweaked.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


A Jeff Decker piece.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hecka Tight...

Aw yeah. Picked up my ltd. edition plaid Cardiel board today. Sucker came with all the Epicly Later'd episodes on a DVD.

It's on.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

4Q Conditioning

This Tank was a joint Mullins Chaindrive/4Q deal. Mullins did the fab work and Max painted it. The tank ended up in Japan.
Heaven. What I wouldn't do for a shop like this.
I believe this bike belongs to Scott Pommier, the skate photographer. Great frame, and that ribbed exhaust tubing is really growing on me. I saw a Kutty Noteboom bike with the same stuff and it looked great.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Scott Craig's Panhead

I saw this bike first in an Ol' Skool Rodz magazine a couple of months ago. I love the old HD front end and the bars.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Joey Castillo's Evo.

I haven't posted any evo shots on our blog, mainly 'cos I don't really like them. But I'm making an exception for this bike for two reasons; first, it was built by Powerplant Choppers and they build some great bikes and second, it belongs to Joey Castillo from Queens of the Stone Age. He's a tight drummer and a pretty hardcore skater too. He did a cool interview with Steve Olson in Juice Magazine a little while ago. Check it out.

Max & Salman

Salman Agah was straight up one of the gnarliest switch skaters of my youth. I heard a story once where the photo department of a skate rag refused to print a shot of Salman that was labelled switch 'cos they were convinced the slide was flopped. Rad.

Weekend fix.

Nice fixie, and Church of Choppers and Cycle Zombies flair too!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Get some.

Gnarly. Trevelen and his Super Co. Customs "El Peligroso" Knuck. I'm trying to find a shot of the engraved knucklehead motor. If I do I'll throw it up too.

Kinda the opposite of Shaff's 4Q bike in a way, but so cool nonetheless. Remember;

Your Next.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Max Schaff shovelhead

I found this picture of a beautiful shovelhead that shows really well what I love about Max's bikes. There's nothing extraneous on there, no billet junk, no excess chrome, not too many "blacked-out" parts. Just super-clean lines, and a great idea of what a bike can be. Like it says on the Church of Choppers blog; "Don't Trend On Me."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Johnny can't skate...

Cardiel may not be skating like he used to, but if I tried a wallride on a fixie you'd be pickin' my teeth out of the concrete for sure. John just proves "once a skater, always a skater."

'41 Ford & pre-unit Triumph

Great vintage photo from the Nostalgia On Wheels blog. It's nice to see a great pickup that's not slammed and chopped. Totally rad.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cease and desist...

Another Trump

Found this while trolling through ebay. This must be by the same builder as the pre-unit below.

Fair warning...

Don't discuss troop movements.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pre-unit Triumph

This one's for you Jus!

Jap Shovelhead & Sportster

Two super clean Japanese bikes. The sporty is from Hotbike Japan, and the Shovel was shot at the Mooneyes Japan show I think...

The 4Q Knuckle

Dig those pipes baby!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Morning Jacket at the Kool Haus

2 and a half hours of the best music ever.

3 Trumps and a Panhead - From the Greasy Kulture site

Aussie Rules!

A sinner, a painter and two skaters...

Rico Fodrey of Hi-Bond Modified and the Sinners M.C. and John Edwards
Max Schaff of 4Q Conditioning and Jasin Phares

Friday, June 20, 2008

Jim Thiebaud's ramp jam

Best tricks in my book; Markovitch's alley-oop air, Brauch's back-to-back blunts, Phil Shao's rafter drop, Cardiel's BS lein-to-tail revert.

Triumph T100

This thing is the bomb.

Sick sporty

Nimrod from Santa Cruz' sportster. I love this bike.

Backyard shenanigens...

Justin and Alex.

Streets on Fire

J. Jessee's pan, The Black Tibetan. Super mean...

Not that kind of chopper!

Steve McQueen, Jer - R&R an a grinder

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