Billy Joel Makes his Garage Public

But can he tune a Sportster?

Billy Joel has turned his love for motorcycles into either the ultimate man-cave, or just a cool place to hang out. It all depends on how you look at it.

He frequently rides around on a vintage WWII bike, but the Piano Man's latest expression of his two-wheel enthusiasm is a garage/museum/ called 20th Century Cycles-which is now open to the public on weekends. The modest space is set up in Oyster Bay, New York.

The simple garage holds 56 prized bikes. Some hail from humble beginnings, and some are modern machines customized to look vintage. But, from the pop star's tricked-out Triumph Thruxton to a stock 1977 Harley XLCR, all the bikes represent the vintage years of the 30s through the 70s-a time whose aesthetic Joel says he's especially attracted to. Billy, and chief mechanic Alex Puls, want you to drop by and hang out-he hopes to inspire a revitalized motorcycle enthusiast scene in Long Island, as well as just show folks his cool old collectibles.

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