I stood there alone staring at the incredible hand-formed front fairing on Criag Rodsmith's 1969 turboed Moto Guzzi Ambassador sprint bike. Astonished, I mumble to myself "Geez... I wonder how many panels it took to fab up that fairing..." When Craig, who I had never met and didn't realize was standing just to my left leaned over and said "Four."
Walking the floors of the Handbuilt Show, you're walking among giants. Max Hazan, Shinya Kimura, Roland Sands, Walt Siegl-- names that I've known for years from the pages of different custom sites and magazines. But here, at the Handbuilt show, they're standing right next to you as you try not to drool on their bikes. Throw a random question out there and you never know who will answer back.
Well here are some more of our favorites from this incredible custom show out in Austin.
We shot tons of photos of a LOT of bikes, so if you're not seeing all the detail shots you want to-- hold tight, they're coming. Over the next few weeks we will be doing individual features on some of the most stand-out customs we saw out there and bringing you more of the details on what went in to each build.
Be sure to check out yesterday's gallery HERE!