Thursdays in Fairmount

Look something like this. View the images of what went down this past Thursday.


cb360t new rubber

Cleaned up the wheels. Inside the rims was rusted pretty bad but they cleaned up nicely with a wire brush. I got out of work late tonight but was still able to make it down to the UPS store on Oregon before it closed to pick these up. FRESH RUBBER! Duro HF318 400/18 Got them […]


Elk Neck State Park Camping

A few of us did a small camping trip down to Elk Neck Sate Park last weekend, had a great time. Scott led us on some great back roads leaving Philly, down through Delaware, and then over to the Chesapeake Bay area. Some great twists, mixed in with some tremendous wind gusts to keep us […]


Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Cafe Project

So, I recently finished my Honda 919 build, and have been in the market for another project.  I’d like to get into building bikes for a living, so I’ve been cutting my teeth on Honda’s for the last few years – just trying to get the hang of non-bolt on customization and all that that […]


I love my bicycle & motorcycle

Many of you may know Joe as a sweet dude, sick bmxer and the filmer/director of, i love my bicycle, a documentary on FBM bike company. Joe now owns a 1975 CB550 and a wild helmet.


chinonthetank cb360

Got some more parts in…. 48mm emgo pod filters and complete gasket kit. Cleaned headset bearings and assembled. I’m missing some nuts and bolts for the triple tree, forks, headlight bucket, etc…. I’m coming up with a list and will have to hit up the metric hardware store this weekend. I think the euro bars […]


How To: cb550 Carb Cleaning

Mick’s cb550 was starting to lose a little power so it was time for a good carb cleaning. Took us about 3.5 hours which is a little long, mainly because 4cyl Hondas have the worst air-box set-up ever. Can’t wait to get pod filter on that thing. Fuck that air box. Get a good manual. […]


Peter all day

Our buddy Peter is still on his trip across country on his BMW. Check out his blog here.


chinonthetank cb360t

Angle grinder time! Since the Thursday ride was rained out I made some good progress in the basement. Cleaned off all the side cover tabs, fender holders, seat mounts, the weird mount thing under the head tube and shortened the back end of the frame. Pretty sure the neighbors weren’t psyched on the grinder hell […]


Returned from the UK

Well, I’ve been back a few days and have settled myself in, so thought I’d post some photos of my trip. All were taken the last couple of months, except the photos of Jacks Hill Cafe and the 59 Club, but I thought they were fitting for this post. Overall my trip was great, as […]


Peter’s cross country trip – update #1

If you didn’t know… Our buddy Peter with the gold German cb350, also has a BMW r100. And he’s currently doing a cross country trip on the BMW. Below are a few pics from his trip. Right now he’s in Boulder. Be sure to check his Picasa HERE for more pics. This is what he […]


Brooklyn Invitational 2

sorry these took so long, I was really busy. The last two are of my XS650 project which goes under the knife this winter! More.


chinonthetank cb360t

When Andrew bought his cb360t earlier this year we aqiured a ton of extra parts as part of the sale because the seller was moving to NYC and couldn’t take any of the stuff with him. This really sweetened the $400 deal especially since we ended up using a good bit of the parts to […]


Philly to Asheville – update #2

I left Gallipolis, OH this morning right after the fog lifted on the Ohio river scenic byway. Aaron and I had spent his day off tooling on “the motorcycle that will never run.” We got it…well…, sounding better? Maybe, but we did get gas all over us. It was nice to see him talking like […]


Philly to Denver – Kansas Larry

On our way back to Philly from Denver, we were coming across the top of Kansas and the skies started to look crazy. We stopped at a gas station and heard there was a tornado coming. An older gentleman approached us to talk about the cycles, and told us continuing into the storm was a […]


Philly to Asheville – update #1

– late start saturday morning – left Philly at about 10:30am – tach stopped working 20 miles from the house. Fuckin dumb! – I set up camp after 300 miles outside shenandoah, george washington state forest – now on my way to Gallipolis, OH to see aaron and erin. hopefully they’ll answer my phone call