Author Archives: Gary

Wylie Chopper Parts

As some of you might already know I’ve teamed up with my buddy Duane Lansing of Hydro-Fabrication to start a new venture called Wylie Chopper Parts. The objective of this new endeavor is to provide bike builders all of the … Continue reading

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Big Town Bikers Christmas Swapmeet

Duane and I went down and set up a booth at the Big Town Christmas Swap Meet in Mesquite last week and had a lot of fun. It wasn’t a big event but it drew a pretty good crowd. Here’s … Continue reading

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The New CBH MK III Tube Bender

Most readers already know that I’ve been using a variety of tube benders for almost 50-years now. Over that time we’ve come out with several different designs that are affordable for the average builder to make at home but so … Continue reading

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California Ultra Narrow Springer Forks

Finally found the time to finish the first set of the Ness Styled California Ultra Narrow Springers. Duane and I had several variations of these forks on display at Cycle Daze and they were well received so we’ve decide to … Continue reading

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Boutique Discussion Boards

I know everybody is tired of hearing me talk about what I call the ‘Boutique’ Discussion boards but now they seem to be everywhere and I can’t find a good board where the topic of the day isn’t about what … Continue reading

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Cory Hebert – Main Drive Cycle

Another builder I meet this weekend was Cory Hebert who has become ‘famous’ for the mid-control hardware he designed and builds. I’ve always been a fan of Mid-Controls for folks who don’t like floor-boards on a Chopper or Bobber. He’s … Continue reading

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Jason Ferguson – Bike Builder

Had a chance to meet Jason Ferguson in person last weekend and we had an enjoyable chat about real bike building as opposed to commercial bike building and there is a big difference but most folks just don’t realize it. … Continue reading

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Cycle Daze 2014

Set up a booth at Cycle Daze 2014 in Grand Prairie and even though the weather turned bitter cold and very windy it was a lot of fun. This photo was taken very early in the morning during the vendor … Continue reading

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Symbiosis and the Chopper Machine

The definition of ‘Symbiosis’ in the true sense was coined by biologists to refer to two or more organisms that existed by ‘living’ off of one another. In effect each individual depended for their life by the cooperation of the … Continue reading

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Modern Technology and the Builder

  One of the things that disturbs me the most is the number of people I run into at swap meets and other events who want to build a bike but can’t seem to get started because they don’t have … Continue reading

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The Old Shop

  When I moved back to Texas from Sunny California the first thing I did was rent a shop in the ‘bad’ part of town since I figured my ‘potential’ customers would feel more comfortable in that type of environment. … Continue reading

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Discussion Board Experts

Along the same vein as the ‘Pretend Choppers’ are what I call the ‘Discussion Board Experts’. Don’t get me wrong here there are some very good ‘real’ experts posting at the various boards but we’re talking about the guys who … Continue reading

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Pretend Choppers

This is the first post on my new Blog and the reason I decided to do a blog in the first place is so that I’ll have somewhere to jot down my thoughts before I’m to old to think clearly … Continue reading

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