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Who The Fuck Is Spindle

I'm a fat kid from Salford, been in to bikes since I could shit in a nappy. Crashed a few along the way, but i'm still here pissing everyone off. I've tried my hand at motocross and drag racing over the years. I won fuck all, but had a proper laugh, and enjoyed every minute of the time I spent with fellow racers. I have now turned my very limited engineering skills to custom bike building. I have always loved the bike shows and the creations the famous builders dreamed up. I regularly attend all the big events throughout the UK. I have taken inspiration from many builders, but more so from my very good friend Mister D.T.F.P. Benny "Boneshaker" Thomas. Benny has guided my hand through all the builds in these pages, and he has kept me safe, ensuring what creations i come up with are ride-able, safe, (all most) legal, and don't kill me. During my time in Benny's workshop I have met some cool people and made some great friends. I don't take life too seriously. The following pages are just rambling's and experience's of mine during the builds. This blog in not intended to be accurate or period perfect, its just for a laugh, and describes the things I like and love. Please feel free to hurl abuse and insults.
Fuck my old boots, here's
"SPINDLE"

Who The Fuck Is Spindle

Who The Fuck Is Spindle

Thursday, 23 December 2010

TRIKES

never been a lover of trikes, but this one is mental, cheers CFH

LSD, flares, long hair, hippys, space men, student anti war demos, dont you just miss the seventies, ha ha

Monday, 20 December 2010

BRICK TOP VADER

robbed of D.T.F.P. cheers Benny, best laugh I've had in ages, its so fucking funny i had to nick it, i near shit myself laughing its so funny, Alan Ford is an ace actor, the best line of the film is "I'll cut your fucking jacobs off", Zoe, my 9 year old daughter came out with this line on a trip to Blackpool, me and Manda couldn't believe what she had said,, Zoe had no idea what it  meant, i guess Zoe must have watched "Snatch"" when we where out sometime, it made for a good family memory,

Sunday, 19 December 2010

COOL PICTURE

taken outside benny's flat before we hit the nationals in september 2010, good times good memories good friends, left to right
trawlers lotus eater
spindles pimp
bennys pan
steves ironhead

Saturday, 18 December 2010

JANIS JOPLIN

smackhead, lesbian, rock chick, who gives a fuck cos this lady could belt out a cool tune, heres my favorite

Monday, 13 December 2010

DENVER MULLINS

the chopper godfather, he died in october 1992 after his race boat sank in a lake, he was pinned in the boat and drowned.  I loved reading about his stuff in mags back in the day.  Heres a few pictures of his bikes.



these pictures are where i gathered inspiration for "Pimpers Paradise".


i also read the postings on Jockey Journal that his daughter lisa posted, the whole thread had me in tears, she expressed how she dealt with her feelings towards her dad. It was mind blowing stuff.

RIP Denver Mullins

TRAWLER

my friend trawler, he's a cool dude, he rides, skates, and partys like a real animal, he has his own painting company and he's just set up a blog advertising his skills, click the link, lets get his hit count up, and, if you have an elephants arse that needs painting, he's your man, ha ha.

good luck with your venture mister.

http://m-dexdecorators.blogspot.com/




"LUCKY 69"

named because i always feel lucky when participating in a "69"

anyhow, just bought my first item for the bike, many more to follow, DON'T tell manda, she will kill me, £850 to my door, looking forward to starting this one. will be using an old iron head lump, 16's front and rear, lovely Firestone's either end, bare metal tank and seat, matt brown frame, black gloss wheels and leafers, should save a fortune on paint, i only need "LUCKY 69" painting on either side of the gas tank. and i will be looking for a mooosive front light, an old battered affair would be preferable.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

LEE DOGS WHEELS

looking for wheels on ebay and came across these, think our lee should sue for copy right, ha ha

Sunday, 5 December 2010

SUPER HERO

found this on rowans blog, a guy had a frame chopped in half to save on shipping, with the intention of welding it together when it arrived on his doorstep, only a super hero like BATMAN would do that, i hope robin learns from this, ha ha

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

GREASY KULTURE

best issue yet, but i would say that, cheers guy, its cool when you put everything in to a build and you get some recognition for your efforts, and its fucking ace when you get a super cool asre mag to feature your new ride, thanks to Benny, Zippy, Nelly Cyprus, Flakey Dave, Uncle Dave, Baz, Ian, and Lewis, and anyone else who helped, i love you all, spindle

Friday, 26 November 2010

ALI

just watched the movie, with will smith, fucking brilliant, here's some of his fights, enjoy............


foreman gets a grilling..................





'ave it....................



and here's our henry, splashing it all over ali, ha ha........



i remember as a kid my dad letting me and my brother stay up late to watch the ali fights, cheers pop

BAH HUMBUG!!!!

money's short,
times are hard,
here's your fucking
christmas card

.............. merry xmas you bunch of loonies, ha ha

RIP FATIMA

rowan my dear friend lost his dog yesterday, i feel for him, your dog will shit on the carpet and chew the furniture, but you still love them, and when they are gone it hurts, here's a poem for rowan and fatima

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM


When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....



............................................................................................................................................................
BEYOND THE RAINBOW


As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,

I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade



I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free

Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.



I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, an on the other side

Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide

And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see

Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be

My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new

And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright

That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night

"Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold

And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.

For although we may not be together in the way we used to be

We are still connected by a cord no one can see

So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart

If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

MENTAL OR WHAT

i was talking with my mother in law about going to the hacienda when i was younger, and what me and johnny got up to whilst there, she was not overly impressed that her eldest daughter has apparently married an arsehole, she then told me that she knows paul ryder, band member of the happy mondays and brother to shaun ryder, my mother in law works as a teacher at a very well to do school in boothstown, and before paul ryder moved to the states, he took his kids to the school in boothstown, she told me that paul was a very nice man and always willing to talk and spend time to chat, so, my mother in law, who is a very scary authoritarin lady and a strict stern teacher, is mates with smackhead mondays band member paul ryder, MENTAL OR WHAT!!!!!


.....or is she "twisting my melon man"

Sunday, 21 November 2010

MENTAL MANC'S

these guys where what manchester music was all about, tony wilson at his best, me and my buddie johnny used to frequent the hacienda most weekends, get pissed, and have a blast, the hacienda is now a block of up market flats, tony wilson lost more money than a british banker, and the mondays are all unemployed smackheads.

 if you get the chance, watch the film "24 hour party people" by tony wilson, its fucking ace,

i miss johnny, he moved to holland and we lost contact, happy times, happy days, HAPPY MONDAYS!!!

MORE DATES TO REMEMBER

June 25th/26th - NSRA Nostalgia Nationals






September 16th/18th - NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Saturday, 20 November 2010

HAYRIDE 2011

cheers for the reminder steve, remmeber to book this time off work, we meet at stevies for sandwiches and tea before heading off on a wild goose trip to find the location, had a brill time last year, the ride in the event and the ride home, EXCELLENT!!!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

POSTED ON QCB

funny as fuck, you gotta laugh at this,

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

LONG LEGS

POP MY YOGURT

COOL ART WORK ROBBED OFF MIGUEL'S BLOG

EWAN AND THINGY

watching every channel this week as im still off work bored shitless, i came across theses mini vids,  pissed myself laughing, proper british sarcasum at its best, enjoy......

...episode 3 is the best, im sure thats zippy, ha ha

















Monday, 15 November 2010

JOHN COOPER CLARKE

a true salford hero, i love this guy, he supported all the major punk bands back in the late seventies and early eighties. more recently his song poem "chickentown" played the out credits for the sopranos tv show, he also did a sugar puffs tv commercial, like all good heros, he wasted his money on heroin, enjoy.........










SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

COOL PAINT

some inspiration for the "URBAN SURFER"


............ credit to the painters for some cool work. I want to go with cobolt blue candy over silver flake with some gold leaf detail work, i have every confidence in Flakey Dave to hit the target for this bike.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

COOL TUNE ACE FILM

COOL TUNE

PATS FULL SACK

postman pat called by today with my ebay purchases, he makes me piss laughing, cheers pat we all love you.



this is what he brought me

MORE WELDING WITH SHAUN

again, i cant thank him enough, i owe you big time mister, more good news, as this was my second time with a welder, i only managed to burn one finger, woke up this morning with a hoofing great blister on my left index finger ...........  BUGGER!!!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

BLOG STICKERS

 if you want some mail me spindle-spindle@sky.com   and leave me your address.

WELDING WITH SHAUN

been to shauns today to play with his welder, had a few lessons with benny but i need more time on the table, so shaun offered me a day of welding school in his workshop, cant thank him enough, cheers buster, heres the results, i got better as the day went along


Thursday, 11 November 2010

CHUNKY MONKEY ON THE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

found this on FTW blog??? a pick of me riding novice to the hayride, think it was rowan that took it hanging out the sun roof of bobs jeep, mental


DAVE MANN

                                     

GIL ELVGREN





Wednesday, 10 November 2010

BRAIN FREEZE



i was bored shitless this afternoon, done as much daytime tv as my will to live will allow, so i found myself in the kitchen, i found in the freezer half a litre of chocolate ice cream, so i popped it in the blender with a litre of ice cold milk, the blender struggled but through sheer grit and determination i managed to liquefy the milk and ice cream, quick as a flash i drank the lot, 1.5 litres of chocolate milkshake, my face went numb, my lips froze to the blender bowl, the left side of my body went in to spasm, then i fell to the floor kicking and jerking all over the place, then BRAIN FREEZE, the pain the pain, i could see a bright white light, it was the closest to death i have ever been, it took a good ten minutes for my brain to thaw, the best chocolate milkshake .......EVER!!!!!!

DAY TIME TELEVISION

just watched national geographic channel, they where describing a situation where by the moon is moving away from the earth at a rate of 3.5 cm a year, this will cause lunar flooding in 5 billion years, i hope to fuck I've finished paying my mortgage before this happens, and there is more bad news, my house insurance doesn't cover lunar flooding, what am i to do?

FFS, ARE WE HAVING A LAUGH OR WHAT, THESE PEOPLE ARE PAID FOR THIS SHIT, I NEED A NEW JOB ON TV TALKING BOLLOX, EVERY FUCKER KNOWS IM GOOD AT IT!!!!!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

FAMOUS SALFORDIANS

bored shitless sat in the house, so ive googled evreyone ive ever heard of and came up with this list, feel free to abuse such a waste of time, but im laid up for a while and cant move:-

Albert Finney
Actor, born in Gore Crescent, Weaste

Alistair Cooke
Radio journalist - 'Letter from America, Radio 4', born in Isaac Street, Salford in 1908

Andy Crane
Television and radio presenter

Al Read
Popular radio comedian active throughout the 1950s and 1960s

Sir Ben Kingsley
Oscar-winning actor, grew up in Pendlebury

Christopher Eccleston
Actor - 'Cracker', 'Shallow Grave', the former 'Doctor Who'

Doris Butterworth
Dancer and tiller girl

Emmeline Pankhurst
"Mrs Pankhurst" was one of the founders of the British suffragette movement

Elkie Brookes
Singer/songwriter

Ewan MacColl
Singer, songwriter, actor, playwright, radio broadcaster and socialist. Born in Broughton, Salford

Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies
Comedian

Graham Nash
Songwriter - Crosby, Stills and...

John Cooper Clarke
Inventor of punk poetry

Ken Wolstenholme
Football commentator - 1966 World Cup

Laurence Stephen Lowry
World famous artist, he lived in Station Road, Pendlebury

Mark E. Smith
Long-time member of 'The Fall', an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Classical music composer, appointed Master of the Queen's Music in March 2004

Richard Cobden
Salford's apostle of free trade

Robert Powell
Actor - 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', 'Jesus of Nazareth'

Russell Watson
Opera singer

Tony Warren
Creator of TV's 'Coronation Street'

William Crabtree
Predicted and recorded a transit of Venus in 1639

William Renshaw
Seven time Wimbledon winner between 1881-1889, including six consecutive titles

and this is the most famous building in my humble opinion

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

DUMB ASS TWAT

i fell off a wagon at work last night. i was rushed to hospital with a suspected broken hip. turned out i have damaged my ligaments and torn my muscles in my left thigh, so now i am on crutches and off work for a month, this is a bummer as i have a stack of work to be getting on with, life sucks this month, im in the house watching day time tv, is there anything worse

DUCKBILLS AND FRISCOS

the fender and bars arrived today, all good, the fender is a killer 7 metalwest product, top notch quality, the bars where made bymy new friend miguel at migbaron, check his site, http://migbaronkustoms.com/,  the welding is stunning, no pits or pin holes, top banana, they will be going on the urban surfer project, happy days

Friday, 29 October 2010

FRISCO BARS

new bars for the urban surfer project are winging there way to me, big thanks to miguel

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

MEG RYAN

yes, yes, yes, yes, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

its mine, all mine, got a mega bargain, 18x3.5, gonna run an 18x4 diamond tread rear tyre on this, been looking for one of these for ages, and i get a brand new spanker for £150, BIG thnanks to no school choppers, they are moving shop so are selling off the shop display, im on a high today, spindle the bargain hunter

Thursday, 21 October 2010

HELL YES

Friday, 8 October 2010

SUMO AND HIS DAD

sumo is super cool, his dad is ace, ive met sumos dad more than a few times, he has a very broad yorkshire accent, and is very knowledgable, i love listening to him talk, we all know sumo, and his passion for crazy things, im as excited as he is about his twin panther project, but this bike just underlines all i know about him, go for it mister, you crazy fool, ha ha, love you

SIDE STAND

super cool, super quick, super chuffed, its almost as good as cheese on toast, cheers sergio