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
Fuck my old boots, here's
Friday, 30 December 2011
i've been driving around in trucks for 25 years, consequently i sit on my arse listening to the radio all day, today is the first time i've ever heard this cool tune played on the radio, this, in my humble opinion, is the second best song ever penned by shit film maker pot smoking piss head poet Jim Morrison, turn the volume up and dance torso naked around your living room in your brown leather jeans, we love Jim Morrison and the Door's here in "Spindleville"
Friday, 14 October 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Good luck with the sale leight!
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
I just bought me a donor for the urban surfer, I’ve been looking for a good one for a while but they are getting hard to find, I went up to view the bike that had been described as immaculate, there were no lies in this advert, it was, and is, in mint condition, full service history and a bundle of spares thrown in, so we had a fight in the garden to secure a price i was willing to pay, you all know I’m a tight git, the final deal is, a large bundle of cash, three cups of coffee and i promise to let Deb, the beautiful lady selling me the Buell, take a ride on the surfer when she's all finished up, happy days.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Songs are full of metaphors, this song has many that reflect my past, I’ve never played a guitar but I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the UK looking for work, no one wanted to hire a fat wanker, I eventually found permanent work where my journey started in the north west, fortunately for me Sainsbury’s had room for one more lazy fat wanker, plus I like this tune, its Elvis at his best, happy days.
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
eighties legend bike builder extraordinaire, if you were in the media back in the eighties and didn’t feature one of dicks bikes then you were working for the beano, dick has now turned his talents to “coyote ugly” style bar top dancing. ha ha
stevie brought "holy molly" up to bens, just in case "cocaine katie" didnt start, he parked "holy molly" bang square in the middle of bens lounge but there where no burn-outs in here, mrs boneshaker would have killed stevie boy if he had, ha ha
went to the linkerts, a pre 83 gathering of all whats cool in motorcycles, i turned up on an 89 and got sin binned ha ha, fantastic weekend, brilliant food, excellent atmosphere, no attitude, andy-p is "THE DOOK", another cool weekend spent with people i admire love and respect, well done to the widows, heres my shit, out of focus, pissed up photos,
Thursday, 23 June 2011
all sorted, found some thread lock, new lever fitted, big thanks to tony for making up the new cable, i shortened the torque arm as it was interfering with the new cable, but all is good now, im off for a dooking good weekend.