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

Who The Fuck Is Spindle

Who The Fuck Is Spindle

Monday, 28 February 2011


I bought a frame off my friend Sergio, he lives in Portugal.  He Emailed me a few days ago to tell me it was all ready, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  A few days later i got a phone call from Sergio telling me he was an hour from my house and would I be in. Sergio had personally delivered the frame from his workshop to my house, that’s a round trip of 2100 miles. You just can’t beat that for service.  Thanks Sergio, I owe you big time.

..... and in an atempt to save money on the cost of fuel, heres my new engine, all fitted and wired, just throw a ball and off you go, the dogs bollox, well no, she's a she. ha ha

heres the v twin version, ha ha


Saturday, 26 February 2011


ive done quite a few shoots, some on bennys bikes, and as many on the bikes ive built, heres some pictures, feel free to snatch them and post them in to cyber world

57 and XS650 are both benny builds, i'm stil waiting for the disc for pimp and novice, i am a persistant bastard so i wont give up till i get them

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


i went to the first and the third, i missed tipple run two cos i sold my bike before my new bike was built, what a twat!!!!

any how, if your in to hard core riding, camping, hanging with cool and interesting like minded people, then book some time off work, or even better, phone in sick and save your holidays for family gatherings, and get your arse in gear, this event is organised by my dear friend Sumo, one of the coolest cats in town, there arnt many rules, all you need is a bike, a tent and sleeping bag, and a fist full of travellers cheques, you'd be welcome if you turned up on a donkey wearing a mexican blanket, so no excuses, how easy is that!!

see you there.................

Sunday, 20 February 2011


cheers benny for the use of your shop,and to everyone who helped

Thursday, 10 February 2011


I am a proud Salford lad, my father was also a Salford lad, and his father too. I've been invited to have my bikes featured in a cool magazine, and i was also asked to find a cool location, so i chose the "Salford Lads Club". I emailed the manager there who as given me consent to do the photo shoot at the front door of the club, anyone remember "The Smiths" inside album cover to "The Queen is Dead".  Any how, its the 100th anniversary camp this year and I've been sent this cool photo of two campers riding their motorbike through the camp site. It brings back memories of me and my buddies at several camp/rally sites I've been to and riding through them pissed up and having a fucking good laugh, i guess somethings will never change. Here's the link to the web page for the club, i would appreciate you all hitting the club web site at least once as they are funded by the adverts on the web page.

PS, the club also takes cash donations

 and for three bonus point, does anyone know who these thugs are, or does anyone know what bike it is, my knowledge on vintage stock is limited.

Monday, 7 February 2011


my fellow stocker, bobby spour, has finally got his new web site up and running, he is the best man in town for cool parts, new and old, and he is in general the best man in town for chopper stuff, go visit and scrounge a cup of tea off him, and  

............and yes, this is a blatant advert for him, my blog my rules



i wise and "very very" old owl once told me "you can tell a lot about a man by the stickers he puts on his helmet", so heres mine.............ha ha


cheers pete for these super cool stickers, i will get them on my new tool box when and if i ever clear my shit hole garage,