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
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.
Monday, 20 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
on the ride home from the tea party my front brake fucked up, big thanks to Sean Hanley for stopping and lending a hand to get me back to the services, at the time i assumed the front torsion arm bolt had worked loose and fell out causing the drum to spin and pull the cable out of the front lever and wrap itself around the front wheel causing it to lock up, i fucking shit myself, today i had chance to pull off the front wheel and have a look at getting the pimp ready for a southern gathering, inside the hub i found the other half of the front torsion arm bolt, what i thought had worked loose had actually sheared, with new bolt cut to size and drum cleaned and refitted I’m ready to machine up a sleeve to fit inside the 12mm rose joints i will be using, I’m going with 12 mm stainless rose joints on 12mm stainless rod, a tad over engineered, but I don’t want a repeat performance of front brake lock up, I’ll polish it all up so it looks pretty, i have managed to beg/steal an hour on a friends lathe on Sunday then I’m off to see Tony on Monday to get the cable made up and get my new front lever, fingers crossed i should be back pimping the streets of Salford very soon.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
I sold my bike novice on eBay to a very nice chap in Italy, this morning he sent a small truck to collect her, a 60 foot fucking artic down my street in Shitsville Salford, i cant believe i sold my first bike, a bit gutted she's gone, but onwards and upwards, please look after the bike Mr Italy.