30 Apr 2013

Mark Meisner and Maarten Poodt a.k.a. Yellowrider at the Posbank

Mark Meisner send me these brilliant pictures he just took at the Posbank.
In the posbank you can find one of most beautifull roads off the Netherlands. You have to ride there ones if you have the chance.

Maarten Poodt a.k.a. Yellowrider is the dude who build the two very nice custom Yamaha's you see in these pictures. The TR1 and the TRX. Every winter Maarten Builds a custom bike. His customs ride like they look. Made to ride fast, no show pony's.

Some specs of these cool twins:
Yamaha TRX850 1996
2-cil. 850cc inline twin, kn-filter, RVS exhaust, dynokit, 82hp at rear wheel, top 245 km/u

Yamaha XV/TR1 1986
2-cil. 1000cc, V-twin, kn-filter, RVS exhaust, dynokit, 85hp at rear wheel, top 185 km/u (that's the max he's tried till now)

Read the build thread of these twins here on motor-forum.nl and check Mark Meisners website for more great pictures. Mark will be at Rusty Gold this Sunday so if you're lucky he will take a picture of your bike.

Thanks Mark!

29 Apr 2013

the Speedboys

Cool stuff from the Speedboys

Dope rear frame

Very cool
Found it on ZZchop

Rusty Gold 2013 T-shirt

This T-shirt will be for sale at rusty gold this Sunday. Black print on grey Shirt. You can bring your own T-shirt, bandanna, flag etc. because we will silkscreen this design live at Rusty Gold this year.

Next Sunday the 5th of May we organise Rusty Gold 2013
2nd Annual Swap + Meet at the Cruise-Inn in Amsterdam

We are still looking for people who wanne swap or sell their rusty treasures so if you've got vintage parts for sale or you just wanne show your bike and have a good time come to Amsterdam.
The event will be packed with home made Cafe Racers, Scramblers, Classic Bikes, Bobbers, Desert Sleds, Classic Super Bikes, Choppers. Bring your own. All are welcome!
Join us from 10.00 till 18.00. Spaces are limited so come early. No reservations
Live Music, good food and live action screen printing so bring a shirt. No admission fee
For the people that come from far. Close buy the Cruise-Inn is a nice camp site. For more info and last years pics go to the facebook page or our blog: rustygoldswapmeet.blogspot.nl/
Email us for questions at rustygoldswapmeet@gmail.com

"New" risers and handlebar

23 Apr 2013

And the 3rd winner of the book Aantrappen & Vliegen happen - Tobias

Jos thanks you for sending the Aantrappen & Vliegen Happen books for this contest!
Without you we would't have had all these great black and white photo's and the stories behind them.
For the people that would like to have their own copie of the book, no worries
You can still buy it here on bol.com
The 3rd and last winner of this contest is Tobias from the Netherlands
"The Zundapp and the BSA are mine.

I bought the BSA as a real barnfind in the USA while on holiday.
I was 15 years old at the time and although I was a little bit afraid of such a big project my plans where to finish it before my 18th birthday so I could ride it the moment I had my motorcycle license.

It was much harder than I had suspected. BSA parts are expensive for a kid with a job in a supermarket and the license rules changed. So now I had to wait till my 21st birthday till I could ride on the BSA.
In the meantime I decided to put more work into my Zundapp moped. The 100km per hour was enough to keep me distracted for a while, but when I had the opportunity to buy a 125 cc Zundapp rickman metisse, ambitions moved up again.

Meanwhile I worked hard to finish the BSA and last summer I finally had the change to start riding it with a fresh "lightweight' motorcycle license in my pocket.

You might think, what is a kid like that thinking; buying a BSA  on his age?
I grew up in the garage, and working on "real" machines is something which I learned at a very young age. When my dad was out wrenching, I would lock myself up in the cars for hours, dreaming that I was Micheal Schumacher. After I while I was old enough to hand him the spanners, and it didn't take long before I was working on my own little puch.
I see myself as an incredibly lucky person; I have had the chance to visit some very special "petrol head" places like Boulieu, Le mans, Pebble beach and Bonneville and always brought my analog Pentax camera with me in order to take pictures of the "creatures of speed". 
I truly enjoy the shapes, mechanics and craftsmanship that goes into old cars and bikes. Form follows function often leads to most beautiful objects and mechanical solutions..and these vintage machines have a soul, they have survived many years and carry the scars which makes them unique."
Very cool pictures Tobias and the story is great!