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Interview – Brady Ingelse of Retrospeed

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Retrospeed bills itself as Wisconsin’s Premier Vintage Motorcycle Restoration and Repair shop – they specialize in bikes between the 50s and the 80s and even dabble in snowmobiles, jetskis, and ATVs. I first discovered the shop when I was at Bonneville for the AHRMA Vintage GP and I saw their distinctive van. Since then I’ve also featured a couple of …

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Interview – Monty Myrtle

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Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, you were introduced to Monty Myrtle when he featured an interesting Russian hack for sale. At the time I mentioned that I thought Monty had an interesting story – now it’s finally time to share it with you! Read on to get his answers to my usual questions. As a reminder, Monty is an …

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Interview – Ford Strei, Austin Vintage Cycle

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I’ve featured motorcycles from Austin Vintage Cycle a few times in the past, but this story really begins at this year’s Quail Motorcycle Gathering. When I was there, I shared a couple of photos of some of the excellent work done by AVC, and it caught the eye of a reader in Massachusetts. Long story short, said reader is now …

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Interview – Tim Graber

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Tim Graber is the proprietor of Classic Motorcycle Consignments, one of the world’s first online consignment shops for motorcycles. I could go on and on about the quality of the bikes he features, but it’s probably best for me to just show you the list of motorcycles that he’s sold. I suspect he’s got a similar taste in motorcycles as …

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Meet A Reader – John Foster

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John Foster is a man who knows what he wants – and what he wants are vintage motocross bikes. A member of the Low-T-Race Team, John currently maintains a fleet of about 65 classic MXers with a passion for 4 specific marques: Husqvarna, Maico, CZ, and OSSA. The best part? When he’s not out getting air, he’s sharing his work …

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Interview – Zack Loucks, Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe

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As I research the bikes that are featured on Bike-urious, Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe has proven to be a valuable source of information, thanks to the extensive library of vintage motorcycle road tests and advertisements. It’s run by Zack Loucks, so I thought I should hit him with the usual questions!

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Interview – Sam Roberts, Ujeni Motors

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Sam Roberts is the man behind Ujeni Motors, a custom/restoration shop based out of Santa Cruz, California. I had the good fortune of stumbling into him at the recent Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, and I knew I should hit him with the usual questions to share his story.

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Interview – Aniket Vardhan

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You may remember that a few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of being on Jay Leno’s Garage so I could introduce Jay to Aniket Vardhan, a friend and a wonderful builder who has made a name for himself by creating a V-Twin engine out of two Royal Enfield singles. I know a lot of Bike-urious readers enjoyed Aniket’s …

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Meet a Reader – Bob Kelly

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A fan of all types of motorcycles, Bob Kelly is the Colorado Field Representative of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club and the man behind their show (which is now in its’ 5th year). In addition to writing many articles for the VJMC magazine, he’s owned and sold some interesting bikes in the past, like this Honda CL350 with the Flying …

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Meet a Reader – John Root

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John Root is the man behind Geekbobber, an absolute Triumphphile, and a gentleman you should listen to. Geekbobber was started in 2008 as a collaboration tool after John started his first vintage bike project and wanted to share photos and ideas with his brother and document the build of his bike. 7 years later, it’s evolved into much more – …

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Meet a Reader – Barry Baxter

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Like a surprising amount of Bike-urious readers, Barry Baxter is an accomplished pilot, with all kinds of licenses and tickets (commercial, instrument, multiengine, helicopter, aerobatics, and instructor). He’s flown over 100 different types of aircraft and has over 4,000 hours of flying time. I don’t know what it is about pilots and motorcycles, but they sure do seem to go …