Monday, May 27, 2013

Lime Time

Todd Asin from Small City Cycles, just to the left of Bakersfield in Idaho, is building this sweet and sour pre-unit for the Born Free 5 builders invitational build-off and it is one of the bikes you can pick if you got the winning ticket, but you can't win if you don't play! I've got her in the spray booth right now and this is one hell of a color!

Biker Bruce's Belated Breakfast Run

Our esteemed buddy Bruce had a birthday over the weekend but we missed the party in Perris at the sprint car races so we saddled up for a bite out at cooks corner this fine morning. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Our good pal the Nash is putting on another of his Yearly Art Shows in June. Last year was a great time and this year should be even better. This one is all about the Knucklehead!!!

June 15th 2013 6-10pm
1303 Avocado
Newport Beach

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tank for today

See you all at Alexs today for Karla's memorial party. I had planned to paint my friends bike for her birthday, but won't get that chance. So I painted this up for her to be in auction/raffle that will go to support her family. Sweet old butts fiberglass flake gelcoat with a "nat quick" all-over thumbprint and paneling.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This gem came in just in time for summer, hope it never ends...
Nice unmolested 1951 EL from my buddy Joe in New Hampshire. Runs great and has lots of neat stuff on it. Gonna have to keep this one!

Splitting Lanes is still not a crime

Back in stock, all sizes with our original hit design penned by EZ on the back. Make a statement, but be careful-splitting lanes is dangerous. Unfortunately Oregons bill SB 541 did not make any headway this year, but looks as though things are looking up in Nevada. And don't Stormie Ray look just right in her little hat?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Old time religion

Spent some time with Drews this weekend here is his triumph I striped some years ago with a brush in one hand and a wine glass in the other

My main man

Gary Gastmeyer is the man. Everything I paint is smoothed by him before and after I put the sherbet to Herbert. Here is Val Kilmers born-free buildoff triumph frame getting the hurt put to it.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Killer Sportster for sale

Aaron Elliot up in Salinas, California has this killer custom rigid Sportster for sale. Aaron is a very talented fabricator and built this bike for his Invited Builder Born-Free 4 bike last year. here are some details from Aaron, feel free to email him with questions: Aaron Elliott it has a Harley title. 1996 sportster 1200 Hardtailed, bmc breather and air cleaner, shortened narrow glide, speed merchant adj forks, stainless bars with internal throttle, 1 off Thompson performance wheels 21" and 16" with matching sprocket and rotors, handmade alum gas tank , oil tank,and fender. Custom stainless exhaust, cut down cam cover, custom sprocket cover and rear master cylinder, hidden front master cylinder, and more.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Born-Free 55 days away!!

it seems like most people (including me) don't quite realize how fast this year is flying by! It is already May and there are only 55 days left to Born-Free 5!!! THe show is gonna be out of this world this year and it still kinda gives me chills what's happened to it in a short 5 years.

Well, in case you haven't seen em, here are the invited builder videos we have so far with more to come. Remember you can take home one of 19 of our invited builder bikes this year if your ticket is drawn! You get to pick! dream come true? I think so. If you haven't yet, get your poster/ticket combo so you are entered to win! get them online from Lowbrow Customs, when they're gone, they're gone...
Feel free to repost the videos!

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Andy Carter of Pangea Speed from Born-Free on Vimeo.

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Larry Pierce of Garage Company Customs from Born-Free on Vimeo.

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-The Cycle Zombies from Born-Free on Vimeo.

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series- Scott "t-Bone" Jones from Born-Free on Vimeo.

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder-Jason Sheets from Born-Free on Vimeo.

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder-Wink Eller from Born-Free on Vimeo.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Friday Kids

Here's lookin at the weekend.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

She was a Unicorn

On this simple planet in this complex life you don't know what life is till you meet someone who is living it. When you meet one of the most dynamic human beings, time takes a break so you can get your bearings and can seek council of one who knows more-your pal Rudy simply warns that she is a Unicorn and will grace your life with her presence if you need it.

That was Karla, and my life will never be the same. I love you.