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PostSubject: Your bike on The Bike   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:38 am

We know you're out there...

...All you custom-loving bike aficionados with your own Cafe Racer/Brat style Bobber/Flat Tracker projects, checking out stunning pro builds on Bike EXIF and Pipeburn, from the likes of Wrench Monkees, Deus, Walt Siegl, Jesse Rooke and Roland Sands, but here on the Shed we also celebrate the bikes you've built at home in your shed, garage, drive, kitchen, wherever...

But we're not just interested in your bikes.

Pretty pics of your finished bikes are great to share, but motorcycles are useless ornaments without the riders and builders that brought them into being and gave them purpose, so although we want to show off all your hard work, we also want to know a little bit about you - like, where you are, what you love, your biking history, why you built your own project, how you use it, etc... Just a couple of sentences is fine.

So - if you have a cafe or street-custom build; anything that is a couple of notches above swapping-out the indicators for something from the M&P catalogue (not that there's anything wrong with doing that), then we'd like to see it, and put it up there in virtual lights, alongside the pro builds by Tim & Kev at Spirit of the Seventies, Adam at Untitled, and the other bikes we feature from Garage Project M/C, Kevils, Crossbreed Cycles, Cafe Racer Dreams and the rest.

When it comes to the pics, it's nice to see the donor bike and a few WIP shots are also cool, but these are not essential. What we do need are good photos, taken in good light with a decent camera. You don't have to be a pro. Use a long lens (i.e. zoom-in, from a distance) to avoid wide-angle distortion (you know - when the wheels come out oval at the edge of the picture), and take the pics against a neutral background that doesn't interfere with the lovely clean lines of your bike.

Write a few lines about yourself, and then send it all to us at and we'll even clean up the pics for you in Photoshop, if they need it. (We post up pics at around 700 pixels wide)

So, what are you waiting for? Go borrow your mate's posh camera, take some pics, and email them to us.

Check out some great examples of Shed Build features, here and here.

Here are a few of our Bike Shed home-built favourites:


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