Wrenchmonkee Custom

via trendspotting

some really nice custom motorcycles. tons more pics after the link

Inspiration … ?

Seen at an antique engine show that I attended in Santa Margarita, California two weeks ago.

1913 Excelsior - 1000cc Big Valve Twin (valve diameter was 2-1/8").
Currently registered, and driven to the show… functional acetylene head lamp.

Throttle control via multi-bar linkage. Excelsior was founded by Ignatz Schwinn, of bicycle fame.

1904 Reading Standard; asking price, $18,000 in situ

Unknown (to me). Seller would not disclose selling price, but seemed awfully happy with herself.