First off we apologize that it has been a while since we posted an update. The summer has kept us busy having fun, along with Eric working his ass off making rad houses, and Josh getting things in order to move to Portland and also getting hit by a car… Unfortunately the story of the car hit is not a cool tale of riding fast or even riding at all…  Just a bad combination of dog walking and a dumb ass kid trying to be a drift champion in his Chevy Tahoe.... Read The Rest →

Tank chop

When we first started building the thought of chopping the tail or welding on the frame was almost too intimidating to even try. As we get more and more comfortable it is amazing what you decide you should try yourself. On all our builds so far we have left the tank alone other then sanding off the ugly paint, but that is all about to change! On this bike the amazingly cool speedometer (more coming soon on that!), has inspired us to add some parts to help the speedo fit... Read The Rest →

Fork n’ seat

The search has finally ended! After weeks of searching for fork boots that had the look we wanted we finally came across a pair that were the correct length and had the bigger baffles. The top diameter was still about 5mm too big so we ended up making a sleeve with some ABS plastic that tightens up that gap and glides smoothly on the fork. This allowed us to keep things clean and not need any plastic zip ties. It also made the top of the boots stay horizontal with the ground... Read The Rest →

Odds & Ends

After a fun weekend goofing off at the One Show and riding around Portland it was time for us to get back to work on the CB. We are replacing EVERYTHING on this build that is not in perfect working order. Like anyone who has an old bike knows, all the little issues, which individually are no big deal, start to add up and annoy you. The goal is to have as few of these issues as possible for the new owner. Here is the gas cap with its new... Read The Rest →

It’s on!

After what seems like months of distractions the CB360 project is finally rolling along at a good clip!  Our first delay was that we had a cold snap here in Bend for a few week,s and the shop that is not attached to house was too cold to paint in.  We are all for having motorcycle projects in the house, but paint fumes are not the healthiest way to fall asleep.  Once we got the wheels all painted we brought them over to the Motoshop and had Brandon slap the... Read The Rest →

Getting Ready

Things have been moving slowly forward on the CB360 build due to us waiting for parts and other outsourced things to be done. Most of those things have wrapped up and as soon as the holiday rush is over we will be moving forward quickly with things. We still have lots to work out on the final design, and the bikes future owner has some awesome ideas that are going to make this a very custom custom.  We took some time to put Eric’s masters degree in architecture to good... Read The Rest →

The process starts again!

Well after a long spell of not building bikes Spin Cycle Industries is back in action! We are going to be aggressively working on the KZ (post coming soon), and our new CB360 project. Our new client want a small, fun brat style bike  to tear up the city streets of San Francisco, and this CB is going to be the perfect fit. We  lucked out and found a bike in great condition up in Portland, and that night the bike was ours. It was dark and raining when we... Read The Rest →