Sunday, 3 March 2013
"SMALL CITY CYCLES: BORN FREE 4 VIDEO" . . . . THIS VID WAS CIRCULATING IN THE LEAD-UP TO BF4 AND IT'S POPPED AGAIN JUST NOW . . . . WHY HAVE I GIVEN IT AN AIRING HERE . . . . BECAUSE TODD ASIN, THE BIG WHEEL AT SMALL CITY CYCLES, BUILDS SUPER SANO TRUMPY CHOPS THAT MAINTAIN THEIR SENSE OF BRITISHNESS WITH TOTAL PANACHE . . . . THE BIGGEST MISTAKE SOME BUILDERS MAKE IS TRYING TOO HARD TO TURN EM INTO HARLEYS AESTHETICALLY.
Mr Asin has definitely got a bead on getting it wired when it comes to cutting up and reconstructing classic era Trumpies and Brit bikes, all of the work done by his own talented paws, the end results are always lithe and lean and very much reflective of their lineage, as opposed to their Yankee V-Twin cousins, from the heart of the donk to the choice of front end, frame and wheel/tire selection, they are always clean, uncluttered and proudly of Pommy extraction . . . . along with practitioners such as Mike Davis, Kim Boyle, Pete Stansfield and some other supremely gifted dudes, these guys are consistently capable of respecting the nature of what it is that delineates a Pommy parallel twin in all it's mid sized splendour from the far more sizeable presence of the Milwaukee marvel, instead of those who do their very best to attempt prostituting the former into a pissweak interpretation of the latter . . . . it's always been a observation of mine that many British bike chops ultimately end up looking like a bag of shit simply because the owner/builder really wanted a Harley in the first place and had difficulty getting their heart and head around the fact that the Twain shall never meet. It is what it is, let it be that way and work with what you've got rather than what you haven't, each separate sickle to be taken and evolved on its own merits, it'll always yield the best end results . . . . love your work Todd !!!