Friday, April 22, 2011

Wow it's been a long time....

Since I've posted anything.

Where to start, uh buildin a killer Shovel bob job for a buddy, got my shovel "Rosie" woken up and kickin hard for the summer, movin into a bigger shop space, lovin my wife and son to little bitty's, and THANK GOD winter is OVER!

Hope everyone is doin well.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A touch of Crazy Frank goes a LONG way!

Came accross this holy grail of rear fenders. It's an OG Crazy Frank's set up from back in the day. The fender, sissybar, tailight and p-pad are all one piece with the pad sunkin into the top of the fender. The front seat flows into the rear making it all fit together making it the stuff dreams are made of!

Anyway, here's some pics of it roughly mounted on my Shovel. It looks like it was meant to be there, making me as giddy as a big boned kid with a ticket to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

The front fender I'm working on, rear fender, and gas tanks will be getting nice clean paintjob to break up all the red on the bike.

All this will be done by spring so I can jam as many miles on my bike as possible in 2011.

Thanks for lookin and updates will be added as I make more progress.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Start of another epic journey

We are SUPER stoked to be getting started on building a '77 Shovel for our good friend Tavis. He's a really righteous dude, and this bike will match him when it's done. Stay tuned for updates in the weeks to come.

Here's to you Don!

For being a stand up, absolutely killer mentor and inspiration through my years past and to come in the motorcycle lifestyle.

You are a true RULER!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kevin Baas and his Chopper Class

There’s a School in Bloomington, MN that has a well known class, you don’t see anywhere else. This class consists of custom motorcycles, custom fabrication, a ton of fun and learning, and a pretty kickass teacher heading it all up, named Kevin Baas.

Kevin has been into bikes from a very young age, and is the founder of Kennedy’s Chopper Class. Being a certified teacher, and a killer fabricator mates the 2 skills required to make a class with a bunch of teenagers that probably started out having short attention spans work like a well oiled machine and turn out some really RAD custom chops and bobs.

Since we all know education systems have limited budgets that are already allotted to different areas, the chopper class does it a different way. Kevin is a very well known and connected person in the motorcycle world whether it be from his own business Bass Metal Craft (, or attending various bike events and appearing in every second magazine with either one of his super rad creations or a Chopper class build. He uses the contacts he has made in the business to donate many of the parts used in class builds. Companies like S&S, Drag Specialities, Vtwin, etc regularly give back to making sure the roots of motorcycling keeps on by donating to the class.

Just like everyone reading this I too really wish there was a class like this when I was going to school (I prolly would have been there more!), but there wasn’t. These kids have an amazing opportunity to learn from an already legendary craftsman like Kevin, shown in the exceptional finished products that emerge from the classroom.

Just recently the class finished up one of their most high profile builds which was for the cover of the Drag Specialities “Old Book”, a catalog that only deals with Flatties, Knucks, Pans, and Shovels. I have to tell you I’ve seen the finished bike and it is so rad I wish I had it parked in my driveway so I could admire and abuse it all day everyday. What a wicked way for the kids and Kevin to make their mark in history seeing as how the book publication will be seen and used by every dealer and shop in the world for years and years to come.

So this is a brief rundown on the well oiled, and amazing humanitarian class which is the Chopper Class. In a time where everyone thinks the true manual hands on Craftsman is losing ground to the computer age, Kevin Bass is doing what he can by training and moulding a fresh group of Craftsman that will keep the hands on working world alive, not to mention keep them coming to class everyday! I myself am a professional Tradesman for a living who deals with young apprentices everyday and definitely know how difficult working with a teenager can be sometimes. In a time where video games and plain old laziness take over the youngster fairly quick, what Kevin does is a feat right up there beside invoking peace on earth, ha ha.

To wrap this up I want to take my hat off, give 2 thumbs up, a high 5, basically give Kevin every possible good kudo for devoting his career to passing on various crafts to the youngsters coming up in this world. It is an amazing thing that will affect these kids for the rest of their lives in a very positive way.

Hopefully one day I will be able to meet Kevin, shake his hand, and say thank you for doing such a kickass job with the youth of this generation,.. Hell, I’d like to quit my job and go back to Chopper Class FULLTIME!

Check out and keep glued to to see the next killer bike to come out of the shop at Kennedy High School.

Chance of a lifetime!

We here at No Shame Custom Works have been comissioned by English Don to design the foot controls for his remake of his groundbreaking chop the Babylon Tax. The controls consist of a true foot clutch and brake/master cylinder mount.

For those who aren't familiar with English Don, he was one of the fore fathers along with his partner Indian Larry of the New York chopper scene. His visions and designs are one of the reasons some bikes are styled the way they are today.

Don has been one of my idols who I have looked up to in the industry since I was about 10 years old. This is such an honour for him to think of us when it came to making a part in his historical build.

Check out the latest issue #134 of Ironhorse where Don breaks it all down on how the Chopper scene and he have come to to be the way it is today.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No Shame is stoked to have a new partner on the team!

I would like to welcome my close brother from a different mother Doc to the team as a partner to head up divisions of the company that I don't have much prior experience in. Doc brings with him many years of retail management, public relations, marketing, and a ton more.

I am extremely stoked to have him by my side while we take over the world.

It is an amazing step for everyone involved.

Thanks for kicking ass and taking names Doc let's rock and roll homeboy.