By guest writer Ian Lee.
This article involves climate change. Not global warming, but an extreme climate change nonetheless. From a location in the world where most people can only ride for half of the year due to the cold, to the tropical beaches of California, Gasser Customs has made the change from ice to nice. One thing hasn’t changed though, they are still turning out sweet rides. Last time we caught up with Gasser he was based in Ontario, Canada, but looking to move south. Six months down the track and the Canuck bike builder is mixing it up with all Cali has to offer in custom bikes, and adding his own style to the scene.
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Written by Ian Lee.
It feels so much more meaningful when you do something yourself. It’s even better when others have a chance to take enjoyment in what you have decided to do. And to be able to affect a whole area’s bike culture is an amazing task in itself. Sam Maksimovsky – who is only 16 years old – of Caffeteria 36 has done this, and along with building up the café racer scene in Moscow, has built a bike which is testament to his passion for this style of bike. Taking a 1976 Honda CB500T and his father’s advice, he has built into it his own styling cues, based on his fondness for the culture of the 60s & 70s. Oh, and having nine months of Russian winter to build the bike came in handy as well.
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