This year’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club show at Tobacco Dock was bigger and better then ever before. That kind of cliché is used everywhere – but in this case it’s true.
It might have taken Urban Rider a while to organise their first social, but who can blame them?
We really enjoyed hanging out with Nick Pearce for a day, checking out his vintage flat tankers. We’d gone to see him with a view to doing a feature for our sister mag Classic Bike
We celebrated Built going monthly with a big stand at the MCN London Show featuring 30 beautiful handcrafted bikes - in case you missed it all 30 bikes are in this issue for you.
In this issue we go a bit Greek with a trip to Athens to check out the thriving and innovative custom bike scene there visiting The Real Intellectuals, Jigsaw Customs, C-Racer and The Rotten Race.
In issue nine of Built, we take a road trip across California, where there are more bike builders on one road than in the whole of Europe. Find out why racing 12 massive bikes around a tiny dirt oval is an excellent idea and the founder of El Solitario shows us some of his crazy off-the-wall machines.
In issue eight of Built magazine we visit America’s best custom motorcycle show, Camp VC - a ladies only custom biking event in the Welsh hills. We meet the near perfect Ducati Novant’anni built by Dutchmen Leo Fleuren and Willy Poelen and a Ducati that started life as a Scrambler, although you’d never know it to look at it.
In issue six of Built magazine we visit bike builders XTP Pepo, Shaw Speed & Customs and find out how Honda’s concept CB1100TR creates a new motorcycle genre of ‘superbike trackers’.
There’s new T-shirt collections fromUrban Rider, plus we launch our own range, and great pictures and a show report from Bike Shed London and Art & Wheels Basel, Switzerland.