On this build, I wanted to just enjoy the mixed media and lines of the work, because sometimes we just need to step back and loosen up a little. I took an organic approach to what would become a more conceptual, sculptural build. This project started about 8 years ago when I got this engine from my buddy Billy Lane. Then, I started looking for a transmission to run behind it. Hugh at Sixth Street Specials, NYC had a few Pre-unit Triumph transmissions that I could piece one together from. I wanted soft arcs and a small chassis for the frame, so I built around the engine and trans mounts with a minimum of extra structure. I mounted a mini alternator up front to run lights off the dual chain drive set up created from combining old and new sprockets. I originally started the girder forks about 15 years ago as the Berserker prototype. The shocks are Redwing road race. I machined the little brass spring collars that replaced plastic ones. As time passed, the legs took on a pitted patina that inspired the look of the whole bike today. The core of the bike is totally functional and set up to be a streetable machine, whereas, for now, the fuel tank is a combination of steel panels and Sheepskin “sails” lashed onto the “skeleton" I create when making my tanks. The future look of the bike will be basically what you see here, but the tank will be fleshed out in steel, while keeping the lines and feel of the mixed materials.