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Stop by the Strange Days and Retrofit vendor tables at Cheap Thrills tomorrow to check out the progress on the Strange Days 10 giveaway bike: a mile munching '81 shovelhead chop!

Jay Springsteen

In his early years, Jay Springsteen and his brother Charles raced short tracks. "Chuck" ran a 360cc or bigger - and the younger brother Jay raced a smaller 250cc.  The lack of power to most racers would be a disadvantage, but Jay learned to make up seconds/lap with corner speed Holding the throttle wide open all the way around the track, steering with the rear wheel under full power - and pitching the bike sideways to scrub speed when necessary.  It helped hone his skills - soon becoming a top ranked Junior - and then Expert status.  The poster above celebrates his 1977 National Championship.  He won the previous year (1976) and won again in 1978 - A 3 time national champion.  Jay had a mysterious ailment that plagued him during his prime - causing him to miss races and forfeit points.  It was years until smart physician finally diagnosed his problem - and he came back strong as ever !  Scott Parker is the king - but Springsteen (in my opinion) is the greatest flat track racer ever - due to his skill, stamina, longevity and promotion of the sport.  He's still goes fast as heck too . . . 

Baker Drivetrain

One of the best investments you can make for your kick-start Harley 4 speed They operate smooth as silk - and I've tested these gears for 5 straight years on my kicker panhead.  It's a one kick bike on most occasions, and this Baker set up is a big part of it.  Not cheap - but nothin' good ever is . . .
Above: I got my first set of gears from Bert Baker himself.  I won a bike show, and received a Baker gift certificate as a prize.  James Simonelli, me, and Bert Baker in Sturgis, SD.  I run their heavy forged kicker pedal with chrome moly shaft too.  Maybe someday afford a complete transmission?  

Harley K Model Head Gaskets

They don't use head gaskets.  Just spray the head and cylinder with a couple coats of Harley Hi-Heat Barrel Paint, let dry - and bolt 'em on !


2/2/2020 - The 3rd Annual Aidan's Ride Saint Loius

 We are proud to support the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation through 2020!
The 3rd Annual Aidan's Ride St. Louis will take place on Sunday, February 2nd, at The Pageant (6133 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112). Registration begins at 9:00 Am - Departing 10:00 AM - Suggested $20 admission per rider. Sponsored by Cycle Showcase. Click here to register for the St. Louis Aidan's Ride or make a donation. Click here to learn about the scheduled Aidan's Rides happening this year. All support for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation is much appreciated!

THIS WEEKEND - The Cycle Showcase STL

 
Cycle Showcase STL 2020
February 1st and 2nd
The Pageant
6161 Delmar Blvd. 63112
Follow @csstl for updates

Fuel Cleveland 2020 Bike & Artist Submissions


If you have a bike you think is worthy of showing off or you have a new build in the works and are interested in debuting it at Fuel Cleveland, here's your chance to be a part of our show in 2020. All you have to do is submit some high quality photos of your bike or project in the works, along with some background information about the bike or build and yourself to fuelcleveland@gmail.com. We will be making selections in March / April and will email everyone back who has submitted regardless if we selected your bike to be in the show or not. We hate that there is a selection process but there is only so much room in the show and we have to keep the selections diverse. We wish every single one of the bikes submitted could be in the show, but it's just not possible. One of the greatest things about Fuel Cleveland though, is even if the bike doesn't make it into the inside part of the show, the outside of the building becomes another show entirely. So if you don't get selected, still plan on coming out and showing that bike off! Thousands of people will still get to see it along with countless motorcycle media outlets.

The same goes for submitting art and photography. To possibly be a part of Fuel Cleveland all you have to do is submit a few examples of your art work to fuelcleveland@gmail.com and talk about how motorcycles influence you and your work. We again will be making selections in March / April and get back to you regardless if we can put your work in the show or not. Also, artwork and photography this year will be displayed along side a new exhibit coming to Fuel called Maiden Moto Art show which highlights leading women motorcycle riders who are also artists.

Happy submitting everyone and thank you for your interest in being a part of Fuel Cleveland 2020.

Below are some examples of bikes and art in that have been in the show. Photos courtesy of David Carlo and Ryan Handt.















         
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