It feels like Christmas. New rims and mufflers.

Not to much build progress has happened on the Cafe bike lately.    However, i have gone on a bit of a shopping spree.

In the mail, i got some pleasant packages from across the pond in Europe.

The gentleman i am building the bike for wanted to steer clear of all the traditional exhaust.  I couldn’t agree more and wish i could take credit for his idea.  Though it will complicate the build process, i am more then willing to take on the task.  After some hunting, we discovered some pipes from a R12 BMW motorcycle.  The R12’s were made in the 30s and 40s by BMW… and have completely different dimensions of a 70’s BMW pipe size and mounting region… but adapting it is all part of the fun!

Vintage Exhaust from a VERY old R12 BMW

But then the mother load came!

box from england... oh boy...

nice wrapping job! definitely like chirstmas!

Wheels!  Wheedo!  I ordered a set for my bike too (one rim is back ordered)… and hot damn, they sure look SWEET!


Yep! That's what we ordered. Spain's Akronts... via England.

I can’t wait to lace these on some clean, powdercoated hubs.  this bike is going to look so tasty. the wide shouldered Morad / Akront wheels are definitely the vintage, bad ass touch…