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Took the 4runner just in case I decide to buy something big

Not a bad price for this clean Honda CL 450.  The owner was asking $3500 or best offer

Digging the setup on this Shovel

One of many reasons why I love swap meets, you’ll never know what you will run into

A great place for sharing old stories and good memories

Where else can you get used magazines for $.50 per issue

Check out this bitching frame

Aside from cheap parts, chatting with the sellers is enough to get your Sunday morning going


Check out that longboard in the back…

Follow OakTownChoppers on Instagram if you haven’t already. Super cool dude

No description needed. This screams “STAY THE FUCK AWAY”… lol

As I was making my rounds, a guy came up to me and gave me this… Sweet!

“Can I take a picture of this trike?”

“Sure buddy!”

Snaps Snaps..

“Ok now you gotta buy it!

“That’s a nice camera!”

“Thanks! you want a picture?”

“Sure, I won’t charge you”

I heard about Basket Case Magazine in one of Recycle Garage‘s podcasts. It was nice to meet Josh, the guy behind the magazine. We had a short chat about future events and rides. If you’re ever in Santa Cruz, stop by and support their magazines.

This blue Shovel is a regular here. Good seeing it again

“Can I take a picture of this mini bike?”

“Sure, you can take it home too for $20!”

“What! You don’t gotta tell me twice!!”

Best $20 I’ve ever spent lol

I knew it was a good idea to take the 4runner!

Walked back to the parking lot to check out more bikes

Alex English from Old E Metalworks broke everyone’s neck with this Knucklehead

What a bike! The average eye cannot comprehend all the little details Alex put into this bike

It was a successful swap meet as I got what I was looking for and more

Rear swing arm for my Shovel project…

$20 mini chopper…

A stash of magazines…

and I bought a raffle ticket for Born Free 9 which came with this rad poster of the Panhead that they’re raffling off this year

Until next time Lnspltrs!

Today was the last cycle swap of 2015. I came and found what I wanted. Winning!

The waiting line…

Gates open at 830

Brought my wagon this time to save me trips from walking back and forth to the car

My co-pilot holding down the swaggaaa wagon lol

Good people good vibes

My buddy Pete’s area. Pete is the fella who sold me his 69 Gen Shovel

Trending now…minibikes





Deserves another shot

Love this bike. He’s a regular too

This reminds me of my bike

Something different

See you next year!

For the weeks prior to the meet, my mind was occupied with ideas on how I’d rebuild Rusty for Born Free 6. I already had in mind a specific look that I was going for but didn’t make any final decisions until after the swap meet.

Similar to the last event, I left SJ early and arrived at the meet just in time before the parking lot filled up.

From a quick glance, the meet definitely had more vendors than last time. I figured it was because of warmer weather. For this meet, I prepared myself just enough money to buy what I need only.

After about two hours of browsing and carefully searching for parts, I came home a happy camper. Found some parts that I can tweak and add to Rusty.

You meet the friendliest people at cycle swap meets. One of many reasons why I keep coming back aside from parts

Fancy looking bike

Unlike the last meet which was mostly dominated by Ironheads, this meet had more Shovels than Home Depot

Such a sweet looking scoot

LNSPLT approved!

I’d love to see the owner bust a U turn on this bike

Next to it was this immaculate Knuckle. My all time favorite motor

Interesting bars on this Rat

This ironhead was one of my favs

So was this one

This bike had me feeling some type of way

Hands down my favorite bike at the meet

I knew it…chicks only dig crotch rockets

When news broke out that there’d be a Norcal Cycle Swap, I wasted no time to make sure I’d be free and be there.

Fast forward to January 12th, 2014

4:00 A.M. woke up -> 4:15 showered -> 4:30 picked up Daniel -> 4:45 picked up Sheila 

-> 5:00 on the road.

Beautiful sunrise in Sacramento

Started to fog just a few exits from the Cycle Swap

I give these guys major props for riding in the nipple freezing cold weather

The swap was definitely smaller than the socal swap but there were a lot of quality parts for awesome prices. I was like a kid in a candy store.

I had to make a few trips back to the truck to put away my goodies since I was buying parts left and right

A lot of iron heads came out

This guy looked like he had a fun trip to the swap

My favorite bike at the swap was this skinny shovelhead