Thomas from China writes in with another excellent custom from China! When I read this it reminds me how good we have it here in the US. There are more parts and shops and catalogs than we know what to do with and I still catch myself grumbling impatiently on occasion from impatience. The I see a bike like this built in a country where ther is literally almost no custom support structure and I have to just shut my mouth.
Quite frankly, this is an amazing build all the more so because of where it’s from. Really excellent work!
Just found your article about LOKI – the modified chinese Chang Jiang …
Of course customizing scene here in China is pretty poor – not so
many people work on “real” customs but just on changing colors and
Parts are hard to come bye – although a lot of the customizing stuff
sold somewhere else is produced in Taiwan – not so far but still
difficult to import from there.
I’ve been working on Chang Jiang bikes since 4 years doing all kind of
modifications – all in my off-time.
Such business not pays the rent but is more just for fun and see how
far you can go with those oldstyle Changs.
Meanwhile i add up to 5 “real” what i call “custom-bike”.
Build up some more rides anyway but they where more or less standard
Find attached some pics of my latest project “El Diablo” which was
Main changes i did was to shift tailwheel to 16 inch rim, custom-made tailfender (the sheetmetal-work was a pain in the ass), custom-tank with gasoline gauge, relocated battery and exhaust and a lot of other mods.
I would be really proud to also find some pics of my creations on “Motorcycle Photo …”!
Thumbs up for the job you do.
Thomas in Beijing