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"We are a father and son team. My son is Zeke, who is 13 years old, and I am Patrick DeZeeuw. We save stray motorcycles from their lonely existence by rebuilding them in our garage deep in the heart of Texas. Zee and I have ridden together since he turned 7..."

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By Dime City Cycles November 2, 2017 3 comments

"Back in November last year, with months of Montreal winter looming large and my cruiser square- wheeled for the foreseeable, I decided if I couldn't ride a bike for a while then building one would be the next best thing. I found a non-starting '81 Honda CB750K locally and - after asking a mate what questions I should ask the seller in order to sound like I knew what I was talking about pushed it 10kms home after handing over a couple of bills. The nods of approval on that long journey home reinforced my hunch that I had a great bike on my hands..."

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By Dime City Cycles September 28, 2017 9 comments

"A few years back when I was about 18, the vintage motorcycle bug, in the form of a 1976 Suzuki GT250 bit me hard. The bike was out for sale a few miles from my house, and man was she sexy. Running and in very nice shape for its age, she was begging to be mine. I spoke with the guy and swapped him a paltry $75 bucks for my soon to be freedom machine. In my then blissful ignorance, before I bought it, he told me 'it doesn't have a title, but you can just go get one.' HA! To this day I wish it were that easy..."

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By Dime City Cycles August 30, 2017 3 comments

In 1978, lots of things were going on. Fonzi was jumping the shark, production of the VW Beetle was finally halted, and gold reached an all time high of $200 per ounce. Also, following the energy crisis, Japanese vehicle imports accounted for half of the US import market. These imports included the mighty Kawasaki KZ1000. These bikes were a story in their own right, but July’s bike of the month winner has a special story...

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By Dime City Cycles July 21, 2017 4 comments

After selling off the XS650 bobber in 2015, Nate went on the hunt for a Triumph to build. It wasn't more than a week later that he stumbled across a '69 Bonnie basket case up near Gurnee, IL, about 2.5 hrs away. There wasn’t much information in the ad and the pics weren’t any better... but, it was a '69 which is a great vintage.

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By Dime City Cycles June 20, 2017 7 comments

If you're going to combine brands, you could do a lot worse than Honda and Ducati. Jeff Gittleson of Wantagh, New York, proves just that with his race-inspired build using a Ducati 160 motor in a Honda frame, and it's clear why he's the current pick for Bike of the Month at DoTheTon.com. Just look at this beauty.

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By Dime City Cycles May 18, 2017 1 comment

In 1978 while in High School Jim Platek bought a brand new Yamaha XS500, a road bike with an 8-valve double overhead cam 4-stroke twin cylinder. This started a 37 year "bond" with the bike. “It was my commuter, tourer, road racer, and dragracer. I finally decided that it was time to change things up, and I parted out all but the frame, switchgear, gas tank, and mirrors.”

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By Dime City Cycles April 17, 2017 3 comments

My father purchased the origins of this bike in the early 1980's when I'd be 12 or 13 years old. It was kitted out in touring trim, but the heart of it was a Triumph 6T Thunderbird pre-unit engine in a 1962 slimline featherbed frame. We pulled it apart and re-built it in 1993 / 1994 with the regular Triton racer type look.

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By Dime City Cycles March 23, 2017 3 comments