Hope you noticed that cultural differences are evidenced by the type of bikes that people custom build and ride in different continents and countries.
While Americans riders are mostly in cruising, Europeans have a strong taste for racing, Just travel abroad or look at the european custom bikes competing in US bike shows. Same for custom parts. You will find many more European vendors producing parts made for speed than here in the US. An example? Carbon fiber parts whose qualities of strength and very light weight make them a frequent choice for customization. As they say in Europe “You don’t need to accelerate the weight you don’t carry”. To help your bike lose weight a good address in Switzerland is Fat Attack, a shop belonging to Urs Erbacher, a top fueldrag racer and the head of Erbacher Racing. In addition to the carbon fiber parts you see here the shop will produce one-off gas tanks, fenders and anything else you can think of, for looks…or speed. Fat Attack Custom Bikes.