A fast digital trip to Europe where this last weekend custom bikes were competing in the 3rd Euro Bike Fest in Czech Republic, just 45 miles north of Vienna, Austria. Sponsored by CustomChrome Europe, the event is held in parallel to the European “Flat Track Cup” and attracts builders and public from all over eastern Europe, a very fast growing market for everything custom.
“Wildstyle” built on what appears to be a rigid frame until you look below the seat and realize the bike is equipped with a clever suspended swingarm. Builder Roman Bus used a 1942 WLA Flathead engine, and used a one-off front end with a mono shock suspension system integrated into the frame steering head.
Also Notice the frame down tube made from a huge chain sourced from heavy industrial equipment. Wildstyle.
Another interesting custom is this restoration from genuine original parts of a 1931 Triumph 500.by Toma Tumer from TMT Moto. Not from an original English Triumph model, but from a model built by the German Triumph company (very famous for its typewriters) that produced motorcycles from 1903 to 1957 and being in the 30’s the 3rd largest German motorcycles manufacturer behind DKW and Zündapp. Engine is a MAG 500 cc engine equipped with a Küchen 3-speed gearbox, both well-know aftermarket manufacturers whose products, equipped many other brands. Racing these machines was quite popular both in Germany as well as in Czech Republic, which was at the time of the beginning of industrialization one of the most industrialized countries of Europe Frame is kept stock, exhaust is one-off and gas tank is a modified version from an old ex-GDR Simson Moped! (with the help and photography of Horst Roesler and Ono Wieringa)