Two Bikes From The 2011 Euro Bike Fest

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.

Two bikes in particular, already winners of CCE Shows got noticed and need to be mentioned.

“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 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)

15 Responses to “Two Bikes From The 2011 Euro Bike Fest”

  1. 1 Vision May 23rd, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Thems some nice lookin sickles there. Seems like the billet age is drawing to a close.

  2. 2 Luis May 23rd, 2011 at 8:54 am

    That chain look downtube is sick.

  3. 3 luSca custom design May 23rd, 2011 at 9:01 am

    nice pics!

  4. 4 chopperfreak29 May 23rd, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Both of them are awesome and remind me why I got into bikes in the first place.

  5. 5 GRIP ACE - HIDDEN MOTORCYCLE SWITCH SYSTEM May 23rd, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Nice builders.

  6. 6 Warrior Poet May 23rd, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Nice bikes.
    If you like that chain downtube you might really like Rafik’s Chain Bike. check out RK Concepts.

  7. 7 Larry R May 23rd, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Really nice bikes and talented builders. Thanks for the report, Cyril and keep on building Rafik and Roman!

  8. 8 Luis May 23rd, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    @Warrior Poet.

    thanks for the tip that RK Chain is unbelievable. That’s some serious engineering..

  9. 9 badams May 23rd, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for posting; its great to see what builders outside the US are doing, and what is driving their influences.

  10. 10 Neo Dutch May 23rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Chain down tube reeks of being clever just so people will say that’s clever. A whole lot of work when a piece of tube would have done the job better. The rest is cool.

  11. 11 baddad May 24th, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Great bikes. Cyril, check Akrapovic Morsus from Slovenia.

  12. 12 Dr Robert Harms May 24th, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Ive been looking and looking atv the front suspension to figue out how it works. Not simple. IMHO its a nice looking bike but I kinda think the front downtube (aka big old chain) is kinda gimmicky

  13. 13 burnout May 24th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Man that is one big-ass chain! peace

  14. 14 Warrior Poet May 24th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Indian Larry’s “Chain of Mystery” was probably gimmicky as well. But it didn’t stop it from being a cool bike. Radial engines in bikes are gimmicky too, Some gimmicks are cool, others are better left undone…

  15. 15 nuno maroco May 25th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Amazing bikes. incredible quantity and quallity of details.

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