The Making Of 2012 AMD World Champion Of Custom Bike Building.

In Sturgis, the custom bike named “PainTTless” by Thunderbike Germany won the title of 2012 AMD World Champion. Watch the video of the making of this wonderful bike that I already featured HERE. Comments are in German, but it doesn’t matter to understand the superb machining & fabrication jpb done on this one-off very high end creation by the team of Andreas Bergerforth.

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11 Responses to “The Making Of 2012 AMD World Champion Of Custom Bike Building.”


  1. 1 the gasbox Sep 12th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Hagel Deutschland!

  2. 2 jack Sep 12th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I love watching the bike making process.

  3. 3 CHOPMONSTER66 Sep 13th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    BADASS !!!! VERY NICE WORK…

  4. 4 pops Sep 13th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    i would like to see these guys try and build a competitive bike without c&c equipment….not a chance

  5. 5 CafeSportyTC Sep 13th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Das goot, very goot!

  6. 6 Iron Horse Sep 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Great build…I love to see how the fabrication process progresses on such a masterpiece.

    pops…it’s CNC (Computer Numerical Control).

    I’m sure that the artisans from the past who gave up their files for the first milling machines were thrilled by that technology. CNC’s are just the next step. Besides, how do you think the MOCO and all of the other manufacturers pump out product and keep costs at least somewhat in check. I also saw a LOT of hand work being done by the crew. Personaly, I think the two processes can live in harmony. It takes a talented person to design, program and set-up a CNC to make the parts, just as it takes a talented person to do all of the fab work by hand.

  7. 7 Dr Robert Harms Sep 14th, 2012 at 5:43 am

    1. Maybe its just me but I don’t see how the rear suspension will work correctectky with the shock angle as set

    2. “would like to see these guys try and build a competitive bike without c&c equipment….not a chance” ……. agreed but it could be done dependent on the machinists skill but it would take months and months and would not be as well done . I definitely feel , however, that cnc is essentially soul less

    3. “It takes a talented person to design, program and set-up a CNC to make the parts” …. the actual machining skill is (IMHO) diminishing as the software becomes increasingly menu driven

    4.”how do you think the MOCO and all of the other manufacturers pump out product and keep costs at least somewhat in check”… got nothing to do with custom building one offs

  8. 8 john reed Sep 15th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Amongst other things

    I have had carpel tunnel surgery twice on each wrist,I get trigger finger when it gets cold; have arthritis in both hands etc, ulnery nerve operation in both elbows,arm pump surgery in both arms which wont straighten any more and ache really bad after a long ride,

    All in all working hard without CNC machines have worn out my arms and if they were around when i started my retirement would be a lot less painful.

  9. 9 ger conlon Sep 16th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    a very well built bike. with some lovely parts on it..i have to do everything by hand here. i dont have anything against cnc, wouldnt mind having one myself.
    congrats on the win..well deserved.
    in my humble opinion anyway 🙂

  10. 10 Alan K Sep 17th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    That is why it was the AMD winner… Great build. For me after 30 + years of manual machining, CNC has opened new horizons and more stuff to learn, which is the only way to stay young.

  11. 11 Wikked Steel Sep 19th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    These guys always bring it. They have built some amazing bikes over the years and continue to do so. The innovation and engineering on this bike are exceptional.

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