WILLOW Garage Built Bikes

“So why did you name the bike Willow?” This is the first question we asked Troy Helmick, the builder of this amazing bike. “Willow trees are strong but fluid” he replied. Very zen, sensei Helmick. Troy is a retired photographer who now runs an Alpaca farm in West Virginia. “It is my attempt to evoke a picture in a person’s head when they hear a name and then couple that name with the image they see before them in my machine” he explains. This bike was reborn on a farm in West Virginia. Willow started life as a 1974 Honda CL 360 before Troy found her on her side, rotting behind someone’s garage. The build was inspired by the era of the board track racers — they were brutal machines, elegant in their simplicity. The pictures you see before you are Troys redefined interpretations. Photographs and words by Troy… Article from Pipeburn.com

Built In: U.S.A. Bike Style: Board Tracker

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Willow Bike Specifications – Garage Built Bikes

FEATURE SPECS
Class Styling Board Tracker
Frame Custom One Off Frame
Gastank Split Gastank
Handlebars / Risers Clip Ons / Separates
Intake Cover Velocity Stack
Motor Brand Honda CB
Motor Config In-line 2
Motor Size (metric) 0400cc
Paint Color(s) GoldRust Patina
Suspension Front Conventional – Standard
Suspension Rear Rigid / Hardtail
Tires Skinny 100mm or less
Wheels Standard 40-80 spokes

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