Builder Profile: George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle

2015 NYC Ultimate Builder Winner - Chaos Cycle

Outstanding paint, fit and finish

George Stinsman is a well known face in the industry, always having a passion for taking things apart and rebuilding them even as a small child. After working for Unique Performance restoring some of the most beautiful muscle cars in the country, modifying and building all kinds of motorcycles for over a decade, he set out to spread a little chaos in the industry. He is certified by the I.M.B.B.A. as the only living master bike builder in New York State.

Chaos Cycle builds unique bikes with a mix of old school with new technology. (See George’s winning bike below) His bikes are viewed as art by some and high performance by others.
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Hard Knocks Customs Bike Show

Edge walks us through the concept of the Hard Knocks Custom at the Smoke Out Rally. He created a new style of custom show by walking around awarding the Hard Knock Bike. They then are collected and placed in the Hard Knock Corral. It’s like a Joe’s Bike SHow.

A Biker’s Choice Rep determines which bike will be pulled into the Hard Knock circle and then the Horse Team votes on for the winner. Get Smoke Out Rally details here.

About the Smoke Out

The Smoke Out is about choppers. It is about builders, from professional builders to those bloody-knuckled guys (and ladies) burning the midnight oil in an unheated shed to build a chopper they can call their own. Chops of all makes are featured, American, British, Metric, everything. The event is about riders, cross-town to cross-country in a rainstorm.
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Let’s Talk Q4 Quad Concept: The Ultimate Harley 4 Wheeler

Q4 Quad Concept – the Ultimate QUAD – By implementing both our frontend and backend units, we can transform your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle into the most exclusive and ultimate Quad the world has seen.

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Phoenix Results: 2016 Ultimate Builder

Enjoying the Intl. Motorcycle Show

Enjoying the Intl. Motorcycle Show

by Jeff Najar,

It was a blustery 82 degrees in Phoenix, AZ as the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Circus rolled into University of Phoenix Stadium as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

Phoenix was the final stop in the 10 stop series and showcased one of the most diverse selections of custom sleds including Ducati, Vincent, BMW, trikes, Harley-Davidson baggers, scramblers, choppers and bobbers.

Bob from Bob’s Cycle Supply brought 5 bikes for the showcase. Two of the bikes were Vincent. Clearly, if you were looking for unique and off-the-chain motorcycles then the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was the place to be in Phoenix.
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J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winners: 2016 Chicago

Jeff Holt talks about the Builders in the Show

Jeff Holt of HOT BIKE talks about the Builders in the Show

56 custom bike builders wheeled into Chicago to compete for the combined Chicago / US Championship J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rounds. Builders from New York, Miami and NorCal all made their way to the bone chilling cold to showcase the best their creativity had to offer.

Some of the greatest up-and-comers and established artists of the 2 wheel persuasion where in attendance including Evan Favaro, George Stinsman, Steve Iacona, Cory Ness, Dave Dupor, Jon Shipley, Will Ramsey, Kyle Shorey and Art Steele to name a few.
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2016 Minneapolis Winners: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

Tice takes 2nd in MOD Harley

Tice takes 2nd in MOD Harley

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show circus rolled into Minneapolis with the weather in the low 30’s. Locals were happy because it was a warming trend in the city. When we rolled out it was frosty 12 degrees.

Even though it was Super Bowl 50 weekend, the show was packed with enthusiasts. The bikes were outstanding with the MOD Retro class full of interesting and diverse custom sleds.
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2016 Cleveland Winners: Ultimate Builder Bike Show

Last year Cleveland was getting a pounding and the Polar Vortex had just begun to extend its icy fingers down from the Great White North. A new year with 60 degrees January days and the vortex is remembered like yesterday’s news.

Lines snaked outside for entrance into the International Motorcycle Show at the IX Center in Cleveland. The quality of the custom builds were stellar this year. It’s unfortunate that there is only 1 winner in each of the four classes as there were so many deserving motorcycles.

2016 Cleveland Builders

2016 Cleveland Builders

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Nipple-Gate at the Dallas Ultimate Builder

There is a nipple issue on this bike… Kyle Shorey is a bad cowboy.

We Interview Chris Eder of MisFit Industries

The custom motorcycle industry is shifting to bigger wheels, lower bikes, and Misfit Industries is at the forefront of the movement. The bike named 17 is a 2012 Road King that runs a 103 Twin Cam and features Air Ride and a polished engine.

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Sofi of GT-MOTO talks custom sleds

Sofi talks custom sleds… The Little Rat is a  restored 1980 Kawasaki KZ440. It fatures a Harley headlight, custom tail section, mono Hagon rear shock, handmade foot controls and ride height adjuster.

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Interview with Tim Scates

Timothy Scates built a bike for his daughter Amy and named it Amy’s Twisted Bobber. The twisted down tube came from steel forged in the 1800’s. Tim hand built the handlebars, gas tank, frame and rear fender. The 74ci Harley engine runs split rocker boxes, SU Carb and magneto.

Tim took home a check for $2,000 and an Anvil Ring from Speakeasy Original at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

2016 Dallas Ultimate Builder Results By J&P Cycles

The 2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show showcased 48 unique custom bikes in four categories including FreeStyle, MOD Harley, MOD Custom and MOD Retro.

The Ultimate Builder is a show within the International Motorcycle Show series. You will see enthusiasts from all over Texas stop in to take a look around. Rick Fairless of Strokers and reality TV fame was walking the floor and checking out the action as well as world champion motorcycle racer Kevin Schwantz.

2016 Class - Dallas Edition, Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

2016 Class – Dallas Edition, Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

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