Before and After: Wrenchmonkeys Yamaha XT 550

Yamaha XT 550 BEFORE - Courtesy of bikeboneyard

Yamaha XT 550 BEFORE - Courtesy of bikeboneyard

Everyone loves a great ‘before and after’ segment – someone losing a ton of weight, The teacher in the Van Halen ‘Hot for Teacher’ video, after taking off her glasses, and so many more.  But lately the most appealing ones for me have been the makeover of a typical, plain-jane bike, and turning it into a super-model… Read More …

Hogs in the ‘hood: Classic Hodaka

Classic Hodaka, in lime green...

Classic Hodaka, in lime green…

Hodaka, a cross-venture company between the Japanese and Americans, manufactured bikes during the 60’s and 70’s.  Some would consider them to have pioneered the ‘trail bike,’ which was all the rage back then, and made every rider look like they were starring in On Any Sunday. Read More …