the Process

As time passes, the classic bikes of the 60's, 70's, & 80's are slowly fading away/rusting back into the earth. We travel quite a distance to find the right bike in the best condition for the build.
On a few rare occasions, the bikes find us.

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We start the polishing, or most of the time, "rust removing". We do our best to reclaim & reuse the original parts by sending them to paint, powder coat, re-chrome, or polishing. Top ends, timing chains, valves, compression, etc are inspected & issues addressed as needed. Wear items are discarded & replaced -i.e. tires, drive chains, oil, plugs, signals, hoses, points, etc. The Japanese engines are a testament to the craftsmanship & reliability, but often need refreshing after years of neglect.

Next the frame endures many hours of cutting/welding/grinding. Fenders, electronics, frame tabs, all pulled & either eliminated or relocated to a more sightly position. We deal directly with the suppliers for the best quality parts, and fabricate anything else we cannot find or has yet to be mass produced. We weld, we grind, we sweat, & we bleed till she is ready to ride. Then, she gets fresh fluids & we fire her to life. Synch the carbs, set the timing, test the brakes, etc. -and she is ready to spend her days in her new owners garage.

Steel Bent Customs Motorcycles Cafe Racer

The part search is constant. We stock-pile many parts, but what we don't have, we find from one of our many suppliers, eBay or we fabricate them. Seats, seat cowls, fuel tanks, rear-sets, throttle controls, tires, brake shoes & pads, handlebars, gauges, head & taillights, and exhausts -most parts are easily accessible, however, as with any custom -nothing fits without modification. We weld, we grind, we sweat, & we bleed until she is ready to ride.

Once the cutting/welding/grinding is finished, we start to assemble the finished product. We work along with you to design your ideal customs bike. Cafe Racer, Bobber, Cafe Brat, whatever you call it, it's your one of a kind ride. Its better in the wind, contact us & we'll prove it.

  • “But with the throttle screwed on there is only the barest margin and no room for mistakes. It has to be done right...and thats when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that the fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms."

    - Hunter S. Thompson -

the Builds

This is why you search the internet for countless hours, the Builds.  Browse our custom cycles below and click on an image to view additional photos and details.  If you have any questions or requests, drop us a line via our contact page or give us a call at 813-679-2754.

If you enjoy the photos throughout our site or need commissioned photography work please visit our friend Erick Runyon at his website ErickRunyonFotosMotos.com

78 CB750 "Bell Helmet"
81 CB750 "Motorvated"
80 - CB750 "Chinpira"
Build in Progress
2014 Honda CB1100
78 - CB550 "Same 78"
78 - CB750 "SS Josie"
72 - CB750 "Renaissance"
96 Tri Adv "Tuxedo"
1972 Honda CB750
73 Honda CB750 "BFTIJIS"
73 Honda CB500 "Deadbeat"
78 Honda "Ridaho"
71 Honda CB450 "Copper"
79 Honda CB750 "Dubai"
11 Tri Bon "Urban Tracker"
76 Honda "Dirty Jersey"
11 Triumph Bon "Ginger"
90 Honda CB125tt "RS"
1982 Honda CB750 "Frog"
99 Honda 750 "Brandy"
76 Honda "All Bizness"
97 HD Sport 883 "Yeti"
1979 Honda CB750 "5"
81 CB900 "Road Rash"
08 Tri "Coast Tracker"
1973 Honda CB350 Four
2006 HD Road King
81 Honda "Supersport"
80 Honda "Midnight"
1981 Honda CB750 "Tux"
80 Honda "UrbanMoto"
1981 Honda CB750 "Mag"
2001 Roadstar "Dz Nutz"
82 Honda "Convertible"
81 Honda "Manchester"
77 Honda CB550 "J.O"
81 Honda CB750 "Hoang"
73 Honda CB750 "Ebony"
81 Honda CB750 "Janica"
77 Honda CB550 "Inverted"
1981 Honda CB750 "Koz"
80 CB750 "Stainless"
1981 Honda CB750 "Black"
71 Honda CB500 "McEwan"
1982 Honda CB900 "Dylan"
81 Honda "Brushed"
99 Triumph "Black Betty"
81 Honda "Black & Blue"
78 Honda 400 "Hawk Eye"
1980 Honda CB750 "2Up"
1971 Honda CB750 "Brat"
1979 Honda CB650
71 Honda CB450 "Seven 1"
71 Honda 500 "Cannibal"
80 Honda 750 "Neck Tat"
74 Honda CB750 "RedRim"
75 Honda CB400 "Yellow"
1975 Honda CB550/FZR
76 Honda "Clockwork O"
1971 Honda CB350
1972 Honda CL350
1975 Honda CB550 "Blue"
1974 Honda CB360 "6er"

Products

We officer custom builds, carburetor service, wheel refinishing and a variety of shirt and product designs. Click on a product for additional information and ordering. If you have any questions or requests, drop us a line via our contact page or give us a call at 813-679-2754.


  • “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”

    - Ernest Hemingway -




SBC Calendar

If you want to check us out in person, stop by one of our events below or give us a call at 813-679-2754 and we'll set up an appointment at our Oldsmar, FL location.

Bike Week

Daytona Beach, FL – Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 2:30pm – Sun, Mar 15, 2015, 3:30pm


Handbuilt Show

Handbuilt Motorcycle Show - Austin, TX – Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 2:30pm – Sun, Apr 12, 2015, 3:30pm


Bike Show

1st Annual Collective Bike show - Tampa, FL - Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 2:30pm – 3:30pm


Born Free

Born Free Show - Chowchilla, CA - Fri, Jun 26, 2015, 2:30pm – Sun, Jun 28, 2015, 3:30pm


Southbound & Down

Southbound & Down Show - Tampa, FL - Sat, September 26, 2015, 12:00pm - 6:00pm


Barber Vintage Fest

Barber Vintage Festival - Rob & Mike - Birmingham, AL - Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 2:30pm – Sun, Oct 11, 2015, 3:30pm





SBC Youtube Channel

On occasion we upload videos of our finished work and bikes in progress. For motorcycle and instructional videos check out our YouTube Channel.

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SBC Articles

We are always honored when our work is appreciated by other cycle enthusiast. Find below, articles written about our work and dedication to the craft. Click on a logo to read an article.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests, fill out the contact form below and we'll get back to you as soon as where available. As always you can give us a call at 813-679-2754.

Michael Mundy
343 Douglas Rd E. #5, Oldsmar, FL 34677

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