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Canadian Cool: A Triumph Bonneville bobber by Origin8or Cycles

Canadian Cool: A Bonneville bobber from Origin8or

Classic Triumph bobbers tend to be commissioned by riders with many years and miles under their belts. After all, it usually takes time to appreciate the elegance and understated style of a hardtail build. This spectacular Bonneville from Rob Chappell of Origin8or Cycles has a very different backstory, though. “The owner is a new rider…

Jaw Dropper: A gnarly Honda CB from the 80s

Jaw Dropper: A gnarly Honda CB from the 80s

The Chappell brothers are no strangers to these pages. Over the years, they’ve produced an impressive string of bikes—despite living hundreds of miles apart. That distance has proved hard to manage, so these equally talented builders each handle their own projects nowadays. Chris operates as Chappell Customs out of Los Angeles, while Rob spins wrenches…

Chris Chappell's meticulously restored Royal Enfield Bullet 350.

Enfield 350: the bike that time forgot

For most pro builders, personal projects usually draw the short straw—relegated to the back of the shop by a steady stream of client work. Just like the “rusted out junk pile” that Californian Chris Chappell picked up a few years ago. It’s a Royal Enfield Bullet 350, and it did a stint in Chappell Customs‘…