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The Underground Art Studio in Cedar Rapids,


Iowa worked its magic and cranked out one of the most impressive paint schemes I have ever seen. The design features some of the most tasteful use of metal flake, gold leaf and airbrush work I have ever had the pleasure to view. Sure I have seen bikes with more of all of the above elements in their paint work, but sometimes less is more. John contacted the folks at Anheuser Busch regarding the completed bike and they were gung-ho to start and tour for the bike including calendars and posters complete with cheerleaders and Playboy Bunnies. Then, like they have done to others (check our back issues for a previous St. Louis show winner from Billy the Kid) with AB themed bikes, they backed out. One can speculate as to why that happened; I am going to go with greed, but that’s another story. Jeff’s custom touches on the bike are just as


impressive as the paint work. The bike features an array of handmade parts. The controls, the fender struts, the jockey shift, the pipes, the pegs, the kick start lever, and more were all handmade by Jeff. The bike wears several lathe-turned pieces in- cluding the jockey shift knob, the oil filter mount, the nose cone cover, the oil bag cap, and more. Check out the pimp dual caliper set up for the rear tire; that is all Jeff. Front to back, top to bottom, the bike is a winner. It’s a good thing that Jeff didn’t compromise on his vision. If you missed the St. Louis show you can see the bike in for yourself at the Sundown Bar & Grill in Williamsburg, Iowa. To see more of Jeff’s creations, to order your own custom ride, or to order one-off parts for your own scooter


check www.speedkingusa.com. him out


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