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CB550 Custom Build by S&G builder Brady Young May 15 2017, 42 Comments

May 2013
Custom build by Seaweed and Gravel in southern california built by Brady Young (previously of UGLY Motorbikes.) The inspiration for this build was spawned from a previous personal bike of Brady's, made from spare parts and a few weekends. The bike was rough, full of character, and frequently saw the dirt. Nonetheless, it caught the eye of the client that commissioned this build, but with new shoes and a classy attire. 

Our goal for this build was to create a simple, clean, minimalistic bike with an aggressive, low stance; pulling elements from both the cafe racer and brat style palettes, whilst preserving the classic lines that were buried in stock form. Once the form and stance of the bike was set, we moved forward with making it function.

The top end was rebuilt with new internals and tuned by a retired racer and mechanic of the time, making it a true one kick cold started. The client wanted a kick and electric start, so we called upon the guys at Antigravity Batteries. Their compact, powerful battery powers the new from scratch harness with an updated rec/reg combo. With this setup we were able to retain our goal of a clean and minimal design.

Our theory on the finish of our bikes is overall modesty with bold features.  With an all black bike we incorporated matte, satin, and gloss finishes to add some contrast. We here at Seaweed And Gravel feel we've produced a bike that we can be proud of, and have welcomed a new member into our family of weirdos. --Brady


Laurel Sorenson Album Release Party December 17 2013, 0 Comments

Friday, December 20th Laurel Sorenson will be playing a free show for her debut album release here at Seaweed & Gravel. Come out and see this amazing sound and enjoy a nice beverage. Wear a bad sweater if you so prefer as it is the season to be jolly.

You can bring a donation for the Community Resource Center.. an unwrapped toy, or blanket or gently used jacket to help out!

 


IN YOUR EYES FILMS {Feature} May 21 2013, 0 Comments

Seaweed & Gravel Concept from Seaweed & Gravel on Vimeo.


land, sea, and air April 30 2013, 0 Comments


IRISH RIDE March 12 2013, 0 Comments

Seaweed & Gravel
IRISH RIDE Sunday, March 17th with extra green. 
Meet at Seaweed & Gravel at 10:00 to depart at 10:30-3:00pm destination TBD... maybe a green beer in there somewhere.

Ground Hog Day {Ride} February 27 2013, 0 Comments



RETAIL THERAPY... it helps! December 07 2012, 0 Comments

 


Lady in the night December 06 2012, 0 Comments

CB350 1969 all stock with clubman bars available at Seaweed & Gravel

photos: Chris Kiker


Leucadians December 05 2012, 0 Comments


Zombie Ride November 08 2012, 0 Comments

 

Halloween isn't complete with out a ZOMBIE RIDE! So here at Seaweed & Gravel we decided to wake the undead and have a ride to end up at the Vintage Motorcycle Show at the Del Mar Racetrack. 



Bad Case of the Sundays November 08 2012, 0 Comments

Broken Bridge Collective and Seaweed & Gravel put on an amazing end of the summer party featuring Taken by Canadians and Trouble in the Wind. The BBQ was flying and plenty of bikes and good times. Kim Le converted the parking lot into a cozy living room with carpets, couches and lamps making the experience intimate and mellow. 



Meet & Grub - August 12, 2012 November 08 2012, 0 Comments

 





All Photos by Kevin Roche