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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


MOTORRAD January 15 2014, 0 Comments

Coverage of our Hooligan Hoedown hit German shelves this week in Motorrad!

#seaweedandgravel September 18 2013, 0 Comments



Babe Blue '73 CB750 Build September 03 2013, 6 Comments

The CB750 Build from Brady Young and Seaweed & Gravel is finally done! It has been a year in the making. I met Brady a little over a year ago and I had a beater cb750 in the back of my truck at the time. I told him this would be my babe. He kinda smiled while we made plans for other builds that were much more in the forefront. This build got pushed back by each client that came along. I didn't really mind because I knew she was going to be amazing. As it happens, some of the other builds were the testing grounds to work out the mistakes so this bike would be right the first time around. Well I am happy to say Brady nailed it on the head. The build takes me back to my childhood, no doubt. Growing up my dad had a '70 El Camino the same color and I drove a '70 Nova the same color. The number was my number growing up and it has significance in my adult life as well.  This bike will be for sale but we have not come up with a cost yet. I hope I can ride her for a little while at least. 

Brady will follow up with more information about the build so you may want to wait on the questions for his write up.

Seaweed & Gravel

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CAFE RACER ITALIA August 30 2013, 0 Comments

So proud to have our very own, Brady Young's 'Little Bastard', featured on the cover!

http://www.playlifestylemedia.it/edicola/edicola-01.asp?id=3438


Machina De Amor RIDE out to The Griffin August 12 2013, 0 Comments

RIDE with us or with us your own group to this amazing show this Friday August 16th!
Spindrift, Kut U Up, Golden Beaches, Amerikan Bear!
We will meet at Seaweed & Gravel at 5:00pm and take all back roads to The Griffin.

Seaweed & Gravel Location 
1144 N. Highway 101
Encinitas, Ca. 92024


Under your spell July 23 2013, 0 Comments


And we could be heroes.. July 22 2013, 0 Comments


Weekend Replay July 01 2013, 0 Comments

Great turn out at our First Year Anniversary shindig! Love our friends and family here at S&G!! {and thanks to Sarah and Drew Newman for lending a few nice images to this blog post!} Thank you as well to Ladies Love Outlaws, Ink Slingers, Allophone, and Amerikan Bear! All the bands were amazing and inspirational.

~Stay tuned for many more happenings, and memories to be made, over at the shop this summer~


YEAR ONE! June 26 2013, 0 Comments

One Year Anniversary Party!!!

Hard to believe how quickly this past year has gone.. It really is something special. Thank you for the constant support and the humbling praise. We really love what we do and what we are about and it can only get more exciting from here!

Come out and celebrate with us with four live bands, free bbq and brews on SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH

NOON TO 10PM!

Line Up:

2:30 Ladies Love Outlaws
4:00 Ink Slingers
6:00 Allophone
8:00 Amerikan Bear

In conjunction with Fun in the Sun on the 101 festival!


Because everybody could use a little.. June 20 2013, 0 Comments

On cruise control with Gary.

May the wind redirect our sails this summer and bring us wherever they may....even if that means bringing you face to face with Mr Clark himself {Thanks to Melissa Dilger over on the east coast for candidly finding herself in this #flashbackfriday moment}


Park & Play June 20 2013, 0 Comments


Summer KickOff BBQ! June 12 2013, 0 Comments

Saturday, June 15th {at the shop}

1144 N. Highway 101, Encinitas, CA


{ShopKeep} May 30 2013, 0 Comments


Photo Feature | Brad Swonetz May 30 2013, 0 Comments

{Web Love: http://bradswonetz.com/#/STORIES/Seaweed%20&%20Gravel/1/ }


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


Bike Release Party April 26 2013, 0 Comments

CB550 Build by Brady Young will be revealed on Saturday, May 4th, 7pm-10 with a special performance by Amerikan Bear. Come for the build, the band, the free beer and the good times. More info to come...


{double exposure} April 13 2013, 0 Comments


Ride The Horizon April 02 2013, 0 Comments

{photos: Kevin Roche}


{with the wind} March 19 2013, 0 Comments

photos: Kevin Roche

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.

Local Empty Roads March 12 2013, 2 Comments

photos: Kevin Roche

Jarred + Emily March 10 2013, 0 Comments

Photos: Kevin Roche

Tastemaking with SHE AND MR DEAN March 05 2013, 0 Comments

 A guy and a girl fusing their vision of lifestyle, art, music and fashion into one.Driven by the details - these two are quite the dynamic duo. Pulling their energy and inspiration from the company they keep, their own experiences, adventures, musings, and music, it was only a matter of time before people started to notice something... that vibe.. that spark.. the fact that they have IT written all over them. With a strong social media presence and, well, some damn good looks.. it just makes sense to be spreading their vibes world-wide, streaming their daily style and mind-candy via the "She and Mr Dean" online blog. Having had the pleasure of being a personal accomplice on many of their adventures, it was only fitting to give you a taste here at S&G. Long live the dreamer, the constant believer {and the innately fashionable} . Peep this link to get your daily fix: http://sheandmrdean.com/