Originally Posted by JPWendtinc
Just saw that there will be a new build off. A four way between Senior, Junior, Jesse, and the guys from Gas Monkey Garage.
Generally I like Jesse's bikes the best, but I think he is as fake as can be. I'll be rooting for Gas Monkey.
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I think OCC and Junior build bikes that look to be inspired by Dungeons & Dragons and Vienna Sausages (as in, they seem to be trying to compensate for such). All their designs bellyflop somewhere in the design, aesthetically, and definitely fail the "utility" category, since they're all fifty feet long or more.
I think they have talent, but there are holes in that talent. That's just my opinion, though. They are to the biker world what producers are of Justin Bieber and the like to the music world. There's obviously a horribly misinformed group of consumers who buy their bikes. I've never seen one bike they've made that I wouldn't sell were it given to me free and clear.
Jesse James thinks he's Indian Larry. Or he wishes he were. All his bikes look pretty much the same, to me, and to my surprise, he admitted, "I build all my bikes around the same design, but just try to make changes that make the next one harder to build (this is not verbatim, but a general representation of his statement)." I will say that I've seen a bike or two by him that I wouldn't mind owning. He's talented, but I've seen one-bike builders (people who've only built ONE bike) out-do him by a country mile. Watching the show, I got tired as hell of him talking like he's the Dali-Lama of bike building. What a joke!
The guys at Gas Monkey have talent, too. They seem to make the occasional stupid decision, but for the most part, I love the cars they produce. I like that they snagged an old shovel and kept it real and more old school than all the other Widget-makers. They definitely got my vote.
Text 3 to 97979 for Gas Monkey!