Max Schaaf Skater Profile

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Hometown: Oakland CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 43, Status: Pro

Last Update: Friday, March 22, 2013 Submit an Update

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2/18/2016

Side A & Side B. 1949 Panhead in later wishbone frame. The word build has gotten pretty loose these days, but this thing was a pile of parts at one point with no predetermined look. I laced the wheels first, put rubber on them and set them next to the frame which sat on a wood block and go from there. I like to sit on a milk crate and stare, and move shit around. Playing with various tanks and fenders..... Maybe the tank needs narrowed maybe a fender needs tweaked or radius-ed. Hopefully things start to take shape. But it's the idea of the bike that is so hard sometimes..., if it will be a complete thought at the end. Dealing with the belief that it should compliment the person you built it for and compliment your style of build. Let's face it, the guy that's super good at craigslist can get 10times the attention of the guy that was up till 3am metal finishing his welds. That's where it's at and if you enjoy what you do, it doesn't really matter. I'm inspired by people like @jason_atr @wretched_hive @kingkustoms to name a few (there's a hundred more) that seem to find a balance between tradition and creativity. Not too cookie cutter bolt on VS. space shuttle Columbia. I like kill em all much more than load. This bike was for a physically big man, no mids, no tiny little chopper, that alone made me have to really think it through. In the end it makes sense to me. This motor was my friend @samsklub brothers (rip) who passed years ago and I ended up with it, holding onto it for a decade trying to pay its legacy due respect. Sam said when he was a very young kid his big brother would throw them on the back with his skateboard and jam through the city streets dropping him off to skate EMB. Hope this bike stays a alive, and gets to write a few stories. Sorry for the novel. #4q #4Qpaint

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