"Senior vs. Junior: American Chopper" (spoilers)

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  1. DanB

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    My DTivo Series 2 didnt catch it either but my Uverse DVR series record did.

    Looks like they took the car to the drag strip after they showed it at bike week. When they do that I'm always asking "why risk it before the unveil?"
     
  2. bareyb

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    I agree about all the PJD logos... Not sure I'd want that on MY car. He should've done something more subtle if he wants to sell 71 of 'em. ;)
     
  3. Frylock

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    I guess he feels 71 people out there really love Paul Jr.

    I think if he can break out of doing bikes, and can do cars, grills, etc.. he could actually keep the business going after the tv show ends. The question will be can he do enough different things. He seems to find an idea he likes and does it. A LOT. How long before he does a web car?
     
  4. DanB

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    Watching them install all those rivets all I could think of was every hole is now a possible leak.

    Not sure if I'd consider an aftermarket blower, exhaust, seat covers and those panels really a custom car enough to have all the branding and serial # plate though.
     
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    I much prefer watching west coast customs make a 69 camaro body fit on a 2011 chasis. That's fabricating.
     
  6. bareyb

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    Jessie James (Monster Garage) is supposedly coming out with a "new" show called "Outlaw Garage". Where they fabricate vehicles... Maybe PJD is hoping to get in on the new trend? :p

    Seriously though, Custom Bike craze is all but dead now. Ironically, shows like American Chopper helped kill it. ;)
     
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    Frylock

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    West Coast Customs BUILDS cars. They really customize it. What Paul Jr. did is nothing more than what Joe car guy can do in his garage.

    I hope Jesse's new show bombs. Then he can leave town. Because no one wants him here!
     
  8. Shogun82

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    Aside from all the drama. I am a huge fan of the PJD Cadillac bike.
     
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    jeepair

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    So, Mikey might leave the show and it appears leave the salary he gets too. I'm with Senior, Mikey would be crazy to do that. I sure hope he has made some wise investments with his previous money.

    It was interesting to see the gear of wars trike at PJD's shop. Do they clients not want to keep the bikes they order or did PJD purchase it back?

    Also, the ball player mentioned that it was a nice day for April which means that episode was just filmed weeks ago. I didn't know they could film, edit etc that quickly.
     
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    DanB

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    yeah, I've always been confused on this. I've heard that they build two of every custom bike, one for the customer and one for them, but not sure if thats true (never seen it on the show). I'm still wondering how much Discovery channel chips in on each build -- lets face it, except for the publicity from the show during the build, I dont see most of these companies really investing in a bike for their corporate image or advertising campaign. A window company? A pillow company? Really big biker customer base there?
     
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    ahartman

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    It also listed him as a 'former (or retired?) MLB player' so I looked him up. He was released by the Marlins at the end of March. Pretty quick turnaround.
     
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    Satchel

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    I saw a bike they made for the Mercury (Ford) car company at the Dallas Auto Show a few years back. It was on tour with the new cars.
     
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    snowjay

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    The Rowand bike was once of the nicest riders I've seen yet. Nub and his paint is nothing short of spectacular. Real classy with the thirty three on the side, much better than two dirt bike looking numbers on the tank.
     
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    nataylor

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    The only thing I didn't like about the Rowand bike were the wheels. They looked great when the bike wasn't moving, but the asymmetrical style looked really odd in motion.
     
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    Frylock

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    I can't see him actually quitting. Or if he does, he will come back. His gallery can't be paying him enough money, and considering his addiction history and going to rehab, that had to make quite a wallop on his bank account. I never got that Mikey was great with money, but hey, you never know.
     
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    nataylor

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    As they said in the show, Mikey has left before. Maybe taking a break would be healthy for him. I don't blame him for wanting to do something to remove one of the pressures in his life.
     
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    bareyb

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    I just came in to post that too. That's one of my favorite color combinations and I like the lines of this bike SO much more than when they stretch 'em out. I'm kind of "over" the whole Chopper thing myself. I much prefer this style of bike. :up:
     
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    snowjay

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    It's also great to see Nub and Jr. collaborating. Nub seems to really be enjoying working with Jr. and these bikes, unlike when he painted for OCC.
     
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    Test

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    Did Mikey say he owned part of some company? What was it? I couldn't make it out.
     
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    snowjay

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    Pasta sauce.

    http://www.chefangrymike.com/
     

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