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Bikeshed London 2018 Exhibition by Bartosz Gajec

Bikeshed London 2018 once again was organised in Tobacco Dock which is a big venue capable of holding quite big events. I remember attending Bikeshed Exhibition long time ago in Shoreditch where it all started. Small but original motorcycle exhibition changed into fantastic, big and spectacular event which is now the biggest in Europe. 

I have to admit I wait whole year for this exhibition and it is the most important motorcycle event in my Calendar. 

I was very impressed by last year's Bikeshed Exhibition but this year was even bigger, better organised and more captivating for me. I found myself wondering around not only admiring fantastic design of most of the bikes but I was also moved by the amazing atmosphere and people who gathered together sharing the same passion for two wheels.

Tobacco Dock Venue from 25-27 May was filled not only with beautiful custom made bikes but also with passionate people specialising in hand made crafts, with british made clothing, motorcycle gear and accessories from brands like Malle London, Hedon, Bolt London, Goldtop etc

There was also life music, bars, street food, barber ( Thy Barber) and you could even get yourself a tattoo! It was a proper motorcycle event, very well organised and most of all with soul. 

I can't wait for next year exhibition! I will be there standing in the first row and on the first day!

Highlights of the Bikeshed London 2018 below:



Hedon Helmets:

2010 Triumph Thruxton Modified - Cafe Racer by Bartosz Gajec

Here is the Triumph Thruxton from 2010 modified and re-designed by me. No engine modifications except the exhaust, only cosmetical changes.

Last 3 images shows new bike as I received it straight from the factory, without any modifications.

Other images shows modified bike with detail close-ups for your attention.

Theme brown/black/brushed stainless steel. I removed all unnecessary original components for clean look as well as most of polished chrome components to tone down the bike. My idea was to create a proper, crisp and minimal naked bike based on the famous Triumph Thruxton.

Modifications are:

1. Exhaust - 2 in 2 Arrow stainless steel brushed silencers with pipes which requires engine mapping. Additionally I've changed OEM arrow buffles to custom made shorter buffles with bigger outlet hole for better sound (made in Holland).

2. Mirrors - CRG split-lane mirrors, made in US, fully foldable. High quality and cool design, highly recommended.

3. Handlebar - OEM powder-coated black.

4. Grips - brown by Japanese brand Posh.

5. Front light - bowl powder-coated black.

6. Seat - brown seat made by Sixty8.

7. Rear fender eliminator - made by Italian company MAS with Lucas style 525 LED rear light from US based store Dime Cycles.

8. Indicators - aluminium high quality LED indicators by UK brand Oberon Performance.

9. Tank cap - by Triumph, lockable.  (Recommended brushed  aluminium Monza cap).

10. Front wheel fender - custom short fender purchased on eBay.