you out when you're working on the motorcycles?
Eddie: Yeah I have a couple buddys that are into it too and I'm always meeting random people that are into bikes.
Where did you find the inspiration to work on bikes?
Eddie: I've always been interested in anything with a motor or 2 wheels, I just had to save up some dough so I could get the ball rolling. Now all my bikes are broken haha.
Do you have one certain builder which style you like or do you just go out an build stuff the way you like it yourself?
Eddie: Yeah Max Schaaf at 4q conditioning builds the most killer bikes I've ever seen.
Did you ever crash your bike?
Eddie: Just once coming in hot into the garage I hit an oil spill.
What was the damage?
Eddie: My pinky/pride
Having an older bike, how would you go out looking for parts?
Eddie: Word of mouth or craigslist.
Do you get personal satisfaction from transforming a piece of rust into a shiny ride?
Eddie: I like my bikes like I like my women; a little on the trashy side. So I'm kind of into the rust. As long as they rip that's all that matters.
Would working on bikes and cars be something you'd be into when your BMX time is over?
Eddie: That's the plan.
Style comes into play when you ride. How do you involve your style when you work on bikes?
Eddie: I just put my little touches on my rides I can't really relate it to riding. The garage doesn't look like the most high-tech place with all the tools you'd ever need to build a custom chopper.
What's a tool that you'd love to have?
Eddie: Those pics are kind of old I took them right when I moved into that garage. I have most of the tools I need now but I could always use more.
Being creative also comes to play when you're riding motorbikes. Did you ever break down while on the road and what did you have to do to temporarily fix it to get home?
Eddie: Nothing serious, just some things rattling off.
What BMX friends can you relate to when it comes down to fixing motorcycles and cars?
Eddie: People like Chris Moeller, Travis Gardner, Jesse Whaley, Jonathan Ollivera and Jeff Landtiser come to mind when I think about fellow grease monkeys.
Can you pop a wheely?
Eddie: Haha, not very good.
Pics by Eddie Cleveland
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