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A Streetfighter For The World | The Sunburst Seeley Commando

As featured on the #1 custom bike website www.bikeexif.com/nyc-norton/ In early 2014 we got a call from an overseas number on the shop phone.  On the other end of the call was a pleasant voice with an unidentifiable accent who introduced himself as "Joe".  He was calling from his home in a small country nestled in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.  He had just purchased a pristine Norton Commando in the States and asked if we could add some performance and reliability mods to it before ... read more

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Iron & Air | A great piece on the workings of NYC Norton

We are really pleased to have been featured in the latest edition of Iron & Air magazine. Chris Logsdon (The Shop Brooklyn) came over and picked our brains for a while, and the result was a great piece, cutting through the chaff of cafe racers vs. racers.  Jason Goodrich took very beautiful pics of the shop and the bikes while we all chatted, and he will certainly be shooting more for us in the future.  Thanks guys.  

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StealthFighter | More on the ressurrection of a 750 Commando

Brushed and flat: When a project gets moving, sometimes it takes a while for it to show its character.  When we built up the motor for this bike, it was built around a good cam, porting, carbs, etc.  It was a race motor alone on the bench.  As we started to build up the bike around it, the function started steering the form. With the PW3 cam and the ported head it was clear a good exhaust would be necessary.  During a shop visit one day, owner Peter Billow looked ... read more

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Springtime is for Seeleys | Two bikes to blow minds

It's been hush hush, for no reason other than the details needed to be hammered out.  Now... consider them hammered.  Our long-time friend, mentor, techie, and fellow racer John Magyar put in the order for not one, but TWO complete Seeley-framed bikes, the likes of which haven't been seen.  Read on. On Tuesday, February 14th, a crate the size of an NYC studio apartment arrived at Spannerland, having made its way across the Atlantic from Minnovation Racing. The crate was actually smaller than some of our past deliveries, but inside ... read more

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(re) birth of a 750 | streetfighter to be

When I received this 1970 750 Commando motor from its owner, Peter Billow, it was scattered about in milk crates and dog-eared boxes,  and showed signs of a tragic life, made ever-more evident as we worked off the 1/8" coating of grease.  Yep... it needed serious love.  Peter had a pointed vision and wanted something not excessive or over the top, but something more than stock.  Often, when I hear this, I find folks are looking for the single magic (and inexpensive) component that will immediately transform their bike ... read more

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First post of the new blog | January 12, 2012

If you've clicked around, you've seen this site is still a work-in-progress.  Over the next weeks much of the old site info will be uploaded here, organized within the blog section.  As well as very regular new posts of stuff that is going on in the shop.  For example - I know of two Seeley-framed bikes that are on the benches now: One, a F750 Racer based on a Nourish Racing 8-Valve motor, and the other,  a 1007cc Steve Maney Supercharged(!) Commando street fighter.  Stay tuned for more.

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