Built magazine, issue 12


We really enjoyed hanging out with Nick Pearce for a day, checking out his vintage flat tankers. We’d gone to see him with a view to doing a feature for our sister mag Classic Bike but once we got talking, Nick was like, ‘I’d you to feature these bikes in Built. I want to reach out to a younger generation and share these glorious old bikes with them. There’s so much fun to be had building and riding them...’ Nick’s hope is that there’s a generation coming along who will want to either learn about the history of these bikes and preserve the heritage – or they’ll at least take some inspiration for them when they build custom bikes in the future.

And in this issue we’ve got a great example of custom bikes born out a bygone era with Bryan Thompson’s gorgeous Triumphs. But we also feature the cutting edge BMW of Roland Posch, and Paolo Tesio’s futuristic Buell. Isn’t that mix part of the joy of the custom scene?