Chris Callen of Cycle Source Magazine – Flat Broke Chops & Rods
Chris Callen has been the Editor-In-Chief of Cycle Source Magazine since he started it nearly 20 years ago out of his small aftermarket parts shop in Pittsburgh, PA. While many people know him for his writing and contributions to the motorcycle scene from behind the camera, paint brush and computer, the passion for customizing motorcycles started at the end of a wrench. While the only issue of Cycle Source that has ever featured one of Chris’s bikes on the cover was the very first issue, building his own machines for fun has been was the foundation of why he started the magazine in the first place.
One of the first magazines Chris did get ink in was Iron Works, who gave him a quick nod back in the late nineties for his wicked fast S&S equipped Shovelhead that had a hand built mill by the world renowned Jim Libonati of Mega-Flo. That bike was fast enough to get in the 11 second club, a patch Chris wears on his vest to this day.