Rick Fairless Builds Custom Strider
Rick Fairless is known for wild tie-dyed custom motorcycles featuring high-performance internal combustion engines (ICE). Even so, he put his latest tie-dyed sensibilities on display at the Flying Piston Benefit Builder’s Breakfast at the kickoff of the 2018 Sturgis Rally with his wild no peddle, no engine balance bike.
Strider Sports International, maker of balance bikes that inspire kids to ride, sent seven Strider bikes to top name builders. The resulting custom Strider Riders were unveiled at the 2018 Breakfast as the first stop on their year-long tour. Builders include Rick Fairless, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Pat Patterson, Kirk Taylor, Bryan Fuller and Motorcycle Missions.
Rick admits he has, “$5,000 in a $100 bicycle, but some kid is gonna have one heck of a cool custom bike.” No, there’s no harnessing the Fairless enthusiasm when he gets into a project.
Rick Fairless Builds Custom Strider – The process
“We put on some new spoke wheels twice the size of the stock wheels. To compensate for the taller wheels, we stretched the read end 4in. We built some RF Custom Z bars and added a cool springer front end. We also mounted some custom fenders and a custom seat. Then we finished her off with a Rick Fairless signature psychedelic/tie-dye paint job.”
About Rick Fairless
Rick Fairless is a well-known figure in custom choppers. His business, Strokers Dallas, sells custom choppers. The shop and adjacent bar and grill he also owns in Dallas, Texas. There is also a Tattoo & Piercing Parlor on the same property.
About The Flying Piston
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About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.
About Motorcycles as Art
Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s indoor Motorcycles as Art exhibition presents a changing conceptual theme that brings together the most innovative collection of groundbreaking custom bikes from today’s premier builders with artwork from the most famed moto-artists. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and curator, famed photographer Michael Lichter, present an environment that must be seen to appreciate. Free to the public and open for just seven days each year, all are invited to take their time and walk through history in the making that is the Motorcycles as Art exhibit.