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Slumber Max Schaaf
4q69 Fail back Saturday. "The Human Head" from bf3. This photo haunts me daily. It represents me trying to "get out of my comfort zone" and "take it to the next level" and failing. The engine was temperamental, and underpowered, the front and rear cylinder just couldn't seem to work together. The handmade -beer can- rocker tins leaked like hell every 30 days. Then with me placed on top of this dream machine it turned into a ménage à trios gone horribly wrong. So I sold my CNC and burned my CAD blueprints. Currently I'm trying to sell a dozen t shirts and piece together some shitty old knucklehead. I've learned so much through all this, thanks for all your feedback. I don't even want to ride anymore because I don't think anyone understands me and my vision. To quote X-Ray Spex -my mind is a plastic bag- #4q #choppershit #shitchopper 4d

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4q69 Cool shadow and a couple details on this born free give away bike. I've been having the best time working on bikes again, was in slump for over year, since I moved my shop. Feels really good to be getting out of it ....just have to remember to eat and drink water and avoid staring at the ceiling from 3-6am. Wether it's skating or bikes or being the worst surfer in Northern California when you're inspired by your passions it's such a good place to be. #bf7 #bf7giveaways #4q 2w
  •   mikeyratt69 That fuck rules ..... Some day when we are all gone and some chopper kid is going to find that sissy bar at swap and he's going to trip balls .. 7d
  •   greggiannukos 4q mother forker... That's funked up bro 6d
  •   4q69 @greggiannukos double the funk, hunk 6d
  •   a_mitchi Dig it bro. 6d
  •   hellonwheels No clip in the vans video. Did you film anything? 5d
  •   4q69 @hellonwheels I'm loyal to vans and appreciate the syndicate stuff but I'm not really part of their skate thing, would of been rad but long ago when Geoff(Jeff) rearranged the team a bunch of us got pushed out. Filmed a bunch stuff recently though, should be something happening with it soon. 5d
  •   hellonwheels Very cool to hear you're still charging it, industry ties or not. At the end of the day were still just skate rats. See you at Born Free. 5d
  •   shapiro27 one farkin cool sissy @bumpoff 1d

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Slumber Max Schaaf
4q69 That time of day when the golden light pours into the one window in the shop.....I stop what I'm doing, and take it in. Today simultaneously Bud spotted a fly and followed it into the golden rays. Today felt good, I finished buttoning up the #bf7 giveaway knucklehead motor. Check #bf7giveaways to see it. #hooters #hashtags #4q 4w

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4q69 Out behind Oakland technical high school 2015. #smokingsection #4q #hashtags 1mon

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1mon 4q69
Slumber Max Schaaf
4q69 2010 somewhere between NY&Oakland. Misty morning, clear mind. 69 motor, 54 frame, 2 wheels one carb. Equipped with a tent and a bag of tools. I have a lot of respect for bikes like this because they've served me well. Simple Harley choppers that like to run, but that being said I really love traditional hamburgers with American cheese on them too. It's hard to imagine straying from these traditional styled bikes, I hope to ride them for many years to come. I'm sure my body will quit long before they do. Enjoying the ride escaping technology and being a complete hypocrite with a miniature computer in my pocket. #4q #judgesandjury #america 1mon

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4q69 Just finished this tank for Francisco from San Francisco. Pearl white and purples. A little jerry Garcia flash back on the sides. Have a great Friday. #4q #pearlscheib #whathappenedtoyourflakeandfishscale #4qpaint 2mon

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4q69 Here is a shot of a little video I made with @markchoiniere There's a link on my 4Q blog. I'm building a 1946 Harley-Davidson knucklehead chopper for this summers born-free 7 Motorcyle show. You can win it for $25bucks,bones or clams.... Whatever you call them. #maudelebowski I will be riding the bike to the show and some lucky duck can leave on it. It's going to be a simple rideable knuckle. It's not part of the invited builders bikes so it will have more of a used look, but be completely rebuilt and solid. By the way if you know anyone building a bike for the show......be kind to them. That experience is intense, one never has enough time, it's expensive and a really heavy challenge. Bring them a sandwich, keep them hydrated, be a solid friend and help clean their shop. Think.... Advil, water, beer, lower back rubs, clean socks, maybe even a reach around. But seriously, be a friend. I'll keep you posted on the bike, I just finished lacing the wheels. Stay tuned #bf7giveaways #4q not a #diatribe 2mon

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4q69 "My sister the expert photographer" "pfft notice she decided to chop my head off" mumbled my friend and mentor -Moochie- This was taken some time in the mid 70's in Vallejo Ca. His son and nephew perched on his 67 shovelhead "the Joker". It's rare to find a man that can be honest, humble, proud, crass, kind, talented, tough, but sensitive..... But above all those things, an original and an inspiration. He does all my pin striping on all my paint jobs. Some are great some are shaky some are thin and some are fat. But they are all human, and they all have character. I'd want it no other way. Feel so fortunate to know people like this. This picture hangs on the fridge in his garage and it catches my eye every time. #4q #location #makeandmodel #fullbusinessname 2mon

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4q69 Condition Oakland.I rode down to the tracks. Thinking they might sing to me. But they just
stared back. Broken, trainless, and black as night. #itsalive #bro #4q
2mon

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4q69 Definitely not my first tailslide, but definitely the first time on a BBQ with a pig grilling on it. Couple weeks back in Pismo at the #vertjungle. Great times skating with my friends and getting to see @downsouthinhell skate in person is always unreal. Thanks to @realskateboards and @fourstarclothing for your love throughout all these years. #4q #bbq carbral 2mon

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4q69 My little -BRO-. After 6 months of rest he's almost ready to be back on the road. Like a true bro he decided to drop a valve seat in the driveway and not on the bridge or in the middle of nowhere. Thanks to Hannans machine shop in Hayward for the machine work on the heads and seat repair. They also have #bf7giveaways knuckle top end. #coolstorybro #4q #underengineering 2mon

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4q69 Happy Barf Day to my p-pad princes.
Never once complained about being uncomfortable, getting flats on the freeway, or crashing in the gravel at born free. Thanks for being born. Thanks for being you.
3mon

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4q69 Congratulations to my Mom aka Ramona from The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Her club just got voted best small nightclub in SF. For over 20yrs I've watched her pour heart and soul into her club, she's booked almost every single band that ever stood on stage. She'd never tell me because she's too humble, but I got this text. "Hey max I can't meet you for lunch today, I partied a little too much last night, we were awarded best small music venue" At 65yrs young I can't think of anyone that inspires me more. #bottomofthehill #gomom #livemusic 3mon
  •   shrewgy She's always been ahead if the pack. So genuine too. Congrats to her and the staff. 2mon
  •   __buztin wow man, cheers to her...amazing woman, she raised a good dude as well.. 2mon
  •   jason_v_ Saw kyuss qotsa fun Manchu there in the 90s. Rad! 2mon
  •   mr_odd_nerd Your mom is fuckin epic. 2mon
  •   _irishclass_ Shit! That's good stuff! Been a long while since I've been there though. 2mon
  •   steviecab Awesome... Always loved your mom, she's the coolest and nicest person who owns a club1mon
  •   speedmetalcycles One of my favorite clubs to play! 2w

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4q69 Right now. The San Francisco Bay. So lucky. Dodged the rain, not too much pain. Live life, love. Left side of bikes exist too. #4q #oaklandside #69 3mon

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4q69 Jake phelps and I. Nuts to butts. 1993. I was a Mexican landscaper by day and a honky skateboarder the rest of the time. My moms place, west Oakland. 50ft ceilings, parachute above the kitchen to keep the dust off the dishes, 6000sq feet for $800 a month. My room to the left. #honky #WSO #pinestmob #4q @morfordmedia or @originalbk photo? 3mon

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Slumber Max Schaaf
4q69 Happy Birthday to my Pisces brother @jason_atr. Some people seem to change with the wind and some own who they are. Jason has always been the later of those two. An amazing father and a humble soul along with a top notch sense of humor..... It's really hard not to like him. Thanks for always being a good friend and brother. Wishing the best. #4qatr #skateboarder #chopperkook 3mon

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Normal Max Schaaf
4q69 Sunday morning slumming around. With @humphriesphoto and @rachelcubed Portland Oregon. Stopped by the -one Moto show- found it Friday, lost Saturday, Sunday morning at Mary's. Thanks to @forgash_unofficial for all the hospitality. @dzwicker and @mediocre_mon for the party and good times. #csectionscars #4q #pain #shiftdenied @potlickers cheers 3mon

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4q69 Happy Birthday Jim Thiebaud. Almost 30yrs ago I went to a demo at oakland tech, as I walked up the first thing I saw was you doing a Ho-Ho in skull pants with a doo-rag on. How could I not become a fan. This photo is from about that time, I got this photo of you in a box of Curtis's belongings after he died(cutis: pictured far left of deck in suspenders). Thanks for being a mentor and an inspiration. Sessions at your ramp, and those drives home from vans are beautiful memories.... So many beers and a few tears. You're a solid friend to me and so many others, not to mention an amazing father and husband. Thanks Jim, you got a drive like no one I know, and I can't think of anyone that cares more about skateboarding than you. Im so fortunate to have been a part of Real since day one, and so glad my mom said it was ok for me to ride for Real that day you and TG asked me. Haha. Have the best day. Love you man. #thankyoujimt #littlejimmyrancid @jimthiebaud 4mon
  •   danimal103 Very few have done more for skateboarding. It was an honor to work for you guys and skating together at your ramp and all the other spots was the icing on the cake. Keep on the up... L&R. @4q69 @jimthiebaud @antihero18 4mon
  •   4q69 @johncopelandstudio that's Jim in a nutshell. Awesome 4mon
  •   mfrazier72 HBD @jimthiebaud !! 4mon
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  •   gypsone Well said Max. I met Jim at that exact ramp he is skating in Berkeley. It's a long story but that ramp ended up in my backyard. Jim came over to skate it a few times after the move. One of the things I remember the most was how Jim would go around and say all of us before and always asked me if it was cool for him to skate. This was Jim he didn't have to ask but he did. I've always had so much respect for this man. His impact on so many of us is greater than he will ever know. Happy Birthday! 4mon
  •   __buztin Damn to see that go down at Oakland Tech...and me talkin about sick boys, shit u saw it live..HBD JIM...great story Max 4mon

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4q69 You can win the Knucklehead but I need the dog. For $25 bucks this thing could be taken home from born free 7. My dog and I will start the build soon, then when finished I will ride it to the show, and if it's your lucky day you can take it home. It will be yours..... For less than a good steak dinner. Complete running chopper built around a 1946 knuckle motor. It's pretty fucking crazy. It trips me out just typing this. So go to the born free site and buy some tickets and win this thing. If you're still reading this Thank you. Thanks to born free for making this happen. Check it out @bornfreeshow #bf7giveaways #4q #25dollarchopper 4mon

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4q69 Last week was a good skate week, because this week I can still skate. My buddy @brianfick spontaneously shot the lein air at one of last weeks sessions. We've been having some fun ones. Days in the shop, evenings at the ramp.... And at night I drive around looking for that swimming pool from the movie cocoon filled with the alien pods and it's fountain of youth waters. #cocoon #4q @realskateboards @fourstarclothing 4mon

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