18h 4q69
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4q69 My friend @felemskates from Japan has a new photo book filled with tons of photos. Happy to be part of it. Thanks Tsuyoshi and congratulations. #felem #4q #skateboarding 18h

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5d 4q69
Normal Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 "The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world." -Leonard Cohen- today's inspiration. I'm deep into the #bf8 build, sanity is being challenged. Beet juice vs coffee vs chai tea. Have a great weekend. #4qconditioning 5d

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1w 4q69
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4q69 Under the freeway, across from the train tracks, on the edge of a west Oakland armpit there once was a place I enjoyed making 1947 fly through 2007. Iron horse-ing around. Adam wright photo. #4q #4qconditioning #variousothergenerichashtagsthatbegforfollowers 1w

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2w 4q69
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4q69 Thanks Mom, for completely embarrassing me as a kid by being such a radical individual. Skateboarding and dropping in on our Vert ramp, making the most amazing art on your loom, and booking one of the best nightclubs in SF. You're amazing #4qconditioning #mom 2w
  •   heavyclothing Where did she book bands? 2w
  •   4q69 @heavyclothing she still books bottom of the hill in SF 2w
  •   heavyclothing 😎 2w
  •   expensive_trash Dude that's pretty cool but I understand the emberrased kid point anyway cool ,you comin down for born free if so your welcome to camp/stay at my place I got Japanese and Aussie bikers comin also gonna be good times!!! 1w

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4q69 @artandwheelsbasel see you soon. Thanks for the invite and giving me the opportunity to go back to one of my favorite countries. @mbleathers it's finally happening. Thank you. #4qconditioning #switzerland 3w

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4w 4q69
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4q69 In 9th grade I got round kicked in the stomach by a 12th grade guy named VJ... I had a $2 bean burrito in my hand and was quietly walking to eat lunch. He muttered the words "skater fag" as I gathered my stuff and walked away. He was a mediocre athlete that loved coors light and dipping. He went on in life to almost killing someone drunk driving, then to cleaning toilets at the local baseball batting cages. Being a "skateboard fag" took me all over the world, introduced me to amazing friends,art,music, and culture. @realskateboards re issued this old board of mine and I dedicate it to VJ. #4qconditioning #realskateboards 4w

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1mon 4q69
Slumber Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Nyc 2010 with Chris and Ken. Seeing the 21 days movie definitely made me think about our Motorcyle journey to NY. I think it's nearly impossible to capture, on film or in writing. It's tests you, it tests your friendship and your character. For better or worse. Gives your old bike quite a test as well. We were pretty clueless when we left, some tools, a tent, a gas can, and a change of socks and underwear. I'd been inspired by the Chicago guys who had rode to born free and back. Initially we had just planned a ride one way to New York figuring we and our bikes would be burnt, upon arrival we almost instantly wanted to turn around. We'd been moving for so many days that it was almost hard to sit still in one place. So we headed back west. 7000 miles after when your sitting your sore ass at home, you kind of want to do it all again. I think if you ask each one of us you'd get three completely different stories. I guess that's the way it should be. It's a total personal trip. A lot of time inside the mind. I had this thought..... The road is the blank page, your bike is the pen, and you are the hand that pushes them together to create the story. It's yours to get. Enjoy.
#4q #deepthoughtsbyjackhandy
1mon

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1mon 4q69
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4q69 The peacock tank I painted for lil Sara in 09. I've learned a lot since then but have forgotten 98% of it. @aproposfoto photo. #4Qpaint #hardbody 1mon

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2mon 4q69
Normal Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Years ago doing the coffin with the Gonz and the Huf. That's pretty amazing company to butt bomb a hill with. Re-found this Steinbeck quote today.... A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span. In effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I've lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage" #4qconditioning #steinbeck -make your own life rather than purchasing others - 2mon

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2mon 4q69
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4q69 Happy Sunday Night. Finally got this Panhead motor shoehorned into this knuckle frame and got the stance I've been looking for. Notched and plated the seat post tube and above the rear pan. De raked bull neck frame and cutting and scooting a few things around to tighten up wheel base. Next attack tank,oil bag and fender. Hitting the #bf8 bike hard now. Thanks to @bornuponthetide for loaning me the mock-up motor while mines coming together. @bornfreeshow #4q #vespa 2mon

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3mon 4q69
Aden Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Happy 69th birfday to my little sweetie. You're a genius, and here's a photo to prove it. Thanks for all the good times. Life is for living. I Love you. #switchstance #snacks 3mon

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3mon 4q69
Ludwig Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Before my worlds collided, they collided. Manifest destiny. Scientists say an asteroid missed destroying our planet recently. I pulled apart a Panhead motor today that I think the asteroid hit. Photo or stopped video of Gonz over Myself back in 1896. Might head south this week and try to get pitted. Lefts needed. #4q #markgonzales #pointbreak 3mon

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3mon 4q69
Inkwell Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Happy birthday Jas0n. Still the same guy I met years ago. It's really nice to have a friend like you, straight forward, honest, and a sensitive soul. ATR4Q 3mon

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3mon 4q69
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4q69 Side A & Side B. 1949 Panhead in later wishbone frame. The word build has gotten pretty loose these days, but this thing was a pile of parts at one point with no predetermined look. I laced the wheels first, put rubber on them and set them next to the frame which sat on a wood block and go from there. I like to sit on a milk crate and stare, and move shit around. Playing with various tanks and fenders..... Maybe the tank needs narrowed maybe a fender needs tweaked or radius-ed. Hopefully things start to take shape. But it's the idea of the bike that is so hard sometimes..., if it will be a complete thought at the end. Dealing with the belief that it should compliment the person you built it for and compliment your style of build. Let's face it, the guy that's super good at craigslist can get 10times the attention of the guy that was up till 3am metal finishing his welds. That's where it's at and if you enjoy what you do, it doesn't really matter. I'm inspired by people like @jason_atr @wretched_hive @kingkustoms to name a few (there's a hundred more) that seem to find a balance between tradition and creativity. Not too cookie cutter bolt on VS. space shuttle Columbia. I like kill em all much more than load. This bike was for a physically big man, no mids, no tiny little chopper, that alone made me have to really think it through. In the end it makes sense to me. This motor was my friend @samsklub brothers (rip) who passed years ago and I ended up with it, holding onto it for a decade trying to pay its legacy due respect. Sam said when he was a very young kid his big brother would throw them on the back with his skateboard and jam through the city streets dropping him off to skate EMB. Hope this bike stays a alive, and gets to write a few stories. Sorry for the novel. #4q #4Qpaint 3mon

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3mon 4q69
Lark Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Thanks to Portland for always providing a good time. Finished this Panhead for a buddy up north and got to hangout with good friends and beautiful bikes. Sometimes inspiration comes in waves and you just have to take the ride and wait for the right time. Feeling good right now. Thanks for keeping us fed @woodsmantavern that was delicious. @forgash_unofficial for a place to crash as well as having linkerts to suck fuel out of. @dzwicker and @mediocre_mon for everything. Thanks to people that said nice things about this bike and asked about the paint. @boylecustommoto really appreciate you coming through with the bitchen little air cleaner @lowbrowcustoms for the grips and tank blanks so I can start on #bf8 bike. #4Qpaint #4q time to sleep for 3 days 3mon

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3mon 4q69
Ludwig Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Finished paint for MR. @forgash_unofficial beautiful Panhead. Check it out in person at @the1moto show today in Portland. Along with the Panhead with the marble paint job I built for my buddy. Thanks to @dzwicker for helping me tape this one off during all of last weeks madness. #4Qpaint #crossfit #hondapassport 3mon

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4mon 4q69
Crema Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 Paint for a Pan I'm building to take to the @the1moto show. Blues on black hugged by gold. Assembling the bike now, excited to see it all take shape. Months of work, sometimes the pipes take me a week to get right....or wrong and start over. Stay tuned. tuna. Toro. Oh by the way if anyone's driving from sandiego up this way in the next couple days..... I need something transported that's almost identical to a surfboard. Have a good one. #4Qpaint #smokeacid 4mon

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4mon 4q69
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4q69 I like photos of BÜD. He's a solid friend. This beautiful photo by @meredithdevine with the hard luck knuckle from moochie in the background. #poodle #Vespa #4q 4mon

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4mon 4q69
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4q69 Even the sky is crying. Lost a good one today, thanks for getting us home safe Patrick. r.i.p. 4mon
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  •   born_cyco No front fender ..many rainy east bay nights makes you feel alive! 4mon
  •   motorcycletears Sorry to hear of your, and those who were close to your friend's loss. Sending positive vibes. Condolences. 4mon
  •   harleymcnicol74 wicked ride on it's what I do... 3w

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4mon 4q69
Crema Max Schaaf 4Q CONDITIONING
4q69 “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw-. Delivered @brad0667 his stroked 84" Panhead. Everything got massaged a bit on this bike, but it still has a classic outline. Dark indigo blue paint with a blue powder pearl on top. It's short and stout and almost has a slightly British look from the side. Blah. #4q #crass 4mon

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