“Black Thunder” by Cannonball Custom Cycles


This bike was built as a surprise fathers day present for a friend of mine. His wife came to me about 2 months ago and wanted me to find and build a bike to be given to him for Fathers Day. I found the bike up in Oregon and got to work. First thing first I cut the frame in half and welded on a TC bros hardtail, then the motor went off to Power Curve Performance to be gone through and get new gaskets.


I cut the wheels apart and had the hubs and rims powder coated and I laced a 21 into the front. The rear fender is a blank front fender that I cut down, standard axed gas tank on top. I built 3 sets of bars until I came up with these ones, I mounted the risers upside down that way I could get the bars to sit nice and low.



I got the bike all done with 2 days to spare until Fathers Day, the bike got delivered on time and I still think Lance is in disbelief that it is actually his. What a cool fathers day present huh?

Ryan Schuppert

“Black Mamba” by Cannonball Custom Cycles

Cannonball Custom Cycles



  1. Manny says:

    Lucky guy!

  2. Dead Ed says:

    very cool gift for fathers day! wow! sick bike as well…

  3. chevy53 says:

    hell yea thats a cool gift, the gloss paint goes good with the white walls.

  4. theirie1 says:

    Bike looks good. I have never seen handlebars like those. Did you happen to rake the front, or is it stock.

  5. Ryan says:

    Thanks. The front is stock.

  6. BigJimmyW13 says:

    I strangely like the handlebars. Not overly like, but strangely like… Interesting! Other than that looks pretty clean

  7. BLACKWIDOW says:

    real clean, looks good

  8. armand says:

    the bike looks cool…but black again?

  9. Ryan says:

    None of the bikes that you have seen are my personal bikes except for the Shop bike. Every other bike that is black is because that is what the customer has requested.

  10. BLACKWIDOW says:

    I’d roll the hell out of that bike

  11. Pete says:

    What is the size of the rear tire? are they Avons?

  12. harry carmony says:

    Between this one and “2nd Chance” I am seeing the Cannonball Customs builds Real Good, Real Clean Bikes…-Exemplery Bikes…Ideal Standard Reference…- Cant Go Wrong Designs…
    Not to mention …- Wow..- What a GREAT Father’s Day Present…!!!!

  13. cannonball says:

    Pete, The rear is a 130 I believe. Yes they are Avons.
    Harry, Thanks a lot.

  14. Garrett Levi says:

    Simple, clean, well-built and all-around great look. so yeah it’s a perfect bike if you ask me!