Learn the Hard Way


This is build number three for me, and everything panned out according to plan.  I really wanted to do a hard-tail with spooked wheels, wassel tank and clip on bars.  So here she is.  I didn’t try to reinvent the wheel on anything, just a simple homegrown creation.  I ordered a black seat, but they accidentally sent me a brown one (which I fell in love with).


This and the dent in the fuel tank inspired me to keep the bike raw.  An old 50’s Ford at a local car cruise inspired me to do the robin egg shell (ish) color to accent the bare metal.



A white pin stripe and my fiance’s favorite number topped it off.
Bradley Bergamasco


  1. mike lytle says:

    nicely done!! looks like a rider to me!

  2. Ronin says:

    Sweet ride, nice classic lines – well done.

  3. Barney says:

    Nice paint scheme, very retro.

  4. fanoboss says:

    Radius the rear fender and you’ll have yourself a winner FO SHO’ …great build.

  5. Haye says:

    The clip ons look very nice, how does it ride?

  6. fanoboss says:

    @ Haye, I’m guessing like a hard-tail, LOL

  7. davethewrench says:

    Nice Bike, Love the clip on,s ….and YES, I agree with fanoboss..Radius the Fender for that perfect look

  8. craig says:

    I like them all ways, but this is especially the way I like ’em. You got my vote!

  9. craig says:

    Good idea on that front motor mount too. I always wondered what the hell to do with it.

  10. Dennis says:

    Good job all the way around, Brad. Semi-Rat! How did you mount the footpegs? and what’s that red dingus?

  11. Dennis says:

    Oh yeah……. those wheels are just spooky!!!

  12. Kaveeks says:

    Looks like a fun ride man!

  13. Barney says:

    I was too afraid to ask about the dingus.

  14. tom freeman says:

    this bike hits the center of the target. so many miss, thanks dude. now build some more!