HAMMARHEAD x DUNDERDON NYC | WEEK #3 — THE FINAL UNVEILING

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Tonight 5/31 is Round 3 of the Hammarhead x Dunderdon collaboration event — the last in a 3 week series of Thursday nights at the Dunderdon SoHo shop. James will be finishing up the 2008 Triumph Bonneville that has been Hammarhead-ed to perfection each week at Dunderdon. In addition to the bike, there is the product collaboration to admire and shop– the deerskin welding jacket is getting a shit ton of raves. Click-through to check out photos from week #2, and come to the Dunderdon SoHo shop on Howard Street tonight to see the completed Hammarhead Industries bike.

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Hammarhead Triumph bike build — Photo courtesy of Hammarhead Industries and Shaun Castillon

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James Hammarhead, week #2 — Photo courtesy of Hammarhead Industries and Shaun Castillon

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The Hammarhead Triumph, Week #2 — Photo courtesy of Hammarhead Industries and Shaun Castillon

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James taking fender to task, wk. #2 — Photo courtesy of Hammarhead Industries and Shaun Castillon

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The Hammarhead Triumph, Week #2 — Photo courtesy of Hammarhead Industries and Shaun Castillon

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The bike-build mongers at week #2 — Photo courtesy of Hammarhead Industries and Shaun Castillon

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Hammarhead Industries

Dunderdon

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3 thoughts on “HAMMARHEAD x DUNDERDON NYC | WEEK #3 — THE FINAL UNVEILING

  1. Long time fan of the TSY yet I fail to see the appeal in this? There seems to be a lack of credibility about it. Too much posing? What bike builder does his work on a fire hydrant with a battery operated grinder while wearing molded sole boots made outside of the US?

    • Dear Martin,

      I’m happy to oblige. If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. James Hammarhead, well, it starts there. James is a fascinating individual, and an incredibly talented bike-builder, but that’s not all. Originally a psychiatrist who started tinkering with bikes as a rider, he is now one of the most highly regarded builders out there. To have a conversation with James about what he does is like no other conversation you’ve ever seen or heard about building bikes. There is such an intentional drive, and laser-like focus behind everything he and his team does. There is an unrelenting intensity and strive for quality, honesty, and performance there that is hard to convey in words. He’s a one of a kind individual who I support and believe in 100%.

      As far as “posing” goes – those shots of James capture him in the moment, building the bike literally on Howard Street in SoHo in front of the Dunderdon shop. So yeah, there’s a fire hydrant, and the equipment might not be shop grade, but the fucking guy gets it done. He’s passionate about his craft, and his brand, and that’s what this event was all about. Making it happen. Building a bike at Dunderdon, and James can build a bike anywhere, as he’s proven. The boot comment I’m just gonna let go, because I believe that in the scheme of things it’s just kinda silly, and you know that.

      Thanks for speaking up. I feel like there were a lot of folks that didn’t get the full scope of what Hammarhead Industries is about, and what this event set out to accomplish. Hope this helps.

      Best,

      JP

  2. Count me in that group JP. Love your site, your writing, but this is over-arty to the point of NYC silliness. Just build a bike and ride it somewhere already.

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