Honda cb750 Cafe Racer – Final Report

Overall I am extremely happy with the way my project bike turned out. I started this project with zero experience with bikes but a burning passion to learn the in’s…

Cafe Racer Update April 13

Unfortunately I still have some work to do but luckily I still have a week to get it done. I have been shopping around Boulder and found a few shops…

Cafe Racer Update April 6

I haven’t made any building progress since the last update. Due to some weather and weekend events I have been unable to work on my bike over the last week.…

Cafe Racer Update/20th Century Design Timeline

I would classify my cafe racer/brat bike in the post-moderism era around the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. This is pretty simple since I am re-designing my stock bike the…

Cafe Racer Update

So far my cafe racer project is off to a good start. I have completely stripped the bike including the electrical system. Since the above picture was taken, I have…

Cafe Racer Constraints

I spent a couple hours today tearing down my newly purchased bike to see exactly what I’m working with. Luckily the engine is sound and will only need some basic…

Cafe Racer Final Project – Redesign

I posted earlier how I was going to make a dynamic dart board but was still looking for a bike to build a cafe racer. Well… somehow at the last…

Chad’s Final Project Design Review

So my final project depends on a craigslist purchase in the works currently. In my inspiration post I talked about two ideas for my final project: a dynamic dart board…

Final Project Inspirations – Chad

My overall project inspirations were two things; something I will actually use, and something that is important to me. This lead me down two roads, one which will be more…

Aspirations – Chad Alvarez

As a senior in mechanical engineering I have finished all of my technical classes. I am enrolled in mainly writing and leadership classes (with the exception of senior design) and…

Skills of Chad Alvarez

I am a Mechanical Engineering Senior and have taken all of my required and technical classes similar to most ME students in the class. Most of my strengths are in…

Shotgun Shell Lights Final Project

After some exploration and creative thinking, I ended up creating a string of shotgun shell lights. I based my project strictly around using empty shotgun shells. I initially thought of…

Shotgun Shell Upcycle

One of my hobbies is to go clay shooting with my friends. I started shooting at a young age with my dad being in law enforcement. When I left for…

Surf Inspired Snowboards

As a California Native growing up with access to both the coast and the mountains, I was drawn to thrills of surfing and snowboarding. In recent years, the two sports…