Our journey at Classic Bike Experience (CBE) has evolved over the years and we are pleased to host the Classic Bike Guild.
The Guild goes back to our roots as a vintage motorcycle enthusiast’s club that once rented shop space from CBE. It has evolved over the years to become a dedicated community of restoration and racing aficionados. There are various levels of participation available to anyone depending upon project level, skills, and time available.
Members with major projects rent a gurney or lift with monthly dues ranging from $100 to $250 per month. Guild members who come to our regular Wednesday Wrench Nights and at other times to work on Guild projects or lend a hand to other members pay dues of $25 per month. We have limited storage space, but some members store their bikes here for $50 per month and can work on them as well, although at floor level. All shop tools and equipment are provided, including internet access and, of course, the after-hours beer fridge. New inductees sign a legal release and share housekeeping responsibilities with everyone else.
The group is very cohesive and benefits from the wide range of backgrounds and skill levels. Know how, don’t-know-how, encouragement, and bad jokes are shared with equal ease. At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own project, but there is always a helping hand (and plenty of opinions) available. While many of the motorcycles are vintage, and British, we do have modern bikes in the mix including Japanese and German stock.
Parts and services are often sourced through CBE…
We have an extensive number of suppliers and have established dealer status with most of them. The shop has in-house sand blasting, parts cleaning, commercial polishing equipment, a 450 degree oven, ultrasonic cleaner, metalworking equipment and other capabilities. A core group of trusted suppliers provide paint, powder coating, machining, welding, etc.
Our space is limited, but we welcome visitors most any time.
If you think the Guild might be for you, drop by some Wednesday night and see what it is all about.