"Delta Chop Shop"
Tuesday, July 10th 6PM PST
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, OR, 97209
Brian Mitchell's talk will provide a detailed description of all the work that gets put into a bike at Delta Chop Shop. To demonstrate his work and process, he'll bring in a DCS bike that was built from the ground up. At Delta Chop Shop only American made parts are used, and if none are available they're made in the shop. No part of the bike build process is outsourced. The discussion will cover material choices and the processes and challenges associated with assembling all the small pieces that at the end become a finished product. DCS prides itself on creating unique pieces of art out of metal, rubber and leather. No two bikes are ever the same.
Motorcycles have always been in Brian Mitchell's blood, particularly Harley Davidsons. The passion and interest was passed down from his grandfather at an early age and he bought his first Harley at the age of nineteen. A strong desire to learn how to customize and work on it followed. This led Brian to attend a HD technical school focused on early model, late model, and engine performance. After school Brian did a brief stint as a technician at a local Harley dealer.
It didn't take long to find the technician job unfulfilling. Buying equipment and tools, Brian started building his own bikes and customizing bikes for customers. After several years of working out of the garage he took the next step and opened his own shop. Delta Chop Shop is named after the Mississippi Delta, Brian's birthplace. The philosophy of the shop is simple: One at A Time, One of A Kind. Selling mass produced parts or cookie cutter bikes was never an option for Brian; every project is an opportunity for him to create a one off piece of art.