All you ever wanted to know...
Why? Beats me!
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So, in the beginning there was this cool idea to start a place where smaller, American shops could offer their wares for sale to the public without worrying so much about how good at selling they were. That idea became reality and took the name Eternal Combustion.
In a pretty short time, I found myself running all over the country selling all sorts of parts from all over the world. It was a blast for sure, and I’ve got the utmost respect for all those who supported the brand, bought stuff from EC, and came by to hang out at the shows.
Over time, it became clear to me that my passions don’t revolve around selling widgets 24 hours a day. I’ve always been, and will always be a creative type that like to make stuff with my own hands. With that in mind, I decided to remake the EC brand and focus more on the stuff that I make, use, and rely on in the shop on a daily basis. The main part of that being the bikes I tinker with and mash metal for. That’s where Battlesteed comes in.
A good buddy of mine, Sam Turner, was gracious enough to let me use the name he came up with to be the basis for the new shop. A shop where I can hide away and bang on shit until my knuckles bleed, and then go ride country roads until the sun burns out. It’s a place where new bikes will be churned out from time to time, and moreover, a place where I can just do whatever the heck I want on my own terms. Like the tag-line says, it’s a place to create twenty-first century war horses with twentieth century guts!
The EC brand will still be here as strong as ever and be the place for cool new swag, parts I come up with from time to time, and other random crap as I throw stuff together. Thanks for being there with me for the ride so far, and look forward to seeing everyone and continuing to grow this story. Hope you like the bikes and BS I make for ya. Take it easy and I’ll see you out there!