Gear – Silodrome https://silodrome.com Gasoline Culture Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:11:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 18077751 Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries https://silodrome.com/boeing-747-wheel-table-plane-industries/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:41 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=81052 Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries

This Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries is more or less exactly what it says on the tin – it’s an authentic Boeing 747 alloy wheel that’s been meticulously rebuilt into what is undeniably one of the greatest coffee tables money can buy. Each wheel is sourced directly from the airline industry, wheels that...

The post Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries

This Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries is more or less exactly what it says on the tin – it’s an authentic Boeing 747 alloy wheel that’s been meticulously rebuilt into what is undeniably one of the greatest coffee tables money can buy.

Each wheel is sourced directly from the airline industry, wheels that have spent thousands of hours in service are selected, before having their two halves separated and chemically stripped.

Once the two halves of the alloy wheel have been taken back to bare metal they’re painstakingly polished for over 100 hours to a mirror finish. The inside of the table is powder-coated black, and a 40 inch piece of toughened and polished 8mm glass sits on top.

The completed coffee table measures in at 510mm high, by 610mm wide. The glass is 1100mm in diameter, and it weighs in at 70 kilograms.

Buy Here

Boeing 747 Wheel Table Plane Industries

Boeing 747 Wheel Table Plane Industries

Boeing 747 Wheel Table Plane Industries

Boeing 747 Wheel Table Plane Industries

The post Boeing 747 Wheel Table by Plane Industries appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
81052
Airfix Combustion Engine Kit – A Transparent Working Engine Model https://silodrome.com/airfix-engine-kit-model/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:20 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80883 Airfix Combustion Engine Kit – A Transparent Working Engine Model

The Airfix Combustion Engine Kit is a model engine powered by batteries that has red lights in the spark plugs to show firing order. It works mechanically just like a real engine, with a crankshaft and cam, conrods and pistons, rocker arms and valves. It’s driven by a small electric motor that requires 3 x...

The post Airfix Combustion Engine Kit – A Transparent Working Engine Model appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Airfix Combustion Engine Kit – A Transparent Working Engine Model

The Airfix Combustion Engine Kit is a model engine powered by batteries that has red lights in the spark plugs to show firing order. It works mechanically just like a real engine, with a crankshaft and cam, conrods and pistons, rocker arms and valves.

It’s driven by a small electric motor that requires 3 x AA batteries and it’s recommended for people from 8 to 18 years of age – although if you’d like to brush up on your working knowledge of how engines function, this kit is an ideal refresher for age groups over 18 also.

The kit includes 100 parts and it comes with a screwdriver, assembly time varies depending on the skill and experience of the model builder, though most people from age 10 up can do it largely independently by following the instructions.

Buy Here

Airfix Combustion Engine Kit - A Transparent Working Engine Model Box

The post Airfix Combustion Engine Kit – A Transparent Working Engine Model appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80883
BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles https://silodrome.com/bsmc-x-ethen-scrambler-goggles/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:00:24 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80767 BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles

The BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles are a collaborative effort between the world-famous Bike Shed in London, and Ethen, a company known for making some of the best goggles in the world for sports ranging from skiing to motorcross. The Scrambler Goggles have a curved UV-protective and photochromic lens that automatically tints in direct sunlight,...

The post BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles

The BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles are a collaborative effort between the world-famous Bike Shed in London, and Ethen, a company known for making some of the best goggles in the world for sports ranging from skiing to motorcross.

The Scrambler Goggles have a curved UV-protective and photochromic lens that automatically tints in direct sunlight, it offers a wide field of view, and it rests on your face with comfort foam, with a Coolmax layer.

Wearers of 3/4 face and classically-designed full face helmets will often use googles in the summer rather than a shield as it allows far better airflow to stay cool, particularly when stuck in slow-moving traffic.

Of course, those of you into motocross, enduro, scrambling, and adventure riding already know the benefits of good goggles – particularly those with photochromic lenses.

Buy Here

BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles Strap

BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles

The post BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80767
The Technologically-Advanced Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket https://silodrome.com/saint-adventure-waxed-motorcycle-jacket/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:03 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=81076 The Technologically-Advanced Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

Despite its traditionally-styled appearance, the Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket is one of the most technologically advanced motorcycle jackets on the market - it's made from a combination of 12 oz waxed-cotton canvas fused with the world's strongest fibre - UHMWPE.

The post The Technologically-Advanced Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The Technologically-Advanced Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

The Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

Despite its traditionally-styled appearance, the Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket is one of the most technologically advanced motorcycle jackets on the market – it’s made from a combination of 12 oz waxed-cotton canvas fused with the world’s strongest fibre – UHMWPE.

This combination of fabrics give the jacket abrasion, penetration, and burst resistance that’s orders of magnitude better than plain cotton canvas, and it keeps the breathability and all day comfort that cotton is known for.

UHMWPE – Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) is not an acronym that any of us are likely to remember, but the good news is you don’t really have to.

All you need to know is that UHMWPE is a category of polyolefin that is made up of very long chains of polyethylene with a very high percentage of parallel orientation, and high level of crystallinity.

What this all means is that these molecular chains are extremely tough, giving the material significant impact strength and abrasion resistance – in fact some forms of UHMWPE are 15 times more abrasion resistant that carbon steel.

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

The Saint Adventure Jacket

Saint is a world leader in the implementation of UHMPWE into motorcycle-specific clothing. This jacket is one of their newer offerings, it’s aimed squarely at people who want highly-capable motorcycle gear that can pass as regular street wear when you’re not on the bike.

The Saint Adventure Jacket was designed to evoke the look and feel of the classic waxed-canvas jackets worn by motorcyclists and motorists – including the likes of Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Steve McQueen, Daniel Craig (as James Bond), Princess Diana, David Beckham, Ewan McGregor, Princes William and Harry, and even the Queen of England.

The jacket is made from a propriety blend of 12 oz waxed-cotton canvas and UHMWPE fibers, it has a fully windproof lining, and removable D30 CE Level 1 armor in the back and elbows. D3O armor is used extensively in MotoGP and other highly demanding forms of motorsport, it’s soft to the touch because its molecules flow freely, allowing it to be malleable and flexible – but on impact, they lock together to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force.

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

The front of the jacket has six pockets including two large map pockets, a water-resistant cellphone pocket on the chest (left side), an additional pocket on the upper chest (right side), and two hidden, zippered hand pockets in the back of the two lower pockets.

Inside the jacket there’s a small cash pocket on the upper right side, and a larger valuables pocket on the left side, with room for a wallet and phone.

The wrists and neck both have adjustable closures, the jacket has a dropped back length with two press studs, and there are two adjustable tabs on the mid-side to keep it firmly fitted – a useful feature when highway riding to avoid flapping.

Saint offer the jacket in sizes from S through to XXL, and there’s a handy size guide on their website to help you ensure you get a perfect fit first time.

Buy Here

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Armor

D30 Armor

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Detail

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Detail 5

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Detail 4

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Detail 3

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Detail 2

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket Back

Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket 1

Studio Images: Dragon Papillon
Action Images: Aaron Brimhall

The post The Technologically-Advanced Saint Adventure Waxed Motorcycle Jacket appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
81076
1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die – Foreword by Charley Boorman https://silodrome.com/1001-drives-you-must-experience-before-you-die/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 05:00:17 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80959 1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die – Foreword by Charley Boorman

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die is a voluminous 960 page book by Darryl Sleath that covers all manner of legendary road trips including Che Guevara’s route through South America and Bonnie and Clyde’s last drive. Darryl Sleath and Charley Boorman The author Darryl Sleath may sound familiar to you as he’s the co-founder...

The post 1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die – Foreword by Charley Boorman appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die – Foreword by Charley Boorman

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die is a voluminous 960 page book by Darryl Sleath that covers all manner of legendary road trips including Che Guevara’s route through South America and Bonnie and Clyde’s last drive.

Darryl Sleath and Charley Boorman

The author Darryl Sleath may sound familiar to you as he’s the co-founder of MotorPunk, a regular contributor to a number of motoring magazines, a grassroots racing driver, and a filmmaker with work featured on the popular Carfection channel.

The book’s foreword was written by Charley Boorman, a motorcycle adventurer who needs no introduction – he was made famous by his overland journeys with Ewan McGregor but has since struck out on his own, filming a series of shows and covering no small portion of the Earth’s surface on two wheels.

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die

Perhaps the most useful feature of the book is one of the most discreet – each drive includes a shortened Google URL that takes you to the drive within Google Maps, ensuring you never get lost – and allowing you to take full advantage of GPS.

The book is organized by continent, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. There are themed chapters (Scenic, Adventure, and Historical, and Cultural), and in the back of the book there’s an index that lists the drives by total distance in ascending order.

As far as adventure guides go the book is comprehensive, and it makes a great conversational coffee table book (in-between drives of course), people love to look through it and delight in finding roads and highways that they’ve driven themselves.

Each of the 1001 drives includes beautiful imagery and a detailed description, the book takes you around the world beginning with the Denali Highway in Alaska and ending on Milford Road in New Zealand. Between those two drives lie 999 others, taking you to every possible corner of the world.

Buy Here

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die Book

1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die Back

Images by Dragon Papillon

The post 1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die – Foreword by Charley Boorman appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80959
The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen – Machined From A Solid 6061-T6 Aluminum Rod https://silodrome.com/baugh-labs-aluminum-pen/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 04:00:33 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80974 The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen – Machined From A Solid 6061-T6 Aluminum Rod

The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen was designed to be the last pen you’ll ever need to buy. It was developed by architect Robert Isaac to have no breakable clicking or moving elements other than the screw down end, and each pen is individually milled from a solid 3/8″ diameter 6061-T6 aluminum alloy rod. 6061-T6 aluminum alloy is used in applications where...

The post The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen – Machined From A Solid 6061-T6 Aluminum Rod appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen – Machined From A Solid 6061-T6 Aluminum Rod

The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen was designed to be the last pen you’ll ever need to buy.

It was developed by architect Robert Isaac to have no breakable clicking or moving elements other than the screw down end, and each pen is individually milled from a solid 3/8″ diameter 6061-T6 aluminum alloy rod.

6061-T6 aluminum alloy is used in applications where exceedingly high strength and low weight are critical – such as the aircraft, aerospace, and weapons industries.

The alloy is a combination of aluminum, with small amounts of magnesium, silicon, copper, iron, chromium, zinc, manganese, and titanium – some in amounts of less than 0.1%, but each critical for strength, hardness, and resistance to shearing.

Robert designed the pen to use one of the most easily sourced ink refills in the world – the Parker gel rollerball. To reload you unscrew the end of the pen and remove the ink refill and its small spring, replace it, and screw down the top.

Due to the fact that the pen is machined from a solid rod rather than a thin-walled tube it has a light but solid hand feel and is well balanced. The minimalism of the design will appeal to many, but perhaps the fact that it’ll never break will be its most appealing feature.

Buy Here

BaughLabs Aluminum Pen Open

Images by Dragon Papillon

The post The BaughbLabs Aluminum Pen – Machined From A Solid 6061-T6 Aluminum Rod appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80974
Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX https://silodrome.com/rickman-motocross-jersey-reign-vmx/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 04:00:34 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80777 Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX

The Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX is a classically styled racing jersey is made from a modern micro-birdseye vented, moisture wicking polyester fabric to keep you cool on warmer days. It includes the period-correct padded elbows, a drop-tail cut in the back to keep your jersey tucked in, and a wide cuff design that...

The post Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX

The Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX is a classically styled racing jersey is made from a modern micro-birdseye vented, moisture wicking polyester fabric to keep you cool on warmer days.

It includes the period-correct padded elbows, a drop-tail cut in the back to keep your jersey tucked in, and a wide cuff design that allows you to push the sleeves up your forearm.

Rickman is a company that needs no introduction, they made a name for themselves as one of the best racing motorcycle frame builders in the world, for both scrambles/motocross and road racing.

Original Rickmans change hands today for significant sums, but the company was re-established more recently using the same steel tubing and frame jigs, allowing all-new Rickmans to be built for the first time in years.

This jersey will look the part on any vintage or classic bikes, and importantly, all Reign jerseys are cut to allow armor to be worn underneath, so there’s typically no need to buy a size larger to accommodate it. Just order your normal size.

Buy Here

Rickman Jersey Detail

The post Rickman Motocross Jersey by Reign VMX appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80777
The Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt – Twice the Strength of Kevlar https://silodrome.com/crave-armalith-montana-motorcycle-shirt-kevlar/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 06:00:07 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80659 The Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt – Twice the Strength of Kevlar

The Crave Montana Motorcycle Shirt is made from Armalith, a material twice as strong as Kevlar that’s used in bulletproof vests, military armor, and spacecraft tethers. One of the great benefits of this material is its abrasion resistance, which makes it ideal for use in motorcycle clothing. The team at Crave designed the Montana with...

The post The Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt – Twice the Strength of Kevlar appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt – Twice the Strength of Kevlar

The Crave Montana Motorcycle Shirt is made from Armalith, a material twice as strong as Kevlar that’s used in bulletproof vests, military armor, and spacecraft tethers. One of the great benefits of this material is its abrasion resistance, which makes it ideal for use in motorcycle clothing.

The team at Crave designed the Montana with a breathable 100% Armalith shell for safety, it has pockets in the shoulders and elbows for Furyagin™ D3O™ protectors or Knox™ 55 and 56 CE protectors (sold separately), and a back pocket designed to take Icon™ Cobra™ D3O™ or SasTec™ Level 2 CE protectors.

The shirt has a breathable microfibre lining for comfort, as well as hand pockets at the waist, a large chest pocket for goggles, maps, or devices, one inner zippered pocket for valuables. The cuffs are adjustable and the front closure is via a heavy duty zipper, with a flap to cover to help keep you warm.

Buy Here

Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt

Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt

Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt

Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt

The post The Crave Armalith Montana Motorcycle Shirt – Twice the Strength of Kevlar appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80659
Prisma Skateboard Guitars – Made From 50 Laminated Skateboard Decks https://silodrome.com/prisma-skateboard-guitar/ Sat, 07 Jul 2018 07:00:44 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80690 Prisma Skateboard Guitars – Made From 50 Laminated Skateboard Decks

Prisma Skateboard Guitars are each handmade in the USA from reclaimed skateboard decks. Far from being novelty-use only, these guitars are built to an exceedingly high standard and are suitable for professional stage and studio use. The Prisma model you see here is the Accardo, it’s made from 50 laminated skateboard decks, with a one...

The post Prisma Skateboard Guitars – Made From 50 Laminated Skateboard Decks appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Prisma Skateboard Guitars – Made From 50 Laminated Skateboard Decks

Prisma Skateboard Guitars are each handmade in the USA from reclaimed skateboard decks. Far from being novelty-use only, these guitars are built to an exceedingly high standard and are suitable for professional stage and studio use.

The Prisma model you see here is the Accardo, it’s made from 50 laminated skateboard decks, with a one piece mahogany back, a matching skateboard and mahogany C-shaped neck, and a rosewood fingerboard.

The Accardo uses Emerson electronics, McNelly Stagger Swaggers in P90 casings, a Mastery bridge and tremelo, and it has a nitrocellulose finish.

Each Prisma guitar is made in San Fransisco and no two are the same, the Accordo comes with a free Mono case, and international sales are welcome.

Buy Here

Prisma Skateboard Guitars Close-Up

Prisma Skateboard Guitars Head

Prisma Skateboard Guitars Back

The post Prisma Skateboard Guitars – Made From 50 Laminated Skateboard Decks appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80690
The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved https://silodrome.com/hjc-5-x-wing-fighter-pilot-helmet/ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:00:47 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80331 The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved

The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is A DOT-approved motorcycle helmet designed to look a lot like the helmets worn by the rebel X-Wing pilots from the original films. The X-Wing first appeared in A New Hope, followed by Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, with a new appearance in Rogue...

The post The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved

The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is A DOT-approved motorcycle helmet designed to look a lot like the helmets worn by the rebel X-Wing pilots from the original films.

The X-Wing first appeared in A New Hope, followed by Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, with a new appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The helmet has a lightweight polycarbonate composite shell and an integrated, amber-tinted, flip-up HJ-V8 sunshield, the interior has a SuperCool moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial fabric, and it has a removable/washable liner and cheek pads.

With an MSRP of $179.99 the HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is a relatively inexpensive way to bring a little Star Wars into your garage (or living room if your spouse is understanding), and finally live out that childhood dream – it could also form the foundation of this year’s Halloween costume.

Buy Here

HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet

The post The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80331