Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 I have held off with this posting. I'm so very sad. 

Lenny Cenotti, AEE parts manager and longest employee died in late October at the age of 78. Poor Lenny's life after AEE was just pure hell and yet he shined through and never ever gave up. When life seriously injured him decades ago, took his work, took his home, took his wife, took all his possessions twice he never gave up. He was my friend all these years and it was an honor for me to be able to say that. Lenny was the only guy I ever rode my motorcycle right beside, I trusted him with my life. I miss him terribly.

I leave you with this, our mutual friend from AEE days Dave Brackett wrote this about Lenny:

Lenny Cenotti

This was the noblest biker of them all, all the bikers save only he, did that they did

in envy of AEE Choppers,he only in a general honest thought made one of them.

After a serious bike accident, spending his life in a wheel chair, losing his wife to

cancer, he passed away. His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him,

that one might stand up and say to the whole world, "This was a man."

Saturday, April 18, 2020

AEE 7UP Triump build for sale!

Original AEE “mono-girder fork” mounted to an original AEE frame for a “unit 650 Triumph motor” (see my motor installed in the frame, NOT INCLUDED). You can also see I set up mounts for the “moon eyes” oil tank like on the 7-up bikes (oil tank NOT INCLUDED, mounts are). Also included is an original AEE “mini drum” front brake. Not pictured, but included, is a nice AEE “reverse rib rear fender”.
I’m asking $2,000 as it sits in Avon, Ohio. It is a “project” and fabrication skills are required to finish it. I will deliver FREE within 100 miles of Cleveland, otherwise buyer must coordinate their own shipping and pays for all costs to do so
PS- stance is PERFECT!!!!
Email us at takehikes@gmail.com if you are interested.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New video of Big Twin


check it out.....great video of big Twin! shot at SEMA show a couple years ago. Lots of the info on the sign is wrong but they are trying. Main thing is they got the builder right, Dave Brackett.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New pictures found of Tom McMullen

Here are some pictures of Tom with his famous black flamed 32 Ford. Tom is in the white coveralls in a couple pictures.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More Big Twin at the SEMA show

Here are shots from Valspar paints Instagram account....includes the guys from Counts Kustom and Gas Monkey garage who were in the booth. Ryan with Counts did the repaint on Big Twin using Valspar.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Another shot of Big Twin at SEMA show 2016

another shot during set up in the Valspar booth......she's got a wee bit of rake! those are the original tires by the way, over 40 years old.

Monday, October 31, 2016

AEE Choppers t-shirts, one time only!

You won't see this ever again! Get yours now.....

·        AEE Choppers style t-shirt first sold in 1971 (after moving from Anaheim to the new shop in Placentia). It can be seen in the AEE catalogs of the time.
·        Price is $20.00 plus shipping (USA only, no international).
·        Shirt is Hanes “tagless” Pre-Shrunk 100% cotton.
·        Sizes include SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, X-LARGE and 2XL.
·        No “ladies style” shirts, AEE didn’t offer them in 1971 and neither are we.
·        Sales limited to stock on hand, once they are gone THEY”RE GONE!
·        Contact me at jk@loeschassoc.com

Big Twin is at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas right now!!!!

Big Twin is at the SEMA show in Las Vegas....go check her out! Remember that Paul Ponkow and the crew at the now defunct Bones Legacy Choppers did the restoration of the famous AEE Choppers bike (built by Dave Bracket in 32 days).
This picture is from setting up at SEMA it appears:

Lenny Cenotti - AEE parts manager

I visited Lenny last week and he is not doing well. Good thoughts for him everyone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


My apologies for a lag in postings, I promise to be better, now and then life gets in the way!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Some sad news

 I am a few weeks late with this.....Lenny Cenotti our parts manager at AEE and longest serving employee at AEE had his wife Luana pass away recently. Luana had been fighting cancer for  some time. OUr thoughts go out to Lenny.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kit Bike and Shovelhead together again!

What's better than this? Nothing!!!!

AEE Kit Bike at Fuel Show in Cleveland

Again more congrats to John Kelly for his phenomenal job with this bike. This replica was originally put together by myself and Dave Brackett, designer and builder of the original. I spent 5 years gathering all of the parts and between Dave and I we got it together and running. However, I did not have the resources to complete the paint and chrome. John graciously bought it and made it even better. He tore it all the way back down to bare frame and started in. His attention to detail and fanatic quest to make it an exact duplicate meant much more work and its turned out wonderful. Its nearly ready to run again and I can't wait for him to fire it and ride! he deserves it.

AEE Shovelhead at the Fuel Show in Clevland

Enjoy the incredible sight of this bike in its gestation......John Kelly is too be proud of his efforts in this recreation of one of our most famous bikes, designed and built by Dave Brackett of AEE Choppers!

Friday, May 27, 2016

AEE Shovelhead is together!!

It will be at the FUEL SHOW this weekend in Cleveland along with the completed Kit Bike. Of course it still needs paint and chrome but my god is it perfect!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kit Bike engine is in!

Getting ever closer! Looks awesome and its a twin to the original.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A little AEE

My grand daughter Ripley in her AEE shirt photo shopped on to my truck....just some AEE fun for a Wednesday!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Now back to the Shovelhead build....its out of molding!!!!!

Check it out....molding 99% complete.......it will be reassembled, ridden and then knocked apart once everything is for sure working....then its off to paint and chrome! Way to go John!