2000 Aztlan Bike – Two-Wheeled Dragon

Father and Son Build

The desire to build a lowrider bicycle came after Moses Espinoza attended his first car show. Moses asked his dad to build him one and he complied. “When we started building the bike we were buying all twisted parts and chroming them. We soon realized that we would never be competitors in the lowrider bike scene this way, so we tore it down and began fully customizing everything.”

The first step in the rebuild was to come up with a theme. Moses likes dragons so they decided to go with a dragon theme. “It was a challenge to come up with custom parts that didn’t look like everyone else’s.” His dad began building the custom parts; once it was ready, they took it to Gilbert Acosta for a three-tone candy fade paintjob. Alex of 408 Customs added fire-breathing dragon murals to both sides of the bike. Carlos Lema added blue and green striping to complement the paint. Miguel Chavez took care of engraving all the chrome parts. When the bike was finally complete, they decided to debut it at the Lowrider Super Show in Las Vegas as a member of USO’s San Jose Chapter. “We went up against the best in the country and took first place for 20-inch mild, that’s something I’ll never forget.”

2000 Aztlan Bike

Bike Nickname

Lil Drago

Owner

Moses Espinoza

Car Club

USO

City/State

San Jose, CA

Upholstery

Chrome plated banana seat

While it already pops from afar, the detail gets more intense the closer you get to...

Body/Paint

Espinoza family, Gilbert Acosta, Carols Lema, Miguel Chavez

Wheels/Tires

20-inch custom wheels with 80-spokes / 20×1.75-inch Cheng Shin Tires