We recently took a trip to the City of Brotherly Love to take a couple of appointments and also meet with the man behind Hammarhead Industries, James Loughead. His custom built bikes are beautifully mean, and, while we’re no motorcycle aficionados, seem to be the antithesis of stereotypical custom rides. Keep an eye out for some Hammarhead bikes parked in front of Ace Hotel New York this winter, and James’ new shop, Hammarhead Parts & Service, which opens in October on the corner of Pine and 11th in Philadelphia. They’ll carry men’s and women’s clothing, bags, furniture, industrial lighting, audio equipment and maybe a couple of bikes here and there. James also happens to be a Professor of Neuropsychology at U Penn and a proud father of three — as if building custom motorcycles and opening a shop weren’t keeping him busy enough. A cool guy we’re glad to know.