Mike Busch has been tinkering with toys for years. But now his tinkering has turned to a full time profession with motorcycles. A natural handyman, Mike can build just about anything, and his skills within the automotive industry have just been taken to a new level with the opening of his new business, Bombshell Custom Cycles. His shop is private for now, making customized bikes for personal clients, but he'll soon be expanding to a public consumer location.
He's a one-stop shop and handles all the fabrication and work including the paint job. Nationally recognized in the motorcycle magazine, The Horse, Mike's talent is already known across the United States and he resides right here in NEPA's own backyard. Just who is Mike Busch?
What made you choose your profession? I have always been building, creating, breaking, fixing and modifying things. I came to the conclusion a few years ago that it's time to take it to a public level.
Hobbies: I really don't have any hobbies. I carried all of the things most people consider hobbies into my workplace. I try to make everything that I do beneficial to myself and the important people around me. I don't go out. I don't drink. I don't party.
Favorite quote: Anything from "Futurama."
Claim to fame: I guess my current and previous work. How many people locally can say they built an old car and sent it overseas? I must be doing something right.
Favorite thing about the area: Lack of originality. Straighten out your hats, wear clothes that fit, lose the fake tan and be open-minded and appreciative.
Favorite aspect of your job: I'm my own boss.
One thing most people don't know about you: I am a very open person with all of the people that know me. I guess I can say that most people don't know that I don't like spicy food. Took me 10 minutes to think about that.
One thing you've always wanted to do: What I'm doing now. I literally built my shop with my own two hands, so I can have a comfortable, heated workplace to build awesome things.
What you wanted to be when you grew up: Owning a successful business with my wife.
Current passion: First passion is my beautiful wife Marfisa. Second passion is what this article is all about. Creating original things that make other people happy. Functioning works of art that you can ride or drive.