About Us


Retro Wrench is a motorcycle repair and custom fabrication shop in Louisville, Kentucky. The 4000 sq. ft. shop is along side a brick alley in a well over 100 year old building located in the historic “Old Louisville” section of the city. The building was once a paper mill/printing house, and a bumper repair and exchange. The concrete and wooden floors and brick walls are weathered and marked from hard work throughout its lifetime.

Contact us for a quote, find us on www.facebook.com/RideOldBikes/ or call 502-807-2971 We look forward to hearing from you!

Owned and operated by life long enthusiast and motorcycle mechanic Chad Francis – Retro Wrench has a work ethic that can only come from the passion for motorcycle repair that a lifetime of riding, and repairing what you ride, can provide. We service early Harley Davidson motorcycles, British motorcycles, such as Triumph, and BSA, European motorcycles such as Ducati, BMW, and Husqvarna, Japanese motorcycles from the 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s: Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. Our repair portfolio has included repairs on vintage scooters, custom choppers, European pedal mopeds, and full restorations on vintage motocross bikes. Four stroke, two stroke, trail, and street. Frame, suspension, carburetion, electrical, top-end and full engine rebuilds. We specialize in classic and vintage motorcycle repair, maintenance, paint and bodywork, tank fabrication, seat fabrication and upholstery, wheel service, fuel tank lining and repair, machine service, and custom fabrication. We stand behind our services at Retro Wrench, and we work hard to take great care of our customers.


Some of the most prestigious bike builders in the country are putting their reputations on the line in the ultimate test of creativity and craftsmanship, premieres Tuesday, November 15 at 9|8c on Esquire Network.

A couple clips from the show…