Yeah, Troost Avenue has a bad reputation. It's a loud, untamed, misunderstood stretch of road. So what better location is there for a motorcycle repair shop? The rebels running Blue Star Motorcycles — Ross Thompson, Woody McGrain and Steve Browning — had the same thought when they opened up in January (and then again, on Main, in August). Inside the clean, unpretentious showroom, bikes — row upon row of them — wait for attention, each one someone's baby. A self-described Type A with a perfectionist's eye for detail, Thompson is passionate about custom work, but fixer-uppers, parts and maintenance are the shop's bread and butter. The mechanics don't play favorites. They work on Triumphs, Harleys, Japanese-made crotch rockets, mean dirt bikes and porky Cadillac cruisers. "We have a truck and a trailer," Thompson says, "so no matter how wadded up it is, we can always drag it back here somehow."