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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Show Stoppin' Sportster!

This is the other bike (in addition to Vern's Triumph) that is pictured on the front of the highly sought after May 1968 Roth's Choppers Magazine. The lengthened narrow glide/kr forks looks king on this short rigid. I'm sure this bike was properly tuned for Hall-n-Oats!

Late 1960s Flathead 80 & Knucklehead Combo

I found these images on Flickr and boy are these bikes cool! Bikes are nice and narrow and the front brakes make for an extremely functional set-up. That set-back front fender on the knucklehead looks pretty trick as well!

Outlaw Panhead

Here's a pretty cool rigid Panhead that appears to be owned by a guy from the "Misfits" club. I've always been a fan of the license plate mounted directly to the sissybar verses of to the side as it looks much cleaner. Photos come from a 1966 Modern Man Magazine.

Nifty Pre-unit Swingarm

I can't remember where I found this photo but the chromed frame swingarm triumph is awesome with its molded tank and fender!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Roth's "Oink" Chopper

The Oink, straddled here by Robt. Williams looks so very nice and this has got to be one of my most favorite swingarm bikes. Its cool to see an RL front end being used back in the day as I haven't seen them on as many of the old customs. (photo comes from the green covered Rat Fink book by the Escalante Brothers)

I think this shot came out of the May 1968 Roth's Choppers Magazine but I can't be dead sure on that fact. I believe the Oink started out as an old Police auction Harley and the panhead was later switched out with a fresh late 60s Shovelhead motor!

Chris of the MC Art blog posted this a while back, the best picture of the Oink Chopper I've ever seen in a later, molded rendition with generator shovel motor!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dick Allen's Panhead

Dick Allen's Panhead looks pretty amazing with its narrow and streamlined set-up. (photo from an old Jockey Journal post)

Roth's Booklets

From Tony in the UK come these great scans of Roth's California Choppers booklet, forks and sissy bar extension guides, and a 1969 Choppers Magazine cover shot (type in "Trick Trike" under search blog for a few more photos of this trike). That maltese cross sissy bar on the booklet cover comes from Roth's Oink Chopper I believe. I really would like to see a couple more shots of that bike as it has superb lines!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Knuckle w/a Twist o' Injun

I don't really dig that plunger frame but the chief girder front end restyles this bike nicely. This is a very tidy knucklehead! (from the same article as the post below)


This panhead is very cool, especially with the shaved and narrowed wide glide front end, making it look much more streamlined! (article comes from a 1960 Hot Rod Magazine)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Harley Single Hillclimber

This bike was up on ebay a few months back and never sold but it looks super rad!

Crazy Covers!

Check out the molding on the frame and the nicely dished tank!

Indian Chief girlder on a panhead; very sweet!

Loco rake on the sportster! (all covers come from

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Custom Cycle Engineering Ads

Here's some nicely displayed finned dishpan covers!

As it says these triple clamps were been made out of brass and then chromed; very cool indeed! Cute model too! I just realized its the same girl in all the photos; the different hairstyles threw me for a loop!

Very neat drag pipes on this cool shovel! Well modeled pipes!

The fiberglass trike kits were also available for sale.

The "Holy Grail" pegs are way cool, just ask John Edwards. (all ads are from

These super slimline saucer air cleaner covers look amazing!

In front of the shop!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random Biker Movie Propaganda

Dragstrip Riot, AKA the Fast Ones!

The Wild One! (Swedish Poster)

Here's a nice shot of an custom harley with an axed tank from a Wild Rebels lobby card.

A Wild Angels poster showing some of the gang!

A couple of Wild Angels photo stills from Ebay!

The lower portion of a Glory Stompers 1-sheet poster showing some of the bikes in action!

Los Angeles Negros

Check out the molding on the Evel Knievel looking guy's tank and frame as its very cool. (pictures come from and Ebay)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Custom Injun

I believe this to be a customized late 20s Indian Scout. Those low slung shotgun pipes are amazing! Many thanks to Rene from Australia for sending over these cool pictures!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quarter Mile Trumpet @ Lions

This bike is so perfectly proportioned it almost brings tears to the eye. Check out those spiffy loafers as well. You know this dude means business! (photos from a late 60s Cycle World Magazine)

8 Track Mind All the Time

You know I wouldn't be surprised if someone replaced the 8-track with an I-pod and ran one of these set-ups on their bike today. (picture comes from a late 60s Cycle World Magazine)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Randy Smith's Panhead

I definitely like Randy Smith's signature double looped sissybar and those hexagon bars coming straight out of the rear fork tubes. This is a very clean bike all the way around! (article from an early 70s Choppers Magazine)

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