by Summers' "Black n Back"
.I built this bike
for Todd Smith a customer and a friend of mine back in about 1979, before
I opened Lowriders.
I was doing bikes
in the 3 car garage behind my house at the time..
The bike was featured
in Street Chopper.in March 1981 and again 29 years later in April 2010.
When I finished
the bike Todd showed it a few times and then it sat in his garage as he
other bikes to ride..
This was one of
my first customer bikes and it really didn't show the style of bikes I
was building back then..
But .. it's what
the customer wanted and he was always happy with it, and that's what matters
in the end.
Over the next 35
years Todd never changed anything on it, other than a cover or doo dad
here and there.
Todd moved to Arizona
during that time and eventually sold the bike back in 2008.
That person tried
for a while to sell the bike and during that time Street Chopper featured
it as an 30 year old survivor feature bike hat was untouched since it was
The next owner has
been trying to sell the bike for some time on Ebay as well as Craigslist.
nothing wrong with the bike or the running gear.
The sellers were
just pricing it too high for the 750 market.
One of my current
customers in Denver had been looking for a 750 chopper as a donor bike
for a bike I'm building fro his wife, when he ran across this one..
After many phone
calls he was able to agree on a decent price for the bike with the
Phoenix owner and the bike was shipped to me.
I just took these
pics as it was unloaded at the shop..
So, next is to disassemble
the bike to cherry pick the parts we're going to use for the new build..
Some of the details..
SB&F Series 2
Hardhead added to a stock frame.
SB&F Strut shocks
SB&F gas tank
SB&F rear fender
rear sissy bar
Drag Vader 19 and 16 wheels.
Alphabet exhaust. (the bike was first built with the DS pipes shortened
and the kicker would hit the muffler at times.. so we changed to Alphabets
exhaust as the later pics show)
Ron Finch Neat Kit
Santee Oil tank.
let's get that Sawzall out and start cuttin'...hahahaha..
This bike featured
Chopper March of 81 and Street
Chopper Spring of 2010